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== First Aid ==
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=Our equipment and how we manage it=
There is a first aid kit beneath the kitchen sink
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The London Hackspace has a huge mix of equipment for all manner of purposes, and it grows depending on the demands of its members. It is usually owned by the LHS itself or occasionally on extended loan from a member and marked as such.
  
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==Using equipment==
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===Assumption of competence===
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Most basic items of equipment do not have a training requirement, and as part of your membership it is assumed that if you're using one of these tools then you have enough skill to use it without damaging yourself, others or the tool.
  
==Things You Want==
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Basic ability does not always imply skilled use however, so it is still recommended you look into the "proper" way to use a tool. You may learn some nifty expert tricks in the process!
We put in regular orders for electronic [[components]] and keep a large stock in the space, if you wish to use components from the space or want to add something to the next order, [[components|read the components page]].
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===Training requirements===
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The larger, more complex or expensive pieces of equipment will generally have training requirements to use them. This is usually at least a primer; enough to get basic use from the equipment without harming you or it. The wiki page for each piece of equipment should list the training requirements and any schedule or sign-up procedure for acquiring the training. As such you may not be able to get training ''on demand'' (e.g. at the last minute), so it's always advisable to get trained as soon as you're able for future use.
  
If you want the space to buy equipment, books or anything else, add it to the [[Wishlist]] or to the [[Pledges]].
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===Access Control===
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"ACnodes" are steadily being fitted to the pieces of equipment that require training. This associates a members access card with a database of who has received training to use it, and disables the equipment if either no card is produced or the card does not show you've been trained to use the equipment in question. It also should prevent equipment being left unattended while in use and improve usage logging.
  
If you want to buy something yourself, have a look at the[[Suppliers| Suppliers page]]
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Swapping cards with someone who is trained so you can use it counts as circumvention of a safety device and will earn you both cross words from an LHS representative.
  
==Things We Have==
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==Maintaining equipment==
'''This list is nowhere near comprehensive. It's also eternally out of date. If you actually want to see what we have, drop by the space and have a look.'''
 
  
About items on loan to Hackspace: In addition to reading any labels on the device, you might want to read its wiki page first to make sure you're staying on the right side of the owner.
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===Maintenance===
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A lot of tools, particularly the more expensive or complex ones, will have one or more nominated maintainers. A piece of equipment will usually have an associated wiki page listing it.
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If a piece of equipment has a maintainer, do not attempt to repair or maintain it yourself without their express permission. Having a maintainer usually means the equipment has special requirements for it's upkeep that may not be obvious to even a trained user.
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If a piece of equipment has no maintainer, it means LHC assumes those capable of using it are also capable of doing the running maintenance to it.
  
===Electronics===
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===Hacking and modding equipment===
* Fluke/Philips PM 3365A 100MHz digital oscilloscope, with two probes
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You are not allowed to do this. Equipment is there for everyone to use, and they expect it to be left in a standard reliable state. If "maintenance" starts to require making permanent changes to the equipment, you get permission from the mailing list '''first''' before starting work on it.
* Basic 20MHz analogue oscilloscope, slightly fuzzy but workable
 
* [[Equipment/HP1650A|HP 1650A Logic analyzer (32-channel)]]
 
* 2x 0-20V 0-5A bench power supplies (one currently broken)
 
* 0-60v 1A bench power supply
 
* Adjustable fluorescent work lamps/magnifiers
 
* Multimeter
 
* Soldering irons
 
* [[Equipment/ReworkStation|SMD hot air rework station]]
 
* 2x [http://code.google.com/p/the-bus-pirate/ Bus Pirates]
 
* Half a dozen [http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/product_card.asp?PN=ATmega328P Atmel Atmega328P]s, ideally with Arduino bootloader
 
* [http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=3808 AVRISP mkII In-System Programmer] Anyone is welcome to use this, but please do not hack beyond repair. Thanks! [[User:SpikeUK|SpikeUK]] 05:38, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
 
