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The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide

Setting up your own electronics lab at home can be a daunting. This course will help you through the maze of options.

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This course is designed to help you setup your own electronics lab.

If you are starting your adventures in electronics, and you are not looking to setup a professional electronics lab, then this course is perfect for you.

A lab is a place at your home that you have specifically organised in a way that promotes your enjoyment of working with electronics.

It is where your tools, components and instruments are.

It is where you do your circuit experiments and the bulk of your learning.

There are significant differences between professional and hobbyist electronics labs. That's because the amateur electronics lab is far more restricted in every respect to the lab of a professional.

If you are a hobbyist, using a spare room or your bedroom as your electronics lab, then this course will help you make the most of it.

In this course, I will discuss the basic features of an amateur electronics lab by showing you how I have organised mine.

I have most of the restrictions of an amateur, and with the exception of a few of the items in my kit, my lab is purely an amateur lab.

In each lecture, I present a specific topic and in most cases I demonstrate the use of a tool or instrument.

Through these demos, I wish to help you gain a working understanding of what these items are designed for.

You will not become an expert, but you will know enough to know when you need one.

I am always available to discuss any of the topics I present in this course, so please feel free to ask using the course's discussion tool.


Your Instructor


Dr Peter Dalmaris
Dr Peter Dalmaris

Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.

As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.

A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.

His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.

Peter’s current online courses have helped over 40,000 people from around the world to be better Makers. His video courses include:

  • Tech Explorations™ Arduino Step by Step Your complete guide
  • Tech Explorations™ Arduino Step by Step: Getting Started
  • Tech Explorations™ Advanced Arduino Boards and Tools
  • Tech Explorations™ Basic electronics for Arduino Makers
  • Tech Explorations™ Raspberry Pi: Full Stack
  • Tech Explorations™ Raspberry Pi: Bench computer
  • Tech Explorations™ KiCad like a Pro
  • Tech Explorations™ The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide
  • Tech Explorations™ Make an Arduino remote controlled car
  • Tech Explorations™ Arduino: Make an IoT environment monitor
  • Tech Explorations™ Arduino Mastery Projects
  • Tech Explorations™ Make an Arduino Robot
  • Tech Explorations™ Make an Open Source Drone
  • Introduction to Mechanical CAD
  • Tech Explorations™ Arduino Robotics with the mBot

Peter’s books are:

  • Maker Education Revolution
  • Kicad Like a Pro: Learn the World’s Favourite Open Source PCB Electronic Design Automation tool
  • Raspberry Pi: Full Stack: A whirlwind tour of full-stack web application development on the Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino: a comprehensive starting up guide for complete beginners

Class Curriculum


  Introduction: The electronics maker lab
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  Conclusion
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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