My son & I share this space formally known as an attached garage. His primary focus is computer related equipment and I am primarily Audio equipment. It may be small but it packs a lot of capability even in it's current condition. We have been using the new Electronics Lab for a few months now and we are finally starting to get it dialed in. The pic at the top was taken while were assembling a new 3D printer. We now (finally!) have it working and may do a post on it soon.
Renovations are complete except for some details. It's becoming fairly well organized yet and we are still moving things around. It's such a small space that it gets cluttered quickly. The key is picking up after each project and not (under any circumstances) put something on the floor to "get back to later". I've been making good progress on the front section and it should be usable soon. That will open up a whole new world of possible types of projects. The biggest challenge is how to fit everything in such a small space and still have it be usable. Knowing where things are and what we have is difficult too.
I have most of my "collection" into the storage space above. My son yelled up to me and said, "Dad! you need to look at the ceiling" Well, I quickly put in a temporary support because it was sagging about an inch in the middle. (1-9-22) - I put in some additional hanger type supports consisting of angle iron lagged into the floor joist above and metal straps hanging down and wrapped around the ceiling/floor joist. I put them on 16" centers so that should be more than enough. I might do a post on it in the Blog section.
It will be nice having the front section set up. I miss doing metal and wood fabrication projects but we can barely walk through there right now. I have the parts to build a set of woofer boxes for the system in the Gym that I'm itching to get started on. Not to mention my son's go kart with the broken frame and several upgrades sitting in a box ready to get installed. We should have some interesting things going on around here in the coming months.
One of the biggest problems of having one work area for both is dust getting into the electronics projects. The Electronics Section is conditioned space and the air is filtered. The wood and metal Fabrication Section will have a dust collection system but, as we all know, it will still get messy in there. But that's OK!
I will update this section once we get it set up. Check out the Blog for details on the ongoing projects. Links are on the Home page.
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