I am a Belgian electrical engineering student. While this is my field of study, it is also my passion and hobby. As you can see in the pictures, my lab bench has a few devices like an old Phillips PM3310 oscilloscope and PM5131 function generator. I am not really able to buy new gear so I often buy old broken equipment and try to repair them myself. For example, a second Phillips function generator that needed an electrolytic cap replacement. This is also in the pictures! As a bench power supply I use an old computer PSU.
I really love analog electronics as it often feels like art to me, more than digital! One such project is in the forefront of the picture; this is an ESR tester for electrolytic capacitors.
I also have a digital project running. This is going to be a 3 phase power data logger. I would like to log the power that is being consumed for my entire house and get some data from individual house appliances in order to optimally use our solar panels!
Furthermore, for my master thesis I am part of a team from the University of Ghent that is studying and developing an axial flux motor where the stator windings are replaced by a PCB. This is something that I am putting a lot of time and effort into because I am truly fascinated by the possibilities of this idea. Because these motors are relatively cheap (PCB's are very cheap!) I would love to continue my own research in my free time and after my studies.
My wildest dream would be to build my own axial flux motor. I find the potential of this type of motor fascinating, because these are more and more being used in things like electric cars and bikes because of their high power density and efficiency.
This bench setup would unlock so many possibilities for me in order to take my projects to the next level!
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my story.
Kind regards from Belgium.