A Perfect Electronics Bench?

A Perfect Electronics Bench?

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What tools and parts do you need when building an electronics lab bench? Find out in today’s video! Everyone’s “perfect” electronics lab setup will vary based on their test needs and budget, but this provides a great baseline!

Check out the new Keysight Smart Bench Essentials equipment:

Benchtop Power Supply, EDU36311A:

Benchtop 5.5 Digit DMM, EDU34450A:

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EEs Talk Tech Electrical Engineering podcast:

0:00 Electronics lab workbench tools
0:07 Instructions to score your own lab
0:52 Smart Bench Essentials gear overview
1:08 Giveaway overview
1:23 Safety gear for electronics
2:10 Device safety gear
2:33 Soldering gear
3:15 Vice and tweezers
3:39 Fume extractor
4:12 Benchtop Power Supplies for electronics
5:33 Digital Multimeters (DMMs)
6:24 Benchtop vs. Handheld Multimeters (DMMs)
7:57 Function Generator for electronics
9:26 Oscilloscope for electronics
10:52 Miscellaneous tools for electronics
13:24 Winners

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  1. Y D on July 19, 2022 at 12:10 am

    I have only 46 points … 😭 Please Daniel, get me a Spectrum Analyzer !!!! ( I need it to fix my Flux Capacitor … it’s almost working ! If I succeed to make it work, I’ll tell you last year ) 👻🤣🙏🏼👀

  2. mysiak on July 19, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Hey Danny, cool content, love it, hope you will continue with this series forever. 🙂

  3. Pellervo Kaskinen on July 19, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I did not keep a real count, but right now I don’t remember anything missing from my lab. Although, like somebody else also excused — my fire extinguishers (2 of them) are in my garage, just next to the kitchen door. Even otherwise, my home is my electronics lab. The main components collection (a carousel) occupies most of the next room, along with some additional instruments and a library book shelf (component data books). My two analog storage scopes and 3 digital ones reside in the living room. There is also an 8-channel digital strip chart recorder, two pulse generators, a stroboscope, two audio analyzers and a Control Systems Analyzer. There are two PCs in the main lab room. The power supplies there consist of one 4-output, one 3-output, one 2-output all on the bench shelf and finally one power supply on my scope cart. The main math devices are a 12" slide rule, and a binary / hex calculator. Plus I always have my smart phone with me, with its HP-15 and HP-67 calculator applications. Did I get any bonus points? I forgot to mention my Universal 1 GHz counter / timer and a GPS lock-in calibrator. And two current probes, one 15 kV scope probe and one 700 V differential probe as well as one 900 MHz active probe. 2 LCR bridges. Oh, two modern spectrum analyzers are at home, while one vintage spectrum analyzer and some more instruments are most of the time in an outside storage facility, but visit occasionally my home lab. More bonus points???

  4. pa4tim on July 19, 2022 at 12:21 am

    3 DMMs ? Do I need to sell the other 27 ? I have them up to 7.5 digits. I miss some things on your list like VNA, SA, RF generator, meg-ohm meter, Slotted-line, calibration gear, meter, opacity meter, spectrometer, component tester, curve tracer, LCR meter, microscope, PCB repair stuff, Frequency counter, programmer..

  5. Penurious Sierra on July 19, 2022 at 12:21 am

    I have one-channel 100MHz scope from the depths of Shenzhen. Could really use an upgrade!

  6. M SP on July 19, 2022 at 12:21 am

    76 points, so I think I am well equipped.

  7. mindshelfpro on July 19, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Score: 53

  8. rkan2 on July 19, 2022 at 12:22 am

    1:30 A CO2 extinguisher might be useful too..

  9. BigChungus_68 on July 19, 2022 at 12:24 am

    My first function generator and oscilloscopes are that little XR2206 and DSO 138 hand held with acrylic case haha. Gotta start somewhere and I definitely plan to upgrade soon. Those cheaper ones are fun to put together and use though!

  10. john michaels on July 19, 2022 at 12:24 am

    You’re missing a good distortion analyzer and a "general purpose" (fast) amplifier.

  11. nilton moura on July 19, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Very nice, you’re the man

  12. Ljubomir Ćulibrk on July 19, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Tech motor, the one that is hang on the sprint from seiling or wall.
    Real one, 250W whit flex shaft.

  13. Just Barran on July 19, 2022 at 12:29 am

    I got 68/79 (Which i think is a A) loved the score sheet, My lab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCz_iqm1IY4

  14. Tyler Peppy on July 19, 2022 at 12:29 am


  15. paulingho de la voopala on July 19, 2022 at 12:29 am

    oh, i only have soldering iron kit (cheap chinese, but has all the extra), laptop and multimeter with fat tips only… im dying for new equipment,, working with that is tedious, but i always find a solution (usually means soldering those lil wires from chinese breaboard kit to my fat multimeter leads so i can poke spots more easily)… i love to thinker and create so much, it doesnt really bother me… when ill be in better financial situation, first thing on my list is an oscilloscope…

  16. Shut-in Gaming on July 19, 2022 at 12:30 am

    -100 points if you followed this video to build your first lab and forgot to run electricity to you lab…

  17. Dan Delczeg on July 19, 2022 at 12:31 am


  18. Keysight Labs on July 19, 2022 at 12:32 am

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  19. Taylon160 on July 19, 2022 at 12:34 am

    my lab has 55 Points

  20. Suraj Grewal on July 19, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Got 60, if you count a bucket of sand as fire extinguisher.

