As our space grows, it is inevitable that there will be needs that we have or requests to improve our space.
This wiki page will act as a place where you can request something for the space. This can be a piece of equipment, or a task that needs a volunteer.
We have generous members both in terms of time and funding. Every little bit helps us to improve our Makerspace.
Please follow this template:
Box is complete. Now requires painting and decorating with mario coins and zelda rupees! It would be nice to have a donation box so that non-members who attend events can contribute if they want to. Requesting a volunteer to build or donate a lock box that can be wall mounted to accept donations.
Proposed by Tony Bellomo
Cost Estimate - <$25 (if a piece of equipment or other supply, list the price)
Volunteer(s) - Joshua Pritt, Eugene Wade, [other names here]
Donation Pledge(s) - $20(Tony Bellomo), $5(Joshua Pritt)
Spare things from our closets that our MakerSpace could use (we do not need to purchase everything; many of us have a surplus of cables, accessories, duplicate tools that could be donated for the common good)
Needed: Cables: VGA, USB-to-micro, USB-to-mini, USB to big clunky Arduino (USB A/B); old routers, amplified speakers, CAT5/6 cables
Proposed by James Dinsmore
A 3D parametric CAD design program, shamelessly ripped off from Solidworks :)
A copy of Cubify Design would be perfect for those wanting to design things to print out with the 3D printer. I have a personal copy and have been using it since long before they were bought out from Geomagic / Alibre. Unfortunately my license doesn’t allow me to load a second copy at the makerspace.
It’s only 200 bucks and has all the basic functionality that you’d expect from a . , and . Unlike open-source CAD programs,
Relatively cheap, only $199
Extremely easy to use. Low learning curve for beginners
Stable, not crashy or buggy from my years of experience with it.
Has all the functionality of solid parametric CAD program like SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, or CATIA, with none of the frills that make those programs expensive.
It allows you to make assemblies with multiple parts, and place constraints on those parts to allow motion (think pistons moving in an engine, or a complex linkage system).
It also allows you to generate 2d prints and dimension them, and will update the print if the design changes.
Windows only :(
Not open source :(
Proposed by Neil Jansen
Cost Estimate - $199
Volunteer(s) - Neil [other names here]
Donation Pledge(s) -
The Makerspace should ideally have a nice CAM program to take 2D and 3D models, and convert them to machine code for the ShapeOko CNC milling machine. There are open-source CAM programs out there, but they are generally not as easy to use as the more expensive programs like V-Carve and MasterCAM. Obviously $600 is a lot of money to throw around, so consider this item a long-term goal :)
Proposed by Neil Jansen and Tony Bellomo
Cost Estimate - $599 for V-Carve pro. Or $149 for Cut2D, or $299 for Cut3D.
Volunteer(s) - [other names here]
Donation Pledge(s) -