Electronics Workbench

Workbench with quadrature encoder mock-up

Workbench Overview

Electronics shop 01 (24)

Jeff Keyzer, a/k/a MightyOhm, has created an awesome new group on Flickr called “Electronics Workbench”. He writes:

Ahh, the electronics workbench – shrine to the electron, the diode, the transistor, the soldering pencil and flux pen.

You can learn a lot about someone by looking at their workspace. Note the way that they store components (in pullout drawers or plastic organizers?), hang test leads (on hooks or wire racks, or on a nail?), and keep spools of wire at the ready for repairs and new projects.

A look at someone’e electronics workbench gives you a small glimpse into what is usually a fairly personal space – a space where visions become reality and electronics projects are brought to life.

While there are quite a few electronics workbenches on flickr, I determined after a quick search that there had been no attempt to bring all of these glimpses into a hobbyist or engineer’s soul together into one place.

It’s open to everyone, so if you’ve got photos of your own bench, add it to the group!


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  1. Last picture has not one but two binoculars: one hanging on the wall in the upper left and the other on the bench.

    I am not an electronics expert by a long shot but I am curious if there is a valid reason why two pairs of binocs are needed??

  2. Look at that window! I’m guessing that’s the reason for binoculars. Birds out there, maybe? Something natural to gaze at while troubleshooting can help clear your head.

  3. Sweet captcha!!

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