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Stuff we need right now, or "next" -- IE, stuff we're going to have to go out and buy if nobody comes up with it.
- Garage Shelving -- The kind of heavy-duty shelving that you stick in your garage to put boxes of stuff on -- like [], or similar. We're also willing and eager to accept wire bakers-rack style shelving, but it's more expensive :)
- Rubbermaid style plastic bins with lids, of various sizes, suitable for projects.
Furniture and Furnishings
- 20 folding chairs -- something like 
- 4 or 5 folding banquet tables
- Trashcans -- 2 large kitchen-style trash cans
- Room Dividing Bookcase -- Something like  that is free-standing, wide and tall
- A comprehensive first aid kit
- 5-10 power strips
- a 24 foot ladder (preferably extending, for ease of storage)
- a stereo system or other music solution
- 2 garbage cans (25 or 30 gallon) for recycling + garbage
2'x4'x1/2" plywood for installing equipment in the wiring closet
- 7 bar-height stools suitable for shop seating -- stuff to sit on at the work bench
- 3 or 4 office chairs -- You know, office chairs.
- labeller (like Brother PT-65P)
- Garage Shelving -- the metal kind with all the holes in it, with particle board shelves -- various heights needed, consult build team.
- Work Table -- One 6' by 2' or so *sturdy* work table (my 300 pound self should be able to stand on it without feeling it wobble)
- Work Table -- One 4' by 2' or so (4' wide at most, it's for a specific space) *sturdy* worktable
- Theremin sink controller Turning on water without touching anything directly.
2 Sheets of 1" Hardwood Ply -- the good stuff, this is for work surfaces. We actually need about 20' of 2-foot wide work surface. 50' of 1" galvanized steel pipe -- Legs for our workbenches.
It would be cool to have
- a soldering station (several!)
- clamps and vises
- an oscilloscope
- with high voltage probes, please?
- a function generator
- a regulated power supply
- It's pretty easy to build a variable (0-24V) DC power supply. I built the one on my bench and it's been very reliable. It's a good one-afternoon project; I can run a workshop if people will bring their own parts. Mlp 23:08, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
- a microscope (I've had good luck recently with the Dino-scope USB microscopes)
- American Science and Surplus has lots of cool microscopes in the sub-$500 range.
- 10x-30x binocular microscope on a boom mount makes small SMD work much easier.
- a USRP -- Schoen 20:26, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
- a high-voltage power supply
- Standalone web cameras (like the infinitely (remote root++) hackable Axis cameras. They're stand alone and can do both photo/video streams.
- PLD programmers suitable for whatever kind of PLDs people plan to work with
- a computer to control USB devices
- Network devices
- Managed switch that can do 802.1q trunks.
- Short 19" rack - Around 10U's would be perfect. Locking door would be a plus
- Component Cabinets
- Fire extinguisher: ABC type for sure.
- Bucket of sand. Check it once a week to make sure that the sand hasn't accreted into a solid block.
- Nitrile gloves - 3 boxes - should always be in stock; they can be had cheap from American Science and Surplus.
- Large box baking soda for neutralizing acid spills, vinegar for neutralizing base spills.
- Paper towels -- 2 large packs
- 2 Xlarge & 2 medium lab coats. (~$17 at AS&S I think)
- Safety goggles -- 2-4 pair
- Eyewash bottle (always keep full with clean distilled water)
- Sulfur powder for working with mercury
- Payphone - Something that is suitable for installation outside of the building on the street.
- https cert from a CA that is trusted in most browsers root ca's so no more untrusted cert crap (yes certs suck, we could also not use https by default)
- servers and storage?
- a pony (pwnie would do)
A UPS (at least a small one for the network gear)-- Rackmount UPS brought by Matt Peterson