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* [[User:Garlicbread|Richard]] - I like the idea of a induction furnace for the cans, but the power supply for it would need to be looked into before buying anything (typically mains outlets are only rated for 13A)
 
* [[User:Garlicbread|Richard]] - I like the idea of a induction furnace for the cans, but the power supply for it would need to be looked into before buying anything (typically mains outlets are only rated for 13A)
 
=== Metal Bandsaw ===
 
 
Metal bandsaw for cutting things from metal, Cost is around £286.80
 
 
* [https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/cbs45md-41-2in-x-6in-metal-cutting-ban?da=1&TC=GS-060710025&gclid=CK2qxarCgcgCFSQIwwod4dcINQ Machine Mart Link]
 
* [[User:Garlicbread|Richard]]
 
 
  
 
=== Vacuum Former ===
 
=== Vacuum Former ===

Revision as of 10:00, 26 February 2016

This is a list of all the tools we'd like.

Woodwork

Wood Lathe

Wood lathe would be awesome! However it makes a lot of mess, and is pretty dangerous if misused.

Price: £100 - £300


Metalwork

Smelting furnace

Induction or charcoal. Induction can be used inside with extraction, charcoal needs to be outdoor.

Price: £400-600

  • Chris
  • Ruth
  • Richard - I like the idea of a induction furnace for the cans, but the power supply for it would need to be looked into before buying anything (typically mains outlets are only rated for 13A)

Vacuum Former

Because stormtrooper costumes. That's why.

Price: ~£100 for a DIY one, £50 - £200 for an ex-school one.

CNC Tools

Large area CNC

One of the devices that might come in useful is a large area CNC like the xcarve / shapeoko 3 / openbuilds ox
I've seen a few youtube videos of people that have got the xcarve for free by doing a review on youtube
It may be worth sending out a few begging letters

Goo Printer

High resolution DLP 3d printers are pretty awesome, as long as people treat the resin with a suitable amount of respect. I have a LittleRP at home (can do up to 7cm x 5cm x 11cm prints that cost about £500 all in, and I have the electronics for a second one if people are interested in building it.

Cost: £300-£2000

Scanning Electron Microsope

How about an SEM Scanning Electon Microscope
Might be a tad expensive, although some of the really old ones on ebay look actually supprisingly cheap
$2000 - $6000 + vat and delivery, plus running costs (I think it takes a week or two to get the main vacuum chamber down to a suitable level)

Electronics

New Oscilloscopes

Not sure if we need a new scope in the space since we already have at least one old digital one on the shelf.
But if we ever decide to get one of the new digital ones with signal decoding

  • One of the more common ones recommended on EEVBlog as a cheapy is the Rigol, since it can have a lot of it's features turned on via firmware hacks, there are DSO and MSO models for capturing digital lines
  • For the DSO £282 - £680
  • [Rigol Link]
  • The more expensive pro ones are the Tektronix which seem to have better refresh rates
  • Richard


Textiles

Overlocker

Overlockers give a better finish to many sewing projects, and are essential for a fair amount of sewing work - they trim the seam, and bind it in a way that almost guarantees that the fabric can't fray. T-shirts, duvets and a lot of other products are normally finished with this tool.

Price - £200-250


T-shirt printing stuff

Vinyl Cutter and Heat press would be a good combo for this.

Price: £170 for Vinyl Cutter, £80 for heat press.

Crafting

Small spray-paint compressor

Far more manageable for smaller paint projects, easier to manage, and cheaper to run in paint costs and electricity. Decent ones can be had fairly cheaply from ebay and china

Price - £50

Microwave Glass Kiln

Some crafters may well be interested in doing glass-work and jewelry, this could open us up to the more 'etsy' market of users.

Price - ~£100 for the kiln, £50 for the 'non-food' labeled microwave

Leather Working Tools

Price: Around £40

Vibratory Finisher

"They are good for polishing stuff"

Price: Around £150