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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4850 on: February 20, 2024, 08:49:26 am »
Good like luck to your liver if your Pale Ale is 99%  :-DD Mine is fine at 4.5% this evening.




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« Reply #4851 on: February 20, 2024, 10:31:11 am »
Good beer is cheaper than water here. And we drink it accordingly ;)
I have taken apart more gear than many people. But I have put less gear back together than most people. So there is still room for improvement.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4852 on: February 20, 2024, 10:45:21 am »
It falls under the heading of Lab chemicals and is far better for you than drinking 99% IPA  >:D

Depends which acronym you meant by IPA. Here, that means India Pale Ale ;)
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4853 on: April 11, 2024, 01:38:00 pm »
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It's been tidier!
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4854 on: April 12, 2024, 08:50:03 pm »
Finally got a nice 19" rack and made my dream signal recovery cart - NIM bin, multichannel analyzer, lock-in amplifier, chart recorder, and auxiliary gear!

I think it turned out marvelously! (Post #4310 in this thread)

OK, so I know what all that lot does (although I'm curious about a lock-in amplifier in that company). But where's your HPGe?
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« Reply #4855 on: April 13, 2024, 12:05:08 am »
Holy tight spaces Batman!

On the other hand, you literally only have to swivel your chair to go from your computer desk to your workbench...  Efficient!  Creative use, getting the most out of available space.
 
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« Reply #4856 on: April 13, 2024, 04:25:22 pm »
I added two 8U 19" racks to my workbench:

All 3d printed parts are here



current contents:
  • Ugreen 200W usb charger
  • Rigol DHO924s oscilloscope
  • Riden/Joy-it RD6006 power supply
  • Owon DGE2070 function generator
  • Owon XDM1041 multimeter
  • LED lighting
There's still space left  ;)
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4857 on: April 13, 2024, 04:53:09 pm »
That looks very good 👍
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4858 on: April 15, 2024, 08:42:26 pm »
Here is a workshop tour from Mend It Mark (Mark Maher / Perton Electronics).

https://www.youtube.com/@MendItMark/videos

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« Reply #4859 on: April 15, 2024, 09:42:23 pm »
Here is a workshop tour from Mend It Mark (Mark Maher / Perton Electronics).

Mark has an absolutely luxurious workplace and it will be even better 🤔 I don't know anything 😶 let's be surprised 😁
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« Reply #4860 on: April 16, 2024, 02:51:55 am »
When you have small room (or when you're too lazy to clean your bench), floor is bench!

Yes, I also sleep right next to this. Live Laugh Lead. This photo was taken a while back. I have since not improved much.
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« Reply #4861 on: April 16, 2024, 04:01:08 am »
When you have small room (or when you're too lazy to clean your bench), floor is bench!

Yes, I also sleep right next to this. Live Laugh Lead. This photo was taken a while back. I have since not improved much.

My back and neck hurt just looking at that.     :-\
Wire shelves on casters could really help reclaim all that space.  Push your work-surface in front of the shelves. Put the instruments at eye-level with component storage above and heavier stuff below.
 
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« Reply #4862 on: April 16, 2024, 04:19:32 am »
Ya know... about a year ago, it looked something like this. Ever since my projects have gotten more complex. My issue is space for stuff. My room is about 8ftx8ft, or about 2.5mx2.5m for those of you who use metric.
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« Reply #4863 on: April 16, 2024, 04:45:32 am »
That was nice.  Too bad your gear acquisition syndrome is only going to get worse.  Seek help before it's too late.   ;D
 
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« Reply #4864 on: April 16, 2024, 06:02:12 am »
When you have small room (or when you're too lazy to clean your bench), floor is bench!

Yes, I also sleep right next to this. Live Laugh Lead. This photo was taken a while back. I have since not improved much.

My back and neck hurt just looking at that.     :-\
Wire shelves on casters could really help reclaim all that space.  Push your work-surface in front of the shelves. Put the instruments at eye-level with component storage above and heavier stuff below.
I very much doubt that that workbench would hold the weight of even one of those Tek 7000 mainframes. It will require something considerably sturdier to hold even half of those instruments.

However, you have to be a pretty dedicated Tek fan to service one of those mainframes on the floor.
 
