[Lab] Makerspace Wish List

Ray Gould raygould at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 28 11:53:59 EDT 2015

Hi All
I like the additions Jason.  Here's my take on it:
Think of tools that are hard to move like the tablesaw.  The hand tools are more easily borrowed and transportable.  Regarding the original list, I would add tools for 3D scanning.  This would include kinects and other cameras with stands and software to interpret the data.  I currently use the free versions of NI Mate and Skannect although there are lot's of others.  If someone could pay for the full versions and rent time until they get their money back, or split the cost up front amongst members we would have a pretty kickass system.  The models aren't usually perfect after the scan.  The models will need finessing in a 3D modeling program but I find open source/free Blender works fine.  But compared to modelling say, your own head from scratch, this workflow is a lot easier.  Plus you can use the kinect to capture live animations and record them in Blender. (Check out the video tutorials on the NI Mate site).  All the other stuff sounds bang on to me Steve.
Cheers, Ray.

Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:38:58 -0400
From: jason.cobill at gmail.com
To: lab at artengine.ca
Subject: Re: [Lab] Makerspace Wish List

   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 are:

   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> wrote:

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.

    Raspberry Pi
    Soldering Station

    Sewing machine
    Hot glue gun
    Scan and Cut
    Foam cutter
    Plastic former

    Laser cutter

    Drill press
    Rotary tool
    Shapeoko 3 CNC


Lab mailing list

1. subscribe http://artengine.ca/mailman/listinfo/lab

2. then email Lab at artengine.ca to send your message to the list

Lab mailing list
1. subscribe http://artengine.ca/mailman/listinfo/lab
2. then email Lab at artengine.ca to send your message to the list 		 	   		  
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://artengine.ca/pipermail/lab/attachments/20150428/f6276de8/attachment.html>

More information about the Lab mailing list