Number pad

I have various workspaces in my lab, and I call one of them my “booth”. It’s called the booth because I use it when I need to take photos of things which I’m selling on eBay, usually Xbox consoles or games.

Anyway the booth is also setup with two video cameras, one for a view of the booth bench and the other for a view of my face while I am working in the booth. There’s a retractable drawer bolted under the booth bench too which is full of breadboard jumper wires, so this is the place where I do some of my electronics projects, particularly my Maxitronix X in 1 projects. It’s also a convenient workspace when I’m breadboarding something, as I have ready access to my component drawers above.

Today I’ve installed a number pad in the booth so that I can control my cameras in OBS Studio while I’m working at that bench:

Diagnosing non-functional RD6006W

So I have a Geekcreit® XH-M229 Desktop Computer Chassis Power Supply Module ATX Transfer Board Power Output Terminal Module which I’ve plugged into an old ATX power supply. I’m using that to power a RD RD6006 RD6006W USB WiFi DC DC Voltage current Step-down bench Power Supply module buck adjustable converter multimeter 60V 6A. When I assembled my RD6006W and powered it up, “nothing happened”. I wasn’t sure where the fault was, but I used my new OWON XDM1041 Digital Multimeter and my TENMA 72-10505 Bench Power Supply to narrow down the problem: I’ve blown the fuse for the 12 volt line on my ATX power supply. So gonna replace that soon. In the mean time I’ve been testing my RD6006W by powering it off the 5 volt line. So far so good.

Geekcreit® XH-M229 ATX Power Board
RD6006W WiFi DC DC Power Supply
TENMA 72-10505 Bench Power Supply
OWON XDM1041 Digital Multimeter

ANENG AN-999S Desktop Multimeter

So I got myself a new toy from AliExpress: ANENG AN-999S Desktop Voice Multimeter Professional Digital Bluetooth 19999 Counts True RMS Auto Range DC/AC Meter (I got the ‘AN999S 4’ option with batteries and extras). It’s just a bench multimeter, but it has some cool features which make it a welcome addition to my workstation, which is that it has a built-in clock and thermomiter, and if you press the button on the COM lead it will speak the reading for you, which is pretty cool, and I guess means you don’t have to look away from the circuit to get your reading. Look forward to playing with this one, definitely a happy customer so far.