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Why should I join Xerocraft?

  • Personal Reasons Why You Should Join
  • *   You enjoy "Doing-it-Yourself"
  • *   You can't afford to buy an entire shop
  • *   You want people to share your ideas with
  • *   You want to learn new skills
  • *   You enjoy supporting local non-profits
  • *   You want to be surrounded by people with
  •     a diverse range of knowledge
  • Online and In-shop Membership Details
  • *   Learn welding, 3D-printing, wood & metal working, etc
  • *   Participation in our group discussions and projects
  • *   Online membership is free!
  • *   Signing up for our in-shop membership helps up keep
  •     our doors open, but is not mandatory.
  • *   In-shop membership is $50 per month
  •     however we DO have "reduced-lunch" options.
  • Online Membership Sign-Up Sheet

  •   Username                       Email
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  •   Password                       Re-Type Pass.
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U or E     Password      

Wish List

These are just a few of the things we could really use. If you are willing to donate or loan anything, please let us know!

This is a win-win situation. You get your space back and you can still come to Xerocraft and use the tools!

Remember, donations may qualify as tax deductions (depending on your tax situation). We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

We could really use some wireless routers for a mesh network project.

Metal Shop

  • Horizontal metal cutting bandsaw
  • Sheet metal tools: brake, shear, punch
  • 6″ or 8″ milling machine vise (e.g. Kurt Anglock)
  • Milling fixtures: angle plates, parallels, etc.
  • Mill and lathe tooling: endmills, face mills, boring heads, boring bars, collets, mill holders, etc.
  • Measuring and layout tools, especially machinist center heads, protractors and squares
  • A good granite surface plate
  • Files and punches
  • 6″ belt sander (so we don’t mix metal dust with sawdust)
  • Metal cutting bandsaw
  • Metal cutting chopsaw
  • Angle grinders
  • MIG (Wire Feed) Welders
  • TIG Welders
  • Welding hoods

Wood Shop

  • Wood bench vise
  • 5 1/2″ circular trim saw

Electronics/Robotics

  • Benchtop power supplies (Linear or Switching)
  • Portable DMMs
  • Test cables (banana leads, clips, etc.)
  • Raspberry Pi’s and Arduinos (for classes and general use)
  • Digital Oscilloscope
  • USB Logic Analyser
  • Breadboards
  • General bench tools (wire strippers, flush cutters, crimpers, small screwdrivers, etc.)
  • Deep Cycle Lead Acid or Hobby Li-Po/Li-Ion batteries
  • Small parts storage bins
  • Stereoscope Magnifier
  • Old power wheel chairs/mobility scooters
  • Actuators and motors

Computers/Technology

  • Laptop/Desktop Computers (Dual core Pentium D or better)
  • Working or Dead Computer Monitors (No CRTs please)
  • Laser Printers (especially a color printer, also, no Inkjets please)
  • Spare hard drives/RAM (SATA or better / DDR2 or better)
  • Projectors and related accessories
  • Computer Speakers
  • Gigabit Network Switches
  • Network Storage (NAS)
  • Battery Backup Units (UPS)
  • Cat5/6 cable
  • Item not listed? Just ask us if we can use it.

Materials

  • Angle iron
  • Steel bar stock
  • Various profiles of aluminum
  • Expanded metal
  • Perforated metal
  • Tube steel
  • Scraps of metal (for practice in welding workshops)
  • Hardwood
  • Plywood
  • 2×4′s

Tools

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Electric drills (corded and cordless)
  • Socket sets
  • Heavy-gauge power cords and strips
  • Basic handtool sets

Kitchenette

  • Countertop
  • Paper towel dispensers
  • Trash cans

Miscellaneous

  • Shelves! (pallet, metal, etc.)
  • Storage containers/bins!
  • Plastic milk crates!
  • Banker boxes! (copy paper boxes will do)
  • Trash cans! (all sizes)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Duct tape
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Tables and desks
  • General office supplies
  • Sewing materials (fabric, thread, needles, sewing machines)
  • Spools of ribbon and wire
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Rubber gloves
  • Crochet hooks
  • Razor blades for box cutters
  • Snacks

  • Anything else you can see we are missing