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The WFH Engineer

Andrew Back
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Open source (hardware and software!) advocate, Treasurer and Director of the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation, organiser of Wuthering Bytes technology festival and founder of the Open Source Hardware User Group.

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October 19, 2020 15:08

The one item I would add is an Oscilloscope. A standalone 'scope is quite expensive, so I have a Picoscope. It has the advantage of a built-in function generator and plugs into my laptop via USB. My basic toolkit includes almost all the identical tools with the exception of the variable power supply. I have fixed 5V and 12V supplies which at present suit my needs.

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October 19, 2020 15:08

@davlyn1 Picoscope's are a cool bit of kit! Also check out the Red Pitaya boards - https://uk.rs-online.com/web/b/red-pitaya/

October 14, 2020 15:56

I built a new shed over the summer and now have a great workshop to tinker in! Only problem is it's a little chilly in the winter so my plan on adding some insulation at some point!

I also have some tools that have had for years, although sadly some of my favorites have corrosion from the moisture in the air we get over the Winter, so I’ve bought myself a set of bench top tool drawers and have sprayed my tools up with WD40 and thrown in some Silica Gel packets. Hopefully that will do the trick!

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October 14, 2020 15:56

@Pete Wood Nice shed! There's something quite calming about them and I hope to have a shed of my own one day. We had a humidity problem in our workshop and dehumidifiers helped to an extent, but are obviously not cheap to run. Have you got any heating in the shed? Some very low level heating from tubular heaters could help. Maybe even just 100W or so if you can block out draughts. There is also a type of brown waxy paper that is good for wrapping tools after applying light oil.

October 14, 2020 15:56

@Andrew Back No heating yet, but i'll take a look at the tubular heaters, we used to have some of those when we kept chickens in a shed and they seemed to work pretty well!

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