The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide [Video]

The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide [Video]

Peter Dalmaris

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Setting up your own electronics lab at home can be a daunting. This course will help you through the maze of options. NOTE: Please note this title is NOT DRM FREE.
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Video Details

ISBN 139781788621861
Course Length5 hours and 22 minutes

Video Description

This course is designed to help you setup your own electronics lab. If you are starting your adventures in electronics, and you are not looking to setup a professional electronics lab, then this course is perfect for you. A lab is a place at your home that you have specifically organised in a way that promotes your enjoyment of working with electronics. It is where your tools, components and instruments are. It is where you do your circuit experiments and the bulk of your learning.There are significant differences between professional and hobbyist electronics labs. That's because the amateur electronics lab is far more restricted in every respect to the lab of a professional.If you are a hobbyist, using a spare room or your bedroom as your electronics lab, then this course will help you make the most of it. In this course, I will discuss the basic features of an amateur electronics lab by showing you how I have organised mine. I have most of the restrictions of an amateur, and with the exception of a few of the items in my kit, my lab is purely an amateur lab. In each lecture, I present a specific topic and in most cases I demonstrate the use of a tool or instrument. Through these demos, I wish to help you gain a working understanding of what these items are designed for. You will not become an expert, but you will know enough to know when you need one. I am always available to discuss any of the topics I present in this course, so please feel free to ask using the course's discussion tool.

Style and Approach

A 5 hour long course to get fully acquainted with the basic features of an amateur electronics lab by showing you how I have organised mine.A specific topic and in most cases I demonstrate the use of a tool or instrument.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The electronics maker lab
Introduction
Essentials
Introduction
Wires, screwdrivers, tweezers, breadboards
Wire strippers, cutters, helping hands
Storage
Components
Conclusion
Power
Introduction
Battery packs, batteries, chargers
Walled power supplies
Bench power supply
Conclusion
Power tools
Introduction
The rotary tool
Finish project box holes with a reamer
The hot glue gun
Conclusion
Test equipment
Multimeters
Auto-ranging multimeters
Multimeter demo: DC measurement
Multimeter demo: AC measurement
The oscilloscope
Decoding I2C with the oscilloscope
The function generator
Function generator, a demo testing a simple filter
Conclusion
Soldering and wiring
Introduction
Soldering Tools
Soldering through-hole components demo
Desoldering through-hole components with a desoldering gun
Soldering surface-mount components demo
Desoldering SMD with hot air reworking tool
Heatshrink tubing
Crimping tools
Conclusion
Software
Introduction
Simulators
Demo of iCircuit
Calculators
Smartphone apps
Electronic design automation with Kicad
Conclusion
Other topics
Introduction
Safety
How to read a datasheet
Conclusion
Conclusion
Course Conclusion

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the basics components of a well-equiped electronics lab for the non-professional
  • Learn about power tools, like the electric drill, the hot glue gun and rotary tools.
  • Learn about soldering and soldering (as well as de-soldering) tools.
  • Learn about simulation, computer-aided design and electronic circuit calculators
  • Understand the use of sophisticated test instruments like the oscilloscope, and the function generator.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The electronics maker lab
Introduction
Essentials
Introduction
Wires, screwdrivers, tweezers, breadboards
Wire strippers, cutters, helping hands
Storage
Components
Conclusion
Power
Introduction
Battery packs, batteries, chargers
Walled power supplies
Bench power supply
Conclusion
Power tools
Introduction
The rotary tool
Finish project box holes with a reamer
The hot glue gun
Conclusion
Test equipment
Multimeters
Auto-ranging multimeters
Multimeter demo: DC measurement
Multimeter demo: AC measurement
The oscilloscope
Decoding I2C with the oscilloscope
The function generator
Function generator, a demo testing a simple filter
Conclusion
Soldering and wiring
Introduction
Soldering Tools
Soldering through-hole components demo
Desoldering through-hole components with a desoldering gun
Soldering surface-mount components demo
Desoldering SMD with hot air reworking tool
Heatshrink tubing
Crimping tools
Conclusion
Software
Introduction
Simulators
Demo of iCircuit
Calculators
Smartphone apps
Electronic design automation with Kicad
Conclusion
Other topics
Introduction
Safety
How to read a datasheet
Conclusion
Conclusion
Course Conclusion

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ISBN 139781788621861
Course Length5 hours and 22 minutes
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