Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

DIY Portable Electronics Experiment Station: Lapshop

 |  |  |  |  |  |  April 13, 2015


Like many makers, Instructables member Gizmologist was running out of room on her workbench because of all her projects. So she decided to make a compact and self-contained toolkit to test electronics. She ended up packing an Arduino Uno, a breadboard, a voltage regulator and a capacitor substitution board in a small plywood box that still has lots of room for other tools.

diy_portable_electronics_experiment_station_by_gizmologist_1

Gizmologist’s portable work station measures 8″x 6″x 1.75″. Lifting its lid reveals the platform where the station’s main components are mounted. There are slots on the lid that fit the power switch’s case. The Arduino Uno and the voltage regulator are held in place by wooden washers and dowels but can be easily removed. Gizmologist chose to use double-sided tape to keep the breadboard in place. She’s not planning on using the capacitor substitution board all the time so she didn’t bother taping or mounting it.

diy_portable_electronics_experiment_station_by_gizmologist_2

The drawer beneath the base holds an AA battery compartment as well as her other tools. She can use the box’s second level if she needs more space.

diy_portable_electronics_experiment_station_by_gizmologist_3

Head to Gizmologist’s Instructables page for her full build log and the box’s schematics.

[via Lifehacker]



Ceramic Fireplace Cannonballs

Ceramic Fireplace Cannonballs

Pit Command Talons Fire Pit Tool

Pit Command Talons Fire Pit Tool

The Audience Choir

The Audience Choir

2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid Review: A Fuel-Efficient Family Hauler

2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid Review: A Fuel-Efficient Family Hauler

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Is a 700 Horsepower Off-Road Beast

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Is a 700 Horsepower Off-Road Beast

Concepts from Future Past: 1954 Ford FX Atmos

Concepts from Future Past: 1954 Ford FX Atmos

Advertisement