Tesla – an ode to our electronics corner

Tesla cleaned up

Tesla cleaned up

This is our electronics corner. Aptly named “Tesla”. Which nicely fits the theme set by LoTHR, OLGA and MaSha. Examples for other names of corners or rooms in realraum. Additionally Tesla himself was from Serbia/Austria and even studied in Graz, so there you go.

That’s not important however.. not as important as the fact that may immediately catch the eye of the casual visitor to our humble hackerspace:

Tesla has been tidied up!Please people, keep it this way :-)

Observe the power supplies on the right and top-left. Plugged in and ready to use. No need to move it around.

See the oscilloscope and Signal-generator to the left as well as the nice 4 Channel oscilloscope on the top. All plugged in, ready to use. Keep them there.

See the pens and pencils on the top-left. Use them, put them back.

Microscope and soldering irons to the right.

Hot-Air gun in holder on the right below the table. Quickly unholster and use, then put it back.

Last but most important: a clean work area. Much more fun to work this way :-)

You might also notice, that the lights and soldering irons are all plugged into a switch-able power-strip right of the microscope, which in turn is plugged into a room-automation controlled rf433 powerplug.
While one can and should switch on/off the lights individually and indeed this allows one to quickly switch off all stuff… one should not plug that stuff in somewhere else. Or if you do. Plug it back in later.
The simple reason being that this rf433 power-plug is automatically switched on when the first person arrives and automatically switched off when the last person leaves. It’s a last resort safeguard against people forgetting to turn of the lights or the soldering iron. (Which really shouldn’t happen in the first place)

Once it a while it may be possible that a chair or other stuff is blocking the RF signal and the plug does not activate. In that case, please use licht.realraum.at to power on “TESLA Labortisch”. DON’T plug stuff in somewhere else.