The Nuts & Volts
Design a complete, fully-functioning, entry-level electronics workbench for under
$200, keeping in mind that you must do so using regularly stocked items from reliable
Your entry should be submitted in the form of a list with a line for each item, its
associated part #, the vendor name, and the item cost. Make sure the total is $200
So, do you think it’s possible to stock a workbench on such a stingy budget,
including tools, test equipment, and the like? If you think you have the magic formula,
submit your list of items and prices to email@example.com. The best entries
will be published in Nuts & Volts and be featured in our ReallyCoolReads newsletter.
And of course, will win a fabulous prize provided by the companies listed below!
The prize pool is getting pretty deep
with great stuff from your favorite companies like
Parallax, Measurement Computing, Bitscope, Saelig, and Oscium!
Need more details?
Go to www.nutsvolts.com for the official rules.
*NOTE: To insure a level playing field AND a solid, repeatable design, sources such as eBay,
Alibaba, Craigslist, auction sites, or other places that feature very low cost, private party, unknown
manufacturers, unknown quality, discontinued, or where stock may become unavailable at any
time, should not be considered. When you’re done with your entry, it should be usable to create
a solid, stable, Bill of Materials with reliable sources. Think in terms of when you’re done, it should
be possible that your entry could actually be used by a school or university to reliably stock and
restock multiple workbenches at a reasonably known cost from reliable and supported sources, for
a year or more. Good luck and happy hunting!