Current tools and equipment

Everyday I use a series of tools and equipment that make my life easier. These tool change and morph each year. This is my list of recommended tools that I use every single day.

Previous snapshots of my tools and equipment lists can be found here: 2016

Inspired by - A collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done.

Who are you, and what do you do?

My name is Steven Smethurst and live two lives. During the day I am a software engineer at Chipkin Automation Systems and at night I am a maker, hacker and artist.

What software do you use?

I spend a good majority of my day on my computer using these tools.

IDE and Text Editor

Development tools





What hardware do you use?

What would be your dream setup?

I’m pretty happy with my setup for all practical intents and purposes these days. I have been waiting for a good version of augmented reality and smart contact lenses for a while now.

I been meaning to get a 2FA hardware key like yubikey, and if I never had to use a physical key again I would very happy.