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1 New Equipment for Space:
Lithium battery spot welder

The "must-have" tool for building off-grid systems and lithium battery pack assembly. Lithium batteries are easily damaged by excessive heat and cannot be welded with solder irons, the only way to assemble them is via a suitable spot welder. The spot welder we have in the shop is large and not suitable for this kind of work.


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Cost: $250.00

2 weeks 2 days ago
1 Space Infrastructure:
Green Sweep

GreenSweep is a sweeping compound that can be sprinkled on a dusty shop floor, (see metal shop), and will then allow the inhabitants to sweep the area without raising a ton of dust in the air. It doesn't have to be used every time, but then nobody seems to be sweeping with any regularity.
A 50 pound box costs about $30.


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Cost: $30.00

1 day 12 hours ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
Matoha Plastell resin identifier

Many plastic recyclables in our area lack a stamp indicating the type of plastic used to create the object. This device would allow these items - including a significant % of caps/lids, to be sorted and recycled using the Precious Plastic machines: https://matoha.com/shop/plastell-desktop-18#attr=


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Cost: $3,200.00

1 month 1 week ago
1 New Tool for Lending Library:
Hydraulic Cable Lug Crimper & Wire cutter

This is a "must-have" tool for various projects that require large gauge wiring, like home renovation, building off-grid electrical systems, solar & solar generators, e-bikes, etc. "Hammer" type crimpers struggle to create reliable connections and the majority of Chinese hydraulic crimpers are sold with dies that are not properly sized for AWG.


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Cost: $174.95

2 weeks 2 days ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
Vacuum System

Suggested by a member: https://www.vacupress.com/ $6k for big system https://www.vacupress.com/vacupress-fliptop-table-press-frame-systems/ or a vacuum pressing bag system as a strong starting point https:/


Comments: (0)

Cost: $6,000.00

1 week 4 days ago
1 Space Infrastructure:
Makerspace needs more space.

I realize that this isn't something that we can "buy" but I look at all the items on the wish list, everything from bar clamps to laser welding machines, and I think "where are we going to to put all this stuff?
My wish list is stuff like a lockers where we can put laptops and personal items while we're in the space working.


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

12 hours 36 min ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
Band saw cookie cutter

It would make it easier and safer to cut cookies: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/bandsaw-accuright-miter-mill?utm_sour...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $130.00

2 months 2 weeks ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
3rd Honeycomb so all the lasers have one

It allows all 3 lasers to be in use at one time and means you don't have to transfer the honeycombs back and forth. Here's one with no research just a quick Amazon search for reference: https://www.amazon.com/SCULPFUN-400mmx800mm-15-75x31-5inch-Accessories-H...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $160.00

4 weeks 18 hours ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
More aluminum bar clamps

These clamps are great! https://www.harborfreight.com/48-in-aluminum-bar-clamp-60540.html
- Light and super easy to handle
- Plenty of force for most applications
- Quite cheap for the HF ones which are probably good enough


Comments: (1)

Cost: $150.00

1 week 2 days ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
Flat Lap Grinder

This grinder is ideal for stained glass (grinding long straight pieces) as well as pottery (grinding excess glass and the bottoms of pieces).


Comments: (0)

Cost: $1,300.00

2 months 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
3D Scanner

A 3D scanner would be a very useful tool in developing designs for the 3D printers. I believe that it could be useful in designing for the CNC machines as well.


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Cost: $700.00

1 month 3 weeks ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
Bench Top Freeze Dryer

For experiments in molecular gastronomy, preserving organic materials and experiments in material science.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $2,467.99

1 week 2 days ago
10 New Equipment for Space:
New Laser Cutters

It might be time to replace our current lasers with larger, water-cooled, 100 watt lasers.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265239625923?hash=item3dc18380c3:g:bVQAAOSwyK9l...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $3,900.00

1 month 2 weeks ago

All Wishes

Not Right Now - The answer is "no" but we may reassess in the future.
Research Required- Maybe, lets look into it and understand more.
Planned - We intend to make it happen but may be lower priority or waiting on funding.
In Development - We are actively working to make it happen right now.
Implemented - It or similar has happened, fully or in significant part.

Implemented Wishes

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1 New Equipment for Space:
Next Wave Shark RS1000 PRO

The Shark RS1000 PRO transforms nearly any router table into a full-fledged TWO Axis CNC giving you unmatched accuracy by allowing your fence or bit to be moved by as little as one-thousandth of an inch.


