Metal engraving/marking is an often requested capability that would be cool to have.
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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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This is a Fletcher 2100 Mat Cutter. It lives under the light table in the Casting and Moldmaking area. To assemble it, use the thumb screws to attach the two support arms.
VCarve and OMAX are both platform-specific software with their own set of idiosyncrasies and payment packages. Fusion360 is ostensibly free and can design for most of the machines in the space - but there is a lack of in-depth training available. Why not see if an adept member can volunteer some time for a class?
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Two microphones at a table with tv display behind and computer for recording audio.
The Roland GS-24 is a tried and true vinyl cutter. It appears as a printer to the computer, and the print drivers are free and easy to install on both Windows & Mac -- letting members print from their own computers as well (if desired). The software/driver tutorials are also well thought out, documented, and very helpful.
I have personally used this machine at many institutions, and seen it used at even more. It is the Fab Foundation's go-to vinyl cutter in America (at least for what I've seen).