Category Archives: Workspace

Tool Tip: Cleaning A Soldering Iron Tip

Still working on the electronics for the 3d printer, my overdue thing a week, so posting another tip I’ve just discovered regarding cleaning a soldering iron tip quickly.  Simply remove the tip, place it very carefully in the chuck of a cordless drill and spin it against some sandpaper.  I’ve only a cheap iron so… Read More »

Desk Build; Path of Least Resistance

For the workspace I’m building I’m combining a set of shelves and a folding desk, as if a set of Hungarian Shelves mated with a writing bureau.  I recently build a set of those shelves for the back of my room so these should match nicely. Those shelves (left) were made of two sheets of… Read More »


I’m still getting to grips with CAD, I’ve not really used it since school, and I’ve always preffered jotting things down on paper.  At the minute it’s quicker and sketching ideas down on paper seems to make things more real to me.  Diffcult to describe but true. Today I needed some graph paper to draw… Read More »

DIY Essentials from IEEE

As if by magic IEEE Spectrum have posted a guide to setting up your workbench for electronics work, great minds think alike it seems!  Peg board wasn’t something I had considered for my build but after seeing this post it or somthing similar is a no brainer. Keegan IEEE Spectrum via Boing Boing