Out with the old EE Lab.
My new and improved EE Lab
I added an Intel i5 computer with Ubuntu 22.04, Arduino IDE, Fritzling, and Putty. I bought a 2.54mm Duport Pin connector kit. Dupont crimp tools finally came. The five I2C LCD screens are working. I wired up a CAT 6 cable from the data center in my basement. I am starting to look for a Raspberry Pi camera to make better pictures and videos for my EE lab.
Why do you want to organize your components?
I have organized my components into these storage cabinets. I have a decent supply of resistors and capacitors. I added 220 and 330 ohm resistor arrarys, RGB LEDs, capacitors from 10pF to 10,000uF (0.01F), along with SN74HC165 and SN74HC595 shift registers which I use in many projects. You will find even more sensors and components in the labelled drawers. I found these small parts cabinets at Lowes.
Why do you need to build a soldering station?
What is the fun of building these projects without a soldering station. I did add a soldering fume extractor with a carbon filter for the Sparkfun components that don’t come with pins. Many of the I2C devices also need you to solder address pads. Above you see 3 components without pins. I was able to easily solder pins to each of them with this simple soldering station. Other components pictured require soldering on pins. Eventually, I will add a hot air refinisher to his setup.