EEVblog #585 – Lab Bench ESD Matting Upgrade + Tagarno HD Microscope


Dave updates the EEVblog lab benches with a continuous 6.3 m roll of dual layer rubber ESD matting from Oritech.
And a first glimpse of the Tagarno MAGNUS FHD ZIP USB 3 60fps Full HD Video Microscope
And special guest appearance by Sagan
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    • Scott Thomas

      Hi Dave,

      I see all the power cords running down the back of the bench. Why not some kind of power strip across the back? Perhaps there is a technical reason you don’t want that?

    • Hey Dave, if it bugs you to have 10mm “hanging off” the bench, one way to solve that is to do small cuts to fit the vertical metal posts at the wall, then you can push the mat into the wall and hopefully it will align at the front.

    • jon

      is the back side of the mat grounded anywhere?

      • It will be, to the mains as usual.

    • GMCurrie

      aww – with family this time : )

      Guess Sagan very much too old now, but am trying to guess what slogan might be printed on an EEVBlogger’s blue ESD-safe baby-changing mat –

      (videos great – keep ’em coming – laughing & learning all tha way : )

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    • Man I wish I could get my wife to help out cleaning my lab, WOW. Impressed, how ya do it? Love the time lapse vid’s keep ’em comming.

    • Chris

      So can we expect to see you on the Reality TV show “Hoarders” anytime soon? 🙂 As my advisor said in grad school. Don’t clean the lab, people will think you’re not working!

    • Paul

      I’m still looking for stuff after my wife cleaned up in my workspace, she’s since been banned

    • martshal

      Hey Dave… the new benchtop is ‘purdy’. I have to agree with NJAY, though. If you don’t notch out the posts and push the matte back, the front end will get pretty tacky pretty quickly.

      It’ll be a bit of a job to unload the stuff you’ve already put up there, but better than ganking up your 300 dollar benchtop imho.

      It was great to see the ‘munchkin’ and the ‘missus’ adds human context to your vids.

    • Craig

      What are you gonna do with the old pieces of esd matting?

      • Paul

        He’s going to e-bay them I should off set the price:)

    • Zeke

      Dave,

      Had a targetted ad from EEV Blog on YouTube last night. First time I voluntarily watched one through. It was good.

    • JFA in Montreal

      I searched the whole Ikea catalog for similar stand-alone cantilevered shelves racking system and found nuthin’ ! DAYUM !

      I think I’ll have to get that MIG welder out of the garage closet…

      • John

        Discontinued 🙁

    • Worf

      Is it me, or is the middle bench slightly sagging?

      • Paul

        That’s where his wallet sits lol

    • Uwe

      Guess what I just did at work today?
      Yes, unrolling 10m of new ESD mat! We moved to a new building this year, and I’m still busy setting up our electronics lab.

      greetings from Germany,
      Uwe

    • chippy

      You should really put up an analog clock or something while your timeleapses are running. Would be fun to see the time go by.

    • n2o

      I’v really liked these lab improvement videos. And they usually arent too long (<20min) either. I got a bad habbit of skipping videos over one hour.

      That Tagarno definetly looks intresting, can't wait to see the review.

    • Rachie

      Does anyone know what material the mat is made from? I can’t find any specs on the website, and “rubber” can mean anything from wide range of elastomers.

    • ac

      I like the new color but I’m pretty sure when you pressed the probes on the old mat in older video, it wasn’t quite as soft. Whether it’s due to difference in material or whether it stiffens as it ages hard to say.

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