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« Reply #4865 on: April 16, 2024, 07:22:45 am »
Well, it's a massacre, but there is always a solution, I also work in a small space and the working position of my Tek 2465 is in the air on a pull-out shelf. 🤔A simple modification would help here, raise the bed and create a workplace under it  :-DMM
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4866 on: April 19, 2024, 04:49:06 pm »
When you have small room (or when you're too lazy to clean your bench), floor is bench!

Yes, I also sleep right next to this. Live Laugh Lead. This photo was taken a while back. I have since not improved much.

My back and neck hurt just looking at that.     :-\
Wire shelves on casters could really help reclaim all that space.  Push your work-surface in front of the shelves. Put the instruments at eye-level with component storage above and heavier stuff below.

When I get anything larger than the desk top open and build... it goes on the floor, yea.  My back no likey. 

Am I alone that it often only begins to nag slightly while you are bent over working, but when you stand back up straight ... that's when you actually notice?
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4867 on: April 19, 2024, 07:54:32 pm »

Am I alone that it often only begins to nag slightly while you are bent over working, but when you stand back up straight ... that's when you actually notice?

No you are not  :-+

I can say this from a lot of experience...
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4868 on: May 17, 2024, 10:55:51 am »
some new additions to my workbench with two 8U 19" racks:

All 3d printed parts are here

racks:



current 19" rack contents:
  • Owon DGE2070 function generator
  • Owon XDM1041 multimeter
  • Ugreen 200W usb charger
  • Riden/Joy-it RD6006 power supply
  • AxxSolder 3.0
  • 24v power supply with d-tap bus splitter outside
  • 5v power supply with d-tap bus splitter inside and outside
  • Network switch 8x 2.5Gb ports + 1x 10Gb SFP+
  • Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 with 0.91" oled display, NVME SSD and two USB hubs
  • 12.6" ultra-wide touch screen(connected to the Compute Module 4)
  • Rigol DHO924s oscilloscope

overview:


There is a metal plate under the antistatic mat, so all work/wire holders and lamps are magnetic:

The antistatic mat significantly reduces the magnetic force, so you need stronger magnets.



The front lights are old ikea led lights, that I added a magnet base to.

The rear lights are meant for sewing machines/lathes etc.

I replaced the magnets on all the PCBite kit with stronger ones. (That are a few mm too large)
(I haven't actually used the PCBite probes for real yet.)

I added 4 magnets to the stickvise.

The magnets on the omnifixo holders (the ones with the yellow base) were already strong enough.

I repurposed old filing cabinets for nuts/bolts/etc. storage:

Each drawer fits 5x Stanley FatMax FMST1-75779 Shallow Organizers.
There are special brackets at the bottom of each drawer, so it's easy to insert an organiser.
And they don't fall over, when you remove one from the drawer.
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« Reply #4869 on: May 17, 2024, 11:43:27 am »
@mhwlng

Nicely done!
 
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4870 on: May 17, 2024, 02:19:56 pm »
Very nice indeed.

There is a metal plate under the antistatic mat, so all work/wire holders and lamps are magnetic

And that's a clever idea which I may be forced to pinch  :-+
 
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« Reply #4871 on: June 05, 2024, 04:30:57 pm »
Hello, this is my beginner hobby electronics room. I'm open to your suggestions.
 
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« Reply #4872 on: June 05, 2024, 06:06:33 pm »
And
These are my electronic test devices that fit in my hand.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4873 on: June 06, 2024, 10:12:26 am »
setting it in 19" racks is just seems the right thing to do if your electronics workbench is the mobile van , boat , caravan or motorhome.
-or in a earthquake zone.  :o
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #4874 on: June 06, 2024, 11:47:35 am »
Slightly (?) different kind of lab downstairs now...
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(L-R:  Fermenting lager at 20PSI/12C in fridge.  Harvesting the 20PSI CO2 gas in 2 small empty kegs (this helps purge them and I can use the 20PSI for other things).  Finally a keg is being vended with the (over 20PSI) waste gas.  It's vending sanitizer into a bucket.  What will remain in that keg when done is a 100% CO2 atmosphere and ideally a sane keg for use.)

Later I stored the 2 small kegs and moved the valving around to bring the big keg up to 20PSI.

A single 14L batch of larger produces nearly half a kilo of CO2.  That is worth time and money to get out of a bottle.

I would be tempted to consider a compressor to take that CO2 up to the keg limits at 130PSI.  However.  That kind of pressure requires a whole new set of fittings and they will cost a small fortune on top of the cost of a 130PSI compressor.
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