Work Log - Soundwave Electronics Workstation

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  1. shOOter---

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    As most who know me would know, I like to keep my shed neat & tidy, so the idea of building a self-contained electronics workstation is very appealing. Plus I'm often fixing other peoples shit so the portability helps.




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    The whole box was built out of 1x sheet (2400x1200) of 7mm ply plus a small sheet of 12mm ply for the front/work area. The thin 7mm ply made constructing the box difficult in terms of attaching hinges & using very short screws but it is worth it to keep the overall weight down in my opinion.



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    Fixed most of the main box together with PVA glue & pneumatic nail gun.



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    Braised some aluminum flat bar & 12mm tube together to make mounts for both the light & fume extraction adjustable arms (which are ex-desk lamp arms). Bolted the mounts to 300mm ball bearing drawer slides.

    Note: the Fume Extraction Shroud & Duct 3D print files can be found here



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    3D Printed bush for the light & fume extraction adjustable arms.



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    Doors on, using very small brass hinges & tiny 4 gauge countersunk self tappers. I had originally planed to use piano hinge but the thin 7mm ply made attaching it without a lot of modification very difficult.



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    To keep the workstation organised I've included a 240v power compartment in each end of the main box. But as most conventional power boards tend to have their sockets 90 degrees to their length taking up too much space I decided to fabricate my power supply system. Using 50mm square PVC conduit. The picture above shows the a piece of ply fixed inside the conduit to act as a captured nut to mount the conduit & make it serviceable.



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    In each 240v compartment there are 4x 240v 10A sockets & a overload reset switch & a 3m mains cable in the right hand compartment.



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    Wiring



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    Added some aluminum brackets to make the front 240v sockets flush with the ply.
    There are 4x (2x each side) 240v sockets mounted in the front of the box for use with extra tools or to test things you are working on etc.



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    Front view of flush mount socket.



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    Right hand end power compartment.



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    Right hand end power compartment conduit.



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    Mouse door.



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    Custom 3D Printed curved saddle clip.



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    (From top to bottom)
    - 10mm Aluminum EA shelf bracket.
    - Cable tie dispenser made from 20mm pvc conduit.
    - 64mm dia cable hole with 3D Printed cap.
    - Ball bearing drawer slide for for fume extraction arm.



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    3D printed Wire spool mount & slides.



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    Wire spool slide mounts in position



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    Keeping with the theme, I added a Decepticon logo in the 3D Printed screwdriver rack.



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    Ready for Painting.



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    Main box painted.



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    Front painting process.



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    Fabricated a fold down handle so the box would fit on a shelf where I'd like to store it.



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    Handle up.



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    Handle Down.



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    Complete



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    Complete



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    Tape Deck Mode!


    If anyone would like any of the following hit me up & I'll post them:
    • Detail CAD drawings of the workstation.
    • Cutting list with dimensions for cutting plywood.
    • STL files for any of the 3D Printed components.
    • Paint Colours.

    Thanks for your time =)
     
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  2. zero_velocity

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    Wow, very cool little bit of kit there aye!

    Just needs fold out seat and legs so you have an all-in-one anywhere anytime station lol
     
  3. dirtyd

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    That is kick-arse! :thumbup:
     
  4. /invariance\

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    Very nicely done shOOter.

    The end result attests to the amount of planning that went into the design :thumbup:
     
  5. HeXa

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    Soundwave!! awesome exterior :D
     
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  7. Subliminal

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    Thats very cool mate,

    I really should get organised like that, do a fair bit of soldering in my job and tend to have a bloody mess of bits of pieces that get shoved into a box when I'm finished.
     
  8. Mathuisella

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    So, the big question here is.... How much for you to make one for me ( or others )
     
  9. moloko vellocet

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    Very impressed. Great job! :thumbup:
     
  10. switchblade327

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    Nice job - reminds me I need one too :)

    Quick question - looks like you added a generic cutting mat thing.. why not a proper ESD mat - they're about $20-30 @ Jaycar?
     
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    I bought a heap of cutting mats cheap a while back as I use them for my other interests like Gunpla & finishing my 3D prints so was easy to grab one for the photos, my anti static mat is quite small & looks like a pimple on an elephants ass on this setup lol.
     
  12. davros123

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    Like. Brilliant job with this. well done.
     

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