I moved into a new house and have the chance to build up a workarea for my robotics hobby. I'm looking for ideas or tips on what I should consider in my workbench and workarea design. I'm brand new to robotics but am an avid computer hobbyist and programmer.
My only thoughts so far is to build a corner L-shape wall-mounted desktop area. I wonder how big? Maybe 2-3 feet on the short leg, 6 feet long and a couple feet deep? I want overhead shelves or cabinets, overhead lighting, a magnifying glass/light on a swivel arm, a computer monitor on a swivel arm, a linux server, power strip, soldering kit.
What am I missing? What would you inlcude in this indoor workarea and what should stay in the garage (drill press, vice grip, etc.?) Anybody want to share info about their indoor workarea? Maybe it's more common to have a shop in the garage with everything including the machine tools, but I live in Phoenix and there's no way I can be in the garage in the summer months!