Written by Pat Hanrahan
We have stocked our lab with great tools and all students are welcome to use our tools, but for those of you interested in acquiring tools of your own, please read on!
We like people to use their own tools; it is very empowering. It also means you will be able to work outside of lab. Investing in a few well-chosen hand tools will not only be useful in this class, but useful for years to come. I still use hand tools I bought when I was in high school. If you want to buy tools and don’t know what to buy, talk to the instructors. They love tools!
For CS107E, I did a fair amount of research on tools. I was looking for high quality tools at reasonable prices. I’ve enclosed the list of tools I ended up buying for the lab. Of course, these are just my opinions, and different people like different tools.
I include amazon links in case you have an Amazon Prime account which includes free shipping. This means you can get them fast at a good price.
I love to talk about tools, so stop by if you have questions or need advice.