To campus donors:
If you have a surplus piece of equipment without a UW or federal tag (<$4000 original purchase price), you may donate it directly to Brett Unks. You may request through Aimee Lefkow that your tagged surplus piece of equipment be made available to Garage Physics. The lists below are representative.
Garage Stock room
Garage equipment is stored in the room directly opposite the Garage working space. Talk to Brett to check out something.
Bins are available to store your stuff. Cleanliness is godliness.
Physics Student Shop http://www.physics.wisc.edu/eshop
Physics Instrument Shop http://www.physics.wisc.edu/ishop/services.html
College of Engineering Student Machine Shop (COE students) http://coestudentshop.engr.wisc.edu/about/index.php
Department of Chemistry Instrument Shop https://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/instrument-shop
Department of Chemistry Electronics shop https://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/chemistry-electronics-shop
Department of Chemistry Glass Shop http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/glass-shop
Art Department facilities http://art.wisc.edu/art/about/facilities
3d printers http://wisconsinengineer.com/magazine/368/369/ and search for the 3dprinting UW-Madison 3d Print Tank email distribution list.
For high tech campus resources, see http://wiscmat.org/?page_id=142
Representative equipment needed
- Cables (BNC, Power and Banana)
- Discrete electrical components - resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, inductors,...
- Switches, transformers,...
- Integrated circuits
- Aluminum sheet and chassis materials
- Wire in all sorts of gauges
- Hand and small power tools of all kinds
- Small motors
- Data acquisition systems
- Optical bench/breadboard
- Optical components
- Acoustic speakers and drivers
- Musical instruments
- Display devices
What we really want
A small PCB mill that would take files from Eagle (a PCB layout program) and make the board. http://www.rolanddg.com/product/3d/3d/mdx-20_15/spec.html, http://fab.cba.mit.edu/content/processes/PCB/modela.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSVvbiOP9E4, http://www.rolanddg.com/product/3d/3d/mdx-20_15/mdx-20_15.html
50W LASER Cutter capable of cutting plastic and wood http://www.epiloglaser.com/legend_helix.htm
MIT Fab Lab Inventory specifications https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AtIlZyLn99e6dGRleUJTY043a3FucUhFUVVBYTdxS3c&single=true&gid=0&output=html
Makerworks - a whole tool set http://maker-works.com/wordpress/tools/
FAB LAB standard http://wiki.fablab.is/wiki/Portal:Equiment. The FAB LAB network provides public access to these tools world wide.
3D printers http://cucfablab.org/book/3d-printers
Seed studio (all sorts of stuff) http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/
PCH International circuit boards http://www.pchintl.com/