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* A robot arm mounted on a track on the ceiling, to clean the space when nobody's around and other stuff - Ian O - 2016
 
* A robot arm mounted on a track on the ceiling, to clean the space when nobody's around and other stuff - Ian O - 2016
 
* ''A large room with good lighting and floor space for large projects - Mike M - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
 
* ''A large room with good lighting and floor space for large projects - Mike M - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
* <del>''Dedicated hot metal area - Mike M - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''</del>
 
  
 
==Automotive Tools==
 
==Automotive Tools==
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==Crafting Tools==
 
==Crafting Tools==
* <del>Sewing Machine (leather sewing) - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by [[sewing machine (Relsew)]]
 
 
* Sewing Machine (digital embroidery) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
 
* Sewing Machine (digital embroidery) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
 
* Modern sewing machine(s) - Emily C - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]
 
* Modern sewing machine(s) - Emily C - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]
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==Metalworking Tools==
 
==Metalworking Tools==
* <del>Anvil - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by <del>[[anvil]]</del> and [[anvil (Chris's)]]
 
* <del>Bandsaw (horizontal metalcutting) - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by <del>[[bandsaw (Horizontal)]]</del>, <del>[[bandsaw, metal, horizontal (Pit Bull)]]</del>, and [[bandsaw, metal, horizontal]]
 
* <del>Bending Brake - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by <del>[[bending Brake]]</del>, [[brake, box and pan, 24"]], and John W
 
* <del>CNC Mill - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by <del>[[MAXNC 10 Mill]]</del>, <del>[[Milling machine, CNC (Terry's)]]</del>, and [[CNC Mill (Tormach)]]
 
 
* EDM Sinker (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
 
* EDM Sinker (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
 
* EDM Wire (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
 
* EDM Wire (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
* <del>Milling Bits & Tooling - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del>
 
* <del>Plasma Cutter table - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by [[plasma cutter, CNC (Kyle Paavola's)]]
 
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaper Shaper], plus skiving adapter or opportunity to build one - Ian O - 2015-12-18
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaper Shaper], plus skiving adapter or opportunity to build one - Ian O - 2015-12-18
* <del>Shear (sheet metal) - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by John W
 
* <del>Spot Welder - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by [[spot welder ID:96]]
 
* <del>Welder, TIG - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del>
 
* <del>Welding Helmet (autodarkening), gloves, jackets, other gear - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del>
 
 
* ''New CNC mill (not sure on details) - Mike M - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
 
* ''New CNC mill (not sure on details) - Mike M - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
  
 
==Rapid Prototyping Tools==
 
==Rapid Prototyping Tools==
 
* Sintering 3D printer - Matt F - 2012-11-23
 
* Sintering 3D printer - Matt F - 2012-11-23
* <del>Tabletop laser cutter - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by [[laser cutter, small]]
 
  
 
==Woodworking/Plastic Tools==
 
==Woodworking/Plastic Tools==
 
''We can build a lot of these, given sufficient motivation. See [http://woodgears.ca Matthias Wandel's website].''
 
''We can build a lot of these, given sufficient motivation. See [http://woodgears.ca Matthias Wandel's website].''
  
* <del>Belt and/or Disc Sander - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by [[belt and disc sander (CWD 15-315)]] and [[belt and disc sander (Dremel)]]
 
 
* C-clamps, long-reach - Ian O - 2016-03-07
 
* C-clamps, long-reach - Ian O - 2016-03-07
 
* Disc sander, 20" - Stan H - 2015-11-?? ([http://www.instructables.com/id/BIG-Disk-Sander-Build-Use-and-Tips/ instructable on building one], [http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-20-disc-sander/ video on using one], [http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Mounted-Disc-Sander/ alternative: lathe-based sander])
 
* Disc sander, 20" - Stan H - 2015-11-?? ([http://www.instructables.com/id/BIG-Disk-Sander-Build-Use-and-Tips/ instructable on building one], [http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-20-disc-sander/ video on using one], [http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Mounted-Disc-Sander/ alternative: lathe-based sander])
* <del>Files - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del>
 
 
* Panel saw, preferably vertical - Unknown - 2015
 
* Panel saw, preferably vertical - Unknown - 2015
 
* Pantorouter or maybe some kind of hybrid with the 3D pantograph thing or copy carver? - Ian O - 2016-03-06
 
* Pantorouter or maybe some kind of hybrid with the 3D pantograph thing or copy carver? - Ian O - 2016-03-06
* <del>Router Bits - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del>
 
* <del>Router lift built into table saw extension (preferably tilting) - Everybody - 2015</del> fulfilled by Jeff B
 
* Table saw sled & screw advance box joint jig - Ian O - 2016-03-06 (Some members started planning to build a SABJJ several months to a year ago; there has been no progress on that yet.)
 
