Introduction: Vanlife Cheap Lab for Electronic Hobiest.
I do not have enough space to make a large electronic lab. so I need some thing compact to practice or create new projects. so I thinks about making a small cardboard lab having many functions but take less space. you can also use in your van if you are an electronic lovers.
the box I chose is 67 cm by 45 cm
some necessary things.
5.some passive components
many stuff is required so I will mention it with steps
Step 1: Arduino Kit
now a days microcontrollers are being heart of many circuits one of the most famous microcontroller is arduino.you can buy an arduino kit but if you want to keep it cheap you can found a box and put all arduino based things in it. you will need following things.
I will put my breard board on the top of work bench
I will arrange the jumper wires in order of lengts and types.
I will put two arduino neon in the box
screens, matrics etc
you can buy some cheap sensors.eg light, ultrasonic distance sensor etc
Step 2: Making Soldering Iron.
We do not have a 220v supply in our van so the consumption of soldering iron must be minimum. I will make a 10- 20v soldering iron. I will power it with 2 9v batteries.
for making a small soldering wire you will need
1.a power source
4.a small wood piece
5.a stick r pen to make a holder
I will send current in the nails and then join the tips of our nails. when i send current due to very small connection and high resistance the tip of nails get hot.
you can see the pictures.
Step 3: Next Step
the next step is all about arranging as many stuff as you can.in the box.i have use card board for saprating. I have made a 3x3 matricx box to put all component seprate from each other.
you can improve it by using paint. but due to some issues I have to conclude this project at here.
further improvement you can made later.
1.ADD SOME LEDS
2.PAINT THE WHOLE BOX
3.YOUE SOME COSTOM DUCK TAPE FOR DECORATIONS
4.MAKE SOME TYPE PS HANDLE
Step 4: Finalised Thing.
you can see the video for see my final thing.
Participated in the
Box Contest 2017
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5 years ago
Soldering Iron: Wahl Clippers used to make a low voltage battery operated iron with replaceable tips. You might find the tips on EBay. Using a step down resistor and a push button switch you could run this off the cigarette lighter.
Get a large ceramic floor tile 12"x12" or 30cm x30cm for a soldering surface.
Parts storage: Resistors (5%) are 24 to a decade (10-100, 100-1000, etc.). Get a 24 compartment Plano fishing tackle box to hold them. Same for capacitors.
Reply 5 years ago
I really apriciate your idea but due to limited resorses and time i was not able to get that many things.I will appriciate if you vote for my try and effort. :)