EEVblog #168 – How To Set Up An Electronics Lab

EEVblog #168 – How To Set Up An Electronics Lab

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How to set up your own decent electronics lab, what you need, and how much it’ll cost you.
Electronics test equipment, soldering, surface mount, hand tools, and parts.

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BM235 Multimeter: http://amzn.to/2gnhRNC
OWON VDS1022I USB Oscilloscope: http://amzn.to/2hguCer
YiHUA 936 Soldering Station: http://amzn.to/2hjHkcV
Hakko Tips: http://amzn.to/2gnhcvm
Lab PSU: http://amzn.to/2gN3AuD
USB Microscope: http://amzn.to/2hjFdpn
Head Magnifier: http://amzn.to/2gN4uqS
Flux Pen: http://amzn.to/2gnf8Ub
0.3mm solder: http://amzn.to/2hjIwx0
Lead Free solder: http://amzn.to/2hjMF45

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50 Comments

  1. Stephen Fellner on March 17, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    One thing I would add is a collection of heat shrink tubes. A USB microscope is also extremely useful for PCB inspection (especially SMD).



  2. Garry Grierson on March 17, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve bought cheep stuff and expensive ‘branded’ stuff before. No guarantee the ‘branded’ stuff is better than the ‘cheep’ stuff, maybe this video is a bit out of date and cheep stuff is generally better now.

    Just saying.



  3. manuel Vega on March 17, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I am trying to figure out how long will a 9volt battery power a 9volt relay?  It is a bunch of math that I am not good with.  Can someone help me out?  Great channel and I am just finding it.



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  5. leftyguitar1000 on March 17, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    This man is the Steve Irwin of electronics



  6. Andy T on March 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    I thought this was pretty good. I feel like every one of these things I figured out was critical over several years. Definitely go with a name brand soldering iron. For years I thought I couldn’t solder. Or was really bad at it. Id had like 3 Chinese irons. Bought a hakko and it literally changed my life. I have every one of these things.

    Where do you get your component kits. They are much nicer than what I see on eBay/amazon/AliExpress



  7. AldoSchmedack on March 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    (Russian voice)
    In Russia equipment use you.



  8. Da Boss Baby! on March 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    all u need to set up a lab is copper wire, a battery, and a multimeter to measure voltage



  9. andrew wolf on March 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I’d like that equipment but I’d still be missing the most critical part of a lab, knowledge



  10. Jeremy Watts on March 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I like electronics… i like sex… i like men… understand?



  11. Michael Ma on March 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Can you speak slowly and short video time?



  12. Aussie Lazers on March 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    G’day Dave, Thanks for the video, made my lab and it’s working out great!



  13. David Mecatron on March 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    How can i set a lab if i live in Africa, i mean where can i get all this used stuff in africa ? We barely have electricity in africa, much less a harbor freight store or ebay.



  14. -]Na[-NoMaD on March 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Get one of those … *Solder suckers* !



  15. Ray Prevailer on March 17, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Fantastic information. Thanks 😊



  16. Paul Henning on March 17, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Dave ya should really update this you could easily shave hundreds off the cost of the lab.



  17. Stephen Eddy on March 17, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    I know it’s an old video Dave, but it isn’t legal to make products containing lead in the EU any longer



  18. Michael Costello on March 17, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    How come there is no risk when connecting up to mains earth to earth yourself via wrist strap if there is a lightening strike.
    Also what do you use to heat the heat shrink stuff.



  19. Rafael Mohl on March 17, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Isn’t it a bit Overkill?



  20. Peter Engberg on March 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    ONE OF THE BEST MOTHER FU**ING THINGS YOU COULD BUY!!!!



  21. Informedia Tech on March 17, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    OK YOU ARE ASSUMING PEOPLE WHEN FIRST STARTING IN TO ELECTRONICS REPAIR WILL HAVE LOTS OF MONEY TO BUY THE BRANDED STUFF,
    AND THE EXPENSSIVE HAKKOS,
    I STARTED MY ELECTRONIC REPAIR BUSINESS WITH 150€ (170 USD ROUGHLY)
    NOW IM MAKING 10 TIMES THAT IN A SINGLE DAY IN EACH SHOP,
    I DO OWN 4 REBALING MACHINES 25K EUROS EACH WITH X RAY,
    I BUILD THIS SINCE 2008 WHEN I STARTED,
    BUT YOU JUST CANT ASSUME PEOPLE WHEN STARTING WILL HAVE 600 € TO BUY A SINGLE HAKKO SOLDEERING STATION.



