Author Topic: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.  (Read 1584030 times)

0 Members and 9 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline xrunner

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 4973
  • Country: us
  • hp>Agilent>Keysight>?
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1975 on: May 22, 2016, 10:55:13 pm »
Haven't posted mine in a while, so here's how it looks at the moment with most of the stuff turned on to emit the appropriate colored lights for the photo.  :)
I am a Test Equipment Addict (TEA) - by virtue of this forum signature, I have now faced my addiction
 
The following users thanked this post: frankmhowell

Offline TerraHertz

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 3757
  • Country: au
  • Why shouldn't we question everything?
    • It's not really a Blog
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1976 on: May 23, 2016, 12:24:17 am »
Haven't posted mine in a while, so here's how it looks at the moment with most of the stuff turned on to emit the appropriate colored lights for the photo.  :)

It's so neat and tidy!
I'm relieved to see you have safety glasses at hand, to protect your eyes from neatness overload.

Here's about as neat as mine ever gets:
« Last Edit: May 23, 2016, 12:33:40 am by TerraHertz »
Collecting old scopes, logic analyzers, and unfinished projects. http://everist.org
 
The following users thanked this post: xrunner

Offline MarvinTheMartian

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 254
  • Country: au
  • Location: Mars (wouldn't be caught dead on Earth!)
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1977 on: May 23, 2016, 12:27:12 am »
Haven't posted mine in a while, so here's how it looks at the moment with most of the stuff turned on to emit the appropriate colored lights for the photo.  :)
Nice!  :)

Tool stand is a good idea - custom made?  :-+

Quote from: TerraHertz
It's so neat and tidy!
I'm relieved to see you have safety glasses at hand, to protect your eyes from neatness overload.

Don't you know he spent two days tidying it up before he took the photo?  :-DD
Reviving my old hobby after retiring! Know so little...only one thing to do...watch Dave's videos and keep reading the forum! ;-)
 

Offline xrunner

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 4973
  • Country: us
  • hp>Agilent>Keysight>?
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1978 on: May 23, 2016, 12:38:12 am »
I'm relieved to see you have safety glasses at hand, to protect your eyes from neatness overload.

I can see very well up close without glasses or contacts, so if I'm soldering or desoldering I wear them at that time.  8)

Tool stand is a good idea - custom made?  :-+

No, I got it from Micro Mark -

http://www.micromark.com/

Quote from: TerraHertz
Don't you know he spent two days tidying it up before he took the photo?  :-DD

... three days.
I am a Test Equipment Addict (TEA) - by virtue of this forum signature, I have now faced my addiction
 

Offline bitseeker

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 8698
  • Country: us
  • Lots of engineer-tweakable parts inside!
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1979 on: May 23, 2016, 01:59:25 am »
Haven't posted mine in a while, so here's how it looks at the moment with most of the stuff turned on to emit the appropriate colored lights for the photo.  :)

A model lab! Nicely done.

Quote from: TerraHertz
Don't you know he spent two days tidying it up before he took the photo?  :-DD

... three days.

How long did it last? ^-^
I TEA.
 

Offline Rémi

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 60
  • Country: ch
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1980 on: May 24, 2016, 01:55:16 pm »
Updated version of mine.
 

Offline MarvinTheMartian

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 254
  • Country: au
  • Location: Mars (wouldn't be caught dead on Earth!)
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1981 on: May 25, 2016, 12:19:27 am »
... three days.


How long did it last? ^-^

Probably 30 minutes!   |O :-DD
Reviving my old hobby after retiring! Know so little...only one thing to do...watch Dave's videos and keep reading the forum! ;-)
 

Offline Nuno_pt

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 435
  • Country: pt
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1982 on: May 25, 2016, 09:11:55 am »
What do you guys use to hold your probes, test cables and the sort of stuff?
Nuno
CT2IRY
 

Offline Fortran

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 206
  • Country: fi
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1983 on: May 25, 2016, 09:34:25 am »
I use something like this.
Perfect for probes and really cheap.

 

Offline dvdouden

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 16
  • Country: nl
  • 0 != 0!
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1984 on: May 25, 2016, 09:36:07 am »
Looks nice! Where'd you get that and what's it called?
 

Offline Fortran

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 206
  • Country: fi
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1985 on: May 25, 2016, 09:49:07 am »
Most hardware stores seem to have them. Also grocery stores with a hardware section.
They're usually called something like "Tool-holder", so it's true name is still a mystery.

Price ranges from about $1 to $2.50 a piece.
 

Offline McBryce

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 1813
  • Country: de
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1986 on: May 25, 2016, 10:05:53 am »
What do you guys use to hold your probes, test cables and the sort of stuff?

A metre of this cut in half: http://3.imimg.com/data3/DV/CW/MY-2528287/pvc-cable-channels-500x500.jpg

McBryce.
 

Offline xrunner

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 4973
  • Country: us
  • hp>Agilent>Keysight>?
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1987 on: May 25, 2016, 12:07:43 pm »
What do you guys use to hold your probes, test cables and the sort of stuff?

See attachment ...
I am a Test Equipment Addict (TEA) - by virtue of this forum signature, I have now faced my addiction
 

Online Cubdriver

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 2991
  • Country: us
  • Nixie addict
    • Photos of electronic gear
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1988 on: May 25, 2016, 01:39:17 pm »
The Pomona hangers xrunner posted the photo of.  I have the orange one (finest pitch, not shown above) and the black (medium pitch).  Quick and easy, and not terribly expensive.

-Pat
If it jams, force it.  If it breaks, you needed a new one anyway...
 

