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Tools (both hand tools and power tools) are stored at various locations in the Maker Hub. Tools do not require certified training before use, but users are expected to familiarize themselves with tool operation by viewing the appropriate Wiki page. Furthermore, as part of the 'Safety First commandment, users are encouraged to seek help and instruction for any tool that they feel uncomfortable using. Volunteers will be available to serve these needs.

This page contains a list of the tools available in the Maker Hub. Please see the Tool Room page for more information.

Tool NameImageCategoryDescription
Robin Boards
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Electronic DevicesAVR training board used in ENGE320. Coupled with the Atmel 328P Xplained. Shield includes a 7-Segment display, some buttons, a switch, RGB LED's, and a piezo buzzer.
Eye Loupes
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Electronic DevicesSmall magnifying glasses.
Electronic Scale
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Electronic DevicesDevice to measure weight or mass.
Tip Tinner
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Electronic DevicesLead-free tip tinner for soldering.
DC Power Supply
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Electronic DevicesA desktop device to provide DC power to a circuit at a specified voltage. Our BK Precision power supplies have three outputs: two output 0-24 V variable voltage with a max current of .5 A, and one outputs a fixed 5 V with a max current of 4 A. The electronics station in the center of the Maker Hub has several power supplies available for use. If all of these are in use, or if you would like to use a power supply elsewhere in the Hub, you can check one out from the Tool Room.
Digilent Nexys 2
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Electronic DevicesA powerful digital system design platform built around a Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA.
Solder Wicks
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Electronic DevicesFor soldering.
BTMN Board
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Electronic DevicesARM training board used in ENGE320. Coupled with the Arduino Zero. Shield includes an AMOLED display, joystick, DPAD, RGB LED's, accelerometer, SD Card slot, and a piezo buzzer.
Laser Thermometers
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Electronic DevicesHandheld device that can display temperature readout on it after scanning portions of an object or area with the built-in laser. They tend to be inaccurate when measuring shiny objects, putting some non-reflective tape on the object can help give a better measurement.
PCB Tweezers
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Electronic DevicesTweezers for PCBs.
Multimeter
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Electronic DevicesAn instrument for conducting measurements on a circuit. They can measure DC voltage, AC RMS Voltage, current, resistance, and more. Multimeters are essential tools for testing or troubleshooting a circuit. The tool room has two kinds available for checkout: handheld and desktop. There are also several desktop multimeters available for use at the electronics station in the center of the Maker Hub.
Digital Logic Probes
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Electronic DevicesProbes that can be used with...
Solder Station Sponges
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Electronic DevicesFor cleaning the soldering iron tip.
Basys 3 FPGA Board
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Electronic DevicesFPGA training board used in ENGE220. Has a bank of switches, buttons, LCD display, 7-Segment display, piezo buzzer, stepper motor driver, and more!
Type K Thermometer
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Electronic DevicesA thermocouple for measuring temperatures between -50C and 1300C.
Oscilloscope
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Electronic DevicesAn instrument for measuring and graphically displaying varying signal voltages. They can can plot a changing electrical signal over time, and then analyze it for properties including frequency, wavelength, and amplitude. Our oscilloscopes have four channels, meaning they can display four signals at once.
Flux Brush
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Electronic DevicesFor soldering.
Solder Tips
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Electronic DevicesReplacement tips for soldering irons.
Logic Analyzer
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Electronic DevicesUsed to monitor and debug various digital signals and communication busses.
Digital Tachometer
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Electronic DevicesThis is an instrument that is used to measure revolutions per minute or RPM. This is a non contact device that uses light and a reflector. This device can be used to measure the RPM of a motor shaft.
Wire Strippers
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Electronic DevicesFor stripping wire.
Function Generator
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Electronic DevicesA device which can produce a basic electrical signal. Our function generators can produce sine waves, square waves, and triangle waves at frequencies between 1 Hz and 10 MHz. They can also be configured to produce a "sweep signal" - a signal with a linearly varying frequency.
