Electronics Workbench Goes Vertical with Pegboard Mounting

[JesusGomez] has certainly put work into his Vertical Laboratory concept. There’s a bit more to the idea than simply using 3D printed parts to move electronics from the desktop onto a metal pegboard, although that part is certainly nicely done. There are 3D models for securely mounting various hardware such as Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, ESP32, cable management, breadboards, and other common parts to a metal pegboard. Instead of having parts and wires splayed across a workbench, it can be mounted and organized vertically. Having a project or prototype mounted on pegboard is easier to store, saves room, and frees up desk space in small work areas. It also makes for an organized and visually pleasing layout.

A clever piece of design is in the plastic mounts that he created. He wanted parts to remain securely mounted unless intentionally removed, allow different mounting orientations, and to never require access to the back side of the pegboard. To accomplish this, the parts use a combination of pegs that slide-lock with bendable sections that act as lock tabs. Once mounted, the parts stay put until the lock tabs are released by gently prying them out of position. Since mounting and removal can be done entirely from the front, wall mounted pegboards with inaccessible backs can be used.

Metal pegboard has its uses, even if the more common dead-tree version shows up more often in projects from DIY vacuforming to making a modular work surface for when space is at an absolute premium.

8 thoughts on “Electronics Workbench Goes Vertical with Pegboard Mounting

  1. Looks really good – Only thing I think about is how messy it will look if you need a few cables that is not standard 2/4/6/8 pin flat cable, but individually wires –

    But really good looking setup – could see this be used in some kind of schools

  2. Looks nice for a school or POS display, but I don’t quite get why a hobbyist would have so much hardware of each type on hand but not actually in use. Great for a guy in a prototyping business maybe. A sheet of clear acrilic keeps dust at bay. A side note; These items remind of when Radio Shack decided that a turntable / et al was a component, rather that a discrete electronics component, (and their sales force was also of that mindset… if you will forgive me using “mind” in such a mindless context. When they finally stocked arduinos they were overpriced and hidden in a low shelf.)

    (Is there room on that pegboard for a 2 ft cable for a Black & Decker (Baccus) PI 500 P invertor, that uses 48 Amps but has a 12ga insulation over a 14 gauge insulated wire? A replacement is coming… maybe 6 or 8 ga.) Ha.

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