Before using any tool, familiarize yourself with any relevant safety information. Here is a link to a resource for information on the safe use of all of the power tools. Please read over the relevant sections before using the tools. If you have any questions about any tool, contact a mentor or mudd-makerspace-leadership-l. We will also be running workshops to teach the basics on how to use the tools in the space. If there is a particular tool workshop you would like to see, contact mudd-makerspace-leadership-l.
Rapid Prototyping (3D Printing)
We have a Ulitmaker 2 Extender+ 3D printer for rapid prototyping needs.
How to Start a Print
We use a Google calendar to manage the print process. Here is the calendar. Notice that it requires a Harvey Mudd College email address.
Before starting the print, you should make a calendar event with the approximate time of your print, and your name and a contact phone number. That way if someone else sees that your print has failed they can contact you, and people will know when they can print. Do not block out time for future prints- fill in time once you have started your print, but don't sign up for future times that you may or may not show up for.
The printer requires its own software to run, found here. There you will need to pick the nozzle diameter (currently 0.8 mm) and material (PLA). It needs to be exported to an SD card (there is one at the printer). Then, put some of the glue on the build plate to get your print to stick. Without this, it may come detached while printing and fail. For safety reasons, we are limiting the printer to PLA filament. We have a large quantity of stock filament that you are welcome to use- if you want to buy your own filament, please check with us to make sure it's a compatible type with safer fumes.
|Angle grinder||Power tool cabinet|
|Bench top power supply||Electronics table|
|Box cutters||Tool chest|
|Channel locks||Tool chest|
|Circular saw||Power tool cabinet|
|Combination wrenches||Tool chest|
|Corded drills||Power tool cabinet|
|Crescent wrenches||Tool chest|
|Crosscut saw||Tool chest|
|Dremels||Power tool cabinet|
|Hand jigsaw||Tool chest|
|Hex sets||Tool chest|
|Hole saws||Tool chest|
|Hot glue gun||Supplies shelf|
|Impact driver||Power tool cabinet|
|Jigsaw||Power tool cabinet|
|LiPo charging||Supplies shelf|
|Palm sanders||Power tool cabinet|
|Pipe wrench||Tool chest|
|Portable drill||Power tool cabinet|
|Reciprocating saw||Power tool cabinet|
|Router||Power tool cabinet|
|Screw drivers||Tool chest|
|Socket set||Tool chest|
|Solder pot||Electronics table|
|Soldering irons||Electronics table|
|Vise grips||Tool chest|
|X-acto knives||Tool chest|
If there are any tools that you think we need, contact mudd-makerspace-leadership-l