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Dave's Corner


This guide draws on the expertise of Dave from EEV Blog, a renowned figure in the electronics community, to provide foundational advice for creating a functional and efficient electronics workshop. It addresses the selection of essential tools, offers insights into cost-effective alternatives, and underscores the importance of accessibility and practicality in equipment choice for enthusiasts around the globe.

Dave Of EEV Blog Explains#

Dave from EEV Blog, known for his deep dives into electronics, offers valuable advice for setting up an electronics lab. His comprehensive videos, including tear-downs and tutorials, serve as a rich resource for enthusiasts looking to establish or enhance their own workshops.

Most Of What Dave Says Is Ok But...#

Dave's equipment recommendations are generally sound, though his preference for certain brands may require additional consideration. 1

The term "bucks," used by Dave, may confuse those outside countries like the USA, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. Furthermore:

  • Some recommended items may not be readily available in all locations.
  • The Macrovend Shop is soon to stock multimeters and basic tools.
  • Affordable FLUKE meter clones, like VICI from, offer significant value.
  • The RIGOL DS1052E Digital Storage Oscilloscope comes highly recommended for its upgradability and potential for modifications.
  • Acquiring a low-cost or free 20 MHz analog oscilloscope is also advised.
  • Dave suggests beginners should steer clear of building their first power supply.

YooFab Power Supply Recommendation#

A suggested starting point for a lab power supply:

  1. Economical
  2. Features adjustable voltage and current
  3. Input Voltage: 6-40V
  4. Output Voltage: 0-50V
  5. Output Current: 0-5 Amps
  6. Output Power: 0-250mA
  7. Incorporates a current limit to protect against overcurrent
  8. Compatible with battery or wall wart power sources

A chong pong power supply


Creating an electronics workshop is an exciting venture that benefits greatly from the insights of experienced individuals like Dave from EEV Blog. While his recommendations provide a solid foundation, it's crucial to adapt these suggestions to fit personal needs, availability, and budget constraints. This guide aims to equip readers with the knowledge to make informed decisions when selecting their workshop equipment, promoting an environment of innovation and learning.


  1. The author's views on brand recommendations are subjective and may not suit everyone's preferences or circumstances. Exploring various sources for equipment, including international options, can enhance your setup without compromising quality or experience.