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Cost: $1,700.00

7 months 1 week ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
Matoha Plastell resin identifier

Many plastic recyclables in our area lack a stamp indicating the type of plastic used to create the object. This device would allow these items - including a significant % of caps/lids, to be sorted and recycled using the Precious Plastic machines: https://matoha.com/shop/plastell-desktop-18#attr=


Comments: (0)

Cost: $3,200.00

1 month 1 week ago
1 New Tool for Lending Library:
Hydraulic Cable Lug Crimper & Wire cutter

This is a "must-have" tool for various projects that require large gauge wiring, like home renovation, building off-grid electrical systems, solar & solar generators, e-bikes, etc. "Hammer" type crimpers struggle to create reliable connections and the majority of Chinese hydraulic crimpers are sold with dies that are not properly sized for AWG.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $174.95

2 weeks 2 days ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
Vacuum System

Suggested by a member: https://www.vacupress.com/ $6k for big system https://www.vacupress.com/vacupress-fliptop-table-press-frame-systems/ or a vacuum pressing bag system as a strong starting point https:/


Comments: (0)

Cost: $6,000.00

1 week 4 days ago
1 Space Infrastructure:
Makerspace needs more space.

I realize that this isn't something that we can "buy" but I look at all the items on the wish list, everything from bar clamps to laser welding machines, and I think "where are we going to to put all this stuff?
My wish list is stuff like a lockers where we can put laptops and personal items while we're in the space working.


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

12 hours 36 min ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
Bi-Directional Pallet Jack

To make it easier to move things in tight spaces! https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/dual-direction-pallet-truck-pallet-ja...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $600.00

9 months 4 days ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
Band saw cookie cutter

It would make it easier and safer to cut cookies: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/bandsaw-accuright-miter-mill?utm_sour...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $130.00

2 months 2 weeks ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
1" x 42" Belt Sander, 4" Contact Wheel

We have belt sanders in the metal shop that are 1" but not in the wood shop. The 6" belt sander is great for taking off a lot of material and shaping but not good for fine detail and finishing. We have the same issue with the oscillating sander where the rounds and the belts tend to be lower grit sand paper that is good for shaping but not good for finishing.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $450.00

1 year 4 months ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
3rd Honeycomb so all the lasers have one

It allows all 3 lasers to be in use at one time and means you don't have to transfer the honeycombs back and forth. Here's one with no research just a quick Amazon search for reference: https://www.amazon.com/SCULPFUN-400mmx800mm-15-75x31-5inch-Accessories-H...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $160.00

4 weeks 18 hours ago
1 New Equipment for Space:
Lithium battery spot welder

The "must-have" tool for building off-grid systems and lithium battery pack assembly. Lithium batteries are easily damaged by excessive heat and cannot be welded with solder irons, the only way to assemble them is via a suitable spot welder. The spot welder we have in the shop is large and not suitable for this kind of work.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $250.00

2 weeks 2 days ago
1 Space Infrastructure:
Green Sweep

GreenSweep is a sweeping compound that can be sprinkled on a dusty shop floor, (see metal shop), and will then allow the inhabitants to sweep the area without raising a ton of dust in the air. It doesn't have to be used every time, but then nobody seems to be sweeping with any regularity.
A 50 pound box costs about $30.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $30.00

1 day 12 hours ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
Flat Lap Grinder

This grinder is ideal for stained glass (grinding long straight pieces) as well as pottery (grinding excess glass and the bottoms of pieces).


Comments: (0)

Cost: $1,300.00

2 months 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
Pin nailer

Because we should have a small, 23GA nailer: https://www.amazon.com/BOSTITCH-HP118K-23-Gauge-2-Inch-16-Inch/dp/B000EX...


