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This page is for items that add capability or comfort to the space and are generally a one-time purchase. For consumable items, please refer to the Shopping_List page.

Note: Strike-out items which have been acquired

Contents

Electronics Room

  • Digital oscilloscope, Rigol DS1052E seems popular
  • 'Scope cart, top shelf min 19" deep x 14.5" wide
  • Stanley Vidmar or similar small-parts cabinets, ~1000 total parts, ~400 of them should have ESD bins
  • Cadex C8000 battery analyzer. ;)
  • LCR meter (ESR and Q measurement would be nice too.)
  • Spectrum analyzer covering ISM bands, anything else is gravy
  • Cat-5/5e/6 cable verifier/certifier/TDR, out of calibration is fine, just for teaching
  • Stereo / trinocular microscope, boom mount, C-mount camera adapter
  • Preheat station for benchtop rework
  • Reflow oven for SMT assembly
  • Solder pot
  • Vacuum desoldering station (Can be air-driven, we have shop air)
  • Solder fume extraction, benchtop or under-bench charcoal absorber and flex arms
  • ESD chip-storage bins/boxes, especially multi-drawer cabinets or multi-bin flip-top trays
  • Raspberry Pi, Beagleboard/bone, and other similar embedded/dev boards
  • SMT-package air nozzles for our hot air station
  • Desktop-size PCB shear, 12" throat would be plenty
  • A handful of ATX power supplies that actually work
  • CompactFlash cards, since you know you're never using 'em again
  • Grommets, grips, glands, strain-reliefs, bend-radius-limiters
  • Swing-arm magnifying lamps that don't suck (hospital surplus?)
  • Small (12-inch?) HDMI-input display for Beagles/Pis on the bench
  • parts drawers
  • soldering station
  • SMT hot-air station
  • Pogo pins in spearpoint and tenderizer styles
  • Electron microscope
  • Atomic clock / GPS-disciplined time/frequency standard
  • Thermal camera
  • High-speed (1000+ fps) camera
  • X-ray machine
  • Small heat-sealer, for making plastic bags of custom sizes.

Wood Shop

  • CNC Router, ShopBot or similar(Min: 4'x8')
  • wood lathe
  • planer
  • 6 x 48 inch belt / drum sander
  • Bosh 1617 Router for router table
  • table saw
  • mitre saw
  • drill press

Metal Shop:

  • parts washer
  • surface grinder
  • CNC plasma torch
  • Lower Gauge shear, roller & brake (Pneumatic/Electric)
  • Water-Jet Cutter
  • Throatless shear
  • Punch or ironworker
  • English wheel, planishing hammer, etc
  • mill
  • lathe
  • grinding wheel
  • surface plate
  • sheet metal shear / roller / brake
  • Anodizing setup (not technically metal shop but whatever)

Welding Bench

  • TIG Welder
  • Water-cooled TIG torch
  • Water-cooler for above
  • NdYag Metal-cutting Laser (we can dream!)
  • Downdraft welding table
  • Vent hood / arm
  • Water table for plasma cutter
  • Hand-held plasma cutter

Hardware and Power Tools

  • Storage Bins for parts storage
  • Battery-a-month club subscription for fresh Ryobi 18v batteries

Fab Lab

  • 4x8' CNC wood router (shopbot, mechmate, etc)
  • 3D printer better than Makerbot / Printr bot
  • PCB mill
  • Milling bits for LPKF Protomat C30/s
  • 3D scanner

Computing

  • Small HDMI-input monitor (see electronics room, above)
  • SATA hard drives, 2TB, for server storage (up to 6)
  • 802.11 access point
  • scanner
  • webcams
  • 10/100/1000 Switches 24 port or 48 port
  • Wireless Access Point
  • Printers (Prefer Networked, but can make this happen many ways)
  • Enclosed server rack (20U or thereabouts) with acoustic baffles.
  • ID card printer (not a laminator! a real print-on-plastic gizmo)
  • VR hardware (Oculus Rift, CastAR, etc)

Craft Room

  • spray booth
  • sewing machine
  • serger
  • loom weaver
  • embroidery machine
  • art supplies
  • painting supplies
  • cross-stitch
  • Multicolor silk-screening apparatus

Kitchen

  • fridge
  • microwave
  • electric kettle

Lounge

  • MAME cabinet
  • Pinball machines

Kiln Zone

  • All Glass Molds
  • All COE 96 Frit


Commons Area

  • Classroom space
  • Bean Bag Chairs
  • Coffee Table
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Formica Counter tops
  • Bunk couches
  • Locker type area for members to store personal items
  • Chairs for meeting table and work stations
  • Whiteboards
  • Physical space to sit and chat.
  • Internet connection for laptops & Computer Lab
  • Internet connection for servers
  • Computer parts for community use
  • Lumber - for building a larger center room meeting/project table
  • Lamps
  • 42" LCD display
  • LCD Monitors
  • Book Case
  • Projector
  • Speakers
  • Stereo Receiver

General Supplies

  • Power strips (can never have too many)
  • Extension cords (ditto)
  • Dewar Flask for liquid nitrogen
  • chalkboard (brush-on chalkboard paint to turn a wall into a chalkboard)
  • Pneumatic valves (12v coil preferred)
  • Paint
  • Office chairs
  • whiteboard
  • keg
  • bike rack
  • peg boards and hooks
  • lockers
  • Laser Cutter
  • Optics Lab
  • Kitchen sink and building capable of same

Miscellaneous

I'd like to get i3 equipped with a printing press (letterpress), assuming there's sufficient interest from others. Don't own one, so I am on the lookout for affordable candidates. A flat bed proof press of some sort would probably be most useful for the space. --Ashe 13:00, 30 May 2013 (EDT)