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Tools in the Hackspace

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)
Bench Pillar drillYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Bench grinderYESHackspaceG10 (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)
Wood and Metal VicesnoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
G10 workshop Small Tool ListnoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Granite Surface PlatenoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
DremelsnoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Wickes Vacuum CleanernoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Large-dust-vaccum noHackspaceG10 (workshop)
Transwave 3kW 3 phase Rotary ConverterYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
DremelsnoHackspaceG10 (Workshop)
Harrison M250 LatheYESHackspaceG10 (Workshop)

G10 (Out Of Bounds)

We only occupy one half of G10. The other half of the room belongs to Nick Marshall and as such is out of bounds for Hackspace members for this reason. Equipment, tables, and tools etc in this area are not covered by our rules, induction procedures and insurance. Some members have made personal arrangements with Nic to use his tools, however this is the exception, not the rule. Also please be conscious of any activity you are engaged with that may interfere or damage anything in Nic's area.

Thing Needs Induction? Owner/Maintainer Notes
Disk sanderOut Of BoundsNic MarshallG10 (Nic's area)
Bench SawOut Of BoundsNic MarshallG10 (Nic's area)
Large format routerOut Of BoundsNic MarshallG10 (Nic's area)
Nic's BenchesOut Of BoundsNic MarshallG10 (Nic's area)

G11 (main room)

Thing Needs Induction? Owner/Maintainer Notes
RepRap 3D PrinterYESHackspace (maintained by Ian S / Russell D)G11 (main room)
Original Prusa MK3YESHackspace (maintained by Nick G)G11 (main room)
MPX-90 EngravernoHackspace G11 (main room)
Mayku Formbox Desktop Vacuum FormernoHackspaceG11 (main room)
Samsung SPP-2020 Digital Photo PrinternoHackspace G11 (main room)
Small-CNC-LatheYESHackspace (maintained by Ian S / John W)G11 (main room)
Sewing machineYESHackspaceG11 (main room)
HP DesignJet 500 large format printernoNic MarshallG11 (main room)
HP LaserJet 2200 printernoHackspaceG11 (main room)
Canon LBP 5050N Colour Laser printernoHackspaceG11 (main room)
Flatbed PlotterYESHackspace (maintained by John H)G11 (main room)
UV exposerYESHackspaceG11 (main room)
Microsoft KinectnoArthur? (maintained by Ian S / Russell D / Arthur)G11 (main room)
Magnifier LampnoHackspaceG11 (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
RF Coaxial Components no (fragile; read safety precautions) Hackspacecables: wallrack, other: component drawers
Signal GeneratorsnoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Frequency CountersnoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Bench Variable Power SuppliesnoHackspaceshelf above electronics test bench
Variac Transformerno (read safety precautions)Hackspacehigh shelf
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
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)
Hackspace Wired LAN and RouternoHackspace G11 (main room)

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
Bubble Etch TankN/AHackspace
IRC MacN/AHackspace (maintained by Barney L)
Dummy LoadN/AHackspace
Membership PC and Print ServerN/AHackspace
Hardinge Metal latheN/AHackspace

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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