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Offline gamefreakTopic starter

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The importance of a clean workspace
« on: January 13, 2008, 01:02:29 PM »
Hey, I for one do not have a clean workspace, I have parts scattered, tools lying around, and have finished projects, behold the almighty power of, my workbench!!!(conveniently located in scenic: my basement, where soldering, desoldering, and injuries are common)



you may notice that the image kind of cracks and overlaps in two places, my camera has a panorama mode that allows me to take 3 pics and make them into one long one.
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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 01:25:55 PM »
I've always had trouble keeping my workspace clean, especially if I'm the only one using it.

Currently I have divided my workspace up into three parts . . . electronics bench, mechanical work bench, and random junk bench.

I find having drawers, and labels printed on those drawers, encourages me to put stuff in a proper place and keep it there.

A side story . . . at the CMU robotics club we always had like 20-40 people always using the workspace and making messes . . . it was so bad that most people didn't even know there were 'keep workspaces clean' labels taped to the table tops cause of the clutter . . .

Then one day someone got the genious idea of taping big pics of bikini clad women to the tables . . . suddenly the tables were much cleaner ;)
but someone took offense to it and tore them up :'(

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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 02:24:22 PM »
lol, that great

My desk has drawers that are filled with more stuff, my desk is packed with all kinds of random things, its great, it stays clean for 10 minutes, then is covered again when i need 3 differnt books, 5 tools, and about 20 compartments open.
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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 04:34:32 PM »
correction to my above post . . . I divided my workspace into four parts . . .

my computer is on yet another table :P

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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 06:41:11 PM »
mine is trashede, i clean it weekly, but it gets trashed again... darn add... can stay... focused... CRAYONS!
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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 07:01:38 PM »
haha lol i only have a small table like one meter across and computer in another room....luckily ive put all the small components into small zip lock bags one for transistors one for leds one for resistors...etc ive always got broken ripped up stuff all over my table i only ever clean it up when my mum goes in there and screams...lol i like the idea of the pics on the desk...but my mum prob wont let me........
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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 09:49:43 PM »
If you put things away when you are done with them it helps you find it quicker and saves time in the long run. Also it prevent you from being lazy and cutting aluminum sheets with wiring tools (so that you can no longer cut wire efficiently).

Once you get into the habit its not hard to maintain a clean work bench.
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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008, 10:43:18 PM »
lol admin thats a great idea. maybe i should do that too. my desk is way tooo messy
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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 07:40:51 AM »
My desk was always notoriously cluttered.
Then I was fed up with PCB malfunctioning due to shortcuts by metal parts under the PCB lying on my desk,  not finding stuff , etc...
So I decided it was enogh, and I had a BIG cleanup. It took me a long while, but it was worth it.

I bought some storage with small compartments and placed our old kitchen cabinets in my room, a few boxes here and there, ...
Now I still have a pretty clean workspace.

I really advise anyone to do this to
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Re: The importance of a clean workspace
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 07:31:38 PM »
hahaha lol i'm trying to clean mine up today...proving a very hard task...admin i took your advice and put a few photos but it is very distracting while im working tho ;D also my mums none to happy with my antics....
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