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(Removed Rigol oscilloscope cause we got one.)
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* Laser Thermometer
* Laser Thermometer
* rubidium/other atomic frequency standard
* rubidium/other atomic frequency standard
* Rigol DS1054z
* Logic Analyzer

=== Dream ===
=== Dream ===

Revision as of 10:12, 18 March 2017

This is stuff we would like to have in our space. If you want to donate a tool see Donations. Monetary contributions however big or small are also very welcome! If you want to donate towards a tool/want to start a fundraiser for one please contact our COO. Note that un-reimbursed expenses spent on behalf of Hive13 and its non-profit mission should be tax-deductible. If you spend more than $250 on an item you may need a letter from the Hive (details needed)


  • Sous-Vide



  • Nice way to store components.
  • What should we keep on hand? The red vending machine needs to be stocked soon!
  • Assorted electronic components (Pots, diodes, you name it)
  • Crimp on wire connectors
  • Capacitor kit

Electronic Tools

  • Pro soldering station for SMD, lead Free, precision, and sensitive work (ie Metcal PS-900 )
  • Good Fume Extraction
    • Filtered system with decent airflow. DIY or otherwise.
  • Couple Additional Decent DMMs
  • Signal generator (again, digital would be awesome)
    • Dave B has an older wavetek sig gen on loan to us. Not super accurate, but it works!
  • Laser Thermometer
  • rubidium/other atomic frequency standard
  • Logic Analyzer


  • Keithley 7510
  • Keithley 2460
  • Agilent/Keysight DSOX4024A
  • Metcal soldering station
  • Agilent/Keysight signal gen
  • Pick and place machine

Wood Working


  • Nicer Miter saw
  • Powermatic planer
    • Model no 1791213
  • Nicer circular saw
    • More F clamps
      • Jorgensen 37xx series
    • Parallel clamps
      • jorgensen 80xx series
  • Saw horses. Preferably fold-able.
  • Magnetic feather boards
  • Knife maker's sander
  • Board Buddies (or the like)
  • Wide selection of hand planes
  • Chisel sharpening tools
  • GRR-Ripper push block
  • Splitter w/o blade guard
  • Panel Saw
  • Mortiser


  • Air cleaners to catch all of the small dust from sanding, bandsaw, etc that goes in the air. (we have one, but better mounting would be good and more would also be good)

Metal Working

  • Nicer metal bandsaw. Looks to be around $900. [1]
  • Bridgeport mill
  • Surface grinder

Milling Machine Tools/Fixtures

  • R8 collet tools
  • Hold down clamps (what type? Strap, etc)
  • V blocks
  • Offset boring head & boring bars
  • Cylindrical square
  • Sine bar
  • Gauge block set
  • Rotary table
  • Nice screw length drill bit set
  • Countersink bit set
  • Cover for Mill and mini lathe to keep off sawdust

Sheet Metal Tools

Welding Accessories

Misc Tools

  • Vertical cnc mill
  • Various materials
  • Loctite (both blue 242 and red 271)
  • Pipe Bender
  • Tubing roller
  • Maybe:
    • Pressure washer
    • Hot-wire cutter
  • Water jet cutter


  • Better ventilation for welding and sand blaster
  • Lead testing of surface dust, tapwater, and paint

Fab Lab

  • Resin 3d printer
  • Powder 3d printer
  • Dual extrusion FFF printer
  • Smoothing stuff (acetone chamber?)
    • New possibility coming out soon: PolySher from Polymaker
  • Simplify3D software
  • Large filament dehydrator
  • Filament "library" with many types for members to try out
  • hand-held 3d scanner for large objects (Cubify Sense?)

Other Work Areas


  • We have very little art stuff! Anything accepted!
  • Digital drawing pad (USB input device, vs tablet-style?)
  • 3D haptic input device (geomagic touch etc)


  • Vacuum forming table
  • 4-color Screen-printing rig
  • Lift
  • fume hood
  • autoclave
  • large digital scale (200lbs+, maybe .1lbs resolution?)
  • temperature controlled hot plate (digital or analog fine)
  • paint booth
  • Lighted box/booth for taking pics of projects (Shotbox? Limostudio? make one?)


  • We are always looking to upgrade our computers! Specs we are looking for:
    • Core 2 duo or nicer
    • 2 GB+ of DDR2 800 or nicer
  • Hard drives larger than 500 GB
  • Some server hardware, stop by a meeting or talk to us on IRC to see if we need what you have.
  • We will however take old computers and dispose of them for you. (No ancient laptops, no CRTs. Towers and servers only)
  • Leap gesture controller (very cool but not very useful)


  • Nothing


  • Several tool chests!! We are drastically in need of storage for our tools as we have outgrown our pegboards.
  • Swinging pegboard storage for workbench area


  • Decent Media PC
  • Full HD Projector
    • Chromecast/Miracast?

General Space Wants and Needs


  • Games (board or digital)


  • Posters
  • Plants would be nice to keep the air a bit cleaner and liven up the space a bit