Tools and Equipment

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NOTE: This page is still being updated and expanded to include information on what tools are in what areas, who the area captains are for those areas, the 'tool privilege' (red/yellow/green tags) requirements for each tool, the list of persons who can grant red-tag privilege for each tool, specs and manuals for the tools, and lots more information. That's a lot of work, so please be patient...



Certain tools require membership and Rockford MakerSpace training to use. Details are on the following page:

Many of our tools require design or operating software to use. The following page has a list of free or open source software.


CNC / Machine Shop

Area Captains: Doug Heinbecker, Kevin Holdmann

Email: cnc@rockfordmaker.space

  • Tormach milling machine and tools
  • Mini desktop CNC mill - Mill mostly small, wood, plastic, foam, or flat projects
  • Manual desktop mill
  • Manual lathe with tools (not operational yet; seeking affection and care)
  • Metal band saw
  • Hydraulic press
  • Various hand tools

Laser Cutting / Engraving

Area Captains: _____, _____

Email: [email protected]

Electronics Lab / Classroom

Area Captains: Eric Williams, Rob Wise

Email: [email protected]

  • Tektronix 2215 Oscilloscope
  • Various computer workstations, with ethernet and wifi
  • Industrial oven, skillet, and other heating elements
  • Label maker and working printer
  • Soldering station
  • Digital multimeter(s)
  • Various hand tools
  • Free wi-fi

3D Printing

Area Captains: Jake Ellenberger, Dan Smith, _____

Email: [email protected]

Silkscreening

Area Captains: Bob Wise, Rob Wise

Email: [email protected]

Arts & Crafts

Area Captains: Ozzy Smith, Sonnie Glusman

Email: [email protected]

Rooftop Garden

Area Captains: Sonnie Glusman, Ozzy Smith

Email: [email protected]

Woodworking

Area Captain: Rob Wise

Email: [email protected]

Paint Booth

Area does not yet exist.

Area Captain: Rob Wise

Email:

Welding

Area does not yet exist.

Area Captains:

Email:

Aeronautics (rockets, drones, etc)

Area does not yet exist.

Area Captain: Jake Ellenberger

Email:

Automotive

Area does not yet exist.

Area Captain: Rob Wise

Email:

NOTE: The following was what was on the old wiki. We need to go through this and clean it up, then move each item to the appropriate areas, above. That's a lot of work, so please be patient...

The stuff that has been struck out is stuff that has been moved to the appropriate area above.

What we currently have

Note: This list may not be up-to-date or guarantee that we have something. Equipment could belong to you, a company, or someone else, and they are free to take it back (after loaning it) any time.

See something missing here, but wish to see it? Well, may your wish come true!

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tormach PCNC 770 and tools - The Makerhood is jealous of us.
  • Mini Desktop CNC Mill - Mill mostly small, wood, plastic, foam, or flat projects
  • Manual Desktop Mill
  • Metal Band Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Portable Table Saws (2)
  • Table Jigsaw
  • Grinding wheel
  • Grit blasting table
  • Mini Tumbler
  • Air Compressor (1 working, and 1 bigger one needs help)
  • Manual Lathe with tools (not operational yet; seeking affection and care)
  • Various computer workstations, with Ethernet and WiFi
  • Industrial oven, skillet, and other heating elements
  • Label maker and working printer
  • Soldering Iron (1 for now, might get another better one)
  • Coffeemakers (2 Mr. Coffees, 1 Keurig K10)
  • Manual Forklifts (1 or 2)
  • Various materials and supplies, some for reuse or broken down equipment
  • Various hand tools and power tools
  • Some tables and tool racks
  • ShopVacs (2)