Wanted Equipment

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The purpose of this page is to hold a total list of all of the different pieces of equipment we would ever want.

Please when adding a new item to this list, create a new page and offer alternatives (don't just list a $100k machine without giving a cheaper yet still usable alternative)

Computer Equipment

  • Working Laptops (max 3 yrs old)
  • Commercial Grade Wireless Router
  • Monitors (HDMI or VGA)
  • USB Mice
  • Surge Protector Power Strips

Workshop Equipment

Laser Cutter/Engraver

Type of Laser Price Point
40W CO2 Basic Hobby Laser ~$3675 - $4400 + shipping
40W CO2 Deluxe Hobby Laser ~$4100 - $5200 + shipping
40W/45W/90W CO2 Hobby Laser ~$5700 - $9500 + shipping

Shop Equipment and Upgrades

  • CNC Mill
  • Metal Forging and Casting Equipment
  • CNC Router Upgrades (New Table, Variable Speed Spindle Upgrade, Custom Electronics Box, Jogging Interface)

Hardware Supplies

  • Metal and Wood Screws
  • Nuts and Bolts (Machine-Type especially)
  • Linear Motion Hardware (Polished rods, linear bearings, etc)


  • Drill Bits
  • Driver Bits
  • Router Bits (Shaping, V-Bits, Metal Cutting, and Plastic Cutting)
  • Blades (Table Saw, Band Saw, Scroll Saw)

Hand Tools

  • Chisels
  • Planes
  • Screwdriver Sets
  • Plier/Cutter Sets
  • Cordless Power Tools (ex Electric Screwdriver and Impact Driver)


Microcontrollers and Motors

  • Teensies
  • Arduinos (esp Megas and blank atmega238 chips)
  • Arduino Shields
  • Stepper Motors and Drivers (esp pololu drivers)
  • Servos Motors

Sensors and Comms

  • Position/Movement (Accelerometers, Gyros, GPS, Altimeter)
  • Distance (Ultrasonic and LIDAR)
  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Communication/RF (Zigbees, 434 MHz, etc)

Misc Supplies

  • HDMI Cables
  • 5V DC USB Wall Chargers
  • SD Cards (esp microSD)

Measurement and Signal Generation

  • Digital Oscilloscope w/ Storage Capabilities
  • RFHack (or equilivant) RF Generation Hardware

3D Printing

  • Kossel Clear inconsistency fixes
  • 1.75mm Filament Extruder Upgrade for Mendel Max
  • 1.75mm PLA and ABS filament
  • Heated Bed for Printrbot
  • Remote Printing Capabilities (octoprint or repetier-host server)

Misc and Services

  • Security and Access Upgrades (including RFID Access Upgrade)
  • Install Reel Extension Cords from Ceiling

Marketing and "Swag"

  • V-Cut Signs for All Events
  • Large Marketing Banners
  • Brochures
  • logo'd shirts
  • logo'd gear
    • Bumper stickers
    • Car magnets
    • Cups
    • Pencils