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rpedro
07-16-2008, 05:51 AM
anyone got any pics of their workshops??? also toolboxes, setups, etc... and of course if anyone has any pics of their KHR's especially the 2HV, that would be great!!!:mad:

ScuD
07-16-2008, 05:59 AM
I would, but you don't wanna see it..
Seriously... as I noted somewhere around here before, I thrive in an absolute clutter and mess.
There's a system in it though, it's just that no-one can see the system but me.

MYKL
07-16-2008, 08:42 AM
That sir is exactly why my machines take so long to develop. I get to bring out my 'workshop' once in a while -when the wife isn't around- and it tends to sprawl across the living room in a way that reaps looks dripping with ire and incomprehension when she eventually discovers me puttering away my life at its heart.

My workshop(s) exist in boxes so a photo would be anticlimactic.

Adrenalynn
07-16-2008, 11:02 AM
No KHR's, but here's my very messy [it's driving me bonkers, I need to straighten it up] lab at the moment [panoramic shot]:

http://www.jlrdesigns.com/lab-mess-panorama.jpg

Full view here:

http://www.jlrdesigns.com/lab-mess-panorama.jpg

MYKL
07-16-2008, 11:10 AM
Jeebus, that makes most of the electronics/surplus shops I've frequented look like the innards of a Jawa sandcrawler...

Oh, and childish envy demands that I hate you. Just a little bit, but it's there.

^_^

DresnerRobotics
07-16-2008, 11:13 AM
No KHR's, but here's my very messy [it's driving me bonkers, I need to straighten it up] lab at the moment [panoramic shot]:

http://www.jlrdesigns.com/lab-mess-panorama.jpg
Full view here:

http://www.jlrdesigns.com/lab-mess-panorama.jpg


....that's a beautiful sight. I love messy workshops, it's the only way I can find anything.

darkback2
07-16-2008, 11:15 AM
She's got swords...

Cool.

No KHR's, but here's my very messy [it's driving me bonkers, I need to straighten it up] lab at the moment [panoramic shot]:

http://www.jlrdesigns.com/lab-mess-panorama.jpg

Full view here:

http://www.jlrdesigns.com/lab-mess-panorama.jpg

ScuD
07-16-2008, 11:34 AM
Messy? where? That's cleaner than my "shop" will ever get! :D

Awesome layout btw Lynn, seems supercomfortable and handy to work in a place like that.

rpedro
07-16-2008, 11:35 AM
No KHR's, but here's my very messy [it's driving me bonkers, I need to straighten it up] lab at the moment [panoramic shot]:

http://www.jlrdesigns.com/lab-mess-panorama.jpg

Full view here:

http://www.jlrdesigns.com/lab-mess-panorama.jpg

very cool... a LOT of room... I like it, keep them coming guys...:)

Adrenalynn
07-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Now that you mention it my lab looks a little like the innards of a Jawa Sandcrawler. :D

darkback2
07-16-2008, 11:39 AM
Oh...here is my shed...I just cleaned it, so it isn't quite as embarrassing as it could be.
http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/gallery/files/1/4/9/9/dsc00556.jpg
http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/gallery/files/1/4/9/9/dsc00557.jpg
DB

Adrenalynn
07-16-2008, 11:45 AM
She's got swords...

Cool.

:)

Those are both signed by David Carradine, The Bride's sword, and Bill's sword.

My real hardware is upstairs in my mini-dojo/gym, which I don't seem to hit near often enough these days.


ScuD - I had to break my shop-shop down. The only thing left in my garage that's usable is the 48" break and the horizontal/vertical bandsaw... The rest of my house is messy, but I can't stand a mess in my lab. No where else does it bother me. A little mess is ok, but the tools and parts need to be exactly precisely where I expect them to be. Nothing as annoying as holding a screw-driver in one hand, hemostat in your mouth, and blindly reaching for the needle-nose to find them not where you expect.

