We do not have a food scale in the kitchen area. This would be quite useful for weighing green coffee beans for the Behmor roaster as well as general kitchen use for cooking by weight instead of volume. Could be used for meats, spices, flour, etc. I have had a very positive experience with the Decent Simple Scale. It is very responsive, accurate, and a great price compared to other scales of its caliber.
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The perfect place to create and get feedback on your early prototype or just engage with a community of people working on the frontiers of technology.
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Experiment with new medium and challenge your ideas to create something unique. Hone woodworking, sewing or printmaking skills.
Multiple Fused deposition modeling printers which lay down plastic layer by layer to build your designs.
CNC Wood Mill
A large platform which an attached router which can be controlled by a computer to cut out intricate custom designs.
Several systems for harnessing the power of a CO2 laser to cut into or engrave wood. These can be used to make incredibly precise works of art.
Full workshop with all the equipment needed for most personal projects including: table saw, band-saw planer and hand tools.
A place to work on electronics platforms like Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi or Arduino. Or to solder a basic circuit board together.
The basic equipment for standard home brewing as well as a custom built computer controlled home brewing machine for the advanced home brewer.
A three axis fully enclosed metal mill, capable of cutting aluminum or steel with precision.
Sewing and Craft
Sewing machines, crafting equipment and a computer controlled embroidery machine.
Machine that heats and allows you to form plastic sheets into specific shapes. Great for making costumes, molds or a housing for your drone.
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Now that we have the Behmor coffee roaster, the next step to having fresh, delicious, high quality coffee is a grinder capable of consistently producing uniform coffee grounds. The Baratza Encore won't break the bank and is occasionally available for refurbished pricing. It is also ranked as the best grinder by the NYT Wirecutter and multiple members have expressed their general satisfaction with Baratza products.
VCarve Pro is a powerful but intuitive software for creating and cutting parts on a CNC Router. VCarve Pro gives you the power to produce complex 2D patterns with profile, pocket, drill and inlay toolpaths, plus gives you the ability to create designs with v-carving textures as well as import and machine unlimited Vectric 3D clipart or single model files.
Soldworks is a professional CAD software. MakeHaven members get free access to Solidworks for Education 2021 to download to their own computer.
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MakeHaven also has designated machines with access to commerical versions of Solidworks Software. These include:
Buying in bulk can save money, but how do you divide up large portions so they don't go bad before you can use them? A food vacuum sealer!! It will also complement the Sous Vide machine for marinading things like meat, fish or tofu before cooking!
The woodshop and metalshop can be quite loud, even when wearing proper hearing protection. Sound-absorbing panels will reduce the noise level. More research needed to determine the best placement (closest to which equipment, walls vs. ceilings, etc), panel type (foam, cotton, fabric stretched over wood frames, etc), aesthetics, and cost. Perhaps we can perform a crude test by hanging blankets on the walls.
Magically sew binding (e.g. grosgrain) to the edge of fabric!
All Sailrite edge binders: https://www.sailrite.com/Sewing-Machines/Sailrite-Sewing-Machine-Parts/B...
I'd be most interested in the 3/4" size, but could poll #textile to see what other people want.