CHICAGO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Show fans invited to join element14's community for a chance to win Ben's original portable work bench
element14 (http://www.element-14.com/community/index.jspa), a collaborative social community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, debut a redesign of Ben's portable work bench that offers the ultimate modding-on-the-road convenience in the newest episode of "The Ben Heck Show" (http://www.element-14.com/community/community/experts/benheck).
Ben's redesign focuses on hinge positioning, a new bracket system and streamlined tool placement to build a suitcase-sized box that unfolds into a neat and tidy workspace. Ben walks viewers through the assembly process once all of the parts are routed, including quick hinge installations, some countersink drilling, and attaching the arm chambers, and then portable work bench "Mark 2" is ready to go.
"It was invigorating to design an all-new version of my portable work bench," said Ben. "It's those little extras that make all the difference - from hidden compartments, to custom tool slots and a built-in PC power supply. This new design ensures I'm ready to make the world a better place, one tool at a time, wherever I am."
Viewers interested in building their own portable workbench can visit element14 (http://www.element-14.com/community/community/experts/benheck) to download detailed plans or register for a chance to win Ben's original workbench.
"In this episode you get a closer glimpse into Ben's psyche as he approaches his original custom design and makes it even better," said Alisha Mowbray, senior vice president of marketing, element14. "The result is a pretty tricked-out portable workbench that should satisfy even the most discerning modder."
About "The Ben Heck Show"
"The Ben Heck Show" is a bi-weekly online television series aired in English that's dedicated to the science and art of system and hardware modding with a global audience of design engineers, students and electronic enthusiasts. Sponsored exclusively by element14 (http://www.element-14.com/community/community/experts/benheck), each episode spotlights Ben's mods of popular electronic devices while educating viewers on the underlying technology powering each project.
element14 is sponsored by Premier Farnell plc (LSE: pfl), a leader in multi-channel distribution and specialty services for electronic design engineers, trading throughout the Americas (Newark), Europe (Farnell) and Asia-Pacific (element14).