by Graham Prophet @ edn.com:
The MX100T from Aim-TTi (Aim Thurlby Thandar) is a 315W precision laboratory power supply’s three outputs can each provide 0 to 35 V at 0 to 3 A. Range switching extends the capabilities so that outputs can be set to 16 V/6 A or 70 V/1.5 A for maximum versatility; where higher power is needed from one output, internal switching circuitry enables up to 210 W arranged as either 35 V/6 A or 70 V/3 A.
All outputs are fully isolated and independent but voltage tracking can be selected to make two or even three outputs track a single voltage control. The isolated tracking capability is useful for creating tracking voltages to different ground points, tracking voltages of opposite polarity, or series and parallel connection of outputs.
Triple output lab power supply offers paralleling & tracking – [Link]
Dilshan Jayakody writes:
Workshop Organizer is light-weight, cross platform inventory controller for home-workshops. This application is specifically design to manage electronic/electrical components at home-workshops, but it can use to manage other areas of workshop including tools, machinery and mechanical components, etc.
To store data, this application use SQLite database system and all the necessary runtime libraries for SQLite is available with the “Workshop Organizer” package. User may not need to download or install separate SQLite database system to use this application. Workshop Organizer default SQLite database consist with more than 600 reference data including list of manufacturers and types.
Workshop Organizer – inventory controller for home-workshops – [Link]
Dave Jones from the Electronics Engineering Video Blog shows us what tools he recommends for a starter electronics lab. He makes a few surprisingly inexpensive recommendations for multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, bench power supplies, soldering stations, and many other tools and supplies. I, for one, am taking very careful notes on this excellent video since I’m moving from basic to more advanced electronics design. [via]
How-To: Set Up An Electronics Lab – [Link]
This project shows us how to convert an old pc power supply to a power supply able to power your projects with high current. [via]
250W Lab Power Supply – [Link]
You need a water bottle to keep your soldering station sponge wet. I made a great soldering station water bottle from, you guessed it, a plastic water bottle. This is no big revelation but it is easy to do and works well. Just drill a small hole in the cap from your next bottled water. Go ahead and drink the precious water first, bottled water is expensive so don’t waste that precious fluid on your soldering sponge. Refill the bottle with tap water and you are good to go.
Lab Tip – Soldering Station Water Bottle – [Link]