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PIC Programmer: PICkit2
Oscilloscope: B&K precision 2540
USB Logic analyzer:  USBee SX
PowerSupply:     Old Computer ATX PSU, +5v 15amp, +12v 6amp, -12v 0.3 amp, -5v 0.3 amp
DMM: Some Cheap meter from lowes.
DMM: Some Cheap meter from radio-shack.
Soldering irons:  Cheap ESD 15Watt, Cheap 30Wat, And a ECG 45watt De-soldering iron
Breadboard: about 5000 contacts
And a small collection of parts.

The bench is a bit of a mess.  
The room is about 8feet by 10feet, and this room is my bed room, I sleep over-top of the work-bench.
I live in a single wide mobile home.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 08:39:39 AM »
Oh man, my current "workspace" would make some interesting photography..... >.< I don't think you really want to see though.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 02:39:54 PM »
Those look like christmas lights on your bench.  I can't fit my lights on my bench, I have 300 boxes of minis that I did not get up for christmas this year.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 01:30:25 AM »
yes, they are christmas lights, there are 100 boxes of 100 count minis (75% off ;D); And a 16 channel light-o-rama controller.  Not shore if I want to go to a 32+ channel light-o-rama controller system, yet.

It's worse under the bench, Storage is an issue for me.  Even the spare bath tube has stuff in it.
My bed is on top, it is like a bunk-bed.  Actual work space is 2feet by 7feet.


http://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=129.0

Do I need to move this thread?
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 06:05:28 AM »
I was just letting you know where some of the other workbench pics were in case you hadn't seem 'em'
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 12:39:00 PM »
I have 168 channels of DIY boards.  I had 120 in use this past Christmas.  And I have 2 non-dimmable 64 channel boards that I had retired.  Nice to see another computer christmaser.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010, 01:04:06 PM »
I posted once before, but finally got rid of the Harbor Freight multimeter and upgraded to a Fluke.  What a meter!

The Table saw is not really electronics related, but it does use electricity!  I built the table around the saw with dust collection router table built in.

More on theme is the CNC router built from plans from http://www.solsylva.com/.   I modified the 24X48 table so it sits on a torsion box and can make bit changes while sitting down.  I attached a sample pcb cut from the CNC router.  I built that a couple years ago to do big stuff like machining guitar bodies for example, but I'm shocked that it can do trace cuts down to about 15 mil.  The example board is a PIC16F886 board with ICSP programming pins.

Under the O-scope is my Hantek arbitrary function generator. 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010, 01:09:00 PM »
Pics Part 2
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 01:09:27 PM »
Pics Part 3
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2010, 01:09:49 PM »
Sorry Last Part
 
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2010, 10:27:03 AM »
Under the O-scope is my Hantek arbitrary function generator. 
Is that the 3x25? I am considering to throw my Rigol function generator out, due to lack of support from Rigol, and replace it with a cheap Hantek 3x25. How satisfied are you with the Hantek (taking its low cost into account)?
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2010, 10:34:25 AM »
Very nice Veramacor!

Dave.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2010, 12:38:14 PM »
WOW,
That is nice; very cool,  Veramacor
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2010, 02:53:30 PM »
hello everyone,
My name is Paul from kansas city mo usa.
I build and repair vacuum tube audio gear as a side home business and also work as an electrician for the past 16 yrs.
I love your blogs dave and i thought i would post my workbench in my home lab where i build and tinker with my high voltage toys.

a few more links to more pics of some of my favorite vintage gear
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/texasrockguy/Repair%20shop/IMG_0085.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/texasrockguy/Repair%20shop/IMG_0090.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/texasrockguy/Repair%20shop/IMG_0093.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/texasrockguy/Repair%20shop/IMG_0094.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/texasrockguy/Repair%20shop/IMG_0091-1.jpg
thanks for looking!
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2010, 05:20:24 PM »
Some nice setups, so neat Veramacor.

you guys might have seen this workshop before, http://www.users.uswest.net/~kmaxon/page/side/mill100_137.htm

at his house! i emailed him ages ago and asked if i could move in next door. If you haven't seen the site before, its worth poking around
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2010, 12:07:36 AM »
Under the O-scope is my Hantek arbitrary function generator.
Is that the 3x25? I am considering to throw my Rigol function generator out, due to lack of support from Rigol, and replace it with a cheap Hantek 3x25. How satisfied are you with the Hantek (taking its low cost into account)?


