We're up to Chapter 3! If you've looked over pages 95 to 104, you're likely overwhelmed at the stuff you need to gather. Don't be - the author does a good job of telling you what he feels are "Essential" versus "Recommended" versus "Optional" - pay attention to that and buy what you can, but some of this stuff is obviously very specialized and I'll likely wait until I need it before I purchase. Most of the stuff on page 99 I don't yet have... some of it can be pricey depending on where you look, but I have such an assortment of tools (including a Dremel) that I'll hold off on these until I discover it's a must have item.
That said, I did already own quite a few things here, so I apologize that I cannot give you a true cost for Chapter 3. Instead, below I'll tell you what I bought (including part numbers), where I bought it, and what I paid... Chapter 3 was another doozy of a bill, but I can already see a lot of this stuff getting used in later chapters and for future projects.
So, I'll start out by saying I already own a 30watt soldering iron, soldering iron stand, and a helping hand. I've had these for a while and cannot remember what I paid for them, but I got the helping hand at ACK for, I think, around $10.00. No memory of cost of iron and stand. I have lots of solder and wire already (page 100).
Okay, here's the list - I had 3 different sources - Mouser (M), Radio Shack Store (RS) and the online RadioShack.com (RSO) - source is listed after the name:
Clip-on meter test leads - RS - $3.49 Part 270-334
Solder pump (bulb) - RS - $4.99 - Part 640-2086
Desoldering wick/braid - RS - $3.99 - Part 640-2090
Heat Shrink Tubing - RS - $3.99 - Part 278-1610
Copper Alligator clips (pack of 10) - RS - $2.99 - Part 270-373
Perforated Board (small) - RS - $1.99 - Part 276-150
Perforated Board (medium) - RS - $1.99 - Part 276-148 (276-147 in book)
Perforated Board (large) - RSO - $x.xx - Part 276-170 (discontinued item)
Project Box - RS - $3.79 - Part 270-1805
Binding Posts (4 in pack) - RS - $3.99 - Part 274-661
Panel-mount jack - size N - RS - $3.29 - Part 274-1583
DC Power plug - size N - RS - $3.29 - Part 274-1573
Boardmount Socket - M - $2.04 - Part 517-929974-01-36-RK
50 Pin Socket - M - $7.87 - Part 801-93-050-10-001000
DPDT pushbutton ON-(ON) - M - $5.85 - Part 633-MB206101-RO
Magnetic Switches - not obtained yet
5mm Red LED (2 per bag) - 2.5 volt - RSO - $1.49 (x3) - Part 276-041
5mm Green LED (2/bag) - 2.5 volt - RSO - $1.49 (x3) - Part 276-022
Signal Diode 1N4001 (2/bag) - RS - $0.99 (x3) - Part 276-1101
100ohm Loudspeaker - M - $3.90 - Part 25SP008