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]
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]