Inputs we used to build the list:
- Electronic Lab Setup - Tools and Equipment Requirements
- Basic Electronics 01 - Beginners guide to setting up an electronics lab
- Electronics Workbench Equipment List (with Pictures) - Instructables
- How to set up an electronics lab/workshop at home
and just a general google of “electronics workbench setup” “electronics lab build” etc.
Our list contains everything in common between the above lists, as well as the unique items from each list, and a few additional items we’ve found to be useful.
This is a wiki post, and will be updated by everyone as we go forward. Since I did the initial build, I am doing initial documentation.
- Fire Suppression : https://www.firstalert.com/fire-extinguishers/ez-fire-spray/
- PCB vise: PanaVise Products, Inc.
- Hand Tool Storage (see next section for documentation of contents)
from bottom drawer to top drawer (with toolbox last) (we consider the drawers/toolbox a single unit) (see next section for the links to the drawers/toolbox containers we use)
- Handheld standard magnifying glass
- Headband LED magnifier: Eclipse Tools MA-016 Headband LED Magnifier | JENSEN Tools + Supply
- Precision screwdriver set: JVMAC 2408A 16 in 1 Toolset Screwdriver Repair Tools Kit Set
- Misc screwdrivers (jewelers set, pen multi tip screwdrivers)
- Hand file set: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Multi-Purpose-File-Set-10-Piece-H10PCFS/206313272
- Utility Shears: 6 in. Utility Shears
- Hole Punch Set: Hyper Tough 6 piece Pin Punch Set, 1/16 inch, 1/8 inch, 5/32 inch, 3/16 inch, 1/4 inch and 5/16 inch - Walmart.com
- Wire Strippers: Hyper Tough 6-Inch Wire Stripper with Non-Slip Grips - Walmart.com
Precision Knife Set: Precision Knife Set, 56 Pc.
non esd tweezers: Stainless Steel Tweezers Set, 6 Pc.
esd safe tweezers:
Fine tip straight tweezers - ESD safe [135mm] : ID 421 : $3.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits
Fine tip curved tweezers - ESD safe [120mm] : ID 422 : $3.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits
Precision Tweezers Set - iFixit
Flush cutters: Xuron Micro-Shear Flush Cutter with Lead Retaining Clip
- Tape Measure: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-Tough-12-Foot-Tape-Measure-with-Large-Markings/792496412
- Level: Hyper Tough 9-inch Level with 90-Degree Quick Check - Walmart.com
- Solder: MG Chemicals 21 Gauge Lead-Free Solder Pocket Pack
- Soldering Flux: CAIG Rosin Soldering Flux
- Liquid Soldering Flux: https://www.altex.com/gc-liquid-solder-flux-2-oz.
- No clean flux paste: M.G. Chemicals No Clean Flux Paste 10ML
- Paste Flux: https://www.altex.com/qualitek-paste-flux-2-oz.
- Hakko 599B : HAKKO | HAKKO Corporation
- Digital Calipers : (don’t remember where mine came from. Frys?. Available from many retailers).
- Breadboards: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DL13RZH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- SOIC Clip: https://www.amazon.com/CPT-063-Test-Clip-SOIC8-Pomona/dp/B00HHH65T4/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=soic+clip&qid=1612814963&sr=8-3
- BS1 Serial Adapter: EFX-TEK :: BS1 Serial Adapter
- Anti ESD Mat / Strip : Portable Anti-Static Mat - iFixit
- Multi meter leads TL831: Master Electrical Test Lead Kit | Extech Instruments
- Bitscope leads: BitScope Shop Online
- Screwdriver set: Eclipse 62-Piece Security Bit Set
- Multi meter: 11 Function Digital Multimeter with Audible Continuity
- Screw Gun: 4.8v Cordless 1/4 in. Screwdriver Kit with 2 Insert Bits and Wall Charger
- Test Leads: 18 in. 5 Colors Test Lead and Alligator Clips Set
- Non contact voltage tester: Non-Contact Voltage Tester
- Pliers set (stored to right of bench): Pliers Set with Comfort Grips, 5 Pc. (stored in : 15 Compartment Adjustable Plier Rack) (a bit fiddly to adjust, have to sweet talk it a bit)
- Hook/pick set: Hyper Tough Hook and Pick Set with Soft Grip Handles, 4-Piece Set - Walmart.com
- Rivet: HyperTough 9.5 inch Rivet Tool with 40 Assorted Rivets TN12556J - Walmart.com
- Small Fridge (solder paste long term storage) : Frigidaire Portable Retro 12-Can Mini Refrigerator, EFMIS462, Black - Walmart.com
- Personal Cooler (solder paste immediate/short term use): http://www.walmart.com/ip/Personal-Chiller-Mini-Fridge-Small-Space-Cooler-Black-K4105MTBK/641746796
- Lab Power Supplies (couple of high volt/amp donor wall warts, and multiple RocketFish AC/DC with tips)
- Storage Bags: Plastic (scavenged)
- Storage Bags: (scavenged)
- Drill bits: https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Black-and-Gold-Drill-Bit-Set-29-Piece-DWA1189/205952650
- Wrenches: Stubby SAE & Metric Combination Wrench Set, 12 Pc.
Tool drawers: (container store, tracking down product link)
Component Storage Drawers (large): https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-Bin-System-9-Compartment-Plastic-Small-Parts-Organizer/1000578349
Component Storage Drawers (small): https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-Bin-System-30-Compartment-Plastic-Small-Parts-Organizer/1000578345