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==General Space Stuff==
 
==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
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* ''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]''
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*''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]''
  
 
==Automotive Tools==
 
==Automotive Tools==
* Engine Hoist - Matt F - 2012-11-23
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* Motorized Winch / Gantry - Matt F - 2012-11-23
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*Engine Hoist - Matt F - 2012-11-23
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*Motorized Winch / Gantry - Matt F - 2012-11-23
  
 
==Chemistry and Physics Tools==
 
==Chemistry and Physics Tools==
* Atomic force microscope - Ian O - 2016-03-06
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* Centrifuge - Ian O - 2016-03-06
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*Optical spectrometers/spectroscopes of various kinds - Ian O - 2016-03-06
* Cryocooler - Ian O - 2016-03-06 (Ian is looking into building)
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*''Scanning electron microscope - Barrie and Ian O - 2016-03-06''
* 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==
 
==Crafting Tools==
* Sewing Machine (digital embroidery) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
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* Modern sewing machine(s) - Emily C - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]
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*A large flat table area for cutting fabric - Emily C - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]
* A large flat table area for cutting fabric - Emily C - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]
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*''A whole craft area - Emily C - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
* ''A whole craft area - Emily C - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
 
  
 
==Electronics Tools==
 
==Electronics Tools==
* ''Lab expansion - Mike M and I don't remember who at the Open House - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
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*''Lab expansion - Mike M and I don't remember who at the Open House - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
  
 
==Metalworking Tools==
 
==Metalworking Tools==
* EDM Sinker (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
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* EDM Wire (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
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*EDM Sinker (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaper Shaper], plus skiving adapter or opportunity to build one - Ian O - 2015-12-18
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*EDM Wire (electro-discharge machine) - Matt F - 2012-11-23
* ''New CNC mill (not sure on details) - Mike M - [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/protospace-discuss/XCJJjhSUu50/discussion 2016-11-02]''
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*''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
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*Sintering 3D printer - Matt F - 2012-11-23
  
 
==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].''
  
* C-clamps, long-reach - Ian O - 2016-03-07
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*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])
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*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])
* Panel saw, preferably vertical - Unknown - 2015
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*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
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*Pantorouter or maybe some kind of hybrid with the 3D pantograph thing or copy carver? - Ian O - 2016-03-06
* ''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==
  
* Arbor press - Ian O, Scott Y - 2019-10
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*Color laser printer (preferably a good one) - Ian O - 2019-09
* Color laser printer (preferably a good one) - Ian O - 2019-09
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*Glassblowing general equipment - Ian O - 2015-12-18
* Glassblowing general equipment - Ian O - 2015-12-18
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*Glassblowing lathe - Ian O - 2015-12-18
* Glassblowing lathe - Ian O - 2015-12-18
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*Photography/videography equipment, for documenting projects - Ian O - 2019-10
* Integrating sphere - Ian O - 2020-01-01
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*Pottery/ceramics equipment - Ian O - 2019-12
* Photography/videography equipment, for documenting projects - Ian O - 2019-10
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**Potter's wheel
* Pottery/ceramics equipment - Ian O - 2019-12
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**Wet tile saw
** Potter's wheel
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*Thermal camera, 120×160 resolution or better (preferably much better) - Ian O - 2017-05-05
** Wet tile saw
 
* 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
 

Latest revision as of 01:27, 14 February 2022

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 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

  • Optical spectrometers/spectroscopes of various kinds - Ian O - 2016-03-06
  • Scanning electron microscope - Barrie and Ian O - 2016-03-06

Crafting Tools

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Pottery/ceramics equipment - Ian O - 2019-12
    • Potter's wheel
    • Wet tile saw
  • Thermal camera, 120×160 resolution or better (preferably much better) - Ian O - 2017-05-05