* [http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_dca55.html Peak DCA55 Component analyser]Identifies transistor pinout, gain and type - NPN, PNP, FET etc. [http://www.peakelec.co.uk/downloads/dca_user_guide.pdf (PDF manual)]
 
* [[HP3488A Electronic Switch Unit]] with [[GPIB]] (on loan, [[User:dirkx]]) with the following cards:
 
** HP44471A General Purpose Relais card  (slot 1,2) (on loan, [[User:dirkx]])
 
** HP44474A Digital IO card (slot 3, 4) (on loan, [[User:dirkx]])
 
**  HP44473A Matrix Switrch card (slot 5) (on loan, [[User:dirkx]])
 
* SOLARTRON SCHLUMBERGER 7150N Multimeter with [[GPIB]] (on loan, [[User:dirkx]])
 
* Proligic [[GPIB]] adaptor (ethernet, on loan, [User:dirkx]]).
 
* 1-20V 0-5A Slim Bench Power Supply with LCD Screen (on loan, [User:dirkx]]).
 
  
===Pet care===
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===Consumables===
* Mechanised Woodlouse Maze
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A lot of equipment has some element that is used up in use. Basic consumables are often bought by the LHS itself, but you should you need them there and then go get them, there are loads of local hardware suppliers where you can purchase supplies (just use google)  .... but more specialised consumables (EG; liquid nitrogen, biological reagents, laser tubes) are both infrequently purchased and expensive, so will normally require a pledge to gather funds. There are also fairly regular group-purchases arranged through the mailing list for more ad-hoc demands such as specific electrical components.
  
===PCB Kit===
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===Damage and replacement===
* UV Exposure Box
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LHS assumes that unless there's an explicit training requirement that you are skilled enough to use the equipment you wish to use. If a member damages or destroys a tool through misuse that member will be expected to contribute to its replacement or repair cost, either in full or in part depending on the situation. Damage or destruction through normal use can be considered wear & tear and will not usually be directed at the last user, though a contribution to replacement is normal.
* [[Equipment/PCB_etch_station | PCB etch station]]
 
* [http://www.verodirect.com/products.asp?recnumber=151 Spot face cutter] for strip-board.
 
* Our [http://www.chesteruk.net/store/multi_formers.htm multiformer] has a shear that can be used to cut PCBs.
 
  
===Computer bits===
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E.g:  A chisel handle breaking when being used to carve wood with a wood-mallet would likely be considered the tool wearing out and the space deciding on replacement. A chisel handle breaking because you used it as a crowbar to tear open a toaster is your fault and you'll be expected to replace it yourself.
* Fonera 2.0n (router and [http://wiki.hamburg.ccc.de/index.php/ChaosVPN ChaosVPN] connection)
 
* 3 PCs
 
* 2 nice Apple monitor (24"?) and another flatscreen
 
* An IP [[IPWebcam|Secure300r]] webcam and a PTZ webcam
 
* [[Equipment/Scanner/Canon_CanoScanLiDE_30 |Canon Scanner]]
 
  
===Stuff to Make Things With===
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==Rule of thumb==
* [[Equipment/Makerbot_Cupcake | Makerbot Cupcake]] CNC rapid prototyping machine
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If you're not sure about using or maintaining a piece of equipment; ask.
* [[Equipment/LaserCutter | Laser Cutter / Engraver]]
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Check the wiki, check with the maintainer, check the IRC, check the mailing list, check with a trustee. Most of all, check the '''[[Rules|rules]]'''.
* [[Equipment/VinylCutter | Vinyl Cutter]]
 
* 2 Dremels and associated bits
 
* Dremel pillar drill (Ideal for drilling PCB's)
 
* Many many assorted tools
 
* selection of M2/2.5/3/4 nuts and bolts
 
* [[Equipment/Sewing_Machines|Sewing Machines]]
 
* [[Equipment/DymoMachines | Dymo machines]]
 
* Glue guns
 
* Pop rivet tool and rivets
 
  
=== Wood working ===
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==Getting new equipment==
* Router
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===Pledges===
* Jigsaw
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Please see the [[Pledges]] page for more in-depth information.
* Orbital sander
 
