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If you want the space to buy something, add it to the list. If you need it urgently you should probably mail the list and prod people. If it's expensive, you may be able to get other interested users to pledge support.


If you can, add an amazon link or equivalent please!


If you provide links, things will arrive quicker. Suppliers are preferred in this order:

  1. Farnell (we have an account with them)
  2. Amazon (next-day with Russ's Amazon Prime account)
  3. Everything else


Feeling generous? Buy us one of these and drop it into the space.

  • 3.2 mm HSS drill bit
  • L-bracket (for wall-mount ladder)
  • Quick-clamps
  • Hacksaw + junior hacksaw blades
  • 4/6 way power extensions
  • Crockery drying rack
  • Screwdrivers, large and small [1], [2], [3]
  • Wood saw [4].
  • Coping Saw
  • Bow saw [5]
  • Tenon saw [6]
  • Long extension lead [7]
  • Spirit level [8]
  • USB micro A-B and B-A cables
  • Dymo 45013 cartridge (A 45013 cartridge contains both substrate and colour tape)
  • And for the other label printer: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dymo+12mm+4m (probably in office stores)
  • Some Wet'n'Dry sandpaper for neatening lockpicks
  • Solder braid? Cricklewood electronics have some cheap stuff that works well.
  • Centre punches
  • Scribers
  • G clamps
    • I bought a large one and dropped it in at the weekend MattP 12:11, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Wheel dresser [9]
    • icbw but isn't that gritty block on a yellow handle near the grinder a weird sort of wheel dresser ?
    • also, the grinder should probably have a notice 'Do NOT use for aluminium'
  • Hand towels, for use at the washbasins
  • Decent quality helping hands (non-broken, basically)
  • Cans of compressed air
  • Cable ties
  • Breadboard (any size/shape)
  • Thermal paste
  • A compass (ideally a beam compass) - I have a spare beam compass. If whoever wanted this confirms it's still wanted, I'll bring it. --Artag 20:56, 13 February 2011 (UTC)


  • 5V Power Supply with adapters [10] (Maplins: £19.99)
  • Gas soldering iron
  • Gas heat gun
  • USB 1-Wire interface and 1-Wire temperature sensors. [11]
  • Lock jaw
  • Socket set [12]
  • Conical drill bits [13]
  • Metal desk vices (We have one, but it's itty-bitty)
  • (Bike) Wheel trueing stand [14]
  • ESR meter
  • LCR meter
  • Chainsaw blade for angle grinder Lancelot 22 teeth - SEI-KALO-0022, Angle grinder
  • Arduinos
  • Larger whiteboard (how big could we accomodate). Alternatively a blackboard might be more "green".
  • Bulk purchase of some smaller fixings (socket cap screws etc.). Cheaper in the long run and more choice compared to standard DIY assortments. [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30]
    • I've created a suggested socket-cap order from Fix8. Having just ordered similar stuff from ModelFixings at a far greater per unit cost, I'd be pleased to see such items stocked in the space. The problem with the traditional DIY packs is that the range is limited, and while the variety per pack is ok, the individual quantities are small. So who orders this stuff? --Teabot 20:36, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
    • Working on deciding what we want to stock and developing a good stock-keeping system, may be a while though. Robert 15:52, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
    • Is it worth doing stock-keeping for really low-value items? I'm thinking the value of our time would be more than the cost of the item. (I can see the value of a stock-keeping system for larger items). Suggestion: we add this kind of small item to the Inventory and keep track of them on a per-pack basis. AndyE 16:54, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
    • In a fit of wild enthusiasm I've gone ahead and done that and put it here. AndyE 17:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
      • It is not that the items are valuable, but that there are so many different types of each component that it is currently difficult to keep track of what we specifically do and do not have, and it is frustrating when a particular component that should be available is not. An efficient stock keeping system could ensure that component types are reordered in good time, and that is what I am aiming to achieve. Robert 20:08, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
      • We can probably just rely on people complaining :-)
  • Drawing board(s)
  • more whiteboards / blackboards plus pens / chalk
  • A decent USB tablet (Wacom or similar)
  • HP 12A toner for our printer (genuine only, please)


  • SMT Oven
  • Bench sander
  • PCB through-hole riveter
  • Electric Arc welder
  • Plasma cutter (good for cutting shapes in steel sheet)
  • CNC conversion kit for the mill.
  • Vacuum former - nothing too large, with hand pump to keep costs low - something like this.
  • Blendtech Blender (for making fine powders and general destruction)
  • Compressor. We have a small airbrush one, but a lot more flow is needed for air tools etc. 14cfm would be good.
  • Ham radio equipment
  • A decent hi-fi
  • Proper band saw [31]
  • 24 ports worth of cat5e network sall sockets, preferably in pairs (so 12 x dual socket cat5e wall sockets).

Over £500

  • Mitre saw [32]
  • Computerised sewing machine
  • 3D scanner
  • Multi-layer press (for manufacturing multi-layer PCBs) yeah!


See the Components page.


Things we don't need (we have to conserve space so thanks for the offer, but no thanks).

  • Old desktop PCs and CRT monitors (but if it's something special, please ask)

Psychicwishlist (offered)

Got something to donate that isn't yet in the wishlist? Offer it here or on IRC, see if it's needed...
  • Is there room for an industrial sewing machine - probably in the dirty room or the lobby ? I see them come up from time to time and think they'd be useful for tougher projects than a domestic machine can handle (e.g. sewing webbing straps etc.). They're no bigger than a domestic one, but will have a stronger mechanism, very few fancy features, and will usually be mounted in a worktable about 800x500mm.
  • A large wooden workbench (it is well hidden in the loft - if there is moderate interest I could get dimensions) Andrew Black
  • A computer desk Andrew Black
  • Chemistry glassware: 200 soda-lime small test tubes and misc. other pyrex conical flaskes etc. -- 14:26, 22 February 2011 (UTC)