Adrenalynn
07-16-2008, 11:47 AM
Very organic and wild place to work, DB - that would be really fun to work in at night.

rpedro
07-16-2008, 11:51 AM
yeah until the giant spiders get me... I would freak out... in the house for me...:)

Adrenalynn
07-16-2008, 12:13 PM
LOVE spiders! You should avoid my home office upstairs. I've transplanted (and frequently hand-feed) three Black Widow Spiders (l. Hesperus), one behind each of my filing cabinets. They're great for keeping the other bugs down.

4mem8
07-16-2008, 01:37 PM
Adrenalynn: Love it ,Love it , Love it. I needed to see another workshop messy I thought it was just me that did that, means work in progress. Thanks for sharing it with us.

darkback2
07-16-2008, 01:46 PM
Actually the spider, Aragog...(my students named her) is upstairs with the snakes in my bedroom. I'll post pictures later.

rpedro
07-16-2008, 04:45 PM
spiders... Great I would prefer pics of workshops... I hate spiders...

Adrenalynn
07-16-2008, 04:47 PM
Adrenalynn: Love it ,Love it , Love it. I needed to see another workshop messy I thought it was just me that did that, means work in progress. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sorry to disappoint - it's about 95% cleaner now. Still lots of projects strewn about though!

You haven't posted pics of your lab in here - I know you have a nice one too!

JonHylands
07-16-2008, 05:44 PM
Here's my electronics desk:

403

As you can see, I'm in the middle of a board-building binge...

The machine shop is in the basement.

rpedro
07-16-2008, 10:13 PM
cool shop... but you so need to recycle some of those boxes...:)

4mem8
07-17-2008, 02:28 AM
Just for you Adrenalynn

workshop space and test gear



http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5661/pict0389editedvt2.jpg

Ok, to have fun in robotics you need a workspace that you can comfortably work in, here are a few shots of my workspace, Although it looks crowded everything has it's place and is easy to access.


http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1930/pict0391editedkz8.jpg

Most of my components are situated on the left in storage drawers like capacitors,resistors,transistors ect. LEDS and special ic's next to the PC screen on the right. and to the left in those two wooded box's are all my 74 and LM series Ic's.

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1930/pict0391editedkz8.jpg

Here you can see the main work area where building and testing is carried out, The shelf above the storage box in those plastic box's house a selection of special LEGO Technics parts, But have over Ten Large plastic box's of Technics.To the right on the wall house components in plastic bags for ease of use in front of my work area.


http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8825/pict0393editedeo9.jpg

This storage area contains all my Parallax components, Sensors,leads,encoders,Stamps,ect. All handy to my workbench.


http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3715/pict0394editedlz6.jpg

This is a close up of my storage area for Capacitors, resistors and voltage regs.


http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/9319/pict0395editedzz1.jpg

This is my prototyping area where circuits are designed before the final stage of completion. Area above on shelf are micro switches,relays and all manor of robotic mechanical devices.


http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/8054/pict0396editedua8.jpg

I have 16 drawers where larger components are stored.

Adrenalynn
07-17-2008, 02:39 AM
See? I have more space, but his is waaaay more impressive.

4mem8
07-17-2008, 04:29 AM
I need your space Adrenalynn, I've run out. I am now building my J5 in the garage workshop where my Laminated woodturning business is.

JonHylands
07-17-2008, 05:33 AM
cool shop... but you so need to recycle some of those boxes...:)

Yeah, that happens periodically. Those are just the latest bunch from about the past six months...

rpedro
07-17-2008, 05:58 AM
wow cool... I can't wait to set up mine...

rpedro
07-17-2008, 09:19 PM
keep em coming guys...

crabfu
07-18-2008, 01:21 AM
Man it's inspiring to see your shops.... My natural state is all about messy, always wanted to be organized, but never had the discipline for it. It's always impressive to see other builder's work space, makes me want to clean up! hmmmm ok that idea lasted a bit more than a second, back to adding to my mess :)

Thanks for sharing!

-Crabfu

Adrenalynn
07-18-2008, 01:25 AM
Whenever I feel like cleaning-up, I lay down until the feeling goes away. ;)

rpedro
07-19-2008, 05:21 PM
yeah I feel you... anyone else got any to share???I would love to see Crab-Fu's setup...:)

crabfu
07-19-2008, 11:20 PM
yeah I feel you... anyone else got any to share???I would love to see Crab-Fu's setup...:)

Ok, you asked for it....

