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Offline Mechatrommer

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2010, 02:42:12 pm »
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.
thanx for the advice Dave. "project in progress" will be in the ee bench, wont it? but never thought a dedicated place for "project kiv", so this is the new layout, change the rack arrangement so i can easily move things out (back) of my home (parking lot). the thing is i have 3 printers that i cant rid of and those are not fit in one single bench + pc, so the bench area left is not so comfortable to make any serious work like ee or hobby stuffs.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2010, 03:07:25 pm »


Only pic I had on hand, was building up an LM2577 regulator circuit to put into my ATX bench supply at the time. That's 56 Volts DC out from 12 Volts DC in.  I am a messy one, oh well...
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2010, 03:16:14 pm »
I am a messy one, oh well...

You and me both; my 'bench' is currently split between the desk in the study, where stuff gets built, and the living room floor where stuff gets fiddled with (because the logic analyser and scope don't really fit on the desk...)  I am thinking about sorting out a proper workbench in the garage, once I tidy it out a bit!
 

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« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2010, 04:10:53 pm »
I am a messy one, oh well...
You and me both; my 'bench' is currently split between the desk in the study, where stuff gets built, and the living room floor where stuff gets fiddled
Rhythm, you and me the same. If i put the stuffs like that in living room, my kids will experiment those, not me, and my wife will goes high noise to signal ratio all day long :D .So far i cant get things well organized everytime. When i fiddle with something, it will get real mess so quickly, so i hope the new layout will treat me better.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2010, 04:21:46 pm »
I am a messy one, oh well...
You and me both; my 'bench' is currently split between the desk in the study, where stuff gets built, and the living room floor where stuff gets fiddled
Rhythm, you and me the same. If i put the stuffs like that in living room, my kids will experiment those, not me, and my wife will goes high noise to signal ratio all day long :D .So far i cant get things well organized everytime. When i fiddle with something, it will get real mess so quickly, so i hope the new layout will treat me better.

Dude, I hope you don't mind if I quote you, that's awesome.  It's good to hear I am not the only messy one out there!
 

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« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2010, 04:29:09 pm »
@MTron: you have lots of heavy stuffs there! things i long dream to own, my lab still never got that far. but not yet, not yet, one day it will be... i hope ;) before i get too old :D
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« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2010, 04:33:54 pm »
Dude, I hope you don't mind if I quote you, that's awesome.  It's good to hear I am not the only messy one out there!
thats ok. thats why i like to see what other people have in common with me, and all kind of different setups and ideas out there. if i have alot of people/friends in common with me around here in my place, maybe i would not be in EEVBlog! ;)
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« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2010, 04:43:28 pm »
Here is mine as of 8-14-2010
I was repairing a commodore 64 motherboard :>
simple and tidy setup, yet great achievement. I never have the capacity to repair a motherboard, just damaging them :D
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #58 on: August 17, 2010, 02:29:23 am »
I don't do that much electronics these days but for what it's worth, here's my desk/bench
A before and after shot - I was shamed by the tidiness of some workbenches shown in this thread  :-[

Most of my work these days is done in the 'workshop' with the lathe and mill.
The device just visible in front of the Rigol is a digital readout I'm working on for the mill

 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2010, 06:47:13 pm »
@MTron: you have lots of heavy stuffs there! things i long dream to own, my lab still never got that far. but not yet, not yet, one day it will be... i hope ;) before i get too old :D

Thanks, yea i never considered myself as having a lot of tools, the one day i looked around and i was like..."heh heh heh...awesome"

I also have more tools tucked away elsewhere...including a 240v MIG welder in the garage (Lincoln MIGPak 180)
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2011, 03:46:00 pm »
Here is the room where I squeeze in many activities : reading, modelling, watchmaking and recently electronics. Unlike the many workbenches I've seen here, mine is rather modest, although I am lucky enough to have a room on the first floor and get natural daylight. Far better than the basement workplaces I was used to in my former life...
I have to confess that electronics is an interest I developed only a few weeks ago. But I want to catch up quickly.


Entering the room. To the left is my library. Books about aircraft, watchmaking, modeling, CDs, a few old altimeters on the shelf and the gorgeous view outside.


Switching over to the computer corner. I became a converted Mac user a few years ago I no day I regret the move. Right of the Mac is my little soldering station, with a binocular to check the soldering joints (and other tiny parts, like watch gears and modeling stuff).


Moving on to the workbench, where alternatively I practice modelling and watchmaking. The open item in the middle of the picture is an integrated airbrush paint booth. The drawers contain all the tools. The airbrush compressor is stored under the bench.


