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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.
  • Assorted electronic components (Pots, diodes, you name it)
  • Crimp on wire connectors

Electronic Tools

  • Good Fume Extraction
    • Filtered system with decent airflow. DIY or otherwise.
  • Laser Thermometer
  • rubidium/other atomic frequency standard


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

Wood Working


  • 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

  • Cutting:
    • Vertical bandsaw. Sometimes you need to do more sophisticated things than cut stuff in half...
    • Nicer metal bandsaw. Looks to be around $900. [1]
  • Bridgeport mill or other Vertical mill (CNC?)

Milling Machine Tools/Fixtures

  • R8 collets larger than 3/4 inch (complete our set)
  • Hold down clamps (what type? Strap, etc)
  • V blocks
  • Offset boring head & boring bars
  • Sine bar
  • Gauge block set - Cylindrical square
  • Rotary table - Indexing / dividing head
  • Nice screw length drill bit set
  • Cover for Mill and mini lathe to keep off sawdust

Sheet Metal Tools

  • Metal Box / Pan Brake - Moveable Fingers
  • Stomp Shear
  • Throatless Shear - Beverly or Tin-Knocker
  • Spot welder (Greg is interested in building one)

Welding Accessories

Misc Tools

  • Tubing roller
  • Maybe:
    • Pressure washer
    • Hot-wire 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?)


  • 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:
    • i3 or better
    • 4 GB+ of RAM
  • Hard drives larger than 1 TB or SSDs bigger than 128GB
  • Leap gesture controller (very cool but not very useful)


  • Desk to store the "official" paperwork. Maybe an old rolltop?


  • Swinging pegboard storage for workbench area


  • Decent Media PC
  • Chromecast/Miracast?

General Space Wants and Needs



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