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The Idea Shop has a wide variety of machines available to fit all inventing needs. All machines require an initial safety training conducted as needed by Idea Shop staff.
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The IdeaShop has a wide variety of machines available to fit all inventing needs. All machines require an initial safety training conducted as needed by IdeaShop staff.
 
<center>'''Please see individual pages for more information on each piece of equipment.'''</center>
 
<center>'''Please see individual pages for more information on each piece of equipment.'''</center>
  
 
==Hand Tools==
 
==Hand Tools==
 
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[[File:CuttingTools.webp|thumb|x325px|right|Cutting Tools]]
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For Hand Tools, we have:
 
For Hand Tools, we have:
 
*[[Hand Tools#Cutting Tools|Cutting Tools]]
 
*[[Hand Tools#Cutting Tools|Cutting Tools]]
**General Use Scissors
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**[[Hand Tools#Cutting Tools|Scissors]]
**Carbon Fiber Shears
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**[[Hand Tools#Cutting Tools|Specialty Shears]]
**Metal snips
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**[[Hand Tools#Cutting Tools|X-Acto knives]]
**X-Acto blades
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**[[Hand Tools#Cutting Tools|Box Cutters]]
**Box Cutters
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**[[Hand Tools#Cutting Tools|Hand Saws]]
**Chisels
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**[[Hand Tools#Cutting Tools|Chisels]]
**A variety of hand saws, including hack saws, coping saws, American and Japanese pull saws
 
 
 
 
*[[Hand_Tools#Fasteners_and_Fastening_Tools|Fasteners and Fastening Tools]]
 
*[[Hand_Tools#Fasteners_and_Fastening_Tools|Fasteners and Fastening Tools]]
**Screwdrivers in Phillips, flat, and torx in various sizes, including micro sets for electronics
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**[[Hand_Tools#Fasteners_and_Fastening_Tools|Wrenches]]
**Large and small socket sets
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**[[Hand_Tools#Fasteners_and_Fastening_Tools|Socket Sets]]
**We have select amount of hardware is available for purchase
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**[[Hand_Tools#Fasteners_and_Fastening_Tools|Screw Drivers]]
 
 
 
*[[Hand_Tools#Hammering_and_Shaping_Tools|Hammering and Shaping Tools]]
 
*[[Hand_Tools#Hammering_and_Shaping_Tools|Hammering and Shaping Tools]]
**Hammers
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**[[Hand_Tools#Hammering_and_Shaping_Tools|Hammers]]
**Rubber Mallets
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**[[Hand_Tools#Hammering_and_Shaping_Tools|Punches]]
**Punches
 
**Anvils
 
 
 
 
*[[Hand_Tools#Pliers_and_Gripping_Tools|Pliers and Gripping Tools]]
 
*[[Hand_Tools#Pliers_and_Gripping_Tools|Pliers and Gripping Tools]]
**Various types and sizes of pliers, including needle nose and bull nose pliers
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**[[Hand_Tools#Pliers_and_Gripping_Tools|Pliers]]
**Vise Grips
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**[[Hand_Tools#Pliers_and_Gripping_Tools|Vice Grips]]
**Benchtop vises
 
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[[File:CuttingTools.webp|thumb|x250px|Examples of cutting tools]]</div>
 
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**[[Power_Tools#Handheld_Routers|Hand Held Router]]
 
**[[Power_Tools#Handheld_Routers|Hand Held Router]]
  
 
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==3D Printers==
=Digital Fabrication=
 
 
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==3D Printers==
 
 
[[File:Form2.JPG|thumb|x300px|right|Form 2]]
 
[[File:Form2.JPG|thumb|x300px|right|Form 2]]
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We have three 3D-printers available for use<nowiki>:</nowiki>
 
We have three 3D-printers available for use<nowiki>:</nowiki>
 
*The '''[[Form2]]''', which prints using liquid plastic cured with a UV laser
 
*The '''[[Form2]]''', which prints using liquid plastic cured with a UV laser

Revision as of 15:57, 10 April 2020

The IdeaShop has a wide variety of machines available to fit all inventing needs. All machines require an initial safety training conducted as needed by IdeaShop staff.

Please see individual pages for more information on each piece of equipment.

Hand Tools


Cutting Tools

For Hand Tools, we have:


Power Tools


Power Tools


For Power Tools, we have:

3D Printers


Form 2


We have three 3D-printers available for use:

  • The Form2, which prints using liquid plastic cured with a UV laser
  • The uPrint Plus, which prints using plastic filament
  • The zPrinter, which prints using layers of plaster








Laser Cutters


Form 2

Our laser cutter, the 'Epilog Laser and Engraver, has the ability to cut, engrave, and raster a wide variety of materials.











CNC Milling Machines


Shop Sabre

There are two CNC machines available:

  • The Roland 4-Axis cuts smaller objects and allows for rotating an object as it cuts
  • The ShopSabre 3-Axis can cut large sheets, but only in 3 dimensions









3D Scanner


3D Scanner

There is also a 3D Scanner available for use.











Electronics Bench


Soldering Iron on Electronics Bench

At the Ideashop Electronics Bench we have equipment such as Microcontrollers, Oscilloscopes, Soldering Irons, a Desoldering Tool, and a Step Up & Down Transformer.










Vacuum Former


The Formech 686Vacuum Former enables users to heat a variety of materials, such as ABS or plastic, to make a mold of an object.

Sewing Equipment


Explore our Sewing Equipment! Sewing Machines use thread to stitch together pieces of fabric, and Embroidery Machines use special stitch files to create thread designs on fabric.