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

ganssle-workspace

 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

This basement workspace reflects Steven's diverse projects and clients.

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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