10 November 2018

Something Different: My Calculator Work Station

I've been busy with a lot of calculator work. Some of these devices are absolutely amazing, but require a bit of work before they're ready for review. This is where I do all of my work, including the reviews themselves.

The desk was given to me by my mother when I moved into my apartment, but I have modified it to my liking. I covered the old, nasty wooden top with floor tiles for a sturdy yet replaceable work surface. You can sort of see it, but there's a keyboard drawer I installed that I found at a thrift store. It holds my controller keyboard and some other miscellaneous items.

The dual monitor setup is great for multitasking, and I 3D printed a mount for a USB 3.0 hub that allows me to control all of my devices. Originally, the PC was on top of the desk, but I moved it under and attached some wheels so I could keep it out of the way but bring it out for cleaning or any other work that needs to be done.

The drawers and cabinets are full of tools, hardware, cloths, and other assorted things I need to do cleanup and repairs. My most frequently used items are in the small plastic drawers on top of the desk. All of this is constantly rearranged as I find myself having different needs for different projects.

You can see my microphone boom, and that's also where I attach the camera when I do my reviews. It's not ideal, but it works and keeps everything out of the way but accessible. The desk lamp is there to provide additional lighting for pictures and videos, or if I'm doing a repair or cleanup late at night.

Not pictured are other tools I frequently use such as a soldering iron, rotary tool, and a few other cleaning supplies.

I love my work station because I've put a lot of work into making it fit all of my needs. It's great for making a mess and being able to easily clean it all up afterward. It's usually much messier than this, but I cleaned it up and organized stuff for the picture.

I was hoping the wires and cables beneath the desk wouldn't show, but yes I realize they look awful.

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