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== Available Equipment ==

   *Makerbot 3D printer
   *Power Supplies (Details Needed)
   *Oscilloscopes (Details Needed)
   *Digital Multimeters (non functioning)
   *Function Generators (Details Needed)
   *Soldering Stations (Details Needed)
   *Miscellaneous discrete electrical components
   *A PC or two
   *Several Macs


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.

Stock1Stock2 Stock3Stock4

Project storage

Bins are available to store your stuff. Cleanliness is godliness.


University resources

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.

Additive technology rapid prototyping, EigerLab, ROckford http://www.eigerlab.org/quote-order/

For high tech campus resources, see http://wiscmat.org/?page_id=142

Representative equipment needed

  • Cables (BNC, Power and Banana)
  • Breadboards
  • 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
  • Microphones
  • 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/

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