Welcome to the Bristol Hackspace Wiki

Tools in the Hackspace

(or available to us)

Page links in red in the table below mean we haven't written any information about this thing on the Wiki yet. If you can contribute, please do so!

Equipment pages should indicate where the thing is to be found, who to ask for induction training if it's something that could hurt the user (or that could be easily damaged), a list of inducted people who might be asked for help by new users, and any pertinent safety tips. For extra points, specifications of the thing (what size of work it can do, etc), links to manuals/tutorials, and so on can be included for reference!

G10 (Workshop)

Thing Needs Induction? Owner/Maintainer Notes
A0 Laser Cutter YESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Disk sanderYESNic MarshallG10 (Workshop)
Bench Pillar drillYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Bench grinderYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Belt sanderYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
BandsawYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Wood latheYESAnton BowersG10 (Workshop)
Floor Standing Pillar DrillYESHackspace G10 (Workshop)
Bench Scroll SawYESHackspace G10 (Workshop)
Micro Chop SawYESHackspace G10 (Workshop)
Wire Bending ToolYESPam Davis G10 (Workshop)
Power SawYESHackspace G10 (Workshop)
Angle GrinderYESHackspace G10 (Workshop)
Wood and Metal VicesnoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
G10 workshop Small Tool ListnoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Granite Surface PlatenoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Cycle StandnoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
DremelsnoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Wickes Vacuum CleanernoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Hardinge Metal latheYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Transwave 3kW 3 phase Rotary ConverterYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)

G11 (main room)

Thing Needs Induction? Owner/Maintainer Notes
RepRap 3D PrinterYESHackspace (maintained by Ian S / Russell D)G11 (main room)
Small-CNC-LatheYESHackspace (maintained by Ian S / John W)G11 (main room)
Sewing machineYESHackspaceG11 (main room)
HP DesignJet 500noNic MarshallG11 (main room)
Flatbed PlotterYESHackspace (maintained by John H)G11 (main room)
UV exposerYESHackspaceG11 (main room)
Bubble Etch TankYESHackspaceG11 (main room)
Microsoft KinectnoArthur? (maintained by Ian S / Russell D / Arthur)G11 (main room)
Magnifier LampnoHackspaceG11 (main room)
IRC MacnoHackspace (maintained by Barney L)G11 (main room)
Hackspace PCnoHackspaceG11 (main room)
Oscilloscopesno (fragile; read safety precautions)Hackspaceelectronics test bench benches/shelves depending on utility and uniqueness
Oscilloscope Probesno (fragile; read safety precautions)Hackspacewall rack by electronics test bench
Signal GeneratorsnoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Frequency CountersnoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Bench Variable Power SuppliesnoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Analogue and Digital MultimetersnoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Capacitance MeternoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Capacitor ESR MeternoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Component TesternoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Resistance Decade Boxno (fragile; read safety precautions)Hackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Soldering ironsnoHackspaceshelf above soldering bench, crate on shelves by external wall
Hot air gunnoHackspaceG11 (main room)
Solder Reflow OvennoHackspace (maintained by Ian S / Arthur A)G11 (main room)
Ptouch 1000 Label printernoHackspaceG11 (main room) Desk bottom Drawer
Dummy LoadnoHackspaceG11 (main room)
BreadboardsnoHackspaceshelf above soldering bench
20x microscopenoHackspaceG11 (main room)
General hand toolsnoHackspaceG11 (main room)
BBC MicrosnoHackspaceG11 (main room)
Heat press (for vinyl e.g. for T-shirts)noHackspaceG11 (main room)
Olympus MicroscopenoHackspace G11 (Biohack Bench)
HotplatesnoHackspace G11 (Biohack Bench)

If you would like something not on this list, please see equipment wanted.

Old tools

This is a list of items that have since been removed from the hackspace. This is kept for historical reasons, so information pages are still accessible.

Thing Needs Induction? Owner/Maintainer
Epilog Laser CutterN/ALauren Simms
Metal latheN/AMatthew Venn
CNC RouterN/AMatthew Venn
CNC MillN/AMatthew Venn
Pinball tableN/AMatthew Venn

Hackspace layout

A more-or-less scale plan of the hackspace is as follows (10cm = 1m): (compiled by David W and Jon, June 2012 after acquisition of the architects' space)

space plan

The first page is just the space itself; the second page has some of the furniture, but we didn't measure how big much of it was!

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