Totally the opposite of the fine shop setups others have posted... welcome to the messy room & garage of crabfu... Actually these days I do all of the work in the living room- while my wife watches tv, I tinker around and listen to the shows. Therefore I ended up with a lot of boxes, carrying stuff back and forth. You know those cat ladies who collect dozens and dozens of them? Well I think I have the same psychological disorder, but with gadgets and toys... I'm a horder for sure....

-Crabfu

DresnerRobotics
07-20-2008, 08:55 AM
Holy crap man. That is just pure awesome.

Don't invite me over, I don't think I'd ever leave your garage.

crabfu
07-20-2008, 12:23 PM
Holy crap man. That is just pure awesome.

Don't invite me over, I don't think I'd ever leave your garage.

Come on over next robogames... you are welcome to stay in the garage Andrew, in fact you can't leave, and would have to change your name to Igor...

-Crabfu

rpedro
07-20-2008, 07:39 PM
yeah I agree your setup is amazing... Very cool... How about a few more of the computer sections as well as the posters on the wall??? Thanks!!!

crabfu
07-21-2008, 07:08 AM
yeah I agree your setup is amazing... Very cool... How about a few more of the computer sections as well as the posters on the wall??? Thanks!!!

There isn't anything interesting in that side of the garage... the wall has some magazine articles with some of my stuff in it, but is very outdated... maybe if I ever get around to posting the rest of them up, I'll take a pic :) That computer is a relic, need to drive it to a recycle place and dump it off... just another piece of junk in my collection :)

-Crabfu

rpedro
07-21-2008, 08:46 AM
ok... Fair enough... Pretty cool setup though... What's new with your 2HV???

crabfu
07-21-2008, 08:54 AM
ok... Fair enough... Pretty cool setup though... What's new with your 2HV???

Nothing... I've got too many projects and hobbies, hope to get back to it someday :)

-Crabfu

Alex
07-21-2008, 09:32 AM
WOW crabfu! Can I come live with you? I'll work in your shop for exchange for rent money:D

crabfu
07-21-2008, 11:02 AM
WOW crabfu! Can I come live with you? I'll work in your shop for exchange for rent money:D

You and Andrew will have to arm wrestle for the open position of Igor, but whomever develops a hump back first automatically gets the job. Facial ticks, gimpy walk, or difficulty in speech a plus.... Of course you know that you would be locked in the dungeon forever.

-Crabfu

rpedro
07-21-2008, 11:49 AM
hey CrabFu, don't you live in Japan??? where are you located??? I would love to check out some of those super cool Robot stores I have seen online... especially the one with all the Kondo stuff...:)

crabfu
07-21-2008, 12:01 PM
hey CrabFu, don't you live in Japan??? where are you located??? I would love to check out some of those super cool Robot stores I have seen online... especially the one with all the Kondo stuff...:)

Nope, I'm in California :)

-Crabfu

rpedro
07-21-2008, 10:13 PM
oh ok cool... I suppose you will be attending Robogames??? if so I hope to see you there!!!

crabfu
07-21-2008, 11:36 PM
oh ok cool... I suppose you will be attending Robogames??? if so I hope to see you there!!!

yup hope so :)

-Crabfu

Atom
07-22-2008, 04:08 AM
OK here are my 2 robots KHR-1HV, and MANOI AT01. The MANOI is stock at the moment, but the KHR-1HV has a pivot kit and I modded a hip kit. Currently working on installing two mini servos and camera for autonomous tracking. I don't have much of a workshop though...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2676988126/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2676964472/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2676992070/

rpedro
07-22-2008, 08:18 AM
Very nice Atom... Keep em coming guys!!!:)

Atom
07-23-2008, 08:39 PM
Here are some videos I just threw up on youtube of basic motions. He still needs work but hes getting a little faster.