Flux Pen
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Electronic DevicesFor soldering.
Soldering Iron
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Electronic DevicesA hand tool which heats metal solder in order to join two components. Soldering is most commonly used to join electrical components in a circuit. There are two soldering kits for use at the electronics station in the center of the Maker Hub, and there are also several available for checkout in the Tool Room. For your safety, please always place the soldering iron in its holder when not in use. Always use a fume extractor to protect yourself from harmful fumes. Soldering kits also come with a tackle box containing useful tools for soldering, such as wire crimpers. Please make sure all contents of this box are returned when you finish using a soldering kit.
Helping Hands
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Electronic DevicesAn extra set of hands to hold things while soldering.
Heat Sink Clip
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Electronic DevicesHeat sink clip for soldering.
A.C. Clampmeter
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Electronic DevicesThis instrument can be clamped over a wire to measure the current flowing through it.
Fume Extractor
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Electronic DevicesA device which uses a fan to collect and filter harmful fumes. Always use one of these when soldering for your protection.
Flux
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Electronic DevicesFor soldering.
Analog Discovery 2
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Electronic DevicesA USB oscilloscope, logic analyzer, and multi-function instrument that allows users to measure, visualize, generate, record, and control mixed-signal circuits of all kinds.
Solder Sucker
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Electronic DevicesFor sucking solder.
Cordless Drill
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Hand ToolsYou can use a cordless drill driver to drill or bore holes, drive screws, assemble furniture, and woodworking.
Needle Nose Pliers
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Hand ToolsSkinny pliers.
Mirror
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Hand ToolsAn extendable mirror for viewing hard-to-see places.
Clippers
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Hand ToolsAlso known as diagonal cutters.
Rivet Gun
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Hand ToolsA tool for driving rivets.
Crimpers
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Hand ToolsFor crimping things.
Battery Terminal Cleaner
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Hand ToolsA wire brush designed to remove corrosion and contaminants from the terminals of a car battery.
Punch
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Bubble Level
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Hand ToolsA bubble level has many uses including, but not limited to verify plumb and level. Some of the many uses include picture and sign hanging, post installation, machine leveling.
Tweezers
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Hand ToolsGeneric tweezers.
LED Worklight
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MiscellaneousA really bright light for illuminating an area.
Pressure Regulator
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MiscellaneousThis is for reducing the air pressure of a compressed air bottle.
Pressure Gauges
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MiscellaneousFor measuring pressure.
Helium Balloon Inflator
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MiscellaneousThis is connected to a helium bottle and allows the user to fill a helium balloon.
GoPro Camera
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MiscellaneousFor Going Pro. Takes Video and Pictures. Can be used with the GoPro Accessories in the GoPro accessory kit.
Bottle Jack
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MiscellaneousThis is a hydraulic jack and can be used for lifting heavy objects. Never put anything under heavy objects that you wouldn't want crushed.
X-acto Knives and Blades
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MiscellaneousVery sharp.
Portable Vise
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MiscellaneousA vice grip for holding things.
Fluke Thermal Imager
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MiscellaneousA thermal Camera. Very Expensive.
Battery Charger
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MiscellaneousThis is a battery charger for lead acid batteries.
Tarp
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MiscellaneousA big, blue, crinkly tarp. Include size...
Heat Gun
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Power ToolsA power tool that emits a stream of hot air, usually at temperatures between 100 °C and 550 °C (200-1000 °F), with some hotter models running around 760 °C (1400 °F), which can be held by hand
Dremel
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Power ToolsHand powered tool with different tips, that is mostly used for craft purposes, such as carving, etching and sanding small items.
Holesaw Kit
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Power ToolsA holesaw is used in a drill to cut perfectly round holes in a wide variety of materials
Cordless 1/2" Impact Driver and sockets
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Power ToolsThe impact Driver is specially designed for tightening and loosening various hex-head bolts, nuts, and lag screws. It employs both rotational force (torque) and short-burst concussive blows (impacts) to deliver an unparalleled amount of power.