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Offline tristan

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2010, 12:18:34 pm »
I must admit I have a soft spot for fluke! I have a fluke calibrator and another scopemeter not pictured above. After the abuse some of my fluke kit has taken without complaining I wouldn't seriously consider buying anything else - at least not for handheld field kit.

I am a freelance electronics design engineer and do a lot of work on industrial, commercial and military kit and the conditions I work in aren't always kind to my tools!

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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2010, 09:14:12 pm »
Hello all,

this is my first post in this forum. I'm from Germany and I'd like to show you my lab which consists of two rooms in the basement. One is for electronics development, the other is equipped with a mini lathe, a micro mill and other mechanical tools.
As you can see on the photos I use a lot of old equipment which is still in excellent working condition.

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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2010, 10:56:43 pm »
Hello all,

this is my first post in this forum. I'm from Germany and I'd like to show you my lab which consists of two rooms in the basement. One is for electronics development, the other is equipped with a mini lathe, a micro mill and other mechanical tools.
As you can see on the photos I use a lot of old equipment which is still in excellent working condition.

Regards,
Alexander

Hi Alexander

Nice lab there. One question, in picture Labor2.jpg, is that an emergency button to disable all your AC power outlets? It looks like one.
 

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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2010, 02:12:03 pm »
Hi Alexander

Nice lab there. One question, in picture Labor2.jpg, is that an emergency button to disable all your AC power outlets? It looks like one.

Hi Migsantiago,

I have three emergency buttons in my lab, two at the workbench and one next to the door which I also use to disable the power outlets at the workbench when I'm not in the lab. I have three-phased curent in my lab and a sub-distribution which is separated from the rest of the house. The outlets are switched by a three-phase contactor in the sub-distribution. The PC, the lights and the telephone system are connected to a separate circuit with a separate RCD to make sure the lights are still on after the catastrophy on the workbench :)

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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2010, 02:59:10 pm »
Quite an installation you have there! Have you ever had the need to use one of your emergency buttons? :o

When you say RCD, do you mean a Residual Current Device?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residual-current_device
 

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« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2010, 12:33:25 am »
I'm surprised not too many labs have microscope, in fact only one lab on the pictures has it.

How do you solder smd components like 0204 or similar ?

Maybe I'm too old since I need one microscope for smd work.  ???
 

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« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2010, 02:19:38 pm »
Quite an installation you have there! Have you ever had the need to use one of your emergency buttons? :o

When you say RCD, do you mean a Residual Current Device?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residual-current_device

a few weeks ago I had a severe failure in a test setup with a step-down converter with 24V/20amps. I was lucky to find the emergency button quick enough...

RCDs with 30mA threshold are mandatory in Germany for power outlets.

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Alexander
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2010, 01:55:11 pm »
I'm surprised not too many labs have microscope, in fact only one lab on the pictures has it.

How do you solder smd components like 0204 or similar ?

Maybe I'm too old since I need one microscope for smd work.  ???


I may be in the market for one of those boom mounted stereo microscopes in the next few months...

https://www.nationalmicroscope.com/images/1278ZB.jpg


How dow you like yours?
 

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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2010, 02:51:01 pm »
That type of mounting is perfect for electronics, you just need to check the zoom capabilities, but pretty much a decent microscope will do the work.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2010, 11:28:15 am »
Oh well, I had just clean up the battlefield,
and I liked to have a picture of it , as clean with everything in order, and correctly placed.  ..   ;D


 

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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2010, 02:04:10 pm »
Quite an installation you have there! Have you ever had the need to use one of your emergency buttons? :o

When you say RCD, do you mean a Residual Current Device?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residual-current_device

a few weeks ago I had a severe failure in a test setup with a step-down converter with 24V/20amps. I was lucky to find the emergency button quick enough...

RCDs with 30mA threshold are mandatory in Germany for power outlets.

Regards,
Alexander

In Canada there only required in bathrooms and outdoor outlets. The rest can be simply hooked up to a fuse.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2010, 07:05:26 pm »
i like this topic. here is my personal lab. i know its not good. but just would like to show off anyway :)


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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2010, 07:22:41 pm »
Nice work shafri  :)

There is no contest here ,  if it was , we would have and a prize .  ;D

What we do are just sharing our ideas, If my plan was to surprise you ,
I would had study  in door decorations.
And I would had to pay, some one like you , to fix my TV aerial .   ;)


By the way, brother you need one wide QC , like an 0.8X
Still the pano shot , proves that you have an Olympus around , or similar .
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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2010, 08:27:16 pm »
Finally I found some one , who kills the English language as I do    :D :D :D

The QC is the sort name of converters, additional lens , that can help by adding more zoom ,
and with the wide ones, you can capture more space in small areas, that there is no room to move further back.

Your screen looks nice ,  still I am a lover of the classic CRT I have an Sony G-420 19" ,
I work with photoshop , and build web sites when I get payed enough..
 
As about my cave , I have left outside my power tools bench and my office.
The good part is that I have three phases , and I can operate three phases power tools too.
I own even an welding machine , and one system.. translation please... oxygen with acetylene.. :)
 
Yes I have a pleasurable setup .. and this is what counts more.

But lets all admit , that you can not build anything in just days months or even years,
especially if you are one man show..
It takes time and needs allot patience to build something worthy ,  oh end cash..  ;D


 
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2010, 02:50:55 am »
i like this topic. here is my personal lab. i know its not good. but just would like to show off anyway :)



What you meen its not good?! everybodys workshop is good, I love the look of yours! im just so glad to see so many different ones! mine is tiny 3' foot by 9' foot under my stairs but I love it! :)
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2010, 03:24:57 am »
How many pictures of workshops within workshops could we achieve?