YouTube - KHR-1HV soccer
YouTube - KHR-1HV

rpedro
07-23-2008, 08:49 PM
pretty cool videos Atom!!! thanks for sharing...:)

crabfu
07-24-2008, 12:49 AM
nice moves Atom! but what happened to the poor little guy's head?

-Crabfu

Atom
07-24-2008, 02:35 AM
Im working on a pan and tilt camera set up, but I need to find a program like roborealm to utilize it any ideas?

Adrenalynn
07-24-2008, 02:45 AM
Hang a standard servo controller on it and use roborealm? Or write your own roborealm plugin.

rpedro
07-24-2008, 11:58 AM
anyone got pics of their toolbox/tool setups??? also a list of what you use to work on your robots would be cool too...

Adrenalynn
07-25-2008, 01:13 PM
Update with a bit of a cleanup. I can actually almost breathe in here again!

rpedro
07-25-2008, 07:13 PM
that space is awesome!!! Looks like a really cool shop!!! Great job!!!

Electricity
07-29-2008, 03:07 PM
I thought this might be interesting, post up pics/stats of your current work area/lab/shop!
Lets see what kind of interesting dungeons people build bots in.

ScuD
07-29-2008, 03:25 PM
Ok.. alright.. fine, you asked for it.

Kids, cover your eyes, this one's NSFW!!

http://users.pandora.be/svendecock/robot/lab/lab1.jpg

The workdesk with TRC in the back..

http://users.pandora.be/svendecock/robot/lab/lab2.jpg

Minilathe... somewhere underneath all that

http://users.pandora.be/svendecock/robot/lab/lab3.jpg

Minimill (ooh, clean!) and welder

http://users.pandora.be/svendecock/robot/lab/lab4.jpg

That fire-extinguisher is probably the most used tool in the entire house. ever.

I warned you, it's not pretty..

Electricity
07-29-2008, 04:11 PM
I warned you, it's not pretty..
Heh.. just you wait.
http://i38.tinypic.com/invpyg.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/2eb982v.jpg
I just cleaned today..
I'm sparing myself the embarrassment of showing you UNDER the desk..
http://i37.tinypic.com/2pz01t4.jpg

My work area is also the place to throw your crap when you don't have any other place to throw it area for the store.. Hence the tire..

Adrenalynn
07-29-2008, 04:19 PM
Didn't we just have this thread?

[edit] Threads merged, moved around, mangled, annotated, and otherwise consolidated.

Electricity
07-29-2008, 06:52 PM
lol.. Didn't realize there was already a thread like this.. :p

Adrenalynn
07-29-2008, 07:20 PM
Fortunately I have a good memory. ;)

rpedro
07-29-2008, 08:31 PM
wow.. such cool shops... I am still working on mine...:)

ScuD
07-30-2008, 04:31 AM
E' has a bigger extinguisher than I do.. for some reason I feel less manly now..

rpedro
07-30-2008, 11:02 PM
hilarious...:)

keep em coming guys...:) also what are you guys storing your hand tools in,etc...

Electricity
07-31-2008, 12:24 PM
hilarious...:)

keep em coming guys...:) also what are you guys storing your hand tools in,etc...
a pile..

rpedro
07-31-2008, 08:54 PM
a pile..


funny... what about your setup etc???:)

Adrenalynn
08-01-2008, 12:40 AM
What about yours? It's a give and take thang...

Electricity
08-01-2008, 11:53 AM
funny... what about your setup elec???:)
Setup of what? My 'workshop'/everyone elses storage is posted a few posts back.

rpedro
08-01-2008, 07:28 PM
What about yours? It's a give and take thang...


Working on it... I will upload pics asap ok...

NDS
08-07-2008, 12:37 PM
WOW, there are some nice setups around here. Lets take a look at my shop.
http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/gallery/files/2/0/6/4/bench.jpg
SIGH:sawhorses+cinderblocks+planks+door= broke teenage workbench

Adrenalynn
08-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Looks pretty darned functional to me! Nothing to be ashamed of there!

I'm thinking about starting another moderated thread with just the photos of each users workspace. I think it'd be pretty neat to see them collected in one place without the chitchat inbetween. Any thoughts out there?

