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This list shall stand as a running list of items required for various Makerspace projects ranging from critical requirements to nice-to-haves. Consider placing a point-of-contact on the item should someone want further information who who to contact should someone stumble across an opportunity.

Office Furniture

  • White Boards - Sizes ranging from small to enormous! (Matt)
  • Paper Cutter
  • Chairs (Both folding and stacking) - We must accommodate large numbers during meetings and other gatherings
  • Folding Tables
  • Cabinets - Various requirements. Standing locker-style cabinets, wall mountable cabinets, etc. Metal cabinets required for security system build-up. (Matt)

Computer and Data Networking

  • CAT5/6 CMR Riser (solid core) - Network wiring infrastructure, need many hundreds of feet. Pull-boxes preferable. Off-white or white preferable for surface wiring but not required. (Matt)
  • CAT5/RJ45 Patch Panels, Keystones, etc (Matt)
  • Data (LCD) Projector - Permanent installation in ceiling for presentations, meetings, etc. VESA 1024×768 or better, VGA and/or DVI/HDMI input.

Misc Electronics

  • 12, 18, 22 AWG Stranded Hook-up wire - Misc projects, incl member projects (Matt)
  • Touch Screen Monitor (7-17 inch) - Membership management, access control, social media, and vending system interaction (Matt)
  • 70V Public Address (PA) Amplifier - 70V PA system for building and social media interaction, security, and access control. (Matt)
  • Power Strips / Splitters - We require a large volume of basic power bars. Surge protected preferable. Would be nice to get some longer strip versions for the work bench areas.
  • Extension Cords - 12 or 14AWG basic 3 prong extension cords

Creature Comforts

  • Keurig Coffee Maker - Currie brought in Tassimo but K-Cups are better for vending, less plastic waste, and opportunity to use re-usable k-cup filters
  • Refridgerator - Anything from beer fridge up to apartment sized.
  • Electric Kettle - Tea and other hot drinks

Misc Construction

  • Electrical Door Opener - Could integrate automatic door open function with key fob access control and enable handicap access. (Matt Currie)
  • Flourescent Lighting - We are currently mostly halogen lighting in the front half-of the building. (Matt)
  • Electrical Wiring Components - Boxes, Receptacles, Switches, Plates, connectors, marrettes, etc (Matt)
  • Conduit (EMT) - 3/4 inch, 2 inch, etc. Elbows, pull boxes. (Matt)
  • Flat Screen TV mount - 37” TV


  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid
  • Emergency calling


Heavy Machinery


  • Dust collector(s) - note that this must not be used to collect debris from metal cutting operations due to the fire risk
  • Bandsaw - 14” minimum
  • Drum sander
  • Jointer


  • Bench mill or even a small knee-mill
  • CNC machining centre (oh please, please)
  • Shear
  • Brake
  • Drill press (they're different for metal and wood)
  • Welding set - MIG, perhaps TIG, perhaps oxy
  • Assembly press
  • Pipe/tube bender

Power tools

  • Router(s)
  • Drill(s)
  • Sanders
  • Impact drivers
  • Jigsaws
  • Tracksaw (Festool by preference)
  • Grinder
  • Recip saw
  • Dremel tool
  • Small CNC 'plotter' such as shapeoko

Hand tools

  • Saw(s)
  • Planes
  • Chisels
  • Sanding blocks/bars
  • Marking tools
  • Clamps. A million would be about right.
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hammers
  • Mallets
  • Bench-hooks
  • Benches (several different types)
  • Spanners
  • Allen keys
  • Socket sets
  • Files
  • Scrapers
  • Pliers
  • Tinsnips
  • Soldering gear - heavy duty and electronic types
  • De-soldering station
  • Hot-glue gun(s)
  • Hot air gun for heat shrinking etc
  • Small, medium and large pliers
  • Wire cutters (side and other types)
  • Wire strippers
  • Nut drivers
  • Precision measuring tools, calipers, micrometers etc
  • Vices (UK), vises (US, most often Canadian–for once the US spelling is demonstrably better!)
assets/want-list.txt · Last modified: 2014/06/20 23:19 by Matthew Currie