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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2025 on: June 06, 2016, 03:32:49 am »
Welcome Soraen.

Well, TerraHertz beat me to posting that the fastest and cleanest way to cut down the size of your photos is to resize. Excessively compressing them introduces more and more artifacts, which kills the benefit of the higher resolution. Around 1000 pixels on the longest side is fine for general purpose "look at this" pics.
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« Reply #2026 on: June 06, 2016, 04:49:06 pm »
Welcome to the forum Soraen.
I will admit htat I don't mind my work bench being kind of messy, but yours is a bit messier :D.
Spec wise your pc isn't bad, but I'm entertaining myself with your pictures loading. Initially most of the colors do not load, then they do. The second set is more fun. Red is initially grey, then red.
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« Reply #2027 on: June 06, 2016, 05:02:04 pm »
Nice to see another fan of PC based instruments but that messy workbench would drive me nuts.
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« Reply #2028 on: June 06, 2016, 07:06:27 pm »
Hello!!

I am a Spanish amateur radio operator EA7EE, but I have always wanted a RF Lab...  From nine years old to nowadays I always have own some type of lab...  :)
But My work in my company with Digital Programing, Test Benches, VHDL and FPGA is somewhat boring...  :palm:

So... I built a a RF lab in my house ...
First I got all types of components, SMD, thru hole, etc.. RF, AF, etc.. And I sort and catalog all the components... Easy because, at work, I planify the working labs, HI HI..
The last year, I get a RIGOL MSO1074-S, a RIGOL DSA-815-TG, a RIGOL DP832, a BIRD meter, a Brymen multimeter, a IDM 73 (RS-AMIDATA) Multimeter, an Acceco Frequency Meter, and then This Year I get fool and I buy second hand:

- A refurbished and calibrated Willtek Stabilock 4032 with frequency extension.
- A working SA Tektronix 492BP to 20GHz
- A working Rhode & Schwarz CMU200 with I/Q, Audio Tester..
- A RF probe Agilent HP85024A to 3GHz

And then .. I lost all my money...  |O 
I want to redesign and copy some MW transverters...  I want to study RF design...  But I don't want to wait to retirement... I am only 45 years old... HI HI...
So finally cause of work and family... I don't have the time to play with my toys...  But I plan to have more time this summer... and I got some microwave hardware...  :clap:

So... The next year I plan to get an Agilent 34401A, 53131A, and some microwave tools...
What do you think?

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2029 on: June 06, 2016, 07:21:19 pm »
Congrats on your lab. Really neat equipment over there!  :clap:
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« Reply #2030 on: June 06, 2016, 09:13:04 pm »
Hello!!

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What do you think?

I think you're doing quite well in the equipment department. Enjoy your new lab!
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« Reply #2031 on: June 11, 2016, 03:49:28 am »
Hi guys,

I hear most people say the same thing. I need more space! Yep, me too. Still kinda in a mess but getting better.

https://youtu.be/GiIjB9jxQis

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« Reply #2032 on: June 11, 2016, 12:33:48 pm »
For a moment I've thought you've got special scope model for left-handed people, tricky! :)
 

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« Reply #2033 on: June 12, 2016, 03:24:02 pm »
That is a nice set up, I still have to hunt though boxes for parts I have bought and rat-holed away... All the shelves above my bench are filled with boat anchors and HP and Tek Iron.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2034 on: June 12, 2016, 09:34:47 pm »
Sue, do you strap down those boat anchors? I haven't put any equipment on shelves since I'm also in "earthquake territory".
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« Reply #2035 on: June 12, 2016, 10:37:50 pm »
Sue, do you strap down those boat anchors? I haven't put any equipment on shelves since I'm also in "earthquake territory".
I am putting my faith in the weight of said boat anchors and Gravity. :)
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« Reply #2036 on: June 13, 2016, 04:40:02 pm »
Hello everybody!  Long time lurker, first time poster.

Me trying my best on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8tkG4N2CLvseyNIADLvZ1Q

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« Reply #2037 on: June 13, 2016, 06:47:02 pm »
Sue, do you strap down those boat anchors? I haven't put any equipment on shelves since I'm also in "earthquake territory".
I am putting my faith in the weight of said boat anchors and Gravity. :)

Scary! ;)
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« Reply #2038 on: June 14, 2016, 10:15:56 pm »
I need more space :(

Nice, but you need to NOT co-site a bench grinder and electronics. These are 'different room' things.

Don't worry, I don't actually use it inside that room. It just sits there for storage. I don't have a garage, so I have to keep all my tools in one room.
 

