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  • Propane torch - faulty, replacement on way

Small Stuff

What small items does the lab need? You can help by doing the research and listing the best item, price and quantity. Preferred suppliers are CPC, Farnell, Amazon and eBay.


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TL01896,1,Wera Micro slot 3.5
long spirit level
C7 figure-8 cables
lithium grease spray
WD40 with smartstraw


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  • black hot glue
    • will require another glue gun to avoid just having grey glue.
    • is there a use case to justify this?
  • null modem / serial breakouts
  • velcro cable ties
  • layout paper (big masking tape)

Small Tools

Tool Cost
Wago Terminal £0.34 for one CPC
VDE tools (screwdrivers, pliers, cutters, voltage tester)
Combination spanners, replacement/spares
Hole reamer £20


Raaco louvre-mounted bins

Health and Safety

Tool Cost
PAT Tester £260
PAT Labels £26
First aid kit, eye wash stations £120
Chemical storage cabinet £150-250
RCD sockets for electronics area (11 twin sockets) £156
Additional good-quality ear defenders £13 each
Workshop Aprons, decent quality waxed canvas - best 2 of them £16.99

Makita 18V Cordless System

There is some support for the lab to start purchasing good quality cordless tools. Makita seems the most popular option, with a single system being desirable for sharing of batteries. These purchases will be postponed until we have suitable secure storage.

Tool Body-only Notes
Makita DHP481 combi drill (the powerful one) £180 £400 kit with 2x 5Ah batteries, charger
Makita DTD154 impact driver £127
Makita DTM51 oscillating multi-tool £115
smaller/lighter drill-driver DDF484?
Makita DJV181 jigsaw £170
Makita DHS680 circular saw £160

Air compressor

  • Big enough to serve multiple users in multiple rooms
  • Quiet enough for the workshop, or able to be boxed-in with acoustic panels
  • Air lines to other rooms


  • Better bandsaw, probably Startrite
  • Planer-thicknesser-jointer

A new floor for G1

The vinyl flooring in G1 is rapidly deteriorating. Literally anything would be an improvement.

Floor area 9.1×4.2m = 38.22m2.

Hot Water for G1


Laser Cutter Ventilation

Ducting from ground floor to roof level. High-power blower. Fittings. Installation costs.

Amateur Radio

  • Antenna tuner. e.g. LDG Z-11 Pro II


  • HiFiBerry DAC for the Pi that plays music in G1. It's currently using a USB DAC that's meant to be on the table. Pi's inbuilt output is actually a GPIO doing PWM and sounds like ass, hence needing a proper DAC.
purchases.txt · Last modified: 2019-04-19 15:33 by tim