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The Student Electronics Lab, or Stud-ELab for short, is designed to give every physics student access to electronics. It doesn't matter whatever you're interested in: many subjects are catered for.

Whether you want to plug together a circuit, etch a double-layer printed circuit board, solder together one of the many kits or even just connect a resistor to a voltage source - you set the standard!

If you would like a brief introduction to the world of the electronics lab, would like to learn how to solder or just don't feel comfortable alone among so many devices, then get in touch with us (see below)!

A few important things first:

If you have never been to the student lab before, you have to get a small introduction first.

This can take place whenever, just get in touch with the Stud-ELab supervisors (write an email or come by during opening hours, details are below).

The introdction is a prerequisite for use.

Please always clean up after yourself.
The Stud-ELab is also used by others. Therefore, please make sure that you tidy up everything before leaving the room. After all, you want to find it in a tidy state.

Furthermore: Please switch off the power before leaving the room (also the PC!)

How do I get to the Stud-ELab?

Map of the HISKP with student council room and Stud-ELab © Bastian Schomberg

Where is the Stud-ELab?

The Stud-ELab is in the Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear Physics (HISKP) (Nussallee 14-16) in room 1.019.
It is on the first floor on the left, at the very end of the corridor turn left and go through the library. You can also use the map on the left to find your way.

Where do I get a key from

If you have done the introduction and don't need further help, you can get a key in the student council or in room 1.028 you'll need to leave a security deposit (normally your student ID or another ID card) and have a valid 'security instruction' form.


  • Working with electrical voltage is life-threatening from 50 V AC or 120 V DC.
    Even 50 mA can be fatal!
  • Therefore, a safety briefing must take place once (see above). After that, you can start immediately.
  • If you want to solder something together, you can choose between leaded (harmful to health and the environment) and lead-free solder. In any case, you should use a solder vapour extractor.
  • Only operate circuits with mains voltage (230V) when a second person is in the room!
    Also use isolating transformers, PRCDs and switchable intermediate sockets as emergency stop!


The Studelab offers many different ways to get involved with electronics: Starting with plug-in boards and learning boxes, it goes on to soldering stations, kits and breadboards and finally to the PCB etching station. There is a basic stock of components, such as:

  • Sortimente: electric motors,  relays, switches, ICs, LEDs, Potis
  • Resistors and capacitors in popular sizes
  • (isolated) copper wire, isolated cables with various circumferences and colours.
  • plenty circuit boards (breadboards you can etch yourself)


  • 4 power supply units up to 30 V/10 A
  • Various oscilloscopes (digital & analogue)
  • Isolating transformer up to 240 V
  • Signal generator (e.g. sine, sawtooth, square)
  • PC with internet access
  • 4 Soldering station
  • Hot air soldering station
  • Etching station
  • Circuit board shears
  • Some tools (e.g. hot glue gun, hot air gun, small drill)
  • b/w laser printer


If you need something that's not available, you can order it in. Write it on the Wishlist (which should be hanging on the pinboard), or talk to us.

If something breaks ...

... that's not too critical at the moment. - But please attach at least one sticky note to the device and report it to us or to room 1.028! In the worst case, there is a risk of injury to others who may continue to use the part.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Yes, as long as the costs remain within reasonable limits.



The Stud-ELab is supervised by a student assistant. This person can also give you a short introduction so that you can use the lab.


Nando Gad El-Karim
Leon Groß


Room 1.019
Nussallee 14-16
53115 Bonn

Opening hours

There is fixed supervision for the Studi-ELab on the following fixed times:

  • Tuesday, 1 to 5 p. m.
  • Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon
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