Equipment Summary

This is a summary list of what we need, and what we have.

Things We Have


:green_heart: Laser Cutter - 50W Chinese Laser.
:green_heart: 3D Printer - At least one Prusa Mendel.
:green_heart: Model Lathe - A small metal-working lathe.
:green_heart: Pillar Drill: for making holes in things.

Electronics Tools:

:green_heart: Soldering Station - A temp-controlled soldering iron and hot-air combo.
:green_heart: Oscilloscope - for looking at wavy things. Details TBC.
:green_heart: SMD Hotplate - A small hot-plate for reflowing SMD PCBs.

Hand Tools:


:green_heart: Blue Inserter 2000 - the most technological threaded insert inserter on the market.
:green_heart: Vacuum cleaner - @Jagmills is planning to donate his cylinder Dyson (this is as a result of him owning a hairy dog that calls for an upright instead)

Things We Want


:purple_heart: Hot-wire cutter: be nice to have. We should build one.
:purple_heart: Vacuum former: another one that we could make.
:purple_heart: Milling machine: a manual (or CNC, or convert to CNC) milling machine. Could be milling/drilling and save space.

Electronics Tools:

:purple_heart: Toaster Oven: for more controlled SMD reflowing.


:purple_heart: Computers: great and small, desktops to RPis.
:purple_heart: Small fridge: possibly larger than a mini fridge. Ideal for keeping snacks and tuck-shop related items (which has proved very popular) nice and chilly.
:purple_heart: Chairs: we need some chairs! Currently we have two swivel office types from GG. A few more of these, and lots more folding chairs, would be very useful.

Things We Have Decided We Don’t Want

:broken_heart: Fire
:broken_heart: Noxious laser cutter fumes

Please reply below if we have or want something that’s not on the list. Also, specific details such as make/model would be good to get added.

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