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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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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