Having a well stocked electronics shelf is really, really nice when it comes to wanting to make a new thing.
It means that I don't really have to buy much, ever.
The startup cost of the new project is _much_ lower, because I already have loads of things.
So when I do have to buy something ( today, an IC for audio reverb/delay ) I over buy, so I have some in stock for the next project.
Most electronics components are really, really cheap. So you can totally buy 4x what you need.
I normally wouldnt advocate for over-buying.But when getting 20 chips is a couple of pounds more than getting 5, I might as well get them and put them in my component drawers.
It is really nice to see a circuit diagram online and go 'I have everything on there but maybe 2 things'.
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