* Hacksaw
 
* Generic wood saw
 
* [[Equipment/PowerPlaner |Power plane]]
 
* Mitre block/box
 
* Drill bits
 
* Rasps
 
* [[Equipment/VerticalBandsaw |Vertical Bandsaw]]
 
* [[Equipment/Beltsander |Belt Sander]]
 
  
=== Metal Working ===
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The most reliable method for getting new equipment for the space is the collective enthusiasm of its members. If you think we need a piece of equipment, make a proposal on the mailing list to gauge interest. If there is interest then you create a [[Pledges|pledge page]] here on the wiki and encourage people to back it with an amount toward the cost.
* [[Equipment/Kiln|Kiln]]
 
* [[Equipment/Lathe | Lathe]]
 
* [[Equipment/Mill | Milling Machine]]
 
* [[Equipment/Bandsaw | Bandsaw]]
 
* [[Equipment/LatheMillCombo | 3-in-1 Lathe/Mill/Drill press combo]]
 
* [http://www.chesteruk.net/store/multi_formers.htm Multiformer]  - the 12" model
 
* 150mm bench grinder
 
* Live centre for lathe tail stock
 
* 3 jaw chuck for lathe tailstock
 
* Rotary table
 
* Angle plate
 
* 7 piece indexable lathe tool set
 
* Collet chuck sets, 4mm - 16mm, 1/8" - 1/2"
 
* Boring head
 
* Boring tools
 
* Workholding Clamp set
 
* Drills from 1mm - 10mm in 0.1mm increments, 91 in total if it wasn't for the 1mm, 1.8mm and 4mm currently being missing
 
* Tap and die sets - from tiny ( 1mm ) to chunky ( 12mm )
 
* Fly cutter set
 
* Countersink set
 
* End mills 2mm - 12mm
 
* Slot drills 2mm - 8mm?
 
* Transfer punch kit
 
* Micrometer - 25mm
 
* Angle vice
 
* Spring kit
 
* Circlip kit
 
* Roll pin kit
 
* R clip kit
 
  
===Audio/Visual===
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When the pledge goal is met, the pledging members pay their money to the LHS and the item is usually purchased by a trustee unless someone else has negotiated the purchase.
Not stuff to be hacked, as it works best the way it is:
 
* [[Equipment/SmokeMachine| Smoke machine]] (and occasional smoke ring maker)
 
* [[Equipment/Kinect|Kinect]] Microsoft Xbox's 3D imaging thing - excellent source of fun programming projects (like the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNN4Oo0KhZo Kinect controlled tesla coils])
 
* [[Equipment/Projector/NEC_VT440 | NEC T440]] projector
 
* [[Equipment/Projector/Sanyo_ProX | SANYO Multimedia ProX]] projector
 
* [[Equipment/Projector/InFocus_IN1 | InFocus IN1]] projector
 
* [[Equipment/Projector/HP_SB21 | HP SB21]] projector
 
* [[Equipment/Projector/MassiveScreen | Massive projector screen]] - On loan from PaulR, please don't hack
 
* [[Equipment/Projector/Stand | Stand/lectern]] - On loan from PaulR, please don't hack
 
* [[Equipment/Whiteboard | Dry-Wipe Whiteboard]] - On loan from PaulR. Please only use dry wipe marker pens
 
  
===Misc===
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===Gifts and loans===
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We have a [[Wishlist|wish list]] of items that would be very nice but haven't had enough support to purchase yet. Usually upgrades to equipment we are getting by with fine so far or sundries that don't usually necessitate a pledge.
  
* [[Equipment/Environmental Chamber|Environmental Chamber]]
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Some people are kind enough to offer equipment to the LHS for free, either on loan (whether for a particular length of time or long-term) or entirely gifting it. Sadly we will only ever have a finite amount of storage space, and likewise only a finite demand for a tool, so not every item will be accepted. This may seem ungracious, but please check with the [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/london-hack-space mailing list] if we have space and demand for it before bringing it to the space.
  
