So I have been kinda quiet for a while but i have finally gotten a real workspace set up.... in a closet that has a depth of about 2 feet and my work surface is a shelf with the shortest dimension being 1.5 feet. Its a bit short but its very wide. here are some pictures:
The big picture
Here you can see everything, or almost everything as the top shelf is cut off. There are 4 shelfs. One is my work surface the others are storage for my stuff.
Here is the top shelf.. Entirely composed of legos!
Lego bricks are so useful I just have to have an entire shelf of em!
Here is my electronics workspace
There is a soldering iron but that is on the shelf above with other tools.
My coding area is right next to it and consists of a computer (go mac!) and well thats it. My machining workspace is my front porch.
Yeah, I guess, though there not of much use till I build control boards. And yeah I try to keep the place pretty clean but there are those times when it gets so cluttered I cant even work on my bench. My current experiment is on my desk up in my room so that’s a mess. It’s a little 12v Pitman with a quadrant encoder, and Victor 884, trying to synchronize the two for servo control.
My shop 360
I’ve been looking through all the different shops and am amazed by all the cool stuff you guys have. Anyway here are a few pictures of my work space.
Ok so this is the first corner got my wood lathe, some part bins, a few loose tools, tool boxes, and a couple plastic bins full of JUNK!
This is my electronics corner, figure that LOL. Packed full of parts and wire, also got a signal generator, portable scope, and a few other cool things on the rack to the right.
Third corner of my shop, band saw, CNC (not finished), more drawers FULL of hardware, some bins, yeah…
Ok unfortunately this is the fourth and final corner of my shop… you all have eyes so just take a look, pretty much just more parts, and JUNK!
This is the CNC I acquired from my mentor it’s really nice! He built it a while back and was looking to get rid of it. He still has the z-axis in his shed so I need to go get that sometime. Translators work beautifully, about 3’x3’ just need to design a control board to link them to the computer.
This is my other CNC that i started in 7th grade and havent done much on since. “Back in the day” I didn’t know much about this stuff so I ordered plans form a guy named John, it’s actually called The 7th so that’s kind of cool. Anyway its 3-axis 12”x9”x3” cutting area. Again needs a control board and also a few steppers. Should be nice when done, might sell… He still sells plans: Here
This is very clean!! Mine just big mess! I couldn't find what I need when it's clean.
work bench, aka dinner table. it is actualy a grea are cause the tv and computer are on the other side so i can watch stuff while building.... and when i need to cut or do something i just use the wooden box on the floor, there is one small problem, chipping and other bits get caught to your soxs and draged around the place.
wonder why there is a coffee grinder and a scale in a robot construcion area ? that for chemistry, highly flamable stuff right next to the sldering iron... what could go wrong ?
Thought i would add mine to this great post, don't feel so bad about the mess I make.
My workarea as of this past weekend after a move. My desk and work table face each other with a nice window on one side. This will work great for my solar projects...when I have sun on the side. The desk is where I plan to do most of the programming while the table is where I'll be doing most of the buiding and initial testing. I'm still looking to find the best layout for my work table as it has a lot of room for working.
and computer desk/secondary area
Here's a pic of a set of shelves occupied by my favorite robo stuff. Hopefully I'll find some of my tools and things to get a good work area put together.
I started building my workshop last year just after we moved in but ive been to cought up with learning mysql to concentrate on it:
I plan on having it run around 2 walls in the garage with the rest as storage space. Its a double garage so theres plenty of room for messing around in.