But...you soon lose interest when you realise the effort need to set up your workbench, even for the tiniest of projects, and the effort to clear things away later
SO.....being a lazy bugger...i made this...
A small unit that is portable and can store its accessories inside. Many times ive wanted to try a small circuit, but being lazy i couldnt be bothered to dig out the prototype board, the wires, set things up with a PSU etc so i purchased a small case that cost $0.60c made a dual power supply, one at 5 volts and the other variable 0 to 20v and combined the whole unit.
Both of the power supplies are pretty basic, and the circuits can be found anywhere on the net, so i wont go into any specific construction in this area, but feel free to ask any questions. One uses a standard 7805 regulator, and the other an LM341 The DC adaptor was a spare 24v DC unit i had lying around, any unit from 8 volts to 30 volts DC will work with this unit.
Layout is not important and is down to the individual choice, the following pages shows my layout.
Step 1: Get the Bits Together
its solid and locks, and has space inside to pack away all of your bits when you have finished
The picture shows some of the bits i have added
Step 2: Mounting the Hardware
Step 3: PSU
Step 4: Putting It All Together
Step 5: Finally
I hope you have fun building yours, post the pics here for everyone to see.