Wish List

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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.

CNC / Metal Shop

  • 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)

Electronics Lab / Classroom

  • 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)
  • solder
  • electronic components: resistors, capacitors, diodes, relays, buttons, switches, etc.
  • prototyping breadboards, jumper wires, etc
  • networking equipment: PoE switch
  • soldering irons
  • multimeters
  • small tools for fine electrical work
  • power supplies
    • adjustable bench supplies
    • "wall warts"
  • electronics accessories

3D Printing

  • 3d printing filament (1.75mm)
  • postal scale (for measuring filament usage)
  • quality 3d printers (to increase our capacity)
  • miscellaneous 3d printing supplies
    • kapton tape
    • Aqua Net hairspray

Silkscreening

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

Arts & Crafts

  • vinyl for vinyl cutting machine (see US Cutter's website, for example)
  • dental picks (for separating cut vinyl segments and other fine detailed work)
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • hot glue gun
    • hot glue sticks
  • yarn and high quality fabrics

Gardening

  • small gardening tools
  • mulch
  • potting soil

Woodworking

  • CNC router
  • planer
  • small corded/cordless power tools
    • drills and bits
    • circular saw
    • saber saw
    • router and bits
    • sanders
      • disc
      • belt
      • hand-held/palm
  • miter saw
  • wood lathe
  • clamps
    • bar
    • pipe
    • C
    • corner
  • 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
  • Kreg jigs
  • high quality pieces of wood and lumber
    • 2x4" studs
    • 3/4" OSB, plywood and/or MDF
    • 4x8' or 2x4' pegboard
      • pegboard hooks
    • other
  • 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

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

Welding / Fabrication

Aeronautics

Robotics

Automotive

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

Miscellaneous

  • sturdy work tables and benches
  • office chairs (on casters)
  • kiln and 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