[Lab] Makerspace Wish List

Jason Cobill jason.cobill at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 11:38:58 EDT 2015

   I think your list is super interesting - it looks primarily focused on
working with plastics and electronics, which seem to be staples of the
Maker Movement.
   My dream Maker shop has some overlap with yours, (3D Printer,
electronics bench, etc) and a whole ton of "traditional" tools for working
with different materials. (I mostly hate plastic)
   The problem with my dream list is that it doesn't make sense to have
every tool for every medium (unless you're crazy rich) - I think it makes
sense to pick and choose your mediums based on the kind of projects you
want to build. I can't 3D Print furniture.... yet. :)
   Hopefully the Ottawa Tool Library will somewhat address the
impossibility of having every tool for every purpose. :)

   When I think about "can I make something" the materials I first go-to

   Table saw / Power saw
   Router / Router Table
   Drill Press / Power drill
   Biscuit Cutter / Doweller
   Jigsaw / Bandsaw
   Chisel / Mallets
   Sanding bench / Grinder / Shaper / Sanders / Files
   Rulers, protractors, gauges, calipers

   *And cloth:*
   Sewing machine
   Cutting table
   Embroidery equipment
   Cards, Spindles, Spinning Wheel

   *And glass:*
   Blowtorch / Burner
   Tongs, poles, pliers

  * And clay:*
   Throwing Wheel
   Wire cutter / Blades / Rakes / Sculpting tools

   *And PVC pipe:*
   Pipe cement
   Heat gun

 *  And metal:*
   Metal saw
   TIG/Arc welder
   Tap & Dies
   Tin Snips
   Carbide drill bits
   Grinding/Polishing wheels

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 10:43 AM, Stephen Burke <steve at envirolaser.com>

>   Good morning,
> I am putting together a wish list of equipment that would typically be
> used in a Makerspace.
> Here’s my list so far, feel free to add to it.
>    Arduino Raspberry Pi Soldering Station Multimeter Oscilloscope
>  Sewing machine Hot glue gun Scan and Cut Foam cutter Plastic former
>  3D printer 3D scanner Laser cutter
>  Drill press Rotary tool Shapeoko 3 CNC Handybot
> Steve
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