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EEVblog => The AmpHour Radio Show => Topic started by: bsfeechannel on November 30, 2019, 03:31:31 am

Title: #468 – The Tiny Lab Movement
Post by: bsfeechannel on November 30, 2019, 03:31:31 am
That's the most gorgeous picture of a tiny workshop I've ever seen.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1473/25523050464_113ff4bb57_o.jpg)

And it was taken with a compact camera (https://www.flickr.com/photos/14635402@N08/25523050464/in/album-72157666068608306/). I too have a compact camera. I tried and tried but couldn't reproduce the same effect. This guy is quite a photographer. 

I had to downsize many years ago when I moved to an apartment. Ever since I learned to appreciate tight spaces.
Title: Re: #468 – The Tiny Lab Movement
Post by: Bud on November 30, 2019, 04:08:09 am
 :-//
Title: Re: #468 – The Tiny Lab Movement
Post by: james_s on November 30, 2019, 04:47:50 am
Well that's quite high density packing stuff on a shelf and some nice looking old radios, but I don't see anywhere to actually work on anything, nor do I see any test equipment so I think it's quite a stretch to call that a "lab". It looks more like a storage closet with a bunch of screws and bolts.
Title: Re: #468 – The Tiny Lab Movement
Post by: bsfeechannel on November 30, 2019, 07:57:14 am
But, but, but, it's a still life. At first I thought it was a drawing. But it is a photograph. Amazing.

Never mind. if you want something equally gorgeous and full of test gear, albeit taken with a camera that's worth more than my car, check out Mr. Carlson's lab 2020 calendar (https://www.calvendo.com/galerie/mr-carlsons-lab-electronic-design-and-restorations/?s=marie%20carlson&type=0&format=0&lang=2&kdgrp=0&cat=0&).

(https://p800.media.calvendo.net/978-1-325-51257-7.COV.jpg)

His crammed lab was mentioned in the episode, too.

Title: Re: #468 – The Tiny Lab Movement
Post by: james_s on November 30, 2019, 07:38:56 pm
Mr. Carlson is the master of densely packed equipment in what still manages to be a functional lab. My favorite part is that he still actually uses those ancient Tektronix masterpieces.
Title: Re: #468 – The Tiny Lab Movement
Post by: Bud on November 30, 2019, 07:45:03 pm
A flip calendar... what a great idea. Dave could leverage it perhaps  :)
Title: Re: #468 – The Tiny Lab Movement
Post by: wilfred on December 01, 2019, 12:12:53 am
A flip calendar... what a great idea. Dave could leverage it perhaps  :)
It is a great idea for Mr Carlson's Lab to do it because it looks fabulous with really well made photos that show the effort and attention to detail Mr Carlson puts into his videos and photos and restorations.

As much as the technical proficiency and glorious old gear Mr Carlson shows  is appealing, it is seeing the fruits of Mr Carlson's work that serves to inspire others to dream of what they might one-day be able to do.

It wouldn't be quite so impressive without that. Not many could pull it off without considerable extra effort.