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« Reply #2039 on: June 14, 2016, 10:48:51 pm »
Sue, do you strap down those boat anchors? I haven't put any equipment on shelves since I'm also in "earthquake territory".
I am putting my faith in the weight of said boat anchors and Gravity. :)
I've seen an earthquake with peak ground accelerations of > 2G. Boulders were literally jumping out of the ground.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2040 on: June 15, 2016, 02:35:32 am »
Sue, do you strap down those boat anchors? I haven't put any equipment on shelves since I'm also in "earthquake territory".
I am putting my faith in the weight of said boat anchors and Gravity. :)

Scary! ;)
So far it has been fine, with any luck more boat anchors are on the way in the not so distant future.
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« Reply #2041 on: June 15, 2016, 03:03:48 am »
So far it has been fine, with any luck more boat anchors are on the way in the not so distant future.

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« Reply #2042 on: June 15, 2016, 06:46:00 am »
So far it has been fine, with any luck more boat anchors are on the way in the not so distant future.

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One of these days, between the books and the boat anchors, I'm gonna wake up in the basement!  I need to get my butt in gear and finish off a space down there to move some of this stuff.  Fortunately for me, earthquakes are no common in these parts.

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« Reply #2043 on: June 15, 2016, 08:39:39 am »
Have you considered the the idea that the boat anchors may be putting so much pressure on the earth that THEY are causing the earthquakes? :D

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« Reply #2044 on: June 15, 2016, 02:04:34 pm »
Have you considered the the idea that the boat anchors may be putting so much pressure on the earth that THEY are causing the earthquakes? :D

McBryce.

Hmmmm...  I think if that were the case, we'd have them here, too.   ;)

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« Reply #2045 on: June 15, 2016, 07:05:00 pm »
The last earthquake here was earlier the year, made a buzz all over, but i did not even notice it.  Now, on the other hand, there are areas here where earthquakes are slightly more common, but the major issue is soft dolomite and the sudden formation of a sinkhole that swallows your house, yard and the entire street. Tropical storms are a lot more worrying, or tornadoes, which do occur infrequently. Luckily where I live all I have to worry about is the odd hailstorm and heavy tropical storm. 20km inland the storm danger is not the rain but the lightning, bye bye everything electrical or electronic in the house with a stroke closer than 1km away.
 

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« Reply #2046 on: June 15, 2016, 08:00:39 pm »
Have you considered the the idea that the boat anchors may be putting so much pressure on the earth that THEY are causing the earthquakes? :D

McBryce.
Well no not really I have a friend twenty five miles east of here who has considerably more than I do.
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« Reply #2047 on: June 15, 2016, 08:44:00 pm »
Well no not really I have a friend twenty five miles east of here who has considerably more than I do.

More earthquakes or more boat anchors? :)

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« Reply #2048 on: June 16, 2016, 06:57:22 pm »
Another work bench.

Although the work bench looks cluttered and it is, I usually don't have everything laid out on the bench top. I just did it for the picture. It has taken me several years to get to this point. And I have been fortunate to have gotten some contracts to build systems for people to justify the equipment.

Starting from the left on the bench:

HP printer, Fluke 87, Brother label printer, Micrometer, behind that is a rotating PCB holder, breadboard with Arduino Mega and a mini, also on the breadboard is a resistor and a capacitor substitution board, behind that is a peak curve tracer and esr meter, behind that is an old XPC PC, solder holder, the PCB's next to that are voltage and resistor references, in front of that with the heat sink is a constant current load, the black box is a curve tracer know as a "octopus" that you use with an oscope, behind that is a hot air rework station, next to that is a fume extractor, in front of that is another holder, the silver thing next to that is a usb micro camera, in front of that is another flat pcb holder I use when working with the microscope. I usually run it around 10x. If you can see the chip on the board that is about the field of view I have looking thru the eyepieces. And it is in focus so you can see the working height.
On the shelf is a rigol bench meter, below that is the solder station, then the rigol scope, siglent AWG, below that is the rigol power supply (behind the bino) and a secondary power supply, hanging next to that is a hot glue and hot air gun.
On the next shelf up is parts and books that I recommend.
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« Reply #2049 on: June 16, 2016, 08:18:09 pm »
Small update on my bench...

Posting progress pictures of building my work bench, slowly...

A few months ago:


A few weeks ago:








All in one computer getting full overhaul and I am soon going to modify existing case for new mobo, power supply, additional devices, ports etc etc etc.

I should receive soon a new 3 channel power supply (2 variable outputs, 1 fixed), ESD bench mat.
 


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