Portable electronics desk

Portable electronics desk

Morten Nisker tweeted this serviceable little portable electronics bench he built so that he could carry all of his electronics tools and supplies in a handy carrying case. He realized that he didn’t do that many electronics projects because it was kind of a hassle to scare everything up from far flung corners of the house. This makes everything accessible and organized, including a handy work surface.

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12 thoughts on “Portable electronics desk

  1. Kathryn Small (Robots & Dinosaurs) says:

    At our hackerspace we like to bundle our equipment into kits. A soldering iron kit has the iron, a bottle of water, solder, helping hands, etc.

    The theory is, people will use the right equipment if it’s easy to find. And the right equipment leads to better projects and fewer injuries.

    I can see, however, we are going to have to seriously upgrade. *nods solemnly*

  2. Chrome6 says:

    Now to head out to the table saw….

    BTW, Make, can we seriously fix the commenting system?

    1. Gareth Branwyn says:

      We’re working on it, Chrome6 — diligently. We know it sucks and we’re working as we speak to port everything over to a new system. Thanks for your patience. The new system should be a huge improvement!

  3. Paul C says:

    …well mine’s slightly different (I cheated, using an existing case).

    There’s a photo and a little bit of info here:


  4. Morten Nisker says:

    Kathryn: Glad you like it.

    Chrome6: I hope you will show us the result.

    Paul: It’s not cheating to use an existing case – I would have done the same if I could fit all the stuff I wanted into the one I had.

  5. fordsbasement says:

    … to my dilemma of unpacking/repacking my gear each time I have to do some soldering (which seriously eats into the time I have to solder). I’ll be trying my hand at making one of these this weekend.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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