This page is for documenting the performance of the Noisebridge Equipment Fund, which was initially seeded by a $15,000 grant from Google. Since Noisebridge is in a relatively stable financial position, consensus was to spend the grant money on new equipment with John Shutt coordinating accounting and reimbursement (which he's doing here and on an [Ethercalc spreadsheet]).
There is $8,643.25 left in the equipment fund. This number may not reflect promised reimbursements.
List ideas here and discuss with the community to make sure there is interest in a particular piece of equipment and a place to put it. The fund will not cover the full cost of the item — you need to raise half of the cost on your own, and the fund will match the other half. This keeps our fundraising muscles strong and proves that there is legitimate interest in getting the item. Consider setting up a project-specific donation page https://donate.noisebridge.net/projects/.
Reimbursement will happen through PayPal so that recordkeeping and end-of-year accounting will be easier. If anyone wants to help with accounting, contact John Shutt.
|$760.16||HTC Vive virtual reality equipment and associated content codes and gift card.||Approved, acquired.||Darryl purchased and was reimbursed $380.08 on January 3, 2017.|
|$509.13||Printable circuit stuff: ESPON L310 Single-Function Ink Tank, System Printer with Integrated Ink Tank, Prototype Ink Kit||Approved, acquired.||Chris Venter purchased and was reimbursed $254.56 on December 21, 2016.|
|$2955.41||Othermill||Approved, acquired.||Torrie purchased at a discount and was reimbursed $1477.70 on December 13, 2016.|
|$206.68||SparkleForge Supplies: Welding Cart, Clamps, Magnets, MIG pliers, Bar Cutter Chop Saw||Approved, acquired.||Jarrod purchased and was reimbursed $103.34 on December 7, 2016.|
|$346.91||Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine||Approved, acquired.||augur purchased from Amazon was reimbursed $173.45 on November 9, 2016.|
|$942.78||SparkleForge Phase 2 buildout, "hot work" area.||Approved, acquired.||Jarrod purchased materials to build "hot work" area of the SparkleForge and was reimbursed $471.39 on November 3, 2016.|
|$153.88||Welding accessories.||Approved, acquired.||Jarrod purchased from Amazon and reimbursed $76.94 on October 26, 2016.|
|$350.00||Lincoln Electric 180 Pro-Mig welder.||Approved, acquired.||Jarrod purchased in cash from Craigslist and reimbursed $175 on October 22, 2016.|
|$2169.91||Laser cutter buildout costs.||Approved, acquired.||Jarrod submitted receipts to John Shutt and was reimbursed on August 9th, 2016.|
|$1000||New sewing machine.||Approved, acquired.||Purchased at a discount by Kyle, John Shutt advanced $500 to purchase and was reimbursed on August 9th, 2016.|
|$160||5lb halotron fire extinguisher||Approved, acquired.||Purchased by Scotty, who was reimbursed $80 on August 9th.|
|$100||Epson Stylus Pro 4880 Inkjet Printer (used) with extra ink and roll of paper||Approved, acquired.||Purchased at a great bargain by Kyle, John Shutt reimbursed $50 from the equipment fund on August 29th, 2016.|
|$444.38||Axidraw.||Approved, acquired.||Reimbursed swartzcr $222 from donations to donate.noisebridge.net/projects and $222.38 from the EF on Sept. 21, 2016.||http://www.axidraw.com/|
|Cheap, very safe tooling for working with aluminum pours||Proposed by Trent.|
|New table saw "with a sawstop" - Scotty.||Proposed by Torrie.|
|A very nice 3D printer||Proposed by Torrie.|
|Storage-ish things for the sparkleforge||Proposed by Torrie.|
|Another first aid box||Proposed by Torrie.|
|Big ass cnc router||Proposed by Trent.|
|The most amazing bad actor proof rfid door entrance system ever||Proposed by teratoma.|
|Primarily tile and ventilation work for the SparkleForge||Proposed by Scotty.|
|Welding curtain||Proposed by Scotty.|
|Chop saw with a proper guard||Proposed by Scotty.|
|Replace our lathe with something that’s not completely falling apart and broken||Proposed by Scotty.|
|Floor or tabletop metal punch||Proposed by Miloh.|
|Metal break, available as floor or tabletop model||Proposed by Miloh.|
|Circle cutters||Proposed by Miloh.|
|Dust management for the woodshop||Proposed by augur.||" i was thinking it might be good to look into a nice powerful motor and a multi-tube octopus-like ceiling fixture that connects to all the work areas. or something like that. something that lets us get all of the dust immediately and with ease, so that people will be more inclined to use it"|
|Xerox phaser 8560||Proposed by Miloh. https://modesto.craigslist.org/ele/5696879637.html|