ScuD
08-07-2008, 12:57 PM
Yeah- can I photoshop mine before they get used? I'm starting to feel dirty :veryhappy:

Electricity
08-07-2008, 01:13 PM
Here's what I wish mine looked like..
http://lineymachine.googlepages.com/4400show.jpg/4400show-full.jpg

ScuD
08-07-2008, 01:29 PM
I'd like a combination of that one with Lynn's - the tables she has are ridiculously awesome for an electronics workbench.

sam
08-08-2008, 09:43 AM
Wow! That looks fabulous! I would love to transform my closet into something like that! Itès small and yet I think I could do pretty much evrything I need. thought the desk space is pretty limited, if you need a lot of tools and evrything.

ooops
08-08-2008, 10:18 AM
I'm thinking about starting another moderated thread with just the photos of each users workspace. I think it'd be pretty neat to see them collected in one place without the chitchat inbetween. Any thoughts out there?

Brilliant idea!
I will take pictures of mine right after I clean it up ... I hope to have posted by the year 2010:)

Electricity
08-08-2008, 11:37 AM
Looks pretty darned functional to me! Nothing to be ashamed of there!

I'm thinking about starting another moderated thread with just the photos of each users workspace. I think it'd be pretty neat to see them collected in one place without the chitchat inbetween. Any thoughts out there?
Thats what I was trying to do when you merged my thread with this one :p
I think its a good idea though, pictures only.
Infact, I think there are a few threads on here that would do better with pictures only. But thats just me.. :)

DresnerRobotics
08-15-2008, 10:14 PM
Here's my desk, does this count as a workshop?

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/gallery/files/1/4/9/2/p1010113_original.jpg

BauerMECH
08-17-2008, 01:52 PM
When we moved into our house we had a pigeon coop out back that I converted into my shop - a pretty entertaining story really, but nothing worthy of posting right now. Regardless, Jen and I are pretty proud of our little shop. :happy:

Before... after.
http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/picture.php?albumid=29&pictureid=96

Before... after.
http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/picture.php?albumid=29&pictureid=97

Adrenalynn
08-17-2008, 01:55 PM
Wow! That's awesome!

4mem8
08-17-2008, 02:03 PM
Good idea, go for it Adrenalynn

Adrenalynn
08-17-2008, 02:04 PM
The thread's existed for awhile now. I added BauerMECH's pictures too. It's here:

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?p=17755#post17755

4mem8
08-17-2008, 02:04 PM
BauerMech: What a huge difference, Nice.

Doh!!!!

crabfu
08-17-2008, 02:16 PM
When we moved into our house we had a pigeon coop out back that I converted into my shop - a pretty entertaining story really, but nothing worthy of posting right now. Regardless, Jen and I are pretty proud of our little shop. :happy:

Nice to finally see your shop Matt!.... but it's too organized and clean, so to help you solve your little problem, I'd be happy to move in.

-Crabfu

BauerMECH
08-17-2008, 06:16 PM
Nice to finally see your shop Matt!.... but it's too organized and clean, so to help you solve your little problem, I'd be happy to move in.

-Crabfu

Ha! Believe me, it rarely looks that beautiful :wink:... you're more than welcome to move in whenever you want though! It's already equipped w/ heat and AC so... :veryhappy:

ScuD
08-18-2008, 12:50 PM
Ok... this is why I want a house with a pigeon thingie / barn / ...

Quantum
08-22-2008, 09:03 AM
Just a couple Pics of the workshop and bench area.

Theres a pic of the CNC mill some manual mills and drill press. The green guy is a 20 ton press which I havnt used yet but want to make some biped brackets on. There is CNC wireforming machine as well which I have some ideas for in the future as well. A precision grinder and a lathe. The equipment is at the shop where I work at a tool and die company. There are several 4-slide machines as well as the cnc to make parts for the automotive industry.

Paul

ScuD
08-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Dude... I hate you :p

That Kurt vise is probably worth more than all of my tools together.

Awesome shop, great setup of the bench!