===Kitchen===
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For more in-depth information on this, see [[Bringing_items_to_the_space]].
See: ''[[Kitchen]]''
 
  
=== Safety ===
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If you're not a member but wish to donate equipment, please contact [https://london.hackspace.org.uk/organisation/ the directors].
* [[First aid | First Aid Kit]]
 
  
=== Cleaning and maintenance ===
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=Current equipment=
* [[Vacuum cleaner|Numatic "George" Vacuum cleaner]]
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==Creating an equipment page==
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Don't see a piece of equipment we have in the lists below? Maybe no one's created a wiki page for it yet!
  
===Dead Trees / Library===
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If you create a page using the equipment template it will '''automatically''' create it an entry on this page. Use one of the existing sub-categories though or it won't appear. ''(HINT: They're the names of all the section-heading below!)''
  
See [[Library]]
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There is now a page generating template so you don't have to worry about getting the code right. [[Form:EquipmentInfobox |You go to this link and fill in the boxes]].
  
===Things being borrowed===
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Don't be afraid to name the page very specifically (EG; full make & model name) as the form includes a "common name" option that will display it as such on this page.
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If you're building equipment to be for or used by the space, please create it in the Equipment namespace and just include the secondary Projects infobox (link to come).
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Please mark any and all former equipment as subcategory "Defunct".
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All boxes should contain text information. Dark red boxes however mean that information is ''missing'' from the page in question, so unable to be displayed.
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==Fabrication==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Fabrication]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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}}
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===CNC===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::CNC]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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}}
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===Woodworking===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Woodworking]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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===Metalworking===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Metalworking]]
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| template = EquipDisplay
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===Stoneworking===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Stone]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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===Hand tools===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Hand tools]]
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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===Power tools===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Power tools]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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==Electronics==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Electronics]]
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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===Test equipment===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Test equipment]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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===Robotics===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Robotics]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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}}
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==Scientific==
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===Biohacking===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Biohacking]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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| ?maintainers #
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| ?reqtraining
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| ?status
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}}
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===Chemistry===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Chemistry]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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| ?reqtraining
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| ?status
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}}
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===High voltage===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::High voltage]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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===Physics===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Physics]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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==Kitchen==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Kitchen]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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| ?reqtraining
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| ?status
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==Crafts==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Crafts]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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| ?maintainers #
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| ?reqtraining
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| ?acnode
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| ?status
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| ?Modification date
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}}
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==Darkroom==
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If you plan to use the darkroom, please join the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lhs-darkroom Darkroom mailing list] and say hi or ask for help. You can find information about inductions on [[Group:Darkroom#Induction_.26_training|Darkroom group]] page.
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Darkroom]]
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| ?name #
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==Maintainance==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Maintainance]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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===Bike tools===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Bike tools]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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===Cleaning===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Cleaning]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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==Gardening==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Gardening]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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==Office equipment==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Office equipment]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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| ?maintainers #
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| ?reqtraining
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| ?status
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| ?Modification date
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==Computing==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Computing]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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| ?maintainers #
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| ?reqtraining
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| ?acnode
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| ?status
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| ?Modification date
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===Systems===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Systems]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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| ?maintainers #
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| ?reqtraining
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| ?acnode
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| ?status
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| ?Modification date
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===Networking===
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Networking]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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| ?name #
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| ?location #
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| ?maintainers #
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| ?reqtraining
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| ?acnode
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| ?status
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| ?Modification date
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==Audio/Visual==
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{{#ask: [[Category:Equipment]] [[subcat::Audio/Visual]]
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| format = template
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| template = EquipDisplay
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| link = none
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=Former equipment=
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Link to page showing all equipment classed "defunct", is Defunct [[Equipment/Defunct|HERE]].

Latest revision as of 20:17, 1 June 2019

Our equipment and how we manage it

The London Hackspace has a huge mix of equipment for all manner of purposes, and it grows depending on the demands of its members. It is usually owned by the LHS itself or occasionally on extended loan from a member and marked as such.

