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The Workbench

Introduction:

What is needed to build an electronics lab?

Work Area:

  1. A strong table
  2. Power strip

Electro-static Discharge (ESD) Protection:

  1. ESD floor mat & bench top mat

Instrumentation:

  1. Multimeter
  2. Adjustable Bench Top Power-Supply
  3. Function, Signal, Generator
  4. Oscilloscope

Soldering Tools & Supplies:

  1. Soldering station
  2. Hot air gun / Heat gun
  3. Solder wire
  4. Solder wick
  5. Solder paste
  6. Flux

Experimenting Supplies:

  1. Breadboards
  2. 22-gauge solid core wire kit
  3. Heat shrink tubing kit
  4. Through-hole Resistor kit
  5. Through-hole ceramic capacitor kit
  6. Through-hole electrolytic capacitor kit
  7. A selection of LED’s

Hand Tools:

  1. Dial or digital Caliper
  2. Bent needle nose pliers
  3. Pliers
  4. Vice grips
  5. PCB vice
  6. Fine Point Tweezers
  7. Small Flashlight
  8. Eye Loupe
  9. Hobby Knife
  10. Wire Cutter
  11. Wire stripper
  12. Screwdriver set

Safety Equipment:

  1. Fire extinguisher
  2. Safety glasses
  3. Eye wash station or solution
  4. Latex/nitrile gloves

Cleaning Supplies:

  1. Cotton swabs
  2. Lint-free wipes
  3. High purity Alcohol (99%)

Nice to Haves:

  1. Work Light
  2. Reflow Oven

References:

  1. FreeLists.org -- a general mail list
  2. WordPress.com -- Everyone should a blog/shared folder of projects/design ideas
  3. Mediawiki.org -- a shared user changable web site for non-HTML authors.


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Revised: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 at 04:03:54 AM (EST)