Electronics Workbench

Electronics Workbench

The Fabrication Studio’s Electronics Workbench is equipped with most of the tools one would need for small scale electronics projects.

Multimeter | Oscilloscope | Function Generator | Bench Power Supply | Soldering Station | Solder | Hot Air Gun | Solder Wick | Solder Sucker & De-soldering Iron | Fume Extractor | Magnifying Lamp

Understanding the Technology

Soldering Iron – The Hakko FX-100 utilizes High-Frequency Induction Heating (IH) selectable temperature controlled soldering tips. Unlike resistance-based heating systems that control temperature by turning heater power on and off via a sensor, with an induction heating system the soldering tip itself produces heat and maintains a constant temperature, enabling a small soldering tip to handle high thermal capacity, high-density substrates.

Bench Power Supply – Keysight E36312A 80-Watt triple output Programmable DC Power Supply provides 80-Watts of clean reliable power for general purpose applications.

Oscilloscope – Keysight DSOX1102G is a 70MHz, 2 channel oscilloscope with function generator that delivers up to 50,000 waveforms per second. Built-in WaveGen supports sine, square, ramp, pulse, DC and noise with amplitude and frequency modulation. The built-in function generator enables to generate the signals user need to quickly stimulate design. Signals are easily synchronized for measuring stimulus/response testing, including frequency response analysis (Bode gain and phase).

Multimeter – The Keysight U1242C provides durable construction, a built-in LED flashlight, and up to 400 hours of battery life. The U1240C can be easily connected to the Meter Logger software that runs on a PC via Infrared (IR)-to-USB cable, or wirelessly to iOS or Android smart device with the optional Keysight Remote Link Bluetooth solution.

Magnifier Lamp – Luxo LED magnifier Lamp is a low power lighting solution to provide a comfortable, flexible work environment.

Fume Extractor – Oki Fume Extractor is a two-arm air filtration HEPA unit designed for solder fumes providing an efficiency of 99.97% at 0.3 micron that includes an activated carbon filter providing a maximum free-blowing airflow of 250m /h (150cfm).


The Electronics Workbench is available by reservation to certified faculty, students, and staff for academic, research, and personal project use.

Learn How to Use the Electronics Workbench

To learn how to safely operate the Electronics Workbench and earn your operator certification, please visit our online Canvas course. Additional learning materials are available in the Ground Connection Knowledge Base.

Reserve the Electronics Workbench

The Electronics Workbench is available to certified users by reservation only. To reserve the Electronics Workbench, check the Reservation Calendar for Electronics Workbench availability and reserve your spot via the Reservation Request Form. We will respond with a confirmation as soon as possible.

Reserving equipment in the Fabrication Studio is a 3 step process:

  1. Earn the appropriate Equipment Certification; see our Canvas course.
  2. Check the equipment schedule on the Resource Calendar.
  3. Reserve time using the Reservation Request Form.