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
Extractor fan for laser cutter fumes Need to take measurements
Epoxy resin Only one more pack in stock - cheap at bunnings at the moment $2/pack (Probably should stock up with at least 2 or 3 packs)
Good quality batteries AA at least, but other useful sizes
Digital Oscilloscope To accompany our Analog Scope. One on the way from Geoff S, we believe
Oscilloscope probes We have three instruments with BNC connectors now, but only one probe between them
Wire wastepaper baskets (4 more please) Need one general and one recycling for each of our four rooms. Got 4 so far (Thanks Wendy!), need 4 more - ideally 2 more red and 2 more blue.
File(s) flat and round, coarse and smooth
Workbench Work about to commence
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.
Circular saw
Bus Pirate
Smaller sewing machine that runs at a safe speed
Brass wire wool soldering iron cleaner Have been making do with a bit of cleaning sponge for now (On order)
40mm 24V DV axial fan for Makerbot clone On order
Dremel collets On order
Selection of M3 nuts and bolts Thanks Scott F
Metric Allen Keys set (ball-end, with holder) On order
Safety specs (lots of pairs) Thanks Andrew G
Heatshrink selection Thanks Andrew G
Spools of wire to make test leads - plus banana plugs, alligator clips, etc.
Big Vise for workshop tasks
Yihua SMD rework station with built in power supply
Cordless drill + batteries
BBQ tongs
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.