Wishlist

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
Digital Oscilloscope We have been given 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.
Cordless drill + batteries We were given a cordless drill, but it's the older style NiCd with batteries that don't hold a charge. We'd love a newer lithium-cell based drill.
Oscilloscope probes We have three instruments with BNC connectors now, but only one probe
Wastepaper baskets x 6 Two for each room (general and recycling), currently using cardboard boxes
Spools of wire to make test leads - plus banana plugs, alligator clips, etc.
Heatshrink selection On order! Thanks Andrew G
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
Big Vise for workshop tasks We have a large 4 inch Columbian brand vise being restored for us. Work in progress!
Nicer digital multimeter We have a five dollar jaycar special, and would prefer something better.
Racks for allen keys, screwdrivers, etc. Like the plastic ones from bunnings $7
Hakko iron Perhaps we need to save for this one, it's expensive, but awesome.
Yihua SMD rework station with built in power supply https://www.ebay.com.au/i/152192752873?chn=ps&dispItem=1
Circular saw
Allen Keys set We have a range, but there are missing ones
Bus Pirate
Smaller sewing machine that runs at a safe speed
BBQ tongs So we don't have to keep bringing our own in!
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
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 auto switching For laser cutter - to automatically control fans and pumps
Shop vac We were donated a reasonable vacuum cleaner
Superglue x lots
Epoxy resin x 2-3
Big spool of rosin-core solder
Metal legs/cart for the metal pegboard
Capacitor kit - ceramic and electrolytic Thanks Scott F - you've filled out our component library quite nicely :)
Cups for kitchen Thanks Scott B!
Scraper plus blades Suggested by Ray for removing labels, stickers, etc.