Comments: (1)

Cost: $125.00

4 years 6 months ago Planned Long Term
2 New Equipment for Space:
3D Scanner

A 3D scanner would be a very useful tool in developing designs for the 3D printers. I believe that it could be useful in designing for the CNC machines as well.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $700.00

1 month 3 weeks ago
2 New Tool for Lending Library:
Gorilla cart for Lending Library

People frequently want to borrow the one in the space


Comments: (0)

Cost: $200.00

5 months 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
Bench Top Freeze Dryer

For experiments in molecular gastronomy, preserving organic materials and experiments in material science.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $2,467.99

1 week 2 days ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
FormLabs Build Platform 2

FormLabs Build Platform 2 is a new build platform with a flexible print service designed to make it easier to remove parts. Getting parts off of the existing build platform is a tremendous hassle, and frequently results in minor injuries to parts and the user. The new build platform flexes and causes the parts to just snap right off.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $699.56

11 months 4 weeks ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
Formlabs Fuse SLS 1+ 30W

Because an SLS printer would let us print industrial grade prints without supports.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $46,000.00

10 months 1 week ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
More aluminum bar clamps

These clamps are great! https://www.harborfreight.com/48-in-aluminum-bar-clamp-60540.html
- Light and super easy to handle
- Plenty of force for most applications
- Quite cheap for the HF ones which are probably good enough


Comments: (1)

Cost: $150.00

1 week 2 days ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
Color laser engraver

Because COLOR, on metal and plastics. Cool. Here's an example without a lot of research, just the first I found: https://www.xtool.com/products/portable-diode-laserbox-d1-for-laser-engr...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $1,200.00

4 months 1 week ago
2 New Equipment for Space:
Truing Stand

A better truing stand for the bike station would be great -


Comments: (0)

Cost: $200.00

8 months 4 weeks ago
3 New Equipment for Space:
Slab Roller

Hand building is fun!

Good for hand building slab built projects like tile making and other forms impossible to make on a potter's wheel!


Comments: (0)

Cost: $876.00

11 months 3 weeks ago
3 Space Infrastructure:
Accessible doors

These would make our space more accessible for all bodies, those with disabilities and those who could just use the simplicity of an open door when carrying in items. Ideally for at least main red doors, the wood shop and metal shop doors, and back storage area door.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $4,000.00

5 months 2 weeks ago
3 New Equipment for Space:
Markforged with continuous carbon fiber (Mark 2)

Because having a second Makrforged would be great, and having the capability to print CCF would be a big upgrade. https://wurthadditive.com/products/mark-two-gen-2


Comments: (0)

Cost: $18,000.00

5 months 2 weeks ago
3 Space Infrastructure:
Real-Time or Close-To-Real-Time Minimum Viable External/Remote 3D Printer Status Check

It would be handy to know how many of the 3D printers available for use are currently in-use, or to check up on a print remotely.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $0.00

4 months 2 days ago
3 New Equipment for Space:
Pantorouter Machine to wood shop

https://www.pantorouter.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw5-WRBhCKARIsAAId9FmuCApJLA4yL...

Helps woodworkers do a lot of joins very easiy


Comments: (1)

Cost: $2,130.00

1 year 11 months ago
3 New Equipment for Space:
12 - 18 inch quick clamps /squeeze clamps

we used to have at least 8 quick clamps/ squeeze clamps in the wood shop now there is one it makes trying to glue together things that are smaller than 4 ft long nearly impossible because the only clamps there are left are awkward big clamps

https://www.harborfreight.com/24-inch-bar-clamp-96213.html


Comments: (0)

Cost: $100.00

6 months 1 week ago
3 New Equipment for Space:
Mini Tig for Jeweler

Artisan asylum got one and it was popular.
Example (should examine others): https://www.amazon.com/Permanent-Tungsten-Weldable-Orthodontics-Restorat...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $500.00

5 months 2 weeks ago Research Needed
3 New Equipment for Space:
2 inch high waterjet brick panels for cutting glass and more delicate or intricate parts inother materials.

A flat and uniform support for the glass is essential to avoid cracking. The Waterjet Brick works well for cutting glass. Cut on top of Waterjet Brick to avoid frosting the back side of the glass with slat splashback. Avoids the risk of sprayback from slat deflection as much as possible.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $364.43

4 months 4 weeks ago
3 New Tool for Lending Library:
Power/Pressure Washer for the Lending Library

A high PSI gas powered pressure washer is needed to remove graffiti, super caked in dirt, or just to reach spaces beyond what a cheaper electric power washer can do. However, it's not the kind of thing that you'd need to use every weekend, it would be much better to split it up between many MH members.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $450.00

9 months 3 weeks ago
3 New Equipment for Space:
Forging Press

Found a cheaper press! With an open sided die!

https://coaliron.com/collections/hydraulic-forging-presses/products/16-t...