 

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« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2010, 10:35:01 am »
You lot have some really nice set-ups... Something to aspire to!

Here's my temporary set-up- I'm probably moving out in a few weeks, but I've had to vacate my room, as the floor is crumbling... So I'm in my Brother's old room, with most of his stuff and all of mine- It's very cramped. My soldering iron has been banished for now, hopefully when I move into my place I'll be able to spread out a bit. Please excuse the paper drifts, I don't actually have anywhere to put that quite yet!

Stuff lying around;
Wishmaker II training centre; breadboard plus power supplies- Very handy! A bit pot of pencils behind it- I like pencils :P
A borrowed 'scope, a Trio CS-1560A. I believe these are a rebadged Kikusui, but I'm not sure. The little guy perched on top is a HP3311A function generator. I can get a bit more than 1 MHz out of it, but the waveshape goes to hell.
BK Precision 2709B- Bought after the $100 shootout. I'm a fan.
Fluke 117- When it's time to go fiddling with mains, this is the meter for it.
PicKit2- I have a series of tutorials I need to go through for this, but I've yet to actually get to the time... Aaargh.
Cheap component drawers: 'Nuff said. Fairly cheap and nasty, but functional.

LED desk lamp- I like the light colour, but it could do with being a bit brighter- Possible mod right there.
1st Gen MacBook- Dual-boots OSX and XP.
Visconti Nautilus (small) the little wooden hutch- That houses some of my older fountain pens.
Desk Caddy; mech. pencils, calculator, fountain pens... Yeah, I'm a stationery nerd.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2010, 11:00:29 am »
I'm surprised not too many labs have microscope, in fact only one lab on the pictures has it.
How do you solder smd components like 0204 or similar ?

I'm smart enough not to use 0402's or smaller on my own home stuff!

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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2010, 02:32:37 pm »
well, glad to see this thread is alive again. in fact, currently i've made alot of movements. currently i'm transferring website which has not finished yet :(, i'm moving house but pending due to some renovation, and guess what? i'm going to move the lab too !!! and all the stuffs inside urghhh! when the time comes. so far, my new lab is just on sketch, this is what i think that will suits me to better organize my lab. any suggestions are welcomed :)

ps: the cyan colored line is my current (to be dismissed) lab (just as shown earlier in this thread few months back), so the new lab will have like twice the size of the current one.
i cant wait to move to my "new" lab more than to move to the house itself. haha, funny i guess.

errata: computering bench should be exchanged with printing/reading bench. so i can easily program PIC from computer ("ing") to the ee bench just next to the right.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2010, 04:58:31 pm »
Besides from that I have a carload of inverter grade 'lytics in the cellar (haven't got round using them but they were cheap!):

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Oh well, they are only 6000µF 350V so they are not really suitable for coilgunning in large scale.
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Based on quick calculations, 200A*12v*1s=2400J
That amount of energy is attainable with just 6 4700uF, 450v capacitors charged to 430v and discharged to 100v. And they'll very likely outlast the car since capacitors do not degrade much when used within specifications.
 
However, traditional starters are very inefficient (high resistive losses), so the actual energy needed is lower. High voltages reduce resistive losses. Add some more tricks like unload solenoids to deactivate some of the cylinders and electric oil pumps to prime the bearings and the energy needed is even lower.
 
Where capacitors really excel is regenerative braking. The problem is the sheer size of the capacitor array needed. A 3000lb car going at 45MPH would need almost 3F of 450v capacitors to store all of the energy from regenerative braking. (As a joke, one of my friends would say that's a "Peggy-sized array"!) So the capacitive engine starter is already practical, but not the capacitive regenerative brakes.
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« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2010, 07:10:18 pm »
terrifying how many rigols there are in those pictures  ;D
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« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2010, 04:58:06 am »
Since this thread has been bumped...



Business end of this bench is a corner piece the joins two fold out tables.  My computer sits left of this photo. Roto bins and drill press sit right of this photo.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2010, 06:21:58 am »
Here is mine as of 8-14-2010

I was repairing a commodore 64 motherboard :>


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« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2010, 12:41:35 pm »
Here's mine, pics a bit old, i have since made some new additions (oscilloscope, another smaller vise, some other assorted tools), and tidied it up a bit. This is just a general workshop, i do more then electronics work here and excuse the disarray

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« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2010, 12:54:47 pm »
well, glad to see this thread is alive again. in fact, currently i've made alot of movements. currently i'm transferring website which has not finished yet :(, i'm moving house but pending due to some renovation, and guess what? i'm going to move the lab too !!! and all the stuffs inside urghhh! when the time comes. so far, my new lab is just on sketch, this is what i think that will suits me to better organize my lab. any suggestions are welcomed :)

ps: the cyan colored line is my current (to be dismissed) lab (just as shown earlier in this thread few months back), so the new lab will have like twice the size of the current one.
i cant wait to move to my "new" lab more than to move to the house itself. haha, funny i guess.

errata: computering bench should be exchanged with printing/reading bench. so i can easily program PIC from computer ("ing") to the ee bench just next to the right.

Yes, swap the computer bench next to the EEbench, that's important.
A whole bench for printing/reading? I'd dedicate that to a "project in progress" bench.

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