Barbara

About Barbara

Barbara handles marketing, accounting, and (my favorite part of the business!) customer service. Need something? I'll make it happen!

EOD Training for Military and Law Enforcement

The Phase Dock WorkBench has transformed John and his collaborators' ability to deliver a wide range of complex electronics training to a diverse audience—and made them look good while doing it. The Professional Educator: John Gray, Agricultural Studies Group John is a former US Army Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician who currently trains military

2022-07-23T16:31:35-04:00Inspiration Projects|

DIY Heartbeat Monitor

The Maker: Steve Lubbers, Dayton, Ohio Steve used to develop electronic controls for automotive shock absorbers. Now that this self-described “Enginerd” is working for Bose, his focus is car stereo amplifiers and speaker systems. He relies on the same skills and experience. As Steve says, “We’re still talking about a box of electronics in a

2022-07-23T14:26:41-04:00Inspiration Projects|

Dear Chris: I want to stack two WorkBenches. Any advice?

Dear Chris: I purchased your system at Hamvention and wanted to know if you have a means of stacking another board on top of the base? Any advice? Thanks again, John in Ohio.   Dear John in Ohio: It's relatively easy to build a two-layer/double-stack WorkBench. The basic approach is: Use a WorkBench 1007 Base

2022-06-11T10:19:31-04:00Ask Chris|

Where to get fasteners and other hardware?

Dear Chris: I need some small hardware for my project. What's a reliable source? Thanks again, Bruce in Pennsylvania   Dear Bruce in Pennsylvania: Every Phase Dock WorkBench comes with a good selection of hardware you need to assemble the Click/Slides, plus some other items for cable management and build a two-board tower.  The purpose

2022-06-11T10:18:08-04:00Ask Chris|

How to repair cracks in acrylic base or cover?

Dear Chris: What if I crack the Base or Cover while I'm working on it? Any suggestions? Thanks again, Steve in Montana   Dear Steve in Montana: You can crack Plexiglas and it will still be serviceable, as long as it doesn't explode/shatter into a thousand bits. There are a number of chemical solutions to

2022-06-11T10:13:46-04:00Ask Chris|

How to enlarge holes in acrylic base?

Dear Chris: I have a couple of NEMA 14 steppers that I want to mount directly to the WorkBench base. While the screw holes line up perfectly, the large holes are slightly too small. I don’t want to break the plastic, so what is the best way to enlarge them? Would a CNC router work?

2021-12-05T18:30:58-05:00Ask Chris, News|

Slide Adapters: Open Source (Design-Your-Own / Print-Your-Own)

Your designs/our designs – the Phase Dock universe of open source designs is expanding! Given the enormous and growing range of electronic components available today, it is obvious that we (Phase Dock) are not going to design, manufacture or market Slide adapters for all of them. From the beginning, we have invited users to hack

2021-07-11T15:43:24-04:00News|

Automated Industrial Processes V2 Process Improvements

When circumstances throw a huge opportunity your way, how do you scale production fast enough to take advantage of it?  In this Phase Dock LIVE, Steve Friedl shows how he helped his brother's small biomedical manufacturing company pivot to help meet the huge volume needs for rapid and accurate Covid test equipment. Steve was featured

2021-04-17T10:19:31-04:00Phase Dock LIVE|

Automated Industrial Processes for Covid Test Vials

When circumstances throw a huge opportunity your way, how do you scale production fast enough to take advantage of it?  In this Phase Dock LIVE, Steve Friedl shows how he helped his brother's small biomedical manufacturing company pivot to help meet the huge volume needs for rapid and accurate Covid test equipment. Steve tours us

2021-04-17T09:33:46-04:00Phase Dock LIVE|

Growing a Hardware Business Part 2

Launching and growing a hardware business differs in many ways from a software or services company.  In this Phase Dock LIVE, two hardware company founders share their experiences, lessons learned, and tips for inventors who hope to launch their own companies someday. Guido Bonelli (Dr.Duino) and Chris Lehenbauer (Phase Dock) were featured in a Phase

2021-03-22T15:47:46-04:00Phase Dock LIVE|

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