Electronic Components

Electrical components for prototyping and building circuits for beginner and intermediate makers, designers, and hackers.

  • Resistors, photoresistors, thermistors
  • capacitors, inductors, transformers
  • ICs like 555 timers, op-amps, CMOS
  • breadboards
  • jumper wires
  • sensors
  • transistors
  • potentiometers
  • buttons, switches
  • LEDs
  • RFID
  • photoresistors
  • Arduinos, Raspberry Pis **
  • motors, servos, steppers
  • neat things that you’d only find in a sweet makerspace

** Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and similar are for use in the makerspace only. Please get started with our inventory, then supply your own microcontrollers if you want to realize your creations in the real world.

Solder Stations

Learn to solder, practice your skills, and make circuits permanent with fully operational soldering stations equipped with DC power supplies and multimeters.


Someone once described an oscilloscope as a multimeter for indecisive electronics.

These measure things that oscillate (among other things), like electronic circuits that make sound, transmit radio waves, or keep time. We currently have analog and digital scopes in the makerspace.

3D Printers

Build things layer-by-layer with the help of a hot nozzle that extrudes plastic of various types like PETG, PLA, or ABS. 

Currently, we have several Prusa Mk3s printers and a MK3s+ with with a MMU2s upgrade that allows printing in up to five colors.

Generate a 3D model with software like Tinkercad, Fusion 360, or Solidworks. Then generate gcode (to tell the printer how to print) from your 3D moel with Prusa’s software for generating gcode for the printer called PrusaSlicer:

You can also find TONS of 3D models online. Check our references page for more info on 3D models and software.

pick and place

Pick and Place

Surface-mount electronics can be a hassle. Why not coat your prepared circuit board in solder paste, plop it in the Pick and Place machine, and let it place all the components for you? All you’ll need to do is supply a few rolls of electronic components, design and build (or mail-order) a circuit board, and use the included software to make sure everything lines up, is adjusted, and input correctly. Want to do this 100 times? Just repeat the process with your stored software settings, and you’re good to go!

Reflow Oven

The Pick and Place’s best friend is the Reflow Oven.

Want to melt solder for a surface-mount circuit? Do it in this oven with automatic conveyor belt. It’s like a souped-up bagel toaster. Pass your circuit board prepared with surface-mount components through the oven to melt the solder and affix the components to the PCB. 
reflow oven
laser cutter

Laser Cutter

60 W laser cutter from Epilog

Cuts and engraves acrylic, wood, paper, cork, mylar, and more. Doesn’t cut nor engrave PVC, ABS, HDPE, polycarbonate, pleather, and ABS among others. If you don’t know what it is, then we can’t laser cut it. But if you want a stupendously cool logo engraved on your piece of wood, then this can help you do it. 

Drill Press

This allows for more accurate holes to be drilled in workpieces like wood or plastic by moving the drill bit vertically. It offers more control and precision when compared to handheld drills.

Caution: drill presses can be dangerous, be careful.

Miter Saw

Cut boards of wood into smaller pieces. Cut at angles in two different ways! This is a Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw.

Caution: miter saws can be dangerous, be careful.

Band Saw

Make precise or curved cuts in workpieces like plastic or wood with this fast-moving band saw. 

Caution: band saws can be dangerous, be careful.

Hand Tools

All sorts of great things like screwdrivers, hammers, clamps, pliers, straight edges, scissors, cutting things, bendy things, things that get hot, other stuff that starts with b, c, and p.

  • screwdrivers – many sizes including precision
  • pliers big and small
  • vicegrips
  • hammers
  • wrenches
  • socket wrenches
  • cordless drills and bits
  • clamps
  • push and pull saws
  • things that stick things to other things
  • hot air guns
  • hot glue
  • cutting mats
  • precision cutting knives
  • tape measures and squares
  • levels
  • sandpaper
  • too many plastic scrapers