Tech Wars 2019

A look back at our first Tech Wars:
Battle of the Uni's 2019 from our Flagship store in Broadway. Team UTS and USYD - you are both champions!

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Surge of interest

Ever wondered how a simple power board can protect your expensive electronics from power surges?

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Unsung heroes of the workbench

Most of us are familiar with third hands and DMMs, but fusible silicone tape or freeze spray?

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The ears have it

Feeling snowed under by all the varieties and jargon, when all you want is a good pair of headphones?

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Ever wondered about the difference between a trail cam and an action cam?

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You're never too old to learn

Whether you're keen to try a new hobby or simply tired of paying professionals to do simple repairs, upskilling is easier than you might think

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Shield appeal

If you're getting 'board' of the simpler modules available for Arduino, sink your teeth into more advanced hardware

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Leading the charge

Maximise the service life of a deep-cycle battery by recharging it smarter, not harder

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Phase value

What is induced noise, and how is it 'cleaned away' from data or audio being sent through a cable?

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The burden of proof

Discover the IP code that has nothing to do with your computer's location on the internet

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A safe trip

Learn about 4 top ways to cut power in potentially dangerous situations

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Mics and their mechanics

Discover the details and implications of translating sound to electrical signals

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The hard cell

What makes some batteries rechargeable, and what do those letters describing them mean?

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Bright ideas

Low-voltage lighting is just as suitable for domestic applications as it is for off-grid use

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Play to win

DVD players are increasingly becoming relegated to e-waste as blistering network speeds propel a revolution in home entertainment

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Check the pulse

From solar charge controllers to dimmer switches, PWM is an ingenious way of adjusting power delivery

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Full STEM ahead

Teach young people in your life about engineering, physics and mechanics with toys they can assemble themselves

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Swing a Cat5e

Why is Ethernet cable so useful for networking much more than just computers?

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Ubiquitous USB

Take a closer look at a protocol that we now rely on for virtually all peripheral connectivity

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We have opened our first concept store...

The new Jaycar flagship store is open and it is unlike any other Jaycar store you have ever seen.

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This is it... A look into our flagship store and maker hub

A traditional retail store with modern collaborative maker spaces dedicated to the electronics enthusiast. It's Jaycar like you've never seen us before. Come check it out!

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Downloadable Guides

Here you will find extensive primers* and valuable application notes on many subjects.

Ammeters and shunts
Primer-Ammeters & Shunts-Jaycar.pdf


Batteries - lead acid

Batteries - lithium rechargeable

Car amps






Indoor TV antennas


Primary cells and batteries

Speaker crossovers

TV broadcasting in Australia
Primer-TV Broadcasting in Australia-Jaycar.pdf

Video camera basics

Deutsch plug connection guide

Breadboard breakdown

*Primer n. any small book of basic instruction.

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