Tools for MakerSpaces
Choosing the right tools for your MakerSpace can be a daunting task, even for a seasoned maker. Below you will find a guide to introduce you to some of the various tools you can use as a foundation for your space. Since each MakerSpace is built for a different purpose, each of the tools below have been broken into several categories based upon the type of work they are for.
Wood is a versatile, beautiful and forgiving medium to work with. Here you will find the various tools used to shape, cut, drill and build just about anything out of all types of wood.
Electronics and Robotics
Electronics and programming are a major part of the foundation of the modern maker movement. 21st century technology is founded on the development and production of these skills. From creating a simple electronic circuits or designing a mobile application, to developing a self driving car, these skills and their applications are ever evolving.
Although it can seem intimidating to work with at first, metal is a long lasting, strong and versatile medium, which can be used to make just about anything. Here you will find the basics for making with metal.
Even though many of these processes are based upon centuries old techniques, the need for these types of products are founded in human necessity. Modern technology has provided us with a variety of new process and techniques used to develop many of our most used products that we take for granted.
From vinyl and laser cutters to CNC routers and 3d printers, these precessions machines are the workhorses of most well-stocked MakerSpaces. CNC gives you precision, speed, and capabilities unmatched by most other tools.
Hand Tools and Safety Gear