 
* ''Large CNC router that works and is suitable for us - Mike M - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
 
* ''Large CNC router that works and is suitable for us - Mike M - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
  
 
==Misc Tools==
 
==Misc Tools==
  
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* Arbor press - Ian O, Scott Y - 2019-10
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* Color laser printer (preferably a good one) - Ian O - 2019-09
 
* Glassblowing general equipment - Ian O - 2015-12-18
 
* Glassblowing general equipment - Ian O - 2015-12-18
 
* Glassblowing lathe - Ian O - 2015-12-18
 
* Glassblowing lathe - Ian O - 2015-12-18
* <del>Vacuum Former - Matt F - 2012-11-23</del> fulfilled by Tom O
 
* <del>Better vacuum former - Corbin U - 2017 spring - in progress</del> fulfilled by Corbin & Zac
 
* Thermal camera - Ian O - 2017-05-05
 
* Desktop-size X-ray machine, maybe CT (for inspecting the insides of things, figuring out how to disassemble things, and inspecting BGA solder joints) - Ian O - 2017
 
* Arbor press - Ian O - 2019-10
 
 
* Photography/videography equipment, for documenting projects - Ian O - 2019-10
 
* Photography/videography equipment, for documenting projects - Ian O - 2019-10
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* Thermal camera, 120×160 resolution or better (preferably much better) - Ian O - 2017-05-05
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* X-ray machine, desktop-sized, maybe CT (for inspecting the insides of things, figuring out how to disassemble things, and inspecting BGA solder joints) - Ian O - 2017

Latest revision as of 13:04, 9 November 2019

Notes

To Donors/Lenders: Not all tools are listed, and we always appreciate upgrades to our existing equipment. If you have any of the following tools (or any others) you'd like to donate, please contact a Protospace member or director to arrange for dropoff or pickup. We love tools and give good homes for them! When in doubt, ask, even for small hand tools, there's much we need.

To Requesters: When adding requests, please fill out the date and your name so people know who to talk to if there are questions. Add new items alphabetically. If your request has been struck out, that means that it has been fulfilled as written. If you are still not satisfied with the equipment at Protospace, please add a new (more specific if necessary) request. If your request was fulfilled and then the equipment was removed from Protospace, please also add a new request.

Not all tools have equal priority; this is a wish list.

Tools listed in italic have been suggested for after our next expansion.

General Space Stuff

  • A robot arm mounted on a track on the ceiling, to clean the space when nobody's around and other stuff - Ian O - 2016
  • A large room with good lighting and floor space for large projects - Mike M - 2016-11-02

Automotive Tools

  • Engine Hoist - Matt F - 2012-11-23
  • Motorized Winch / Gantry - Matt F - 2012-11-23

Chemistry and Physics Tools

  • Atomic force microscope - Ian O - 2016-03-06
  • Centrifuge - Ian O - 2016-03-06
  • Cryocooler - Ian O - 2016-03-06 (Ian is looking into building)
  • Dynamic rotor balancing machine - Barrie and Ian O - 2016-03-06 (Barrie will build one in a few years)
  • Mass spectrometer - Ian O - 2017-02 (Ian is considering building)
  • Optical spectrometers/spectroscopes of various kinds (such as ramanPi) - Ian O - 2016-03-06
  • Scanning electron microscope - Barrie and Ian O - 2016-03-06
  • Spin coater - Ian O - 2016-03-06

Crafting Tools

  • Sewing Machine (digital embroidery) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
  • Modern sewing machine(s) - Emily C - 2016-11-02
  • A large flat table area for cutting fabric - Emily C - 2016-11-02
  • A whole craft area - Emily C - 2016-11-02

Electronics Tools

  • Lab expansion - Mike M and I don't remember who at the Open House - 2016-11-02

Metalworking Tools

  • EDM Sinker (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
  • EDM Wire (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
  • Shaper, plus skiving adapter or opportunity to build one - Ian O - 2015-12-18
  • New CNC mill (not sure on details) - Mike M - 2016-11-02

Rapid Prototyping Tools

  • Sintering 3D printer - Matt F - 2012-11-23

Woodworking/Plastic Tools

We can build a lot of these, given sufficient motivation. See Matthias Wandel's website.

Misc Tools

  • Arbor press - Ian O, Scott Y - 2019-10
  • Color laser printer (preferably a good one) - Ian O - 2019-09
  • Glassblowing general equipment - Ian O - 2015-12-18
  • Glassblowing lathe - Ian O - 2015-12-18
  • Photography/videography equipment, for documenting projects - Ian O - 2019-10
  • Thermal camera, 120×160 resolution or better (preferably much better) - Ian O - 2017-05-05
  • X-ray machine, desktop-sized, maybe CT (for inspecting the insides of things, figuring out how to disassemble things, and inspecting BGA solder joints) - Ian O - 2017