  22. supadox on March 17, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    thanks for this. good video



  23. Rýán Túçk on March 17, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    https://youtu.be/2HC0zjFe89o
    Need a good design package.



  24. Thomas Aims on March 17, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Very nice title introduction.



  25. virus killerism on March 17, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    You forgot a nuclear reactor, you can pick one for 1 million dollars, BARGAIN!!!



  26. Emiliyan Yankov on March 17, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    That’s a lot of unnecessary stuff, i’ve never used a breadboard in my entire life and i intend to never do… Just get what you need for the jobs you do 90% of the time. You can always buy more stuff WHEN actually needed.



  27. kcimos on March 17, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    a sledge hammer. also for failed projects.



  28. Arcsecant on March 17, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Most important thing you need: a specific project you want to do. Without something specific, you’ll have real difficulty just doodling around.



  29. Douglas Croxford on March 17, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Informative video but I’m worried you’re about to give yourself a stroke.



  30. uni on March 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    got a metcal soldering iron it came with my beemer…..



  31. Arcadecomponents.com on March 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    The most used piece of test gear in my shop is a logic probe with audio beeper.



  32. J Ibrahim on March 17, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Anyone wants to donate some oscilloscope to me 🏃‍♂️



  33. Gbenn Gbenn on March 17, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    drinking game, take a drink every time he says highly recommended!



  34. Robert Box on March 17, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Metcal? €£##€£#



  35. H2O- Lobo on March 17, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Oh mg I almost got everything but the extinguisher lol if I get on fire I will have to run if I got time lol. Thank u for this video.



  36. Antryg Revok on March 17, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    for the magnifier, try the Hastings Triplet type:
    flat field view!

    for Hot Melt Glue,
    Project Farm’s guy tested ’em all & found that Stanley ( yellow stuff ) is most trustworthy.

    Man, what alot of useful info in a short time!

    Thank You, Dood!

    Salut, Namaste, & Kaizen, eh?

    ( :



  37. Jurie Gryffenberg on March 17, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Great video and channel Dave, thanks a million! Please advise where I can get my hands on either a kit or ready built variable, dual tracking power supply pretty much exactly similar to the one you have at 5:50? I have looked everywhere on the internet but all I can find are fancy programmable, high power and other specialised units. PS, what is the ‘dropout’ LED for?



  38. Ned on March 17, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    That failed board with the socket on? I would be too miserly to throw out.



  39. VejyMonsta on March 17, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Quick side note on the freezer spray. That is a sure fire way of blowing up ESD sensitive parts. Do not spray that onto your product. In a lab test environment on non-product parts, that’s OK, but be mindful. The spray generates hundreds of volts when used that way. The atomizer expels the fluid inside separating it into micro particles. This causes a butt load of static generation. Essentially guaranteeing the next time you touch your part there will be a discharge event.



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  41. Dave Stelljes on March 17, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Excellent and very informative video! I’ve built up many of these tools over the years. My "workshop" has decent lighting, but I’ve found that a good headlamp really helps me a considerable amount. The cheap-o models work, but don’t last as long. For example, the Fenix headlamps cost a little more but are durable. The fact that you can adjust the brightness level makes it an invaluable tool.



  42. sdriza on March 17, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Clamp meter



  43. neonbelly on March 17, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND



  44. Aerox ⁣ on March 17, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Noticing the numberplate from Back To The Future in the background – "Yep, I trust this guy!" **keeps on watching** 😂



  45. Mark Brown on March 17, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    I would like to talk to you about you using our product. contact me at mbrown@versatilepower.com



  46. technics6 on March 17, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    After 15 years in bussiness I realized that I need proper bin. And I bought it 3 days before I saw this video. I used to throw away things into cardboard boxes that came with parts "from internet".



  47. boredbenny on March 17, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    you talk like a bunnings commercial its great



  48. Electro Man on March 17, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    My flux capacitor has stopped fluxing.

    What test equipment do I need to fix it.



  49. Jont Noneya on March 17, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    That’s really cool – thanks for all the info.
    I took an electronics class in college and just thought I could never afford all the "stuff" needed for my own lab. I’m starting to sense how wrong I was. Man I gotta get back into this stuff….it’s so interesting to me.



  50. MegaGoat on March 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Is 20MHz really all I’ll need?