Our equipment wishlist as of today

Planning things on the blackboardWe are currently in the process of raising money to buy equipment and engaging our wonderful community in building a lot of equipment but for anyone interested, here is a rough wishlist in no particular order. Please comment if you have ideas about getting or building equipment or think there’s a glaring categorical omission. Examples below are for further illustration rather than a necessary plan.

  • The space in general
    • Electrical work on our space to prepare it for lots of power hungry tools
    • Hand tools and accessories and bits, drills, drill bits, hammers, tool boxes, etc.
    • Tool boxes
    • Shelves
    • Lockers
    • Cabinets
    • Bench vises
    • Clamps
    • Dust Collection system
    • Ventalation system. 3000CFM capacity from one room
    • Air compressor: 5-10hp, 80 gallon, 125psi
    • IP Cameras, e.g. Foscam FI9821W
  • Computer lab
    • Computers, Monitors and Accessories, 2008 and newer
    • Printers
    • Scanners
    • 3D CAD software, e.g. Solidworks or Autodesk
    • CAM software e.g. Cut 3D or Cut 2D
  • Furniture
    • Work benches
    • Desks
    • Tables
    • Chairs
    • Couches
  • Sewing machines and Sergers
  • Welding equipment
    • Spot welder
    • TIG welder
    • MIG welder
    • Plasma cutter
    • Welding table
    • Welding curtains
    • Welding masks, gloves, etc.
  • Table Saw, for example SawStop
  • Radial Arm Saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Shop vaccum
  • Laser cutters, e.g. Full Spectrum Laser
  • 3D Printers, e.g. the MakerBot Replicator 2X
  • CNC Wood Mill, e.g. Shopbot
  • CNC Mill and accessories, e.g. the Tormach PCNC 1100 System
  • Enclosures for Mill
  • Manual Mill
  • Drill press
  • Robotics platforms, e.g. Turtle Bot 2
  • Electronics lab
    • Soldering irons
    • Soldering fume extractors
    • Microscopes e.g. Dynascope, USB, etc.
    • desk magnifiers
    • Desk lamps
    • Oscilloscopes
    • Bench top power supplies
    • Volt meters
    • Function generators
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