Wishlist

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Wishlist

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.

Books/Magazines/Subscriptions

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

Equipment

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

Sub-£100

  • A fire extinguisher [1]
  • Dremel drill bits of various sizes
  • Laser Printer [2]
  • Dremel flex shaft [3]
  • A screen for the projector - being donated by Adrian
  • USB 1-Wire interface and 1-Wire temperature sensors. [4]
  • Decent set square
  • Coat Rack/hatstand
    • I have a couple of floor-standing racks I am willing to offer on indefinite loan (not too dissimilar from these) MattP
  • Vice/mole grips
  • Lock jaw
  • Socket set [5]
  • Wood saw [6]
  • Bow saw [7]
  • Tenon saw [8]
  • Mitre block/box
  • Kitchen towel and/or blue paper towels
  • Claw hammer [9]
  • Screwdrivers, large and small [10], [11]
  • Spirit level [12]
  • Extension leads etc [13]
  • Conical drill bits [14]
  • Flatscreen computer displays. Extending your lappy desktop makes development a lot easier. Available extra cheap 2nd hand on ebay.
  • DIY SMT Oven. Cheap Option 1, Cheap Option 2, Cheap Option 3. I'm willing to co-ordinate a project to make one of these. --PaulR.
  • Metal desk vices (We have one, but it's itty-bitty)
  • Helium canister
  • An iron [15]
  • Sheet metal / PCB guillotine
  • Laser safety glasses for various spectrum.
  • http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/pcilx4-5-p-12865.html but not until i've checked that it will work and also fiddled with interfaceing the HP1650A to a computer JasperWallace
  • possibly this: http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/pci2mpci-02-p-793.html and/or this: http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/mpci-flex-p-795.html I think my soekris net4521 has the pci card and minipci cards on the same pci bus? If so the pci/HP1650 card above would be fine. (But thats 5V? and the Soekris is 3.3v only iirc?). JasperWallace
  • Plastic boxes x 20
  • USB A-B cables
  • A bunch of these and suitable headers
  • Some more cheap kits for newbies

Sub-£500

  • Whiteboard and pens! buy make Or maybe build this blackboard table? (We have a magnetic blackboard painted on the wall now...)
  • Small fridge NOT: [16], we already have one like that!
  • Pillar Drill
  • SMT Oven
  • Bench sander
  • Box-pan brake (for fabricating robot brackets) [17]
  • PCB through-hole riveter
  • A decent microscope (Digital would be nice)
    • I have one of these, 40x Magnification, Mirror, Not digital though. Can drop it off next time I come (Joe)
    • While Joe's Motic would provide much hacker's delight, a long-arm stereo microscope would be more useful for working on small electronics.

Over £500

  • Lathe
  • Laser cutter
  • CNC Milling Machine
  • Band saw
  • Computerised sewing machine

Components

See the Components page.