Robin Uses This
I really enjoy reading uses this to get some ideas about what kind of tooling other people use, and of course to borrow ideas, so I thought I'd do my own version of this. This is also a page instead of a post, and I will try to keep it up to date, as my setup keeps changing.
My workstation is optimised for portability, so everything is relatively small and packs well for travel, while maximising ergonomics:
- 2018 15" Apple MacBook Pro
- Got it for free, works
- Roost Laptop Stand
- Saves my neck and posture
- Keyboardio Atreus Keyboard
- Using the Colemak layout
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Better for RSI (for me)
- beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
- Open-back, wired
- Anker 7-in-1 USB-C Hub
- Works well with the stand, and is the single thing to unplug when taking the computer away
- Yubikey 5C Nano
- Has my GPG- and SSH-keys
The specifics of my setup change a lot. I use org-mode for most writing, but otherwise I only use my email in Emacs, via notmuch. I have been down the "do everything inside Emacs" road and decided that there are too many rough edges for my taste, so I confine it to text-processing related tasks.
All my configuration is available online.
I have also gotten pretty proficient at KiCad over the last few years.
- Siglent SDS1104X-U
- 100MHz scope with amazing value. I sometimes wish I had the 1104X-E's much larger FFT, but otherwise there is not much on the market below ~3000€ that I would be interested in.
- Rigol DP832
- Linear bench power supply, fully upgraded. Complete overkill for what I am doing, but handy for audio work.
- Brymen BM235
- Multimeter. Measures all the things, accurate, and robust. Sadly not the blue version.
- Miniware TS80P
- Running IronOS. I used to have a Weller WE1010, but lack of bench space meant I had to set it up every time. The TS80P does not feel weaker subjectively, perhaps due to the integrated heating element tips.