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  • EEVblog #213 – New EEVblog Lab Tour

    Posted on November 3rd, 2011 EEVblog 21 comments


    Tempting fate, Dave goes on a quick tour of the new EEVblog lab, with headlamp!

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    • http://dren.dk Flemming Frandsen

      Looking better than the garage at any rate, congratulations on moving out.

    • http://lidi.uw.hu/index.php Lidi

      Hi From Hungary !

      Whats in the other drawers ? :)
      Any other teardownable object ?

    • http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com John Boxall

      Congratulations on the new space. I’m sure some interesting and successful ideas will be born from within.

    • http://www.eevblog.com Jan

      Reminds me of Steve Jobs, when he left his garage, where he built the famous Apple II/II+. May all the good ideas come along with you into your new lab.

    • Dan

      Congratulations!
      If I was closer I brought a bottle of Champagne… So at least virtually http://www.laurent-perrier.fr/commonuk/champagnes/brutmillesime/index.html

    • Pablo

      Now the most important piece of test gear that you need for the lab is a small refrigerator for the drinks. (Let’s call it “climate chamber”)

    • Manuel

      Hey,
      what’s about a toilette?
      Cheers,
      Manuel

      • Kart (not that Karl, the other Karl)

        It is common in these office buildings that a number of small offices share a toilette on the same floor. Only when you rent or buy larger space you get your own.

        What I find interesting is that there is no daylight in the office, but someone apparently ran a business in it. Is it legal in Australia to let employees work in offices without daylight?

        • Britt

          I dunno about Australia, but it is common in the USA… generally unless you are on the outside wall, your office will only have florescent lights in the ceiling…

        • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

          What I find interesting is that there is no daylight in the office, but someone apparently ran a business in it. Is it legal in Australia to let employees work in offices without daylight?

          Of course it’s legal to do that. I don’t know any country where that isn’t the case?
          My office is in the center of the floor, so no direct windows. When shooting video, outside light can be a real pain.

      • http://toolhacker.com Wartex

        He will shit into old Tektronix oscilloscope cases.

    • Raff

      Congrats Dave! Looks like a nice ‘man cave’ in the making. Yes a Commander E is a telephone system, that box you have in the drawer is the main equipment box it does all the switching and supplies power to the handsets. Hopefully you might find a handset or two in the other drawers.

    • http://hackedgadgets.com Alan Parekh

      Great looking space, congrats. How many other units are there? Is is all office type stuff in the other units?

      Sounds like they must be happy to finally rent it out after a year! That sounds like a long time to be on the market. Must be haunted or something. :)

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        Yeah, it’s all offices of various types over 5 levels.

    • Alex

      Congrats Dave.
      As far as lab space usage suggestions that depends on your current and projected business plans for the EEV blog. Are you planning on keeping it the same or go into workshops, kit development with worldwide sales, some kind of video training? I don’t know but I wish you all the best.

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        Kits, yes, most likely.
        Workshops, I doubt it.
        Video training, maybe in a sense that I may eventually do special videos for paying clients. But generally I much prefer to produce my own videos.
        So at the moment the plan is for dedicated packing/kitting benches and video/teardown benches at the least.

    • Bill Clay

      So are you going to keep the garage lab going too? Or will it be reclaimed for wife-approved purposes? ;)

    • http://wallastech.blogspot.com/ walter delbono

      congratulatiooooooooons daveeeeeeeeeeee… the new lab it’s awesomeeeeeee… :)

    • Abu gasem

      hi dave …

      i am muhammad,studing Electronics and cominication Engineering, from Kingdom of saudi arbia

      i am intersting in all of your work and i saw all your video <<did not know 75% of it jast for fun ,hope to you the bast

      the new lap need jast one thing the old stuff of your old lap .cant wait to see the progres

      pleeez make some videos for bigener like me…

    • http://bluetoothlowenergy.com Adam C

      Dave, can you please tell me where in Sydney you bought the ESD mat from, and maybe a part number if you know it?

      I’ve looked for mats at element14, but they’re all incredibly expensive and there’s so many different choices, it’s a little bewildering. You mentioned that it costs $330 for a 9 metre roll, that’s _much_ cheaper than what I’ve found at element14. Thanks!

      Adam