The Make blog reports on Steve Roberts’ outfitting of a 24′ utility trailer as a mobile electronics lab and workshop. Steve’s the guy who has spent the last three decades exploring high-tech bike projects (e.g., Winnebiko and BEHEMOTH; a total of 17,000 miles biking around the U.S.), and a variety of high-tech amphibious and watercraft vehicles.
His Polaris Project trailer includes “a cabinet of hand and small power tools, drill press, folding table saw, sander/grinder, compressor with a few air tools, bench vise, wire-feed MIG and gas welders, industrial sewing machine, and (very soon) a CNC router.” So far there are 869 drawers for his parts inventory. A folding whiteboard secures the small parts cabinets when underway. The lab bench has a four-channel ‘scope, soldering station, stereo microscope, power supplies, and “the usual suite of small test instruments.” And what lab/workshop would be complete without a ham radio station, security and networking tools, marine-grade stereo, and dedicated computer?
The trailer’s power system, configured like a typical marine system, includes a 2KW generator, a solar array, a 30A shoreline cable, AGM batteries, a sinewave inverter/charger, and both AC and DC distribution panels.
Looks like a Toolmonger’s definition of “happy camper.” What do you think?