A whole bunch of new electronic equipment *UPDATED, July 15, 2023*

I’m currently in the preparation-phase of a makeover of my hobby-room.
A 40m² space, that I need to share between 3 different hobbies:
– My model railroad
– My “maker space” (3D printing /lathe / CNC mills and routers / electronic projects)
– My Music hobby (which I previously wanted to quit, but I simply can’t ! So expect some new music releases, as soon as my hobbyroom is renovated !)
My H0 (1/87) model railroad will be the “center” of this rooms, but in contrary to the “thoughts” of “center”, this model railroad layout will be running against the walls, actually completely in the inner-limits of the walls. In the “real” center, there will be a desk, 3m25 x 0,8m (about 10,66 ft x 2,62 ft), shared across all my electronic equipment (scopes/meters etc …) and my music equipment (keyboards/synthesizers/midi sequencers etc …) I’m simply going to build a “double” desk,
and the top one can move completely up 🙂
All my 3D printers / CNC routers/milling/lathe etc … will be mostly at the backside of this desk, and some will reside under the model railroad.
All this will be completely integrated in “Home Assistant”, using DMX lighting, while the model railroad will be controlled by RocRail and my own LocoMotion.
Because my electronic “knowledge” is much bigger/complex (“expertise” that I gathered over the years), I also need more electronic gear and testing equipment.
I’m (almost) settled with this, and I bought it all in advance, so that I could incorporate it in my arrangement plans 🙂
These tools will certainly help in my future electronic development (and debugging) !

My first scope is a Rigol DS1202Z-E
A 2-channel 200 Mhz scope with SCPI (so I can control it with LXI tools under Linux)

My second scope, an Owon SDS1104, a 4-channel 100Mhz scope.

My first function-generator is an UNIT-T UT962E – 2 channels at 60 Mhz with SCPI
(the UT932E is the same, but only works at 30 Mhz)

My second function-generator, an Owon DGE2070.

My first logic analyzer, 8-channel 24 Mhz from AZ-Delivery. (for 11 euro, this is a nice tool for a “quick test”)

My second logic analyzer, 16 channels at 200 Mhz, the LA2016 from Kingst.

My third (and best) logic analyzer, 34 Channels at 500 Mhz, the famous Intronix LogicPort LA1034.

My main frequency counter – A TFC-2700L:10hz-2.7Ghz 8-digits !

Owon SPE6103 – 60V / 10A / 300W Powersupply, controllable via SCPI (USB) – I own multiple of them 🙂

Own XDM1041 – Benchtop multimeter – 750VAC / 1000VDC / 10A / 0,01 Ω – 50 MΩ / 1 nF – 50 mF / 0,001 Hz – 60 MHz – I own multiple of them 🙂

Kuman multifunction component tester (resistor/LED/diode/transistor/mosfet/inductor)

EastTester ET4410 – LCR meter

EBD-A20H – 30V / 20A / 200W Dummy Load

Aoyue 2703A – soldering / reballing / hot-air / de-soldering station – 480°C / 23L/min / 600 mm Hg

TinySA ultra spectrum analyser – 1 Khz -6 Ghz

PCB holder set – 6-armed and spanner

RTL-SDR Blog V3 – to license to ISS broadcast / view STV / Receive weather satellites
(I also have a Diamond D-190 dicone antenna)

My 3018 CNC. My smallest machine (30×18 cm workspace), perfect for lasering and milling wood / acrylic / synthetic materials / aluminium / copper.
Perfectly fit to make my own (besides my PLA and resin 3D printers) electronic enclosures and PCBs 🙂

My 3040 CNC, a slightly larger CNC machine, 30 x 40 cm workspace, and comes with a 4-th axis 🙂
Ideal for the somewhat “heavier” work.

Matrix_MPM-1010 Power Meter

HT116 – Multimeter

Owon HDS2102S – handheld 2-channel/100 Mhz oscilloscope / 25 Mhz function generator / multimeter

Uni-T UT181A – Multimeter with 3.5″ color LCD / 60.000 count / datalogging functionality / USB connectivity

I also have a GPSDO that receives Glonass / GPS / Galileo, to deliver a perfect 10 Mhz reference signal.
I’m currently building a reference signal divider, with multiple outputs (10 Mhz, upto 100 Mhz), to have a perfect signal to sync my measuring equipment to. (scopes/frequency counters etc …)
More to come in the electronics
section 🙂

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4 Responses to A whole bunch of new electronic equipment *UPDATED, July 15, 2023*

  1. W Siegelaer says:

    Hallo ActiveHouse
    Via circuitsonline kom ik op u site terecht.
    Op circuitsonline las ik dat u in het bezit bent van de mpm-1010 van matrix.
    Nu heeft eleshop deze meter nieuw in het assortiment.
    Ik denkt er aan om deze meter ook te kopen maar kan nergens een review vinden.
    Mijn vraag is kunt u mij iets vertellen over deze meter hoe deze werkt en hoe nauwkeurig hij is.
    Begrijp ik het goed als je iets wilt meten dat je dan op twee aansluitngen netspanning aansluit en op de middelste het te testen apparaat?
    Alvas hartelijk dan voor de genomen moeite.
    Vr. gr. Winand Siegelaer

    • Kris says:

      Dag Winand,

      Aangezien mijn hobbyruimte nogsteeds in verbouwing zit, heb ik dit toestel nog niet grondig kunnen testen.
      Je veronderstelling van aansluiten is wel correct.
      Ik heb me gebasseerd op de review van Tony Albus (ook een Nederlander) om dit toestel aan te schaffen.
      Je kan zijn teardown en review bekijken op https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay74yZPJBCk


      • W Siegelaer says:

        Hallo Kris
        Bedankt voor je antwoord.
        Het fimpje van Tony Albus had ik al gezien.
        Het staat ook bij eleshop.
        Ik ga er een kopen want die meters die rechtstreeks in het stopcontact zit is bijna niet te lezen en klein en onhandig.
        vr. gr. Winand

  2. W Siegelaer says:

    Hallo Kris
    Bedankt voor de informatie.
    Het filmpje van Tony albus was het enigste wat ik als review had gevonden.
    Ik denk dat ik een bestel want die metertjes die je in het stopcontact stopt waar ik een van heb, hebben een erg klein display.
    vr. gr. Winand

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