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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