Navy Engineer’s Innovation Space

Bill is self-proclaimed "hardware guy"

When electrical engineer Bill Porter isn’t working on unmanned systems projects for the Navy, he spends a great deal of engineering time at his workspace in Panama City Beach, FL. Bill submitted the interesting images that follow (along with several … Continue reading






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A Rat’s Nest-Less Workspace: Clean with Plenty of Screens

Jorge Amodio's workspace (Source: J. Amodio)

Two sorts of things we love to see in an electronics workspace: cleanliness and multiple monitors! San Antonio, TX-based Jorge Amodio’s L-shaped modular desk is great setup that gives him easy access to his projects, test equipment, and computers. The … Continue reading






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Dutch Designer’s “Comfort Zone”

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Check out this amusing workspace submission from Henk Stegeman who lives and works in The Netherlands (which is widely referred to as the land of Elektor). We especially like his Dutch-orange power strips, which stand out in relation to the … Continue reading






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Robotics, Hardware Interfacing, and Vintage Electronics

The testing bench

Gerry O’Brien, a Toronto-based robotics and electronics technician at R.O.V. Robotics, enjoys working on a variety of projects in his home lab. His projects are largely driven by his passion for electronics hardware interfacing. Gerry’s background includes working at companies … Continue reading






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A Serene Workspace for Board Evaluation and Writing

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 Elecronics engineer, entrepreneur, and author Jack Ganssle recently sent us information about his Finksburg, MD, workspace: I’m in a very rural area and I value the quietness and the view out of the window over my desk. However, there are … Continue reading






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A Shed Packed with Projects and EMF Test Equipment

The main workbench has a 4′-by-6′ center rack and parts storage units on the left and right. The main bench includes an OWON 25-MHz oscilloscope, storage drawers for lithium-ion (Li-on) batteries (center), voltage converter modules, various project modules on right, a Dremel drill press, and a PC monitor.

David Bellerose, a retired electronic equipment repairman for the New York State Thruway, has had a variety of careers that have honed the DIY skills he employs in his Lady Lake, FL, workspace. Bellerose has been a US Navy aviation … Continue reading






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Electronics Workspace: Pure Function, Minimal Form

Steven Hendrix's basement workspace

Engineering consultant Steve Hendrix of Sagamore Hills, OH, says the “corporate headquarters” of Hx Engineering, LLC, pictured below, “is pure function, minimal form, and barely fits.” It’s a home basement workspace that reflects a variety of projects and clients. “I … Continue reading






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A Workspace for Microwave Imaging, Small Radar Systems, and More

Photo 2: This is another view of the lab, where strong lighting and two oscilloscopes are the minimum requirements.

Gregory L. Charvat stays very busy as an author, a visiting research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, and the hardware team leader at the Butterfly Network, which brings together experts in computer science, physics, and … Continue reading






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A Workspace for “Engineering Magic”

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Sjoerd Brandsma, an R&D manager at CycloMedia, enjoys designing with cameras, GPS receivers, and transceivers. His creates his projects in a small workspace in Kerkwijk, The Netherlands (see Photo 1). He also designs in his garage, where he uses a … Continue reading






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A Quiet Place for Soldering and Software Design

Photo 3: This developing and programming space, with its three small computers, is called “the little Hydra.”

Senior software engineer Carlo Tauraso, of Trieste, Italy, has designed his home workspace to be “a distraction-free area where tools, manuals, and computer are at your fingertips.” Tauraso, who wrote his first Assembler code in the 1980s for the Sinclair … Continue reading






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A Personal Hackerspace in Lyon, France

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Jean Noël Lefebvre, of Lyon, France, is the inventor of the Ootsidebox touchless technology, an innovative interface that enables adding touchless technology to an existing tablet. (Watch the Elektor.LABS video interview with Lefebvre to find out more about Ootside box and … Continue reading






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Traveling With a “Portable Workspace”

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As a freelance engineer, Raul Alvarez spends a lot of time on the go. He says the last four or five years he has been traveling due to work and family reasons, therefore he never stays in one place long … Continue reading






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An Engineer Who Retires to the Garage

Jerry Brown sits at his workbench. The black box atop the workbench is an embedded controller and is part of a traffic monitoring system he has been working on.

Jerry Brown, of Camarillo, CA, retired from the aerospace industry five years ago but continues to consult and work on numerous projects at home. For example, he plans to submit an article to Circuit Cellar about a Microchip Technology PIC-based … Continue reading






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Ohio-Based “Design Dungeon”

Steve Lubbers describes his workbench as a “work in progress.”

“Steve Ciarcia had a ‘Circuit Cellar.’ I have a ‘Design Dungeon,’” Steve Lubbers says about his Dayton, OH-based workspace. “An understanding wife and a spare room in the house allocated a nice place for a workshop. Too bad the engineer … Continue reading






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An Organized Space for Programming, Writing, and Soldering

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Al Anderson’s den is the location for a variety of ongoing projects—from programming to writing to soldering. He uses several plastic bins to keep his equipment neatly organized. Anderson is the IT Director for Salish Kootenai College, a small tribal … Continue reading






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