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.