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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:32 am    Post subject: photograph your workbench Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i got inspired by this Photograph your studio!-post by bigtex

please take few photos of your work space - even if its your kitchen table & soldering iron and your favorite tools.

so.. here is my workbench... little messy but isn't everyone's Smile

my table.. full of stuff but i can still do something on it so it works
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parts - all the basic parts and all the half finished projects
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Weller WHS 40. i cant recommend this Sad the thing that holds the tip got broken, i have quick fixed it but now it doesn't fit the holder anymore
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my most favorite tools, if the multimeter (Meterman PM 55)could play mp3's it would be perfect, but it's nice small meter
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nice pix!

...but.. it is possible to SEE the table here! That is VERY disturbing! I feel dizzy!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I sort of work inside the project

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is at work, where I've been assembling and testing my Blacet kits (after hours, of course):

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I've got some amazing and expensive gear here that I'd never, ever buy for myself. Three high powered ( > 3GHz ) computers, an Audio Precision system 2700 (roughly $30,000!!) and a nice Tektronix scope and power supply. Ther items include snacks, water, and M-Audio FireWire 410, Sennhieser HD-580 headphones, and on the cart on the right edge of the picture there is a super secret device (x2) that will be in many living rooms next year. I'd get in big trouble if I ever let anybody know what it is, but feel free to guess Smile

I wish I had room for a nice bench like this at home. Oh, and the money to buy the equipment.... Neutral
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

OK folks, here is my electronics workbench. I keep it fairly well equipped and also use it occasionally for work prototyping. I also use it to pursue my hobby, electronics and electronic music! It is located within my studio. I enjoy it being in the same workspace, especially when I am developing a musical circuit, like tuning oscillators, or building commercially available synthesizer modules.

My favorite piece of gear on the bench is a mixed signal oscilloscope from HP. It has two high speed analog channels and 16 digital channels which can be combined to perform some advanced triggering on complex events. Great for analog and microprocessor work! I plan to add an Agilent a quad-channel TDS series DPO in the near future. Another scope I own is an HP DSO with vertical amplifiers that have 150 MHz BW. There is also an HP 1650 (84) channel logic analyzer in there also.

Like I said, I use this equipment professionally so the bench needs to be well equipped.

Not to mention that my other half, Robin, is the ultimate craftswoman when it comes to surface mount soldering Very Happy She is BY FAR my most favorite piece of "GEAR" Laughing Great team right??

Thats all folks !!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to let me post these pictures! You are all a wonderful bunch of people,

Sincerely,
Bill


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Man, I wish I had a workbench at home that looked like that. My current apartment is so small that my studio takes up all of the available gear space. At home there's no scope, no power supply, and not even room to plug in my soldering iron. I've got to do all of that stuff at work, and I only want to bring in so much stuff, so my protoboards, component kits, tools, etc, are all in storage Sad

Hopefully when I move at the end of this year, I'll be able to find a place (that I can afford) with an extra room in it. Then I can pull my workbench out of storage, assemble it, and pile up the test equipment. It's hard to feel inspired to do creative things with electronics when I have to stay late at work and use their equipment. Neutral

Anyway, nice shots, and nice setup. Once day my home studio will have a very similar workbench loaded with equipment and electronics parts. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

NICE!

Here's an outdated shot from early last year:::::

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Makes it look bigger than it actually is.!.
I'll try to get a new one today...

Things on the go:::
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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...but.. it is possible to SEE the table here! That is VERY disturbing! I feel dizzy!


Ditto. I feel uneasy when I can see the floor....

Nice pics, though.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey, I used one of those HP oscope/logic analyzer combos. Fast & easy to use. I remember there were 2 secret key combos - one would draw a raster photo of a badger on there, along with the names of the development team, the other let you play centipede!! Nice easter eggs in that mixed signal scope, especially during the "down time" at work Smile

Here's a link to some older photos of my Studio-Lab:
http://files.electro-music.com/phpbb-files/thegrotto_comp.jpg

I also have a weller soldering station and a Dynon Instr. multi-purpose USB device (http://www.dynoninstruments.com/. In general, I like to keep my electronics stuff "portable", since I end up doing alot of work at friends houses, or in my kitchen where there's more air & light (but where my wife won't let me keep everything laid out!). Maybe I'll assemble all of that into a picture...then I'll know what I have Smile Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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It's hard to feel inspired to do creative things with electronics when I have to stay late at work and use their equipment.


Yes, but when the high poobah cruises through after hours and sees you working diligently at your bench, he'll think "Now that's dedication!"

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here's A couple of pics from the dungeon. At least the old tenants painted some stars in the basement Laughing My old workbench was in my bedroom so this is a step up.. well down.
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Here's an old Korg I gotta do something with. It has some power issues and some bad keys. I have to turn it on and off about 20 times before it'll turn on
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and here's some of my other projects waiting for dinero. This is an expensive hobby I don't plan on really getting into. Just like to restore these puppies. 85 Haro Master and an 85 Hutch Hollywood. Will trade diy for bmx parts Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Some superb pix here people Smile

Zebra and Dnny (and tombugs) you all seem to have the same untidyness that I too posess- so well done chaps Cool All of you would happily give Rosie a cardiac arrest Very Happy

Unfortunately my electronics bench is in boxes, that's until I can board the loft, which I'm doing next week- hooray!

I'll send you a pic of my spider-ridden roof space soon Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm thankful for my friend who gave me the workbench. My old one was a 2x6 about 4 feet long in my kitchen.

Cheers v-un-v! I tip one back to you and the boys across the pond!

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