[Lab] Makerspace Wish List

Michael Scott michael.scott at ocsb.ca
Tue Apr 28 12:19:54 EDT 2015

Ya might want some sheet metal tools, like a brake, shears, roller, English
wheel, planishing hammer, embosser, shot peen bag and hammers, and for
other metals, welders (as mentioned), Oxy-acetylene torches, plasma cutter
(CNC plasma cutter, drool), cut off saw, horizontal band saw, mill, lathe,
tube bender.


On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:53 AM, Ray Gould <raygould at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
>    *Wood:*
>    Table saw / Power saw
>    Router / Router Table
>    Jointer
>    Drill Press / Power drill
>    Biscuit Cutter / Doweller
>    Jigsaw / Bandsaw
>    Hammer
>    Chisel / Mallets
>    Sanding bench / Grinder / Shaper / Sanders / Files
>    Lathe
>    Rulers, protractors, gauges, calipers
>    *And cloth:*
>    Sewing machine
>    Serger
>    Cutting table
>    Embroidery equipment
>    Cards, Spindles, Spinning Wheel
>    Loom
>    *And glass:*
>    Blowtorch / Burner
>    Tongs, poles, pliers
>    Kiln/Oven
>   * And clay:*
>    Throwing Wheel
>    Kiln/Oven
>    Wire cutter / Blades / Rakes / Sculpting tools
>    *And PVC pipe:*
>    Hacksaw
>    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.
>    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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