Building a home hobby electronics lab. The components and accessories a serious home electronics person might need and one spec’d using a better grade of entry levels components. You can start with less than this but if you’re serious about electronics you’re probably going to need more-or-less what I have but you can start with less and build as you go.

In addition to the major components I discuss the ancillary items needed — things like power and signal cables to connect things, work tables and lighting, storage for equipment accessories and parts and the various hand tools and other tools one will need.

I also discuss some issues relating to safety and what you might do to get a better grounding in safety.

So, I hope that what I’ve done can be of some use to you in setting up or rearranging your electrons lab. Again, this is more of an entry level lab setup but some folks are light years beyond this. Check out this link to “Mr Carlson’s Lab” for a lab that’s a couple orders of magnitude beyond mine.

And here’s a list of items in my lab along with a source for picking them up.

Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscopes – Bandwidth: 50 Mhz, Channels: 4
https://www.amazon.com/Rigol-DS1054Z-Digital-Oscilloscopes-Bandwidth/dp/B012938E76

Rigol DG1062Z Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator 60 MHz, 2 Ch
https://www.amazon.com/Rigol-DG1062Z-Function-Arbitrary-Generator/dp/B00JXPWCKY

Rigol DM3058E Benchtop Multimeters – Type: Digital, Style: Bench
https://www.amazon.com/Rigol-DM3058E-Benchtop-Multimeters-Digital/dp/B00KBZK1QW

Rigol DP832 Triple Output 195 Watt Power Supply
https://www.amazon.com/Rigol-DP832-Triple-Output-Supply/dp/B00ENX02GC

Hakko Soldering Station, FX-951-66
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012B8NW8/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kohree 110V LED Digital 858D SMD Hot Air Rework Station Solder Blower Heat Gun
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ITMPQS2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

BEST Digital USB Microscope
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PEZ3GMK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Akro-Mils 10164 64 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch, Black
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LDH3JC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003P2UOCO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Sistema Klip It Collection Rectangle Food Storage Container, 67.6 Ounce/ 8.4 Cup
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ARYB8I/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Sistema Klip It Collection Rectangle Food Storage Containers, 33.8 Ounce/ 4.2 Cup Each, Set of 2
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JIL3MA/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Sistema Klip It Collection Rectangle Food Storage Containers, 13.5 Ounce/1.6 Cup, Set of 3
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001XSM04C/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Probe Master 8043S DMM Test Leads
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TLXGE2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Test Lead Banana Plug Male Stackable to Banana Plug [39″ / 1 Set]
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0141ZIKT2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

AST Labs Test Lead Banana Plug Stackable to Alligator Clip Heavy Duty 39″
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X09A940/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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20 thoughts on “Home Electronics Lab

  1. First-class overview – well done. And thank you for bringing the safety element up. My (golden) rule: ABC – Always Be Careful. Full marks!

  2. just wondering how much $ do u have invested into you're lab. actually how much would I have to invest in a basic lab.?

  3. I'm envious of your setup there, i need to get stuff off the bench and on to shelves, thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks. Congratulations on your lab. Wondering if you had any thoughts on solder fumes? I realize you have limited options in your area.

  5. The real reason for those home electronics setups they used to sell is to receive transmission. Transmissions that may tell you where to meet someone.

  6. hahaha he said 2nd comming of tesla.. i love it.. wireless lighting bolt.. lol got to admit that kid knows his stuff wish i could rememeber 1/1000 of what he has forgtton lol

  7. if you see my lab it looks like bombarded ,tv pc ,mobile you name it , my friend enjoy you lab .

  8. May I ask you about the electronic load, where do they rank in your list of items to the lab, and why? 🙂

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