Using equipment

Assumption of competence

Most basic items of equipment do not have a training requirement, and as part of your membership it is assumed that if you're using one of these tools then you have enough skill to use it without damaging yourself, others or the tool.

Basic ability does not always imply skilled use however, so it is still recommended you look into the "proper" way to use a tool. You may learn some nifty expert tricks in the process!

Training requirements

The larger, more complex or expensive pieces of equipment will generally have training requirements to use them. This is usually at least a primer; enough to get basic use from the equipment without harming you or it. The wiki page for each piece of equipment should list the training requirements and any schedule or sign-up procedure for acquiring the training. As such you may not be able to get training on demand (e.g. at the last minute), so it's always advisable to get trained as soon as you're able for future use.

Access Control

"ACnodes" are steadily being fitted to the pieces of equipment that require training. This associates a members access card with a database of who has received training to use it, and disables the equipment if either no card is produced or the card does not show you've been trained to use the equipment in question. It also should prevent equipment being left unattended while in use and improve usage logging.

Swapping cards with someone who is trained so you can use it counts as circumvention of a safety device and will earn you both cross words from an LHS representative.

Maintaining equipment

Maintenance

A lot of tools, particularly the more expensive or complex ones, will have one or more nominated maintainers. A piece of equipment will usually have an associated wiki page listing it. If a piece of equipment has a maintainer, do not attempt to repair or maintain it yourself without their express permission. Having a maintainer usually means the equipment has special requirements for it's upkeep that may not be obvious to even a trained user. If a piece of equipment has no maintainer, it means LHC assumes those capable of using it are also capable of doing the running maintenance to it.

Hacking and modding equipment

You are not allowed to do this. Equipment is there for everyone to use, and they expect it to be left in a standard reliable state. If "maintenance" starts to require making permanent changes to the equipment, you get permission from the mailing list first before starting work on it.

Consumables

A lot of equipment has some element that is used up in use. Basic consumables are often bought by the LHS itself, but you should you need them there and then go get them, there are loads of local hardware suppliers where you can purchase supplies (just use google) .... but more specialised consumables (EG; liquid nitrogen, biological reagents, laser tubes) are both infrequently purchased and expensive, so will normally require a pledge to gather funds. There are also fairly regular group-purchases arranged through the mailing list for more ad-hoc demands such as specific electrical components.

Damage and replacement

LHS assumes that unless there's an explicit training requirement that you are skilled enough to use the equipment you wish to use. If a member damages or destroys a tool through misuse that member will be expected to contribute to its replacement or repair cost, either in full or in part depending on the situation. Damage or destruction through normal use can be considered wear & tear and will not usually be directed at the last user, though a contribution to replacement is normal.

E.g: A chisel handle breaking when being used to carve wood with a wood-mallet would likely be considered the tool wearing out and the space deciding on replacement. A chisel handle breaking because you used it as a crowbar to tear open a toaster is your fault and you'll be expected to replace it yourself.

Rule of thumb

If you're not sure about using or maintaining a piece of equipment; ask. Check the wiki, check with the maintainer, check the IRC, check the mailing list, check with a trustee. Most of all, check the rules.

Getting new equipment

Pledges

Please see the Pledges page for more in-depth information.

The most reliable method for getting new equipment for the space is the collective enthusiasm of its members. If you think we need a piece of equipment, make a proposal on the mailing list to gauge interest. If there is interest then you create a pledge page here on the wiki and encourage people to back it with an amount toward the cost.

When the pledge goal is met, the pledging members pay their money to the LHS and the item is usually purchased by a trustee unless someone else has negotiated the purchase.

Gifts and loans

We have a wish list of items that would be very nice but haven't had enough support to purchase yet. Usually upgrades to equipment we are getting by with fine so far or sundries that don't usually necessitate a pledge.