  21. BoyRed on July 19, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Laughs in Carlsons Lab

  22. CarrotDugTooDeep on July 19, 2022 at 12:38 am

    60 for me. Mine is mostly set up for RF, so a spectrum analyzer, return loss bridge, service monitor, etc. are a must.

  23. elektronik zımbırtılar on July 19, 2022 at 12:39 am

    -8185558521158885877*10^20 points

  24. UneasierClock54 on July 19, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I got 36 for my setup. A good light is also a pretty important item to have. Also a place to store papers and also make notes.

  25. Rafael Karosuo on July 19, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Well, I have 27 points and I’m going to ignore the points subtraction due to not having an actual bench, I have the tools saved in a box and have to put everything together every time I need them in my dinner table and pack everything again afterward, very annoying… but, at least I have some tools 🙂

  26. countseven on July 19, 2022 at 12:43 am

    My work bench has a 59 by your score. Things you missed that I find useful: a light source/magnifier on a pose-able arm, fabric tape for touch screen repairs, masking tape for labels.

  27. Mark Hodgson on July 19, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Im building project moses, so this set up is a bit intriguing and slightly inferior

  28. At A Glimpse on July 19, 2022 at 12:43 am

    I just realised the use of those brackets behind my DMM…

  29. Boris on July 19, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Great video Keysight! A killer video would be around the topic of electronics storage since everyone knows that if you advance in electronics you will eventually have a hard time storing and mostly organizing your (never too much) spare parts/components

    I think it would be a great video since there is not a lot of information on it online and this is certainly a topic which can be answered with a lot of experience which you guys seem to have a bit of 😉

    Looking forward to it!

  30. Oddity on July 19, 2022 at 12:44 am


  31. Control Man on July 19, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Uh the attempt at comedy. I’ll just say. Dont quit yur day job.

  32. Mpho Jr on July 19, 2022 at 12:49 am

    As a 14 year old. I got a score of 33 which I think is good
    Especially for my age, current experience and knowledge

  33. Mario Mionskowski on July 19, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Realy good and funny explained what a good lab matters.

  34. fthorup on July 19, 2022 at 12:52 am

    76 popints… just missing the fume extractor…

    I think you are missing a microscope from your list. Today they can be had for a little as 100$ so no excuse there.
    Especially with the wide use of small SMD components today, you need to be able to see what you are working on

  35. Jeremy on July 19, 2022 at 12:52 am

    You didn’t do the actual bench itself. I don’t really understand this kindof videos.

  36. Mindaugas K on July 19, 2022 at 12:53 am

    No no no, you’ve missed absolutely most important tool – The Widlarizer

  37. Mik on July 19, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Thumbnail xiu xiu

  38. greg thomas on July 19, 2022 at 12:55 am

    I scored a negative six.

  39. Mohamed on July 19, 2022 at 12:56 am

    i was waiting for such a video .. tks a lot 🌷👍

  40. sonosam 8 on July 19, 2022 at 12:56 am

    electronic load, usb amp/voltage monitor and microscope(digital). These have become VERY important to me when testing many things.

  41. Katachi Audio on July 19, 2022 at 12:58 am

    46 points, no Oscilloscope yet 🙁

  42. Merces on July 19, 2022 at 12:58 am

    i got an 53

  43. Goodvibes Global on July 19, 2022 at 12:59 am

    I come here from elecroboom’s channel watched a couple of your vids I’ll be back 😁

  44. glasslinger on July 19, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Well, OK. I would be doing great for 1975! 🙁 Looking at your lab choices I think a million bucks would about do it. (ok, we can leave out the 60ghz scope) So a hundred K for the keysight bench. Really prize winning good: "not that spendy!" From a Keysight rep of all people! Gave me a good chuckle! When the entire cost of all my instruments would not buy ONE of the instruments demonstrated! (well, maybe the cheap digital VOM)

  45. Ben Goodchild on July 19, 2022 at 1:03 am

    If only I could afford decent Keysight equipment! Maybe someday

  46. FBI - Federal Blyat of Investigation on July 19, 2022 at 1:03 am

    I got 50 points! It’s surprising because my desk is about 1.7 meteres from corner to corner on the work bit.
    Also a calculator is a must have when you need to for example calculate the watt-hours of a battery or calculate the power output or input of a device, this can be done without a calculator but a calculator makes it faster and easier. It also helps when your feeling lazy.

  47. Cajun Living on July 19, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I really wanted to keep track of my score but I couldn’t find my calculator, time to clean the lab.

  48. Kenji Hirai on July 19, 2022 at 1:07 am

    50 points + 1 for owning a multipurpose computer so I can do schematics using software and to control/record what’s happening on my Oscilloscope, more than 3 DMMs are really handy, I should definitely buy fire extinguisher

  49. Torin Storkey on July 19, 2022 at 1:07 am

    18 points

  50. Mario Kutnjak on July 19, 2022 at 1:08 am

    69 points

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