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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
Electronic Scale
Electronic DevicesDevice to measure weight or mass.
Tip Tinner
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Electronic DevicesLead-free tip tinner for soldering.
Digilent Nexys 2
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Electronic DevicesA powerful digital system design platform built around a Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA.
Solder Wicks
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
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.
Digital Logic Probes
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Electronic DevicesProbes that can be used with...
Solder Station Sponges
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
Electronic DevicesA thermocouple for measuring temperatures between -50C and 1300C.
Flux Brush
Electronic DevicesFor soldering.
Solder Tips
Electronic DevicesReplacement tips for soldering irons.
Logic Analyzer
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Electronic DevicesUsed to monitor and debug various digital signals and communication busses.
Electronic DevicesA multimeter is a measuring instrument that can measure multiple electrical properties. A typical multimeter can measure voltage, resistance, and current, in which case can be used as a voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter. Some feature the measurement of additional properties such as temperature and capacitance.
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.
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.
Electronic DevicesA video camera which is designed to record or stream to a computer or computer network.
Flux Pen
Electronic DevicesFor soldering.
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.
Arduino Uno
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Electronic DevicesArduino Uno is an open-source microcontroller board based on the Microchip ATmega328P microcontroller. It is a Single circuit board that can be programmed and comprises of 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz ceramic resonator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header and a reset button.
A.C. Clampmeter
Electronic DevicesThis instrument can be clamped over a wire to measure the current flowing through it.
Fume Extractor
Electronic DevicesA device which uses a fan to collect and filter harmful fumes. Always use one of these when soldering for your protection.
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.
Handheld 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.
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
Electronic DevicesSmall magnifying glasses.
Cordless Drill
Hand ToolsYou can use a cordless drill driver to drill or bore holes, drive screws, assemble furniture, and woodworking.
Bolt Cutters
Hand ToolsPowerful cutting tool to cut through thick metal pieces.
Rivet Gun
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Hand ToolsA tool for driving rivets.
Needle Nose Pliers
Hand ToolsSkinny pliers.
Torque Wrench
Hand ToolsA torque wrench is a tool used to apply a specific torque to a fastener such as a nut, bolt, or lag screw.
Battery Terminal Cleaner
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Hand ToolsA wire brush designed to remove corrosion and contaminants from the terminals of a car battery.
Hand ToolsAlso known as diagonal cutters.
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.
AC/DC Current Clamp
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Hand ToolsA current clamp is a device that measures electric current flowing through a wire, cable, busbar, or other conductor.
Hand ToolsFor crimping things.
Snap Ring Pliers
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Hand ToolsUsed to install or remove snap rings.
Digital Calipers
Hand ToolsInstrument used to gain a precise measurement of a material or structure.
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Caulking Gun
Hand ToolsA tool which holds tubes of caulk and is used to seal up cracks and gaps in various structures.
Hand ToolsGeneric tweezers.
Pipe Cutters
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Hand ToolsA tool used to cut pipe.
Hand ToolsAn extendable mirror for viewing hard-to-see places.
Socket Wrench Set
MiscellaneousA socket wrench is a type of spanner that uses a closed socket format, rather than a typical open wrench/spanner to turn a fastener, typically in the form of a nut or bolt. This set comes with an assortment of socket sizes.
Helium Balloon Inflator
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MiscellaneousThis is connected to a helium bottle and allows the user to fill a helium balloon.
Pressure Gauges
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MiscellaneousFor measuring pressure.
Impact Driver Kit
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MiscellaneousAn impact driver is a tool that is used to drive screws and bolts. It is designed to deliver high torque output with minimal exertion by the user. Impact drivers are ideal for driving large screws and bolts more efficiently than the average compact drill. This set includes various bits that will fit into an impact driver.
Phone Gimbel Set
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MiscellaneousA tool used to stabilize a phone so that it can be rotated around an axis
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.
GoPro Camera
MiscellaneousFor Going Pro. Takes Video and Pictures. Can be used with the GoPro Accessories in the GoPro accessory kit.
Portable Vise
MiscellaneousA vice grip for holding things.
X-acto Knives and Blades
MiscellaneousVery sharp.
Battery Charger
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MiscellaneousThis is a battery charger for lead acid batteries.
MiscellaneousA big, blue, crinkly tarp. Include size...
Fluke Thermal Imager
MiscellaneousA thermal Camera. Very Expensive.
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.
Cordless Reciprocating Saw 20V
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Power Toolsa handheld power saw that features a blade designed to be easily swapped out for different tasks and moves back and forth to quickly cut through a variety of materials.
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
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
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.
Cordless 3/8" Impact and Bit Set
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.