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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/HGRs one for $50 or less, I'll reimburse you (only applicable one time. Include screenshot/printout of ad for proof of price)
  • IEC power cables? Our stash is getting a little low…

7/20 Punch List

  • Mount Big Displays to the back wall (VESA Mounting hardware is on hand)
  • Build a little stand for the Monoprice SLA Printer, such that the UV Curing Lamp sits under it (with a little extra space for curing taller parts.
    • Bonus - add a translucent acrylic window on hinges to cover the lamp area - the laser cutter should be able to handle that size…
  • Improved shelving around the back of the space - we have some pieces of 2×10 that might be useful for this…
  • improved under-bench storage?
    • Move the two Radio Shack drawers on the right-hand wall under the 3D printing bench
  • Go through the Pallet Racks a little bit - clean up/consolidate where possible
  • Remove the farthest down shelving along the left wall, and turn that into a dedicated area for the laser cutter/vinyl cutter
    • Put up a bit of pegboard behind laser cutter?
    • Put a shelf above the pegboard, for storing vinyl cutter tools/laser stock, and a light underneath?
  • A general going-through of the shelves:
    • Consolidate things that need to be consolidated
    • Purge things that need to be purged
    • Rearrange things such that electronic components are closer to test equipment/electronics bench?
      • This has been started already
  • Laser cutter air assist - a nozzle attachment has been printed, should just be plumbing some tubing to the pump
    • Add light switch to activate air assist if we wanna get fancy.
    • This has been started

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 Vinyl Cutter to make a magnetic sign for the outside door.
  • Sort bins of random stuff into where the random stuff actually goes
  • Improved lighting?
  • Improved doors with hinges for the pallet racks? (4×8 sheets of plywood, maybe with some edging so they don't flop apart?)

Shop Zone

  • 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!
  • Better stand/mount for the Disc Sander? If not, see about improving stiffness of the existing stand…
  • Electrical wiring for the “new” 220V stick welder (convert its plug to something better? L6-30? - check with John K.?)
  • Build a nice table add-on/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?

"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??)
  • Figure out steps needed to make the K40 Laser Engraver chooch safely & reasonably
    • Add an Emergency stop?
    • 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


  • 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. - We have a picture of the pinout. Fabricobble a replacement or otherwise find one.

AV Stuff

  • 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


  • Alphabetize waivers? Seems like a good idea in case someone can't remember if they did one or not?


  • 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
todo.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/20 22:07 by sdh7