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* Free [[wifi]]
 
* Free [[wifi]]
  
[[3D Printing area usage]]
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★ [[3D Printing area usage]]
  
 
== Aeronautics (rockets, drones, etc) ==
 
== Aeronautics (rockets, drones, etc) ==
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* Free [[wifi]]
 
* Free [[wifi]]
  
[[Forging tools usage]]
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★ [[Forging tools usage]]
  
 
== Laser Cutting / Engraving ==
 
== Laser Cutting / Engraving ==
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[[Links#Vector_Graphics|Links to free vector graphics]]
 
[[Links#Vector_Graphics|Links to free vector graphics]]
  
[[Laser cutter/engraver usage]]
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★ [[Laser cutter/engraver usage]]
  
 
== Metalworking ==
 
== Metalworking ==
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* Various hand tools
 
* Various hand tools
 
* Free [[wifi]]
 
* Free [[wifi]]
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★ [[Metalworking tools usage]]
  
 
== Networking (LAN) ==
 
== Networking (LAN) ==
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'''Note:''' The darkroom is a <span style="background:yellow;">&nbsp;yellow&nbsp;</span> tool area. '''You MUST HAVE A PROFICIENCY CHECKOUT before using it alone'''. Contact the Area Captain to set up an appointment for your checkout and/or training.
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'''Note:'''
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* The darkroom is a <span style="background:yellow;">&nbsp;yellow&nbsp;</span> tool area. '''You MUST HAVE A PROFICIENCY CHECKOUT before using it alone'''. Contact the Area Captain to set up an appointment for your checkout and/or training.
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* The darkroom is called that for a reason. Please '''KNOCK BEFORE ENTERING'''. If you don't, you might inadvertently let all the dark escape. And that's usually not good.
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* Beseler 45 MXT Enlarger
 
* Beseler 45 MXT Enlarger
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* welding sleeves
 
* welding sleeves
  
[[Welding tools usage]]
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&#9733; [[Welding tools usage]]
  
 
== Woodworking ==
 
== Woodworking ==
  
''Area Captain: Rob Wise, Aaron Carlin''
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''Area Captain: Rob Wise, Jason Heinz''
  
 
''Email:'' <tt><html><a href='m&#97;il&#116;o&#58;&#119;&#111;%6Fdwo%&#55;2king%&#52;0rock%6&#54;&#111;&#37;72d%6Dake%72%2Espa&#99;e'>woo&#100;&#119;orki&#110;g&#64;roc&#107;for&#100;m&#97;&#107;e&#114;&#46;&#115;pace</a></html></tt>
 
''Email:'' <tt><html><a href='m&#97;il&#116;o&#58;&#119;&#111;%6Fdwo%&#55;2king%&#52;0rock%6&#54;&#111;&#37;72d%6Dake%72%2Espa&#99;e'>woo&#100;&#119;orki&#110;g&#64;roc&#107;for&#100;m&#97;&#107;e&#114;&#46;&#115;pace</a></html></tt>
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* Air compressors
 
* Air compressors
 
** [[Air compressor]]
 
** [[Air compressor]]
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* [[Angle grinder]] with wire brush
  
 
* [[Downdraft table]] - <span style="color: #ff0000;"><em>'''UNDER CONSTRUCTION'''</em></span>
 
* [[Downdraft table]] - <span style="color: #ff0000;"><em>'''UNDER CONSTRUCTION'''</em></span>
  
 
* Drills and drill presses
 
* Drills and drill presses
** [[Central Machinery 13" Drill press]]
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** [[Central Machinery 13" drill press]]
 
** [[KingCraft cordless drill/driver]]
 
** [[KingCraft cordless drill/driver]]
 
** [[Porter Cable cordless drill]]
 
** [[Porter Cable cordless drill]]
** [[Shopsmith]] with boring setup
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** [[Porter Cable right-angle drill]]
** various corded drills
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** [[Shopsmith|Shopsmith Mark V]] with boring setup
** various cordless drills
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** [[Skil cordless drill]]
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** various other corded drills
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** various other cordless drills
  
 
* [[Dust collection system]]
 
* [[Dust collection system]]
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* Multi-purpose tools
 
* Multi-purpose tools
** [[Shopsmith]]
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** [[Shopsmith|Shopsmith Mark V]]
  
 
* Planers
 
* Planers
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* Sanders
 
* Sanders
 
** [[ShopCraft orbital sander]]
 
** [[ShopCraft orbital sander]]
** [[Shopsmith]] with belt sander setup
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** [[Shopsmith|Shopsmith Mark V]] with belt sander setup
  
 
* Saws
 
* Saws
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** Table saws
 
** Table saws
 
*** [[Craftsman table saw]]
 
*** [[Craftsman table saw]]
*** [[Shopsmith]] with saw setup
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*** [[Shopsmith|Shopsmith Mark V]] with saw setup
 