Just a little smooshy boi, why not?


Comments: (1)

Cost: $4,950.00

2 years 5 months ago
4 New Equipment for Space:
Pottery Slab Roller

This would let us make sheets of clay
https://www.baileypottery.com/m-400-004.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw1aOpBhCOARIsA...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $400.00

4 months 2 weeks ago
4 New Equipment for Space:
Yamaha Digital piano. P-125a and stand.

It would be extremely useful to have a piano in the Media room. This model is inexpensive, covers a lot of modern recording technology and needs.

https://www.samash.com/yamaha-p125a-88-note-digital-piano-black-yp125abxx


Comments: (0)

Cost: $1,200.00

8 months 3 weeks ago
4 New Equipment for Space:
Chainsaw

Chainsaw for lending library and for woodshop.

I've been interested in turning some larger pieces of wood on the lathe and needed to cut them down to size, but the mouth on the band saw was too small. There are no tools in the shop that were able to cut the wood down to size, only hand saws.

Dewalt chainsaw (18 in) at home depot $400. 12in $279.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $400.00

8 months 1 week ago
5 New Equipment for Space:
New sewing machines

Because it would be great to have more reliable, nicer sewing machines.
1x Bernina 770: $6500
2x Juki Industrial DDL-8700: $1100 each
1x Baby Lock Industrial Serger Victory: $2000
1x Coverstitch JUKI MF-7523: $3000


Comments: (0)

Cost: $13,700.00

12 months 1 day ago
5 New Equipment for Space:
Larger Dust Collector

Because our current dust collector is underpowered for the number of tools we now have.

https://beavertools.com/mdcxf102203-laguna-x-flux-10hp-industrial-dust-c...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $15,000.00

10 months 1 week ago
5 New Equipment for Space:
Jewelers drill press

Machine Shop, Jewelry Shop, and Electronics Shop can all benefit from a small accessible high speed drill press. High speeds are necessary to spin the tiny drills used to make small holes in Jewelry parts, Printed Circuit Boards, and small-scale precision devices.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $132.00

10 months 1 day ago
5 Space Infrastructure:
Rider lights in the electronic center

It's too dark


Comments: (0)

Cost: $60.00

4 months 4 weeks ago
6 New Equipment for Space:
Sheet Metal Bead Roller

Creates channels, ridges, and flanges to stiffen and minimize vibration in sheet metal parts or even just to decorate them---think truck bed floors and auto body panels. Stiffening allows for thinner gauges to be used and cheaper lighter sheet metal parts to be made.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $175.00

3 years 3 months ago Planned Long Term
6 New Equipment for Space:
XRF Handheld Spectrometer

Have you ever picked up a piece of metal and wondered what its composition is? Have you ever seen a painting at a yard sale and wanted to know how old it is? Is that wall painted with lead.paint? Well, this device can answer those questions, and more! How? XRAYS!


Comments: (0)

Cost: $14,000.00

11 months 1 week ago
6 New Equipment for Space:
Automatic Blast Gates

Because then people wouldn't need to check to make sure that the right gates in the woodshop are open/closed.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $1,000.00

10 months 1 week ago
7 Policy or Operational Suggestion:
Send email if an appointment is cancelled

Currently, facilitators get an email when members schedule an appointment. However, if the appointment is cancelled there's no way to know unless we actively search the appointment status on MakeHaven.org. I would Love to get an email notification when the appointment is cancelled so I know not to expect them.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $0.00

8 months 3 weeks ago
7 New Equipment for Space:
Fancy 3D Scanner

Because being able to accurately 3d scan objects is an amazing capability. https://www.artec3d.com/portable-3d-scanners/artec-eva


Comments: (0)

Cost: $20,000.00

10 months 1 week ago
7 New Equipment for Space:
Battery Spot Welder

This will allow us to create battery based projects such as DIY battery banks or power backups. Heat based soldering guns can be dangerous when used on batteries, but a quick spot weld pulse is much safer.


Comments: (4)

Cost: $240.00

2 years 8 months ago
7 New Equipment for Space:
Risograph printer

They're really cool! They are also having something of a 'moment' amongst comic authors / printmakers / artists / etc., and I think it would be fun to have one in New Haven.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $1,500.00

9 months 2 weeks ago
8 Wild Idea:
Install Krita on the Wacom touch screen computer

https://krita.org/en/ is an open source paint program and it lends itself to Wacom tablet use.. The software is free.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $0.00

4 months 4 weeks ago
9 Event or Activity:
Fusion 360 training, on site

There are so many random tutorials out there for it, but in the end, they are not cohesive - from beginning to the point where it is useful for working with on our CNC machines. It would just be great to have someone to make the process more clear.


