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  • “Shoe Box”-style plastic boxes. Nicer ones from Home Depot or even dollar store ones. We're not picky. If we had 20 of these show up, I'm sure we'd find a use for at least 20 more. We have plenty of these at the moment.
  • Pie-in-the-sky request: Another nice rolling tool chest like our Craftsman one? If somebody craigslists one for $50 or less, I'll reimburse you (only applicable one time. Include screenshot/printout of ad for proof of price)

General Space Infrastructure

  • General cleanup (i.e. the kind of thing that should happen frequently- every week or three…)
    • Empty garbage into dumpster (all of the cans, so we can fill them up again)
    • Tidy all workbench surfaces
    • Shelf organization/labeling
      • Keep generally similar things together. If something's in the wrong place, get it to the right (or at least a right-er) place.
      • Contain loose things into containers where possible
      • LABEL BOXES/CONTAINERS/SHELVES: just use a piece of masking tape & a Sharpie.
  • literally work on anything on the fixme list
  • Use the new Vinyl Cutter to make a magnetic sign for the outside door.
  • Sort bins of random stuff into where the random stuff actually goes

Shop Zone

  • Continue repairs on the Shopsmith Mark V- parts are in, what are you waiting for?
  • Move Press back into the workshop area if it's not already I think this was done?
  • Start working on the new-to-us band saw from Akron Makerspace
    • Figure out all the stuff it needs done to make it a viable tool
      • Needs a new power cord.
      • Blade is insanely rusty, but seemed to move freely?
    • Robert H. started on this…
  • Drill bit sorting(ok, probably not, but it does drive me crazy)
    • Priority: really low, unless it's driving you crazier than me.
  • Tool organization - any improvements are welcome!
  • Rolling carts/stands for some bench tools (Miter saw, especially) - need to keep bench space free for the eventual 4×4 CNC Router. Semi-lower priority now?
  • Better stand/mount for the Disc Sander? If not, see about improving stiffness of the existing stand…
  • Better organization inside the gray bench cabinets in general
  • Electrical wiring for the “new” 220V stick welder (convert its plug to something better? L6-30? - check with John K.)

* Put the Enco Drill Press back together DONE

  • Build a nice fence for the Enco Drill Press?
  • Measure T-slot nuts for the Enco Drill Press. See of additional ones are available, or maybe make some.
  • Implement Dust Collection Station? See what repairs the Delta Dust Collector needs?

"Hardware" Wall

  • Fastener Organization & labeling

Electronics/Digital Zone (general)

  • Install a set of standardized tools onto laptops
    • Arduino IDE
    • Cura
    • SignBlazer Elements (it's effectively free, but not a good as VinylMaster…)
    • Pronterface (handy-er for debugging DIY printers than Cura?)
    • Inkscape (useful for designing stuff for the vinyl cutter)
    • Salae Logic
    • K40 Whisperer
    • bCNC?
    • The Easel Connector for CNCing from the web browser
    • Other software?
    • Maybe first get all of these installers onto a USB stick, so they can be done all at once.

Computers/Digital Fabrication

  • DesignJet printer really needs a dust cover, since it gets completely clogged up with dust and debris when not in use. (would still be nice, but less critical now?)
  • Complete RepRap Snappy
  • Make some kind of filament storage solution? (clear plastic tote w/holes & gaskets, and a bunch of color-changing silica gel??)
  • Get the MaxNC running again? - shouldn't need too much effort.
    • 8/07/18 - plugged in and jogged it, tested spindle start. Probably good to make a small test piece next…
    • Optional: Upgrade electronics to something 4-axis ready.
  • Get the RepRaps running again, or for the first time?
  • Figure out steps needed to make the K40 Laser Engraver chooch safely & reasonably
    • Add an Emergency stop?
    • Figure out ventilation - filtration system? PURCHASED. Will need some vent between it and the laser- figure out sizes.
    • Figure out water pump/alarm stuff (short version: water pump is running, but flow alarm is triggering? need better pump? replace alarm? right now alarm is shorted out in order to test functionality…)
    • Add air assist
    • Replace clamping fixture with something bigger

Electronics

  • Organize components better?
  • figure out a way to keep all the Radio Shack bins together?? they're mostly under the benches now
  • Organize electronics tools better - electronics bench is a good start at this…
  • Figure out power supply pinout for prototyping station. Fabricobble a replacement or otherwise find one.

AV Stuff

  • Go through pile of donated audio cables w/cable tester and see what's working and what isn't
    • Make repairs to cables that don't work, or make list of needed connectors if parts aren't available.
  • Figure out condition of donated microphones - parts needed? parts available?

This Wiki

  • Update entries that need updating
  • Delete entries that need to be deleted
  • Add entries that need to be added (use the Tool Submission Form for Equipment)
  • Add photos to Equipment entries? (Good for a first timer!)
  • Add/Update instructions for Equipment entries

Miscellaneous

  • Inventory First Aid supplies. Make list of recommended additions and/or replacements for anything missing.
  • Repair the rolling cart - I kind of tried epoxy but it didn't seem to work. Weld? Bolt?

Long Term/Not any time soon

  • More/better shelving?
    • More improved use of vertical space? (not sure how to accomplish this without stairs/ladders)
    • Any new shelving project should have a budget, rough drawing, and an explanation of where it will go…
  • Build a wheeled cart for the Casting Furnace?
    • We'd need cast iron/steel casters. We should have sufficient steel tubing?
    • Priority: low, needs good weather (due to welding) or done offsite.
todo.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/05 17:42 by sdh7