I used my late mom's kitchen cart--an oldie-old-cart made with white metal tubing--as a scope cart. I still use it, though I needed to put new casters on it. It is not light, with an HP1722 scope, '5126 counter and an also oldie-old HP3440 DMM on it. If I only had a Rigol, I could use a CRT swing arm for sure.
I am sure there are tons of people out there who have created their own instrument cart for their engineering lab at home. I think you should go further Martin Rowe and have a video contest where the user demonstrate how they use the instrument cart (required guidelines, no vendors); the top few winners will obtain a T-shirt or a pen from eeTimes (something simple). The readers will be the voters. Something to think about for the future.
Yes, I was editor at T&MW "back then." I wish my memory was good enough to remember all (most?) of the articles we ran. Thankfully, Martin salvaged the T&MW issues and has a complete archive. And probably a better memory...
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.