Dave shows you how you can set up an electronics lab for only a few hundred bucks.
Multimeter, oscilloscope, power supply, function generator, soldering station, solder, wire, tools, microscope and magnifier, and components.
The prevous video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_PbjbRaO2E
Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-954-how-to-setup-an-electronics-lab-for-0/
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20 thoughts on “EEVblog #954 – How To Setup An Electronics Lab For $300

  1. If you want to try electronics as a hobby you can start of with an iron, solder, multimeter, battery packs- boost converter as power supply and a selection of diy kits.
    But first watch many hours of youtube videos. Find out as much as you can about components.

  2. dont buy that nano dso save you money and wait to buy a proper 1 ,,, my biggest mistake like he said fiddly and crap i would not complain if it would out put to my pc/lappy pluse its like 90 gbp pulse shipping and vat it cost me half rigol oscilloscope , not happy

  3. This video seems a little roughshot / a shotgun approach. Just throwing ideas at the wall without having tested all the equipment listed. I wish you'd do a video series on working your way up from low end to high end.

    Start with low end gear that you actually test and works reasonably well and that people could learn on before dumping big bucks into electronics.

    Move up tho medium and then high end gear, suggesting an upgrade path and reasonable stepping stones.

    Not every chinese kit is going to be good enough for even a low end setup and sometimes they might have a medium grade piece of kit that people could upgrade through reasonably well. When you get to the higher end stuff, you can start listing the big brands people should know and focus on buying from.

  4. For the oscilloscope I would recommend an oscilloscope kit cause the aint that bad really for basic stuff and to learn to use a better one.

  5. I know it's out of the $300 range but now second generation DSO's come with spectrum analysers now like Virtins do a nice one for $330 which is incredible!!

  6. Hey Dave, are you considering an updated version of this video with the new soldering stations, or even the TS100/TS80?

  7. Would it not make far more sense to buy quality items one piece at a time, perhaps get to know how to use each one as well before you start ordering more budget tools.

    I’m happy I didn’t go about it the way your recommending here or I’d have 1/10 the quality lab I do have. Just my EEVBlog multimeter cost that, even the cheapest one is 1/3 of that entire amount. Rigol 1054z, DP712 BK precision 3011B and 4011A function generators and a drill press among other things and I’m WAY over this amount haha

    I also have a far better quality lab though, I prefer your usual recommendation! Thanks for doing this for the people who are too impatient though

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