Normally, DIY electronics projects require a lot of room to spread out and specialised tools, but this simple, tiny workbench by Instructables user gizmologist bucks the trend. It offers storage for tools and room for a breadboard, Arduino, and a few other gadgets, all in a portable package.
We've talked about how you can DIY in a small space before, and even shared a space-saving workbench for small apartments, but this portable workstation is pretty much a small, wooden, locking box with room for tools and a steady surface with just enough room to work on top. It's easy to build too, once you have the right components. This one will definitely require a trip to the hardware store, at least for the plywood it's made out of, but the rest can be ordered online and assembled without a ton of special tools. The project even includes the plans for your wood cut-outs.
When you're finished, your workstation should be big enough to hold a soldering iron, have a battery terminal on the top, a voltage meter in it, a solderless breadboard on top, and a few other goodies to help get your creative projects going. Gizmologist's setup is meant to be used with an Arduino, but you can sub in your favourite small electronics board, as long as it will fit. Hit the link below for the full plans.
Small Electronic Experiment Station [instructables]