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== Photos of Tools Pending Descriptions ==

Revision as of 23:09, 15 December 2014

Tools and Maintenance

Finding Information About Hackerspace Tools

Tools in the shop can be either owned by the Hackerspace or hosted by individual members. You will find postage stamp-sized labels with QR codes on all large tools and machinery in the space. Scanning the code will bring you to a page about the tool in this wiki. (Yellow labels are for items owned by the Hackerspace. Orange labels designate tools hosted at the space by members.)

Alteratively, you can read directly through the list of tools on this page and select the links for specific tool information.

Maintenance of Tools in the Hackerspace

Tools owned by the Hackerspace must be maintained exclusively by those individuals selected by the Director of Facilities. Tools hosted by members may be maintained by persons selected by the owners of the tools.

If you think that a tool is broken, or not operating in an optimal fashion, send an email to the atxhs-members group list here.

If you are interested in who may maintain a tool either go to the wiki page for the tool, or look at the Authorized Repair Persons page.

Do not attempt to repair or service any machine in the Hackerspace without prior approval.

What tools are available?

The space already has:

CNC Tools: Lasers, Mills, 3D Printers, Etc.

Power Tools

Partial List:


Partial List:

  • Rigol 2-channel digital oscilloscope
  • Tektronix Color Four Channel Digitalizing Oscilloscope
  • Hewlet Packard 3588A Spectrum Analyzer
  • several Fluke DC Programmable Power Supplies
  • several soldering irons


Partial List:


  • Workbenches
  • Rolling door and auto bay
  • Electronics room with numbers of testing tools, soldering irons, donated components
  • Conference room, and a large workshop floor
  • Various electrical configurations with individual breakers
  • Lockable storage spaces
  • Comfy seating and wifi!
  • a server rack, possibly providing access to VMs and a hackable "sandbox"

Project Tools Not Yet Finished Or Functional

Some Ongoing Projects Needing Work, some of which may wind up hosted by the Hackerspace.
All of these have team leads, so they may not be worked on without asking permission from the Director of Facilities

  • Panel Saw
  • 5'x8' CNC Mill
  • Ryobi medium duty band saw
  • Disk/Belt Sander
  • 4-feet wide printers
  • 1700 F kiln

Photos of Tools Pending Descriptions

This page leads to photos of tools pending descriptions and cautions for operation: Tools Pending Description

Photos of Tool Areas for Instruction

This page leads to photos of areas for instruction. The welding table, the crafts area, etc. This section will likely be moved for integration elsewhere: Areas with Tools Pending Description

Tools No Longer at the Hackerspace

Tools in this category are of historical interest only: