- Published in issue 1/2020 on page 56
Steeped in Electronics
Outfitting the e-lab and e-workshop
In my spare time, I like to browse online electronics forums to see what’s going on, not just among electronics hobbyists but also professionals. Setting up a lab or workspace is frequently discussed there, with or without visual material thrown in. Among hobbyists in particular, two archetypes stand out: the ‘braggart’ and the ‘low-budget man’. While the former typically posts photos of a workspace filled to the ceiling with all kinds of obscure measuring equipment, the low-budget man (or woman) prefers to buy his (her) stuff in the local hardware store, the cheaper supermarket and, recently and increasingly, from China.