Matt
09-09-2008, 04:25 PM
Let me just state that this was Andrew's idea. So anyone that thinks this is cruel may direct their jealous anger at him, LOL. :P

*****Begin Robot Workshop Porn - YES I am over 18*****

Did you need a robot part? This is one wall with a few drawers opened. Yes. Those are piles and piles of motor controllers, sonar sensors, motor mounts, accelerometers, batteries...

650

How about a robot kit? Here's 1 corner of a storage room.

646

Maybe some RFID tags? This is 1 drawer.

649

How about some hubs? This is 1 drawer.

648

Did you say you needed FSRs? Here, I grabbed a handful of the .5 inch from FSR drawer? How many did you say? 400? No problem. That's a big robot you are building there!

647


PS: Thanks to everyone in the community that helped us create a robot store in the first place! This is kinda YOUR storage closet ;)

sunithaya
01-12-2009, 12:17 AM
Those are some great shops, some even seem to have cleaning-crews and assistants! Here goes mine. I have a shed that I conditioned as a shop to work on all heavy duty, dirty, noxious and noisy stuff and an inside-the-house to my wife chagrin, since that means she has less room for her crafts, although she is slowly encroaching on my space, it started 50-50 and now it is more like 25-75!:genmad:
But, hey, cannot complain (you know what happens if you do! LOL!)


1004 1005 1006

1007 1008 1009

1010 1011 1012
These last three are the "clean area" pics. The middle is my "drive clock", the stepper rings a bell. My wife dressing up "Creator".

Adrenalynn
01-12-2009, 12:31 AM
Excellent use of space. I like the Hitachi Compound Mitre Saw there. I have one just like it. :)

metaform3d
01-12-2009, 12:40 AM
God I wish I had a workshop like that. My workspace is split between my office/lab where the computers/electronics are, and my garage where I do fabrication and assembly. Somehow I always need to cross disciplines and do mechanical stuff in the lab and electronic stuff in the garage. Plus I need to have some tools duplicated otherwise I'm always trekking back and forth.

I won't post pictures because it's embarrassing.

Adrenalynn
01-12-2009, 12:44 AM
I do mechanical in the lab, but not heavy machining, and *never* electronics in the garage. All those metal filings - shiver!

sunithaya
01-12-2009, 01:48 AM
God I wish I had a workshop like that. My workspace is split between my office/lab where the computers/electronics are, and my garage where I do fabrication and assembly. Somehow I always need to cross disciplines and do mechanical stuff in the lab and electronic stuff in the garage. Plus I need to have some tools duplicated otherwise I'm always trekking back and forth.

I won't post pictures because it's embarrassing.

I heard something really interesting on some NY public radio a few days ago. An interview with some guy that is trying to create some sort of Open Hardware sharing (OSH?:rolleyes:

The idea is that if you are FABing something instead of buying tools and going homeless, you join a network of freaks like us and simply circulate your project among those that have the tools-skillset and then you do the same in kind for them. Not a really bad idea, specially since UPS and such exist in this country, and besides everyone here seems to belong to WHA. Any ideas???

Adrenalynn
01-12-2009, 02:02 AM
There are services out there where you can take classes and use the big expensive tools too. I think I remember that Metaform belongs to one of them. The one Make touts, maybe?

metaform3d
01-12-2009, 02:05 AM
TechShop: http://techshop.ws/

Bit expensive, but if you need a Bridgeport mill, an Epilog laser cutter, or just a place to do some welding it can be well worth it.

Adrenalynn
01-12-2009, 02:23 AM
Whew. My memory doesn't completely fail me, at least. See! I *do* pay attention. :)

sunithaya
01-12-2009, 06:09 PM
There are services out there where you can take classes and use the big expensive tools too. I think I remember that Metaform belongs to one of them. The one Make touts, maybe?

Well, that is actually what I do at the University (without studying or paying :veryhappy:) I just walk into the many shops and make friends with the shop caretaker or teacher, make some smalltalk or lisp :rolleyes: and end up doing whatever I need. But I was thinking more like a barter system where you actually trade functions like programming in exchange for building etc.