That is indeed a DS3X25.  It works awesome.  You do need a computer to set the wave generation up, that is the only drawback.  If you have a computer in the lab thats not a big deal though. I bought it mainly for the space I save,  and it comes with some decent software.   The voltage range is +- 3.5 Volts and 25MHz limit is way more than I need.  

I used it the other day to a zero in a transducer's optimum ultrasonic frequency (25.4Khz).    AllElectronics are selling an ultrasonic transducer for a $1 a piece for quantities of 10 or more -

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/XDR-24/ULTRASONIC-TRANSDUCER/-/1.html

- great for robotics or other ranging projects.  There isn't a datasheet available!  I did get an idea of the range from comments posted online with the product.

Attached is my first attempt at robotics using the transducers BTW.   I call it an 'Altdroid',  LOL
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2010, 07:38:10 AM »

 http://www.users.uswest.net/~kmaxon/page/side/mill100_137.htm


 :o  Speachless. 
What does he do for a living. 
Does he work from home?
 
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2010, 11:26:02 AM »
So that's what my shop looked like a few years ago, it didn't really change the last years because of the lack of time, but I got some older audio measurement equipment and parts ;)



Besides from that I have a carload of inverter grade 'lytics in the cellar (haven't got round using them but they were cheap!):




PS: If the images are too big for someone, ping me, I'll make previews!
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2010, 08:05:29 AM »
[Huge image]

Wow! That's electrolytics porn indeed. Are you planning on doing something with them? Building a tank-grade coil gun, perhaps? ;)

-Twin.
 

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2010, 01:36:01 PM »
Oh well, they are only 6000µF 350V so they are not really suitable for coilgunning in large scale. You want big fat energy discharge caps with several kV there.

I've planned to do some railgunning and testing several ETG designs with them but since I've got them I just don't have the time to get the work done.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2010, 02:13:30 AM »
how about an oversize PCB board?  LOL

A 4'x8' copper clad sheet will do it...
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2010, 06:24:08 PM »
I've recently completed the conversion of my garage into my new workshop (well completed enough to move in - it's still something of a work in progress). It's a bit of a mess - I just finished getting a prototype working - I've been on it for the last 38 hours and it's 7AM here now.

It's quite a luxury to have a workbench 4m long for just the electronics stuff. I have a separate section at the end of the garage for the mechanical things (mill, lathe, pillar drill, vice, other tools etc.).







Main bits of electronics kit:
Fluke 189
Fluke 112
Fluke 123
Rigol DS1052E (Now 100MHz!)
Pico 3206 PC Scope (200MHz)
Ersa Digital 200A soldering iron (the best I've ever used)
Antex 50W soldering iron
Generic hot air rework station
Various bench PSUs (ranging up to 60V and 30A)
Tektronix THS720A Scope
Signal Generators
Various other multimeters
Fluke i310s 20KHz current clamp
Too many bits of homemade test kit to list

For parts storage I have 40 28 litre containers, 64 16 litre blue bins, 72 0.5 litre wall mounted bins, 300 small drawers and various other containers. They're all numbered and their contents are listed in a spreadsheet. This saves relabeling every time I get more stuff or move things around.

And on the computer front I have a generic middle of the road  PC with a pair of 23" monitors. You can never have too much screen real estate!

I hope you've enjoyed the tour!

Tristan
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2010, 03:47:26 AM »
nice setup Tristan, so how much stock do you own in fluke! :)

i'm onto the kitchen table now doing some kitting after overflowing the small office. 
 


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