Some people are kind enough to offer equipment to the LHS for free, either on loan (whether for a particular length of time or long-term) or entirely gifting it. Sadly we will only ever have a finite amount of storage space, and likewise only a finite demand for a tool, so not every item will be accepted. This may seem ungracious, but please check with the mailing list if we have space and demand for it before bringing it to the space.

For more in-depth information on this, see Bringing_items_to_the_space.

If you're not a member but wish to donate equipment, please contact the directors.

Current equipment

Creating an equipment page

Don't see a piece of equipment we have in the lists below? Maybe no one's created a wiki page for it yet!

If you create a page using the equipment template it will automatically create it an entry on this page. Use one of the existing sub-categories though or it won't appear. (HINT: They're the names of all the section-heading below!)

There is now a page generating template so you don't have to worry about getting the code right. You go to this link and fill in the boxes.

Don't be afraid to name the page very specifically (EG; full make & model name) as the form includes a "common name" option that will display it as such on this page.

If you're building equipment to be for or used by the space, please create it in the Equipment namespace and just include the secondary Projects infobox (link to come).

Please mark any and all former equipment as subcategory "Defunct".

All boxes should contain text information. Dark red boxes however mean that information is missing from the page in question, so unable to be displayed.

Fabrication

CNC

Is maintained by;
Padski, YetiFiasco, Russ
Requires training
ACnode restricted
Last updated;
11 January 2022 10:26:29
by [[]]

Woodworking

Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 12:53:39
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:42:59
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 13:09:24
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:03:03
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Matthewaspinall
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:04:45
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:05:20
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Phil (cepmender), Simon Hewison
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:15:02
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 16:48:43
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Stephen O'Brien, Simon Hewison, Phil Roy
Requires training
ACnode restricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 12:51:58
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Requires training
ACnode restricted
Under construction
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:12:11
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Everyone
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:19:29
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Requires training
ACnode restricted
Under construction
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:37:58
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Woodshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:29:51
by [[]]
Located in;
Wood shop
Is maintained by;
Jonathan Hodgson
Requires training
ACnode restricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 19:20:28
by [[]]

Metalworking

Is maintained by;
Metalshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:19:29
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Machine Shop Team, Liam, Tim and Dean
Requires training
ACnode restricted
Good working order
Last updated;
19 January 2022 15:10:10
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Metalshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 12:54:36
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Metalshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 12:55:09
by [[]]
Located in;
Cage
Is maintained by;
Machine Shop Team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:28:43
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Machine Shop Team Liam Tim and Dean
Requires training
ACnode restricted
Awaiting Training Plan
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:03:08
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Yetifiasco
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 12:56:11
by [[]]
Located in;
Cage
Is maintained by;
Machine Shop Team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:21:52
by [[]]
Located in;
Cage
Is maintained by;
Machine Shop Team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:22:36
by [[]]
Located in;
Cage
Is maintained by;
Machine Shop Team
Training requirement unknown
Unknown ACnode status
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:23:11
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Metalshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:35:16
by [[]]
Located in;
Cage
Is maintained by;
Metalshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:59:15
by [[]]
Located in;
Cage
Is maintained by;
Metalshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 13:18:35
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Tim, Des, Dean, Liam
Requires training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 12:50:07
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Metalshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:42:40
by [[]]
Is maintained by;
Tim, Des, Dean, Liam
Requires training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
20 January 2022 18:27:20
by [[]]
Located in;
Cage
Is maintained by;
Metalshop team
Doesn't require training
Unrestricted
Good working order
Last updated;
21 January 2022 13:14:56
by [[]]

Stoneworking

Hand tools

Power tools

Electronics

Test equipment

Robotics

Scientific

Biohacking

Chemistry

High voltage

Physics

Kitchen

Crafts

Darkroom

If you plan to use the darkroom, please join the Darkroom mailing list and say hi or ask for help. You can find information about inductions on Darkroom group page.


Maintainance

Bike tools

Cleaning

Gardening

Office equipment

Computing

Systems

Networking

Audio/Visual

Safety

Brewing

General

Debug tools

Former equipment

Link to page showing all equipment classed "defunct", is Defunct HERE.