Digital Tools in the Wilson Maker Space

tools available at the Wilson Maker Space

Nomad 883 Pro | desktop computer-controlled milling machine
X-carve | larger computer-controlled milling machine
Makerbot Replicator | 3D printer
Emblaser A3 | low power laser cutter

Components & Parts

Adafruit | electronic kits, modules, and other components
SparkFun | modules and parts for electronic prototyping
Solarbotics | motors and a range of other components as well
ServoCity | Robotics, motors, drivers, etc
Robotshop | Robot Kits and Components
Pololu | More motors and drivers
McMaster-Carr | hardware of all kinds
Digi-Key | electronic components
Mouser | electronic components
Jameco | electronic components
Newark | electronic components
Seeed Studio | lots of components and modules (China)
JST | connectors (Japan)
alibaba express | Chinese distributors

Materials

MatWeb | various material
Inventables | small scale acrylic & other milling materials
This to That | advice on adhesives for various materials
Less EMF | unusual conductive materials
J. Freeman | plastic and other materials
Rockler | wood
Woodcraft | wood
Online Metals | metals
McMaster-Carr | Aluminum+
K&J | Magnets
Grand Brass | lighting supplies
ColorCord | lighting supplies
Sundial | lighting supplies

Arduino / Microcontrollers

Info

Information about Microcontrollers (ITP)

Buy

Arduino
Teensy
Adafruit has their own boards
as does Sparkfun
phidgets

Online Tutorials / Tools / Miscellaneous Resources

Animations illustrating various mechanisms and systems
ITP Fabrication Site – a great resource for diy fabrication tools and techniques
Homemade Hardware Course Resources – links that help explain electricity and microcontrollers
BoxMaker – easy notched box design tool
MakerCase – another box design tool
Ohm’s Law Calculator
Gear Template Generator

3D Printing

Makerbot (necessary to print to the Replicator 2 (free)
Tickercad
Blender
OpenSCAD
Sculptris
others

Reading / Fun / Miscellaneous