Current Needs

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This is a list of items we are currently in need of. If you see anything on this list you'd like to donate, bring it by the next weekly meeting or let us know and we can arrange to have it picked up.

For large items, please contact Andrew LeCody before bringing them in, as we have a limited amount of space.


  • Shelving (we've got a few large shelves in the warehouse but almost no smaller shelves)
  • Couches, in good condition


  • Tool kits
  • Safety equipment, can never have too much

Expensive Stuff

  • Computer monitors (flatscreens only please, no CRTs)
  • Large shop fan(s) for the warehouse
  • SMT hot air station
  • Hi mag microscope for biology/medical work
  • Industrial sewing machine
  • Air compressor
    • Air tools
  • Woodshop tools:
    • jointer
    • planer
    • router
    • clamps
    • vise(s)
    • palm sander
    • random orbit sander
    • belt sander
    • dust collector
    • table saw
  • Metalworking shop tools:
    • largish milling machine (like a Bridgeport)
    • metal lathe
    • MIG welder
    • CNC plasma cutter
    • forge
    • crucible
    • smelter
    • gas welding equipment
    • metal chop saw
    • angle grinder
    • sheet metal roller
    • hydraulic press
    • oven (for powder coating, annealing, etc)
    • metal band saw

Cheaper Stuff

  • video cameras, webcams, or any low light/high speed camera
  • Ladder (keep in mind that the warehouse ceiling height is about 12 feet)
  • Hand tools of all kinds:
    • hammer
    • rubber mallet
    • hand saw
    • screwdrivers
    • socket set
    • wire strippers
    • cordless drill
  • Pottery tools
    • potter's wheel
  • Mini vacuum for laser

Supplies and Consumables

  • 30+ gallon trash bags
  • 30+ gallon blue recycling bags
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • paint rollers/brushes
  • paint trays
  • paint (white would be nice but we're not picky)
  • marking devices
    • pencils
    • permanent markers of different sizes and/or colors
    • pens
    • whiteboard erasable markers
  • disposable latex gloves
  • disposable nitrile gloves
  • recordable (or rewritable) CDROM media
    • CD-R/CD-RW media
    • DVD-R/DVD-RW media
  • first aid kit
  • smoke detectors
  • safety gear
    • lab safety glasses
    • ear muffs
  • shop rags
  • printer paper
  • lighting (32-watt 48-inch T8 fluorescent tubes)