Materials

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The Idea Shop stocks a variety of materials for purchase. Below is a list of items we keep in stock. Consult our Lab Price Sheet for pricing and specifications.

Sheet Goods


Thicknesses noted with an asterisk are also sold in laser bed (18" x 24") size. Most sheet goods are sold by the square foot in quarter sheets (2' x 4' sections). See our Price sheet, or call/email the Idea Shop for more detailed information and availability.


Wood, Plywood, and Composites

Main Article : Wood, Plywood, and Composites
Plywood

Plywood is a sheet material composed of thin layers of wood veneer glued together. Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is a sheet material composed of wood fibers and a binding agent pressed together under heat and pressure to form sheets.

  • Plywood: 1/8"*, 1/4", 1/2" 3/4"
  • MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard): 1/8"*, 1/4"*, 1/2" 3/4"
  • Melamine board


Plastics

Main Article : Plastics
Acrylic Samples

The Idea Shop stocks a variety of plastics for a variety of applications. Acrylic (Plexiglass and Acylite are brand name acrylics) is a transparent thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass, and can be laser cut, hand shaped, or vacuum formed for a variety of applications. We also carry sheets of ABS, PETG, HIPS and more.


Foam & Foam products

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  • Foamcore: 3/16"*, 1/2"
  • XPS - Pink foam: 1/2", 1", 2"
  • EPS - Styrofoam (variable width, pricing varies)
  • PVC Foam board: 1/8"
  • Polyurethane foam
  • Polyimide foam


Round Stock


Cardboard Tubing Outer Diameter

  • 2"
  • 3"
  • 4"
  • 5"
  • 8"


Dowel Rods

  • 1/4"
  • 1/8"
  • other sizes?

Hardware


Socket Head, Pan Head, Flat Head Bolts in metric and standard

Standard Sizes:

  • 2-56 (1/16)
  • 4-40 (3/32)
  • 6-32 (2/16)
  • 8-32 (5/32)
  • 10-24 (3/16)
  • 12-24 (7/32)
  • 24-20 (1/4)

Metric Sizes:

  • M2-.4
  • M3-.5
  • M4-.7
  • M5-.8
  • M6-.75
  • M8-1

Screw Lengths:

  • 1"
  • 1.5"
  • 2"
  • 2.5"

Nail Gun Lengths:

  • .5"
  • 1"
  • 2"

Electronic Components


Micro Controllers:

  • Arduino Uno

Sensors:

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  • Insert Sensors Here

Components:

  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Potentiometers
  • Batteries & Holders

Misc Prototyping Supplies:

  • Breadboards
  • Jumper Wires:
    • M-M, M-F, F-F
  • Heat Shrink