Travel with Electronics Projects–Occasional Travelers

TIPS FOR HOBBYISTS AND OCCASIONAL AIR TRAVELERS

Unlike Brandon from Particle, Chris and Barbara from Phase Dock don’t travel much, and rarely carry electronics projects when flying.

We also lack Brandon’s corporate budget or requirement for a Pelican case. However, we’ve traveled enough with WorkBench-mounted projects that that we’d like to share what we’ve experienced.

“You can be confident that the mounted components of your project will stay in place whether the WorkBench travels right side-up or upside-down.”

Chris Lehenbauer

Electronics in a Backpack

Three ways to make traveling with electronic and robotic projects easier for the occasional air traveler.

1.       Carrying the WorkBench: The 1007 and 1010 WorkBenches with Covers fit nicely into most standard size backpacks.

2.       Don’t overload the pack: You can carry your laptop and a few other items easily. Avoid putting the WorkBench into rolling carry-on bags.

3.       Remove batteries and power cables: Carry them separately. NEVER place them in checked baggage.

4.       Going through security: Leave your project in your backpack as you go through security if possible. But, be prepared to remove it and send it through the x-ray separately in a bin.

You can be confident that the mounted boards, jumper wires, and other components of your project will stay in place whether the WorkBench travels right side-up or upside-down.

We created the Phase Dock WorkBench for situations just like this. Do you have any electronics-project travel stories to share?