The Electronics Shop provides full service electrical and electronic services for specialized research projects. Our group supports internal researchers, peer institutions and external private industry for instrument repair and specialized project development. The shop performs a wide range of projects from circuit customization, fabrication and testing.

Located within the Research Support Services building on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, the Electronics Shop provides consulting, design, prototyping, repair and testing services. Our electronics staff work collaboratively with colleagues in machining and glassblowing service groups across the Instrument Design and Fabrication Core to provide cross-functional solutions allowing users complete project support. Utilizing the Electronics Shop equipment such as power supplies, multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators and both single phase and three phase power distribution, we can test and troubleshoot equipment. With our in-house through hole and surface mount soldering we can perform repair functions to the discrete component level.

The Electronics Shop is capable of providing preventative maintenance, repair and service for equipment from manufacturers such as Agilent, Balzers, Beckman, Buehler, Eppendorf, Fisher Scientific, Glassman, HP, Keithley, LabVolt, Lindberg, New Brunswick, Pasco, Seren, Sorenson, Tektronix, VWR.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Research Support Services Building, Room 120A
Contact: idfcore@asu.edu | 480-965-3300




Hello Dan,

Thank you so much for fixing the magnet controller board. I ran extensive tests and the Delta mass spectrometer performs up to specs.

We really appreciate your expertise and going above and beyond in sourcing the replacement transformer in Europe. My understanding is that the primary winding of the transformer was open, which makes sense as we were hit by a power surge on 12/31/19.

A new board would have cost us ~3K. The $250 repair completed here at IDF core represents a substantial savings for our METAL group!

(Internal ASU user)



Hello Dan,

Thank you very much for the time and energy and expertise that you put into identifying and solving the electronics problem in our temperature control unit. I appreciate your review of the components and assembly and will incorporate all of the suggestions into future models of the unit. I feel more confident about the electronics. In the past it scared me quite a bit that I did not completely understand how everything in the unit worked. Thank you for your patience and clear descriptions that I could understand. And finally, thank you for completing the work immediately.

It was a pleasure to meet you.

Best wishes,
Depths of the Earth Company
(External ASU Industry partner)




Thank you for the prompt repair. I was told the oscilloscope is working now!!! That saved us 40+K to buy a new one. Do you report to Thomas Colella? I'll be more than happy to send him a note about this.

BTW, we also have a very old spectrometer, of which the control board is burned. We couldn’t find any replacement to fix it. Maybe you could help with that as well. It is a quite critical piece for us. The students may be able to give you some update about what we have done about it.

(Internal ASU user)