The Mac Desk of an Electrical Engineer student

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from David G., an university student studying Electrical Engineering. Let’s get right to the details!

What hardware does your setup consist of?

My Apple setup has the following:

What do you use your Apple gear for?

I’m an Electrical Engineering student and I use the iMac, MacBook Pro, and iMac everyday for university and related tasks.

Electrical Engineer Mac Desk setup

How do you use your Apple gear, and what apps do you use most often?

My primary device is my iPad, which I take ever notes with Goodnotes and Adonit Jot Touch 4 stylus. I don’t use a single paper. I use Scanner Pro to scan documents and send them to Goodnotes. 

My MacBook Pro is for programming with XCode and Visual Studio (via Boot Camp), which I need for my Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. It’s also used to program my Arduinos.

I use my iMac for editing photos using Aperture and some plugins. I also use Pixelmator very often to do everything related to graphic design. I use ScreenFlow to make YouTube tutorials. 

I also use my iMac to watch my Blu Rays with MacGo Blu Ray Player app. My Blu Ray hard drive is a crappy Samsung one, so I have made a special place in the drawer so that it does not destroy the Aluminium & wood combination. Placing it in the drawer is also great because you don’t hear any spinning sounds as the disc reads.

With Bootcamp I have the ability to play the latest games and watch Blu Rays that are not supported by MacGo (which is just a few). 

I use Dropbox daily to import and export notes to Goodnotes, without Dropbox it would be really difficult to share something between my devices.

I’m also a Keynote lover, I do lots of work in keynote. It’s great to design some charts and spreadsheets, which I use in my Youtube videos. 

The Screensaver running on the iMac is called Minimal Clock, it’s free and has been covered by OSXDaily before

Do you have any helpful info you want to share with others?

If you are searching for a good desk, search for eating tables, they are often real wood, cheaper, and bigger. Most desks have a really small place for your legs, that is not the case with a table.

Yes, my desk is actually an eating table, and the huge space is great to work on as you can see in the second picture. I’ve spent hours to get everything the way I wanted. I drilled 40mm holes in the desk to organize all the cables, and I used some PVC tube caps and some wood to cover them. I got mine for 240 Euros (about $ 330 USD).

iMac desk setup of an electrical engineer student

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