Many pieces of equipment at the hackspace have been donated by members, or from local companies who have kit surplus to requirements. We welcome any offers of equipment, if you have anything that may be of interest to us please do not hesitate to Contact us, ideally either over the Mailing List or twitter. However, we do only have limited space and so sadly cannot accept everything offered - please don't be offended if we say no to an offer as often we won't want to turn it down either!
However, the items on the below list are things that we have a real need for right now. If you are able to offer anything on this list, we will be eternally grateful.
Whiteboards are awesome. They can be used for drawing, doodling, cartooning, colouring, and occasionally designing things. We have a lot of spare wall space that would be much more useful covered in whiteboards. If you have any spare, we'd love them.
Anything higher than 800x600 resolution and with a working lamp would be great. If it takes two or more VGA or better inputs it would be even better. One that comes with a ceiling mount bracket would be awesome.
Spare pens/rulers/post-it notes etc? We'll take them.
A couple of sets of nice drawers that will fit under our desks (around 70cm height max) would allow us to store things much more efficiently. Somebody must have some spare from an old office or something?
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
We have two decent analogue scopes, but the fastest only goes to 200MHz. A DSO would be great to have.
Every good electronics workbench needs a signal generator. We like to think ours is good too, but we're currently lacking one. Help us out?
We don't currently have a laser cutter. Having one would allow us to do so much more. Ideally we're looking for something with at least a 60W laser and a bed larger than A3, but we'd be interested in hearing from anyone with lower power lasers too. We've currently got our eye on the Greyfin cutter from Just Add Sharks. Hopefully one day!
Somebody must have a spare CNC mill, right? Let us take it off your hands.
Metal working lathe
We'd love to expand our metalwork facilities. Please talk to us before donating a lathe though, as it has implications on our insurance etc.
We've got drills, routers, sanders, circular saws, planes and all sorts of other woodwork tools, but they are mostly on loan from our friendly members. If you've got any you'd be happy to donate to us, we'd be very happy to receive them.