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 second scope, an Owon SDS1104, a 4-channel 100Mhz scope.
My second function-generator, an Owon DGE2070.
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 🙂