Comments: (1)

Cost: unknown

1 year 5 months ago
9 Wild Idea:
Shared Pickup Truck

Many people need to get things to and from MakeHaven but often don't have a large car, or only bike. A pickup truck could be used by staff and members to get lumber, transport large scrap and pickup equipment. Ideally this truck would be kept in the parking garage next to MakeHaven.


Comments: (3)

Cost: $15,000.00

3 years 7 months ago Not Right Now
9 New Equipment for Space:
Cad Computers

Computers for common use with beefy capabilities appropriate for running high end CAD programs.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $4,000.00

3 years 2 weeks ago
10 New Equipment for Space:
Hydro block area for water jet

It would be great to designate an area of the cutter for smaller pieces and install a catching system like this. Recommended by Joel Greenwood
https://www.barton.com/waterjet-cutting-bricks-hydrobloc-superbricks/


Comments: (1)

Cost: $70.00

2 years 1 month ago
10 New Equipment for Space:
New Laser Cutters

It might be time to replace our current lasers with larger, water-cooled, 100 watt lasers.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265239625923?hash=item3dc18380c3:g:bVQAAOSwyK9l...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $3,900.00

1 month 2 weeks ago
10 New Equipment for Space:
Laser Welder

The LightWELD® XR 1500 can weld all kinds of materials, couldn't be easier to use and make perfect looking welds with, and can also be used for laser cleaning.


Comments: (2)

Cost: $36,000.00

9 months 1 week ago
10 New Equipment for Space:
Ceramic Resin for FormLabs 3B

Especially now that we’re developing a ceramics area, this would be a great synergy between 3D printing and ceramics. This way we can print very, very complicated and precise parts with the ceramic resin, and then fire them to yield a purely ceramic part. One of the few FormLabs resins that can (through firing) be considered food safe.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $400.00

2 years 1 week ago
11 Space Infrastructure:
Sound-absorbing Panels for the Woodshop and Metalshop

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.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $300.00

3 years 5 days ago
12 New Equipment for Space:
Anodizing Station for Aluminum, Titanium, Niobium, etc.

We have a lot of tools available for creating parts, but limited options for finishing them. We can buff and paint, and do some bake-on coatings.

An anodizing set up would work on a number of different metals and would create an opportunity for beautiful shiny parts.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $600.00

5 months 2 weeks ago
13 New Equipment for Space:
Photo Darkroom

Analog photography is totally rad and magical! Watching a print develop before your eyes never gets old. Let's have a space in Makehaven that affords members the ability to process their own black and white or color film and make prints using real photographic chemistry!

Things we'd need:


Comments: (5)

Cost: $1,500.00

3 years 3 months ago Not Right Now
13 New Equipment for Space:
Large 3D Printer

Donate Now

Having the ability to print large parts would be great. The Gigabot 3+ (what they have at Sacred Heart) is a good option: https://shop.re3d.org/products/gigabot

https://www.prusa3d.com/product/original-prusa-xl-6/ - 3000


Comments: (3)

Cost: $3,000.00

2 years 9 months ago Planned Long Term
15 Policy or Operational Suggestion:
Bring back camera feed

Sometimes when I want to head over and use a machine that requires a buddy, I show up and no one is in the space. It would be nice to be able to check in quickly and save myself a potential drive.


Comments: (2)

Cost: unknown

3 years 6 months ago Active Development
19 New Equipment for Space:
Book Binding Machine (Hot pellet glue Type)

Make your own book sound cool, Also seems like a easy hobby that would interest everyone (based on no facts at all)

**Only if there is enough interest from many people. Please vote seriously please vote (hint hint)


Comments: (1)

Cost: $500.00

4 years 5 months ago Research Needed
22 New Equipment for Space:
Upgraded Vertical Milling Machine

Our Tormach is decent, but not great. The Tormach 1100mx, a Haas, or something similar would be a huge improvement.


Comments: (4)

Cost: $25,000.00

3 years 2 weeks ago Planned Long Term