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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 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


  • 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


  • 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


See the Components page.