Offline H.O

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 681
  • Country: se
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1989 on: May 25, 2016, 07:13:28 pm »
I don't think I've posted in this thread so here I go, this the bench part of my "lab", currently in an intermediate state (not cleaned up but not too messy (I tend to prefer it neat and tidy)). I opted to not turn everything on for the sake of taking a photo, the DP832 is on though :-)



Further to the right is my pick-and-place machine project and behind me there's shelves and drawers for storage.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2016, 07:16:41 pm by H.O »
 

Online tautech

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 20040
  • Country: nz
  • Taupaki Technologies Ltd. NZ Siglent Distributor
    • Taupaki Technologies Ltd.
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1990 on: May 25, 2016, 07:51:30 pm »
Machinists vice for holding PCB's.  :scared:

Good idea though, at least it won't tip over.  :-+
Avid Rabid Hobbyist
Come visit us at EMEX 15th - 17th February. Hall 1 Stand 1002
https://www.emex.co.nz/
 

Offline richnormand

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 482
  • Country: ca
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1991 on: May 25, 2016, 08:05:19 pm »
here is my main bench in its natural state. To the right (not shown) are a binocular for smd work and a high magnification microscope.
REPAIR, RENEW, REUSE, RECYCLE, REBUILD, REDUCE, RECOVER, REPURPOSE, RESTORE....
 

Offline Nuno_pt

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 435
  • Country: pt
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1992 on: May 25, 2016, 08:20:31 pm »
I like the glass on the center of the table.
Nuno
CT2IRY
 

Offline daqq

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 1906
  • Country: sk
    • My site
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1993 on: May 25, 2016, 08:26:43 pm »
I like the trackball integrated into the keyboard. How is it working out for you? I've been pondering about getting a trackball myself.
Believe it or not, pointy haired people do exist!
+++Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot +++
 

Offline richnormand

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 482
  • Country: ca
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1994 on: May 25, 2016, 08:39:11 pm »
Integrated trackball is nice to use. It has lots of inertia so I can move with precision or send the cursor across the screen easily. Its an old clicky keyboard with real micro-switches. I like the feel. Behind the monitor is the Raspberry Pi for a project. Up front is the PSU from a Rohde and Schwartz CMU200. I'll post some questions about it soon in the "repair" section, in case someone here is familiar with these. You know the drill: the "service" manual has no motherboard plug pin-outs or schematics. Pretty useless.

"The glass", yep. Photo was taken last week, late at night. Its quiet, I can think uninterrupted and it is excellent Cognac!
« Last Edit: May 25, 2016, 08:43:20 pm by richnormand »
REPAIR, RENEW, REUSE, RECYCLE, REBUILD, REDUCE, RECOVER, REPURPOSE, RESTORE....
 

Online tautech

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 20040
  • Country: nz
  • Taupaki Technologies Ltd. NZ Siglent Distributor
    • Taupaki Technologies Ltd.
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1995 on: May 25, 2016, 08:40:06 pm »
I like the trackball integrated into the keyboard. How is it working out for you? I've been pondering about getting a trackball myself.
Focus on the Trackman not a Trackball and watch for incorrect descriptions.  |O
Trackman's are right handed only and you work them with your right thumb, very precise and you need basically no room to accommodate/operate them. A mate uses a wireless one on his leg or armrest of a recliner and is now totally sold on them.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Original-Logitech-M570-Cordless-Trackman-Trackball-Wireless-Gaming-Mouse-/271606428963?hash=item3f3d013523:g:Yd4AAOSwRLZUFQvw

Just couldn't be without them on my PC's now.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-TrackMan-TrackBall-Wheel-Mouse-TBB18-894360-1000-/252389626651?hash=item3ac398131b:g:K68AAOSwInxXNxLC
Avid Rabid Hobbyist
Come visit us at EMEX 15th - 17th February. Hall 1 Stand 1002
https://www.emex.co.nz/
 

Offline H.O

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 681
  • Country: se
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1996 on: May 25, 2016, 08:48:48 pm »
Machinists vice for holding PCB's.  :scared:

I use it to hold all kind of stuff, including PCBs, because that's pretty much what it's capable of. As a machinist vice/vise it totaly sucks and I'd quite frankly prefer if we didn't call it that :-)
But you're right, it's heavy enough as to not move around on the bench - which is nice. I would like to get something like a Panavise 301 and/or 350 for the more delicate stuff.
 
The following users thanked this post: tautech

Offline Nuno_pt

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 435
  • Country: pt
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1997 on: May 25, 2016, 09:08:33 pm »
Like tautech said I also use one Trackman Trackball from Logitech the T-18RA, and it's great, you can put it anywhere.
I've just finish to put my new bench together [will take pictures tomorrow], it's 3 meters long by 1 meter deep, with an upper shelf 47cm above [for the monitor] 3 meters long by 50cm deep.
Now to buy some ESD rubber mat, test cables holders, and start to putting some gear on top of it.
Nuno
CT2IRY
 

Offline MarvinTheMartian

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 254
  • Country: au
  • Location: Mars (wouldn't be caught dead on Earth!)
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1998 on: May 25, 2016, 10:32:10 pm »
here is my main bench in its natural state. To the right (not shown) are a binocular for smd work and a high magnification microscope.
I forsee a major problem ahead for you - where are you going to put your next acquired piece of test gear? |O

New lab required?  :-DD
Reviving my old hobby after retiring! Know so little...only one thing to do...watch Dave's videos and keep reading the forum! ;-)
 

Offline bitseeker

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 8698
  • Country: us
  • Lots of engineer-tweakable parts inside!
Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #1999 on: May 25, 2016, 10:38:18 pm »
I think I see some space behind the monitor on the far right. Looks like it'd fit a stack of instruments. :-+
I TEA.
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf