We polled a bunch of designers and engineers to see what they were asking for this Christmas. Here's the list!
"I'd like a function generator, and a bench power supply. I'd like to get back in to playing with analog components, but there is only so much you can do without being able to generate a variable signal."
"Honestly? All I want is some chill time with my girlfriend. We're both engineers and senior year has been really intense. Other than that... Maybe one of those USB oscilloscopes."
"I'd love an oscilloscope. But that's a pipe dream currently."
"If I was asking for gifts... A Saleae Logic 8 would be the only thing on my list."
"An embedded Linux video course. Free is even better."
"Can someone get me an abitrary signal generator? Maybe to like 50Mhz would be nice."
"A space station."
"One of the new $5 Raspberry Pis."
"An FPGA with lot of IO would be nice."
"I asked Santa for a Chromebox, which I'll remove the limited ChromeOS and replace it with Linux."
"I need more storage boxes--things get messy after you order a few thousand components."
"Better probe tips for my multimeter."
"The 2014 FIDE approved world chess championship chess set."
"56" 11 drawer tool cabinet, the matching 56" 7 drawer tool chest, and matching 16" side box."
"Here is what the wife surprised me with. Totally unexpected. I had borrowed one from a Ham buddy, she called him to find out what he thought I wanted."
"A powerful, sturdy bench supply. That's at the top of my list."
"A cheap FPGA and uprocessor built into one!"
Did we miss something on your wish list... Leave a comment and share what you would like to see on your work bench.