About me: Greg Linder's labs through time

Contained below is a photo history of my worshop space. My lab includes common electrical test equipment (scopes, power supplies, computers, device programmers, a logic analyzer), as well as a good size stock of parts and equipment for rapid prototyping.

2010: Greg Linder's Denver Facility

The 2010 Linder R&D facility This is my current Denver facility, without a doubt the best and most complete lab space I have had yet. I have ample table space and room to set up eye-level equipment, as well as a good place to hold spare parts in the next room. I'm doing some lab-upgrades now and will most a better photo soon. I took this as soon as I had the space settled after I moved in.

2007-2010: The Potsdam Research Facility

The 2007 laboratory in Potsdam, New York At right is the lab space I used through Graduate school at Clarkson. Much of the Digester's control system and programming tasks were carried out here, as well as a good amount of work on the Thesis itself.

I have done a great deal of travel and therefore have gotten very good at knowing what tools I need for what jobs. As such, I keep a ready standard "go-kit" of equipment that I need to fix or service most common things that break.

2005-2006: Downtown Champaign, Illinois

My better champaign apartment lab This was a space designed specifically for getting work done in downtown Champaign. I used this space while working for SmartSpark Energy Systems. This lab was used for motorcycle rebuilding, minizoom restoring, and many supplemental SSES engineering projects. The guest bed is visible in the background, complete with my reading hammock.

2003-2005: College Apartments

Champaign apartment lab setup Here's my lab setup in 2004-2005, when I was building the controller for the battery testing chamber. It should be noted that the big Sony monitor on the left was also liberated from UIUC's dumpsters. It needed some work, but nothing too significant. This was my favorite setup so far as monitors are concerned. Having two crisp CRT displays at a proper eye-height for me was very relaxing. I owe it to Evan who initially introduced me to the benefits of dual-heads. This apartment gave me the hotbox controller as well as much of the work on the FEC project not done in the Grainger Electric Machines Lab. That big power supply on the shelf to the left has served me very well. Another piece of UIUC garbage, it has now been used in at least four different research projects. A good, stout, variable supply, back when Men were Men and 300 watt power supplies weighed 70 lbs.

2000~2003: The original Hendrick House lab space

Original lab in HH in 2000 This is a photo of my dorm room at Hendrick House shared with Evan my freshman year at UIUC. His computer is at left, mine is at right. This photo was taken in 2000, and yes, that's an SGI Indigo at the top left on the shelf. I had an SGI monitor that went with it, and I could do dual head with my PC, or split head with the SGI and the PC running separately. I did a great deal of ECE design projects by using the Indigo as an X-server to UIUC's EWS workstations. It worked out quite nicely. The Indigo's keyboard was very nice, and a lot quieter than my trusty Model M, which Evan appreciated during my 4 AM programming stints. The printer is an HP Laserjet III, which served me well until I ran out of dumpster-found replacement parts around 2004.

The Go Kit

The portable lab used on the digesters This shot shows a good example of the traveling equipment I use when in the field. This particular assortment is my lab deployed in the field, servicing the Clarkson Digester. I enjoy having a rapidly deployeable set of tools, and have enough local equipment in my position to do most basic electrician and electrical troubleshooting and repair. I compliment my electrical equipment with also being able to do basic welding, plumbing, and carpentry work.