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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Electronics Workbench Laboatory
I don't know what took so long. Maybe building cables on the concrete floor, taking laptops apart on the kitchen granite or building a Linkwitz Transform equalizer on the coffee table. What kind of electronics fanatic does not have a decent workbench? I set about to change this situation. Most of the materials I already had in stock and were recycled from other projects. Its a mix of warped 2x4s, 4x4s, Chinese Birch, Baltic Birch, screws and PL Premium adhesive. I don't have much equipment yet, but I have the basics. A good Weller soldering iron, Fluke Multimeter, 40v 5amp variable power supply, Tektronix 2465ACT Oscilliscope. A place to put my books, a computer, ect. The backbone of my home network sits on top. A pair of 8 port gigabit switches, a TP-Link router running DD-WRT, Linksys cable modem, Silicone Dust ATSC network tuner, and a Synology 211 NAS. To the immediate right of the bench is the back of my audio rack. There is even a Kenwood 599 Amateur Radio transmitter and receiver to play with. It is a work in progress, but I'm happy I finally have a start and a place to sit down and work on things.