Tools & Equipment

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If you have tools or equipment you'd like to donate, please review the donation rules.

Some tools have special prerequisites before they can be used, such as training or extra safety precautions. See the Training page for details.

Free To A Good Home

If you know of someone that could use any of these items, please take them out of the shop:

  • A crap ton of CRT monitors
  • A large couch
  • A set of speakers
  • An electric stove

Current Inventory

Advanced Tools

All tools require Training before use.


See the Books page

Ham Radio

  • Radio Shack HTX-202 2 Meter Handie Talkie
    • Needs to be charged and tested.
    • Reminder: Ham Radio requires a license to transmit, but everyone can listen.

Powered Hand Tools

  • Angle Grinder
  • Electric Drills & Chargers
  • Dremels
  • Scroll Saw

Basic Hand Tools

  • Clamping: clamps, vise-grips
  • Cutting: box cutters, cable saw, hand saws, nibbler, scissors, shears, tin snips, wire cutters
  • Glue gun
  • Heat gun
  • Measuring: tape measures
  • Hammers: claw, ball peen, mallet
  • Layout: square, level, t-bevel
  • Pliers: needle-nose
  • Screwdrivers: flat head, phillips, right-angle, security
  • Socket set: metric, standard
  • Wrenches: allen/hex keys (standard+metric), open-end/box (standard+metric)




  • All sorts of ElectronicsShop supplies
  • Alligator clips
  • Soldering guns
  • Soldering stations
  • De-soldering wicks (or tool)
  • Tip cleaners
  • Lighted Magnifying glass (boom style)
  • mini-vise and/or gator clip style
  • Surface Mount soldering equipment
  • Anti-static mats (optional if we're careful)
  • Wire stripper
  • Multimeters (many)
  • Oscilloscopes (many)
  • Logic Analyzer
  • bench power supplies
  • common components (LEDs, caps, resistors, wire, etc.)
  • Various Microcontrollers


  • Assorted Hardware
  • Bunker Hill color security camera (wired)
  • Coffee table
  • Comfortable chairs
  • Digital projectors (2)
  • Epoxy for RFID reader enclosure
  • Fridge - full sized
  • Label maker
  • Large Format Printer
  • LED flashlight
  • Propane Torch for soldering copper pipe
  • Pulleys/Block'n'Tackle
  • Short/Step ladder
  • Rolling toolchest
  • Sawhorses
  • Vinyl Cutter

Wish List

  • CNC Mill
  • Mini Lathe
  • Mini Mill
  • Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Embroidery Machine
  • Rotary table for a Manual/CNC Mill
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Large tool storage (Box)

Shelving Specs

(This section needs updating since the expansion, as most shelves were deconstructed)

  • Main Shelves (5 shelves, along the wall as you enter the shop):
    • Height 14.25" clearance, except the second shelf up from the bottom has 17.5" of clearance, and there is just over 24" of clearance from the top shelf to the pipes.
    • Depth: 24" of shelf proper, plus another 2.75" to the wall.
    • Width: 44-46" between uprights, but shelves are open end-to-end.
  • Book shelves to the left of the nook: (6 shelves + long top shelf (not measured))
    • Height: 14", though each end of the shelf is only 12" (sideways 2x4 support for shelf above)
    • Depth:16" of shelf proper, plus another 2"(ish) to the wall
    • Width: 27" (barely)
  • Utility Shelves to the right of the nook: (5 shelves + long top shelf (not measured))
    • Height: 17" (bottom four shelves), 13" (5th shelf (below the long top shelf))
    • Depth: 19.5" of shelf proper, plus another 2"(ish) to the wall
    • Width:40" of shelf proper, plus another 1.5" to the whiteboard
  • Small nook (5 shelves, between previous two shelves):
    • Height: 13.75" (top shelf goes up into ceiling, not measured)
    • Depth:24.5" of shelf proper, plus another 2"(ish) to the back wall
    • Width: 51" support-to-support, plus about 1.5" on each side to the wall