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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.


code,quantity,description <- quick-paste format
RE04486,1,0.5W 5% 6K8
RE04461,1,0.5W 5% 47R
RE04453,1,0.5W 5% 10R



  • Breadboard jumper wires (all types)


  • E27 daylight LED bulb
  • coffee mugs

Small Tools

Tool Cost
Wera Kraftform Micro TORX screwdriver set £23
Wera Kraftform screwdrivers (2-slot, 2-PH, 2-PZ) for G1 £18
Wera Kraftform nutdriver set £30
VDE tools (screwdrivers, pliers, cutters, voltage tester)
Combination spanners, replacement/spares
Good countersink bits
Hole reamer £20
Fine tip for Metcal soldering iron (e.g. SSC-722A)
Vernier calipers CPC £12

Health and Safety

Tool Cost
PAT Tester £260
PAT Labels £26
Chemical storage cabinet £150-250
First aid kit
Eye wash station

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


Hot Water for G1


Laser Cutter Ventilation

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

Amateur Radio

[may be purchased via pledge]

  • Radio: Yaesu FT-857D - used £400-500
  • 2m/70cm vertical base antenna
  • antenna tuner
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