This is a general shopping list and wish list of things that anyone could help out with. The most important item is a larger space to set up and work in. The others are things we could buy new or second hand or build in some cases.

If you can help with any of this, please get in touch

Item Notes
A Larger Makerspace Our most important need is for a large, low-cost or free warehouse or building suitable to use as a makerspace. If you are able to help in some way, please contact us!
Digital Oscilloscope We have just received a 40MHz Cathode Ray Oscilloscope (and other great instruments) from the lovely folks at Battery Shed/Innovation Circle. But a digital one would be nice too.
Rack-style powerboard Craig has one - just needs to bring it in
Oscilloscope probes We have three instruments with BNC connectors now, but only one probe
Big spool of rosin-core solder
Wastepaper baskets x 2 One for each room, currently using cardboard boxes
Scraper plus blades Suggested by Ray for removing labels, stickers, etc.
Legs for the metal pegboard Craig has taken measurements
Capacitor kit - ceramic and electrolytic
General test leads - banana plugs, alligator clips, etc.
Heatshrink selection
Selection of M3 nuts and bolts
Brass wire wool soldering iron cleaner - making do with a bit of cleaning sponge right now
File(s) flat and round, coarse and smooth
Workbench Needs to be very sturdy - we'll make one when the sewing machines vacate the area
Vise We have one suitable for electronics now, but also need a large, bolt-on type - Update! we have one - it's being restored and repainted
Nicer digital multimeter
Cups for kitchen
Racks for allen keys, screwdrivers, etc. Like the plastic ones from bunnings $7
Yihua SMD rework station with built in power supply https://www.ebay.com.au/i/152192752873?chn=ps&dispItem=1
Circular saw
Superglue x lots
Epoxy resin x 2-3
Allen Keys set We have a range, but there are missing ones
Stanley knife
Wire strippers
Hacksaw (and blades)
Combination square
Tape measure
Pliers e.g. Side cutters, combination pliers, long nose pliers, round nose pliers
Resistor book (Sparkfun) Actually we made one, using Scott's donation of resistors
General components (LEDs, resistors, buzzers, piezos, jumpers, mini-breadboards, etc. etc.) Thanks Scott Faulkner!
Component storage
Oscilloscope Thanks Joe and James at Battery Shed!
Function generator Thanks Joe and James at Battery Shed!
Variable DC Power Supply Thanks Joe and James at Battery Shed!
Microscope Thanks Joe and James at Battery Shed!
Tons of screwdrivers, spanners, pliers etc! Thanks Bob Purdon!
Better signage for the sandwich board
Jigsaw Electric jigsaw with wood cutting blades
Cordless drill + batteries
Drill and driver bit set
Dremel (or clone)
Metal to go under laser cutter hole We have some - just need to cut to size and rivet in place
Storage shelving for electronics desk
BluTack Great for use as a third hand for soldering etc.
Powerboards with switches 2 for $20 at bunnings, for behind laser cutter - switchable to control fans and pumps
Shop vac We were donated a reasonable vacuum cleaner