Jeff Duntemann K7JPD
Colorado Springs, CO
NOTE: Jeff has an entire website devoted to the
creation and evolution of his electronics shop and
workbench area. It’s a VERY good read if you’re
getting ready to build or want to improve your workspace (or just want to dream). I’ve placed one of the
pictures of his shop here, but you should really visit
the website if you want to see a very cool shop!
Just got the new N&V today and saw your
request for workshop photos and tips. I have an
entire page devoted to the topic. I’m 55 and have
had a workshop of my own since I was 13, but it’s
taken me all this time to get it just right. I do less
robotics than I used to, but I still build things, and the
general principles are the same no matter what you’re building. Thanks again and good luck! www.duntemann.com/12v
Lincoln City, OR
Chad “Chadman” Shumway sent a couple of
photos of his workspace. Looks well stocked and
commercial at first glance. Sure enough it was.
Even though there’s a large difference between
the necessity of a commercial operation and
a home work space, it’s amazing to see the
similarities. Here’s what Chad had to say about
Is there a prize for the worst/best clutter? I
have to say I am the luckiest hobbiest ever paid to
hobby! This is my clutter and it’s just the tip of the
iceberg really. I wanted to point out a development
system you might or might not have covered. I
have been studying a bit of assembly, PICBasic,
and have just begun my uphill curve to
learning C/C++. C development seems
the way to go for most MCU development and useful beyond that, as well.
I recently went to a Cypress seminar
and was introduced to Cypress PSoC
Express. I was given the “World Tour”
dev board and PSoC Express on a disk.
I love this development system! I had
a fan controller breadboarded with
low/med/high fan output based on
thermistor temperature input, in under
three hours working on my desk.
Given two more hours, I could have
had my proto board submitted to my
proto board house using Eagle.
Five hours to prototype with little
experience with MCUs, using a
program I barely knew. Awesome!
Have a look if you haven’t already.