** [[Wet tile saw]]
 
** [[Wet tile saw]]
  
* [[Shop vacuum]]
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* Vacuums
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** <strike>[[Blue Hawk]]</strike>
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** [[Shop-Vac]]
  
 
* Various other hand tools and power tools
 
* Various other hand tools and power tools
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* Free [[wifi]]
 
* Free [[wifi]]
  
[[Woodworking tools usage]]
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&#9733; [[Woodworking tools usage]]
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== Administration ==
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* [[Dymo LetraTag label maker]]
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* [[paper shredder]]
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* Free [[wifi]]

Revision as of 17:16, 2 December 2021

NOTE: This page is constantly being updated and expanded to include information on what tools are in what areas, the 'tool privilege' (red / yellow / green tags) requirements for each tool, the list of persons who can grant red- or yellow-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/or Rockford MakerSpace training to use. We use a red/yellow/green color coding system to denote the requirements. 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:

There are a number of sites providing online tutorials and other resources, free graphics which can be used with the laser cutter/engraver, 3D printer, etc. The following page lists some of our favorites. As with anything that you find online, some is good, some -- not so much. Your mileage may vary. Use at your own discretion and risk. Here are some sites you may find helpful:


3D Printing

Area Captain: Jake Ellenberger, Bob Wise

Email: 3dprinting@rockfordmaker.space

3D Printing area usage

Aeronautics (rockets, drones, etc)

This area is in the planning stage . ..

Area Captain: Jake Ellenberger

Email:

Screw City Rocketry Club

Arts & Crafts

Area Captains: Sonnie Glusman, Rebecca Osterberg

Email: crafts@rockfordmaker.space

Links to free graphics

Automotive

This area is in the planning stage . . .

Area Captain: Rob Wise

Email:

Ceramics

This area is under construction . . .

Area Captain: Rachel K

Email:

Classroom

Area Captain: Rob Wise

Electronics Lab

Area Captain: Brian Latham

Email: electronics@rockfordmaker.space

All of the Windows-based PCs in the classroom have a wide variety of software installed.

Forging

Area Captain: Dennis Neubauer

Email: forging@rockfordmaker.space

Forging tools usage

Laser Cutting / Engraving

Area Captains: Bob Wise, Rob Wise

Email: laser@rockfordmaker.space

Links to free vector graphics

Laser cutter/engraver usage

Metalworking

Area Captains: Kevin Holdmann, Jamie Taylor

Email: metalworking@rockfordmaker.space

Metalworking tools usage

Networking (LAN)

Area Captain: Brian Latham

Email: contact@rockfordmaker.space

  • FOG server
  • IP cameras
  • routers
  • switches
  • various other networking equipment

Paint Booth

This area is in the planning stage . . .

Area Captain: Rob Wise

Email: paintbooth@rockfordmaker.space

Paint Booth(-ish)

Area Captain: Rob Wise

Email: paintbooth@rockfordmaker.space

  • various brushes
  • various spray paints
  • various liquid paints
  • various stains

Note: Users are expected to provide their own consumables, or replace those that are used.

Photography / Darkroom

Area Captain: Brian Latham

Email: photography@rockfordmaker.space

Note:

  • The darkroom is a  yellow  tool area. You MUST HAVE A PROFICIENCY CHECKOUT before using it alone. Contact the Area Captain to set up an appointment for your checkout and/or training.
  • The darkroom is called that for a reason. Please KNOCK BEFORE ENTERING. If you don't, you might inadvertently let all the dark escape. And that's usually not good.


  • Beseler 45 MXT Enlarger
    • 35mm Negative Holder
    • 120 6x9 Negative Holder
    • 120 6x6 Negative Holder
    • 120 6x4.5 Negative Holder
    • 4x5 Negative Holder
  • Enlarger Easel
  • Light Table
  • Changing Bag
  • Stainless Steel Developing Tanks
    • 35mm Developing Spirals
    • 120 Developing Spirals
  • Plastic Developing Tank for 35mm Film
  • Plastic Developing Tank for 4x5 Film
  • Developing Trays
  • Free wifi

Robotics

This area is in the planning stage . . .

Area Captain:

Email:

Screen Printing

Area Captains: Bob Wise, Rob Wise

Email: screenprinting@rockfordmaker.space

  • basic screen printing supplies
  • heat press
  • screen printing frame setup
  • Free wifi

Links to free graphics

Vinyl Cutting

Area Captains: Rob Wise, Bob Wise

Email: laser@rockfordmaker.space

Links to free vector graphics

Welding / Fabrication

Coming soon!

Area Captain: Jasper Meyers

Email:

Note: The welding area is a  yellow  tool area. You MUST HAVE A PROFICIENCY CHECKOUT before using it alone. In addition, some tools in the welding area are  red  tools. Contact the Area Captain to set up an appointment for your checkout and/or training.

Welding tools usage

Woodworking

Area Captain: Rob Wise, Jason Heinz

Email: woodworking@rockfordmaker.space

  • Various other hand tools and power tools

Woodworking tools usage

Administration