Inventory for your own Makerspace

What do you need for Makerspace? Many schools have Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and colleges have their own makerspace. But if your school or college does not have one, Not to worry. You can have your own makerspace either at school or home.

Below is the list of minimal components and tools which let you to establish a makerspace. So Happy Tinkering !

Basic Components List

S.No Components Quantity Tentative cost (Rs)
1 Arduino Uno 1 450
3 Arduino Uno USB cable 1 50
4 Breadboard 1 100
5 Breadboard power supply 1 120
6 Male to female wire 40 1.5 per wire
7 Male to male wire 40 1.5 per wire
8 Female to female wire 40 1.5 per wire
9 LED (multicolor) 20 1 per led
10 Resistor (470 e, 1 k, 10 k) 20 Each 0.5 per resistor
11 5v Buzzer 2 10 per buzzer
12 10 k Potentiometer (with Knob) 2 10 per Pot
13 Push to on switches 10 2 per switch
14 RGB Led 2 5 per RGB
15 9v DC 1 A Adapter 1 100

Basic Tools List

S.No Tool Tentative cost (Rs)
1 Multimeter 500 to 2000
3 Soldering Iron 25 W 200 to 1000
4 Sn60Pb40 Flux cored solder wire (60-40 solder wire 20SWG) 100 per 50 gms
5 Desoldering pump (optional) 200
6 Screwdriver set 200 to 1000
7 Nose plier 150
8 Tweezer set 200
9 Stripper 150
10 Nipper 150
11 Mini Saw with blade 250
12 Glue Gun and glue sticks 500
13 Fevikwik and fevicol 100 each
14 Vero PCB 20 to 120 depending on size

Basic Sensors List

S.No Sensor Parameter Tentative cost (Rs)
1 DHT 11 /22 Humidity and Temperature 120/220
2 LM 35 Temperature 60
3 Hall A3144 Hall Effect 15 onwards
4 BME 680 Temperature, Humidity, Atmospheric Pressure 700
5 BH1750 Light Intensity 200
6 DS182B0 Temperature 200

Basic Communication Modules

S.No Module Parameter Tentative cost (Rs)
1 ESP-01 Basic WiFi Module 170
2 HC-05 Bluetooth Module 350
3 NRF24l0x RF Module 75 to 1000
4 433 Mhz Tx and Rx RF Module 100 for Tx & 200 for Rx

Basic Display Modules

S.No Module Parameter Tentative cost (Rs)
1 16x20 or 20x 40 LCD Liquid Crystal Display 120/260
2 128x64 OLED Graphic Dispaly 250 to 400
3 TFT Touch Screen Colored Graphic Touch Display 600 to 5000

Other Physical Computing Boards

S.No Board Feature Tentative cost (Rs)
1 Node MCU ESP-12E Development Board with WiFI Module 350
2 ESP32 Dev Board with WiFi and Bluetooth 350
3 Raspberry pi Credit card size computer 2800

You can buy these components either from your local market or online stores. Some of the online stores links are given below:

We appreciate people to edit this wiki with your experience and suggestions.


14 9v Adapter 1

Should be

14 9v DC 1A Adapter 1


thanks, it is now updated.


What next? Are you speaking about arduino projects? Give some examples please.


Coming soon! Do you have interest in arduino projects?


Yes sir. I have tinkering lab.


Welcome to community. We will be shortly releasing projects on tinkering. Stay Tuned !


@Susanta_Tanti It will be good if you share some details about your lab. Where is it located, who are part of the lab, and is this lab open to citizens around your place or it is part of a college or school.

If you live in a metro, you can also purchase components and tools at local electronic markets.

In Mumbai Bhadkamkar Marg, Grant road - formerly Lamington road - is the hub for components.

In Delhi Lajpatrai market.
In Calcutta Chandni market
In Banglore SP Road electronics market
In Chennai Ritchie Street.


Good information, Helpful…


What will be the approximate budget we should allocate for to start a tinkering lb? How much these mentioned in the lists will cost?


Very good input. @Ashish_Pardeshi can you add some approximate figure, may be for the entire set.

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Prices of some components

S.No Components Quantity Price
1 Arduino Uno 1 400-550
3 Arduino Uno USB cable 1 24-50 higher price is better
4 Breadboard 1 40-300 depends on size
5 Breadboard power supply 1 75-100
6 Male to female wire 40 1.5 each
7 Male to male wire 40 1.5 each
8 Female to female wire 40 1.5 each
9 LED (multicolor) 20
10 Resistor (470 e, 1 k, 10 k) 20 Each 0.25-0.5
11 5v Buzzer 2 10-50
12 10 k Potentiometer (with Knob) 2
13 Push to on switches 10
14 RGB Led 2
15 9v DC 1 A Adapter 1

Basic Tool List

S.No Tool Price
1 Multimeter 300-1700
3 Soldering Iron 25 W 230v 200-750 depends on accessories like solder sponge, stand spare bits
4 60-40 Flux cored solder wire 100-120 50gm. Tin 60% Lead 40%
5 Desoldering pump (optional) 170-300
6 Screwdriver set
7 Nose plier
8 Twieezer set
9 Stripper
10 Nipper
11 Mini Saw with blade
12 Glue Gun and glue sticks
13 Fevikwik and fevicol
14 Vero PCB

We have updated this wiki and also added tentative cost for each component. Please go through it.


You should also mention price in INR.

Can you help us for innovative projects using Arduino or raspberry pi


Can we make a programmable time-lapse camera using Raspberry Pi?

You can also make an IOT Micro Weather Station either using Raspberry Pi or Arduino. Please visit Invitation: IOT Micro Weather Station

Some other innovative and interesting projects are building DIY Lab Instruments, We will be posting soon about them. Meanwhile for lab instruments you can also visit the following links:,_open-source_hardware

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Nice to know about that you are an incharge of ATL of your school, it boost me to write again.

I would like to encourage you , and your students to make an IOT Weather Station and Deploy it at the top of your school building and record the weather data. I have already shared link for it.

Building an IOT Micro weather Station will help students to explore and implement the concepts of mathematics and physics, brainstorming on design thinking, reading sensors and doing calibration, making hardware (electronics), 3D designing & 3D printing, writing code (software), Internet of Things (IOT) and analysis of data.

Please visit the following link to watch our deployed weather station and dashboard where it is publishing its data:

I hope you will find this project interesting and will look forward for your involvement in the project.

For any question, feel free to ask.


I am trying to imagine if every ATL will have one IoT microweather station. What a day that will be.