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Before adding to this list, please take a look at what we have now.

Note: We cannot accept too much or all material. The problem is, if we run out of space with material or need to dispose of it, it is a burden on Rockford MakerSpace to do so. We also prefer to make space a priority for equipment and projects.

3D Printing

  • 3d printing filament (1.75mm)
  • quality 3d printers (to increase our capacity)
  • miscellaneous 3d printing supplies
    • kapton tape
    • blue "painters" tape
    • Aqua Net hairspray

Aeronautics / Rocketry

Astronomy

Arts & Crafts

  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • hot glue gun
    • hot glue sticks
  • yarn and high quality fabrics

Automotive

  • shop towels and unused rags
  • automotive tools
  • automotive test equipment
    • OBD diagnostic
    • etc

Electronics Lab / Classroom

  • a precise (thousandths place) ohmmeter/capacitance meter/inductance meter
  • variac
  • PCB acid wash station
  • large wall-mount whiteboard
  • lab power supplies
  • prototyping breadboards, jumper wires, etc
  • spools of LED light strips (adhesive-backed)
    • 5v or 12v
    • various colors or color-changeable
  • Arduino (or Arduino-family and compatible) boards
  • Raspberry Pi boards
  • decent PCs (no older than 5 years)
  • soldering
    • surface mount solder station
    • solder fans and filters
    • solder removal ("solder sucker") tools
    • solder
    • flux
  • electronic components: resistors, capacitors, diodes, relays, buttons, switches, etc.
  • networking equipment: PoE switch
  • small tools for fine electronics work
  • electronics accessories

Forging

Laser Cutting / Engraving

Metalworking

  • CNC lathe (maybe the Tormach 15L Slant Pro)
  • high speed machining and carbide tools
  • metal stock (bars of aluminum, steel)
  • plastic stock (bars and slabs of plastic, ABS, Delrin, recycled)
  • Tormach CNC mill

Miscellaneous

  • office chairs (on casters)
  • kiln and ceramics/pottery tools
  • stained glass equipment and supplies
  • glass making or glass blowing equipment and supplies
  • conduit benders (1/2" and 3/4")
  • plastic shredding, recycling
  • injection molding
  • micro-brewing equipment and supplies
  • cleaning supplies
  • LED light bulbs

Networking (LAN)

Paint Booth

  • HVLP and standard paint guns
  • large capacity air compressor
  • sandpaper (dry or wet/dry) in various grits
  • safety equipment
    • eye protection
    • breathing protection
    • hearing protection (ear muffs, ear plugs)
  • air quality control, filters, supplies
  • shop towels and unused rags

Photography

Robotics

Screen Printing

  • cutting mats (for using with Xacto knives)
  • fabric inks
  • screen frames
  • screen material (fabric)
  • light box (for exposing emulsion)
  • conveyor dryer
  • shop towels and unused rags
  • painter's tape - "green" (preferred) or "blue"

Vinyl Cutting

  • consumable materials
    • Oracal 631 vinyl or equivalent (12"x12" or rolls)
    • Oracal 651 vinyl or equivalent (12"x12" or rolls)
    • transfer material (12"x12" preferred)
    • vinyl application fluid
  • tools
    • self-healing cutting mat
    • X-acto knives
    • X-acto knife replacement blades
    • tweezers
    • vinyl application plastic squeegees
    • vinyl application squeegees with felt tip

Welding / Fabrication

Woodworking

  • CNC router (large 4'x8' format)
  • Kreg jigs
  • clamps
    • bar
    • pipe
    • C
    • corner
    • framing
  • joiner
  • planer
  • small corded/cordless power tools (with batteries and chargers)
    • drills and bits
    • circular saw
    • saber saw
    • router and bits
    • sanders
      • disc
      • belt
      • hand-held/palm
  • miter saw
  • wood lathe
  • small hand tools
    • screwdrivers
      • phillips
      • standard
      • torx
    • claw hammer
    • ball peen hammer
    • pry bar
  • allen wrenches / hex keys
  • consumables
    • wood glue
    • assorted bolts, nuts, washers, nails, screws, etc
  • high quality pieces of wood and lumber
    • 2x4" studs
    • 3/4" OSB, plywood and/or MDF
    • 4x8' or 2x4' pegboard
      • pegboard hooks
    • other
  • air compressor
  • air quality control, filters, supplies
  • safety equipment:
    • burn-resistant and cut-proof gloves
    • safety glasses
    • safety shields
    • hearing protection (ear muffs, ear plugs)
  • shop towels and unused rags
  • squares
  • combination squares
  • chisels
  • sharpener
  • tape measures
  • marking tools like pencils and chalk lines
  • loanable stud finder
  • woodburning tool
  • sawhorses
  • bright movable lighting
  • tool storage