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Tools & Equipment

 

Tool Description
General Hand tools Screwdrivers, pliers, saws, clamps, drill bits, tape measures, etc.
Binding Machine Can punch holes and affix comb binding for paper
Button Maker For making 2" buttons and pins
Corner Sander (Safety Video) For smoothing surfaces with various grits of sandpaper
Embroidery Machine For working with fabric
Foam Board Tools Can cut straight, v-grooves, rabbet joints, and circles in foam board
Power Hand Drill For making holes or screwing into material
Heat Press (Safety Video) For adhering heat transfer material to t-shirts and fabric
Hot Wire Cutter (Safety Video) For cutting and shaping styrofoam
HP Sprout 3D scanning computer
Injection Molder Can make multiple small plastic parts using a mold
Iron and Ironing Pad For ironing fabric
Metal Working Equipment Can cut, bend, and roll thin metal
Microscope Digital microscope for up to 300x magnification
Photo Booth A pop-up booth with lights for taking pictures of projects
Plastic Bender Can bend sheets of plastic
Sewing Machine For working with fabric
Silhouette Vinyl Plotter (Safety Video) For making vinyl stickers, heat transfer t-shirts, working with cardstock, etc.
Soldering Iron (Safety Video) For joining together electrical components
Vacuum Forming Machine (Safety Video) Can form plastic sheet around objects to create a form
Tool Description
Dremel Rotary Tool (Safety Video) Hand held tool with variety of accessories for cutting, grinding, polishing, etc.
Drill Press (Safety Video) Used for drilling accurate and consistent holes where the depth of the hole can be preset and repeated
Orbital Jig Saw (Safety Video) Can saw through material for straight or curved cuts
Reciprocating Saw (Safety Video) Uses a push and pull motion to saw through material
Trim Saw (Safety Video) Used for making straight, relatively accurate cuts
Tool Description
Argentum Circuit Board Printer Inkjet circuit board printer for printing circuits on flexible materials
CarveWright Table Router CNC router for cutting, drilling, machining, and shaping wood
Carvey CNC Mill CNC mill for cutting, drilling, machining, and shaping wood, plastic, and metal
Compound Miter Saw (Safety Video) Allows for making accurate cross-cuts on wood and soft plastics
Epilog Laser Cutter Uses a high power laser for accurately engraving and cutting various materials
Formlabs Form2 Rapid Prototyping Machine* 3D printer that uses a UV light to cure a liquid plastic to print 3D objects
MakerBot 2X Rapid Prototyping Machine Hobby class prototyping machine that heats up solid plastic to print 3D objects
Othermill CNC mill for machining PCB for custom circuit boards
Sherline CNC Milling Machine CNC mill for machining aluminum
ShopBot Table Router CNC router for cutting, drilling, machining, and shaping wood
Ultimaker 3 Extended Rapid Prototyping Machine Hobby class prototyping machine that heats up solid plastic to print 3D objects
UP Mini 2 Rapid Prototyping Machine Hobby class prototyping machine that heats up solid plastic to print 3D objects
Voltera-One Circuit Board Printer Circuit board printer and solder reflow for surface mount components

*For 3D printing on the Form2 (SLA 3D printer), e-mail scumakerlab@gmail.com

Material for the Form2, MakerBot, Ultimaker, and UP Mini along with select other supplies are for sale in Maker Lab Store.

IEEE Maker Project

Check out this video IEEE filmed in the Maker Lab!