Electronics at The MakerBarn

George CarlsonNews, Tools

We aren’t all woodworking and machine shop; we also have a wonderful electronics lab in the works.

The lab centers around four tech stations.  Three of the stations will be configured for experiments and testing audio and other low frequency work including micro-controllers.   You could use one of these stations to work on anything from tube amplifiers to Arduinos.  The forth station is equipped for work with RF (Radio Frequency) devices.  If you are into Ham Radio, this will be your favorite workspace.  Ever wonder what the spectral output of you WiFi router looks like?  The 9594E cover spectrum up to 2.9GHz.

The normal tech stations will each be equipped with a Tektronix 2246 100MHz oscilloscope, BK Precision 5MHz Function Generator, lab multimeter, and power supplies.  The RF station will have an HP8640B signal generator, an HP 8594E Spectrum Analyzer, and an HP 5328A frequency counter.  All tech stations will be supplied with a solder station and de-soldering tools.

There will also be a good supply of various parts, new and used as well as other equipment that can be checked out for use.

How often would you get a chance to operate a $20,000 Spectrum Analyzer or a $10,000 signal generator?  The answer is every evening at The MakerBarn.DSC_1057