This is the place where my knowledge level about electronics should rise. You see, there is pretty much nothing (like in my head), but that's gonna change.


My first project was to design and assemble a 555 flasher for the aircraft model I am building (see here: http://greutert.wordpress.com/maquettes/gates_learjet_35a/.
Here it is on the breadboard (I've soldered in the meantime to a PCB). Fortunately for my motivation it happens to work quite fine  ;D

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #61 on: June 18, 2011, 09:41:53 pm »
I have not gotten enough time to take some happy snaps of my cluttered sleeping room.  I am not a purely an electrical engineer or tech.  I have a mixture of tools and instruments that reflects upon my educational experience and small employment on and off.  I do not have as much electrical instruments as others on this blog.  I do not have a lot, just a few antique and new instruments.  This is not a small business or academia.  I started electronics during grade school era by myself with those many projects in one kit that has the components mounted on cardboard with spring loaded clips and digital logic truth tables or simple panel mount analog meter.  My first multimeter was a Radio Shack Micronta analog meter.  I do not have much, mostly microscopes for geology and hand sample rocks and minerals, vintage computers, Hasselblad 500C camera from 1954, and few electronics parts and Weller adjustable temperature soldering stations, and. . .:
Rigol 1052 oscilloscope
Chinese made small single channel analog 10 MHz oscilloscope
pocket sized function generator for $60.00 USD
Philips PM2505 and PM2618 multimeters
Radio Shack Micronta analog multimeter
Simpson low Ohms 260-6XLPM analog multimeter
Fluke 187 multimeter
Meiji Techno SKT-2 stereo magnifier
Zeiss DR1040 plastic stereo magnifier
Nikon SMZ-U larger stereo magnifier
hand solder sucker
copper solder absorbing brad
breadboards
many in one electronics project kits
Anthro tables
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I would like to have a Agilent oscilloscope, some day. 
Leitz and Olympus compound microscopes for my science experience in the past.
BW Optical small geology show shelf collection for Nanjing, China made microscopes.  I have a 1954 vintage French Vanilla butter color Swiss Wild Heerbrugg M11 compound microscope, very well made and pretty.  I would like the heavy HP-54720A at 1.1 GHz digital oscilloscope in a metal frame, if the Agilent is not affordable; that is a dream instrument.  I have a small shelf of electronics books and data sheet books from electronics school days at a community college.  I like to focus on the project than evaluating electronics tools and instruments. 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2012, 01:28:56 pm »
this is my shit-tip of a "lab"
and for good measure my very first multimeter
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« Reply #63 on: January 09, 2012, 04:37:52 pm »
I thought, throw-in my now excedingly small experimental bench due living in a small flat.   :-\
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #64 on: January 09, 2012, 09:28:24 pm »
Here's me.  Nothing special, but serves me well.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2012, 10:05:15 pm »
I like these topics! Always neat to see various setups, gives me ideas...

My old apartment setup.


In myy new house (moved 3 months ago).



My spare fridge full of beer! Perfect for those long nights.





 

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« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2012, 10:36:52 pm »
Small part of my mess...  ;D

 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2012, 01:27:59 am »
Posted this in the other workbench thread, didn't realize this one was here....

I just re-worked mine a bit as it was a tad cluttered.
Now I have some room to work.

Here's a before and after:

 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2012, 07:57:43 am »
And how's your lab rated by the wife? (general question).
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2012, 08:11:39 am »
And how's your lab rated by the wife? (general question).

Waste of space
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2012, 12:30:47 pm »
And how's your lab rated by the wife? (general question).

Very acceptable use of space since she love's when I fix her stuff.  ;D
 

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« Reply #71 on: January 10, 2012, 05:17:39 pm »
And how's your lab rated by the wife? (general question).

I'm finishing my new workspace, and will show some pictures later, I have changed everything on that workspace due the wife factor.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #72 on: January 10, 2012, 05:46:24 pm »
Here is mine, first lab and current.

On first lab the project is a audio modulated SSTC running from a Nokia XpressMusic phone
On the current i was hacking the McVoice power supply

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #73 on: January 11, 2012, 12:08:34 am »
Lab i build around 2 weeks ago. It's inspired by Dave's bench :) .
Still have to clean it when i have some more time ...





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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #74 on: January 11, 2012, 05:27:37 am »
Now that I'm subscribed on this thread, it's interesting to see other people's workstations.  Those cabinets with the little clear plastic drawers sure are popular.  I just store all my parts in the bags and little boxes they ship in all stuffed in a drawer.

 


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