BuildSpace/MakerSpace

Our goal: 10,000 square feet of space to collaborate, make, design and build, with over 20 shop spaces and studios dedicated to everything from robotics to traditional woodworking.

Here’s our current inventory of tools:

Photography/Video/Sound:

  • A complete color-capable traditional darkroom (set up currently for B/W), with a second enlarger
  • A complete 5-light studio strobe setup with softboxes, grid spots, stands, booms and backgrounds: 2 ProFoto monolights with others.
  • A high-resolution digital camera (Nikon D800) with lenses, and various film cameras
  • Flat-bed scanner (film and reflective)
  • LaCie 321 Color-correct display
  • Wacom Cintiq 24HD LCD tablet
  • GoPro Hero 2
  • micro HD video camera
  • High-fidelity condensor microphones
  • KAT (Kite Aerial Photography) picavet, JonesFoils KAP Feather, kite

Wood Shop:

  • Table Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Band Saw
  • Bench/Belt Sander
  • Various hand and power tools

Metal Shop:

  • Band/Hack Saw
  • 12-ton Press
  • Compressor
  • Bench Grinder
  • 9″ Grinder
  • Die Grinder
  • Micrometers, calipers
  • Taps and dies
  • up to 1 1/2″ twist drills and hole cutters
  • X-Y Vise
  • End mills

Auto/Motorcycle/Bicycle

  • Hand, power and air tools
  • Impact drive
  • Torque wrench
  • Gear pullers
  • Automotive jacks
  • Transmission/Motocycle Jacks
  • Stands
  • Specialty Bike hand tools

Finishing

  • Paint spray gun
  • Sandblasting with cabinet

Electronics

  • 12V power supplies
  • Fluke Multi-meter
  • 3 complete soldering stations (including 75W terminal soldering iron)
  • Li-Ion battery charging

Robotics/RC

  • STEM/STEAM Electronics Snap-Circuits RC Snap Rover kit
  • assortment of general purpose 12VDC motors
  • 2 Channel High Power 30A DC Motor Remote Controller w/remote

We’re working on acquiring a lot more.  Here’s the Priority One list (Target: 1 year):

Arts & Crafts:

  • Vinyl cutter, computer controlled

Electronics:

  • Oscilloscope
  • Signal generator
  • Frequency counter

Fabrication:

  • Horizontal band saw
  • Tubing bender
  • Angle iron bender/notcher

Fabrics & Sewing:

  • Sewing machine, industrial
  • Embroidery machine, computer controlled

Machining:

  • Lathe, large metal, with digital readout and tooling
  • Milling machine, large, with digital readout and tooling
  • Milling machine, 4-axis, CNC (Tormach)

Plastics:

  • Vacuum forming station, 24″ x 24″
  • Heat strip bender

Prototyping:

  • 3D FDM printer, ABS
  • Laser cutter, 60 watt
  • 3D scanner (NextEngine)

Surface & Finishing:

  • Powder coating station and oven
  • Spray painting area, ventilation hood

Welding:

  • Plasma cutter, CNC, 4′ x 8′ (Torchmate)
  • Welder, TIG, MIG, spot
  • Plasma cutter, hand held

Woodworking:

  • Wood router, CNC (ShopBot)
  • Compound miter saw, sliding
  • Lathe, 24″, 3HP

Imaging:

  • 44″ photo-quality printer
  • Holography starter kit

Our extended plan includes such facilities as a certified Commercial Kitchen,  a BioTech Hackerspace and other facilities in response to community demand.