UCP Tutorial

Now that you have your properly formatted drawing in the UCP software, you are almost there! Before you adjust the location of your piece or change how many copies you want to cut, you’ll need to turn on the laser cutter as outlined in the Laser Cutter Machine Tutorial.

Once you’ve turned on the machines, there are various different operations that you can do within the UCP software to change where your cut is located on the cutting table, how many copies of your piece cut, what sort of material you’re using, and other settings. For most options, you will use the five button toolbar on the right hand side of the UCP window.

The Laser Position button physically moves the laser in the laser cutter. You can use this button to pinpoint where you need to place your material, and ensure that the laser will never travel off of the material during a cut. In addition, after moving the laser to a given location on the cutting table by clicking laser position, and left clicking a spot on the cutting table, select the Cut Position button and another button will appear on the lower left hand side that says To Pointer. This button will move the corner of your cut highlighted in blue to the preselected location of the pointer. To change which corner of your cut is highlighted blue, simply hold shift and left click on a different corner of the cut.

If you have a specific coordinate on the cut table that you want to move the pointer or the cut to, you can do so by simply entering the coordinates when the appropriate button is selected.

The Pattern Cut button allows you to make a pattern of the object that you want to cut. You can pattern in both the x and y directions, and set an offset between each cut. The minimum offset for a pattern is 0.1”, however if your material is thick or burns easily, it would be a good idea to have a larger offset.

If you are cutting a large piece of material, and need many pieces cut you can hit the small + button to the right of the Apply button to fill the entire field to the right and down from the placement of your first cut.

Objects can not be rotated from the UCP software. If you want to cut things at a specific angle, rotate them in your solidworks or corel draw file before printing them to VLS6.60.

Once you have your cut located in the proper spot, and you’re happy with the number of objects you’ll be cutting, next it’s important to make sure that the laser cutter settings are adjusted for the material that you’ll be using.

Before proceeding with the settings, make sure that you know what material you’re working with. We have a list of materials that can NOT be cut on the laser cutters, as they emit toxic fumes or quickly catch fire. Please check that list!

To load the pre-set laser powers for red, blue, and black lines for the material that you’re using, go to the Settings button on the lower right of the UCP window.

First, select the material that you are using from the material tree. Each material category has drop down bars inside of it.

You can measure your material using the calipers attached to each computer. Enter the material thickness into the window on the lower left.

Hit the Apply button and the OK button on the lower right, and you can move on to begin cutting!

Once you have adjusted the settings, and have the correct number of patterns for what you want to cut, you can move on to the Laser Cutter Machine Tutorial.

CAD Software Tutorial

Tentative Part Developers

If you are just getting started with developing your own 3D parts, or want to try 3D printing but haven’t decided on anything to make yet, here are some resources for you.

  1. Thingiverse is a great database of open source designs. You can use your makerbot account to sign in. Browse the ranks of their parts, and download any that you’re interested in.
  2. If you’re interested in making your own parts, but aren’t quite sure where to start, you can check out TinkerCAD. This is an online design software. Once you make an account, you can access it and your designs from anywhere! To get started, you can follow the tutorial in TinkerCAD.

A few things to keep in mind as you’re using these awesome softwares and websites:

Make sure that the files that you download are in .stl format, which is compatible with the Makerbot Print software. If you want to make sure they’re a nice resolution (with smooth edges), you can follow these instructions.

When you’re all ready to go, check out the Makerbot Print Tutorial to set up your part for printing!

Enthusiastic Part Developers

Do you have a little bit of experience with TinkerCAD and Thingiverse, but you’re itching to build your own parts from scratch?

If you have Windows or a Windows partition on your laptop, you can download Solidworks by following this tutorial from WSE IT. If you don’t have much space on your laptop, don’t worry! You can use Solidworks on any of our computers in the makerspace. To get started, simply double click the icon on the desktop and select the new button icon in the upper left corner of the window. You can select the start tutorial button, and you’re off to the races! If you are having issues with Solidworks, or aren’t sure how to design a part, the resource center on their website is a great tool to use.

Some other great free 3D modeling softwares are Fusion 360 and Mesh Mixer, which you can download from the internet!

General Shop Tool Guide

  1. Personal Protective Equipment
  2. Combination Wrenches
  3. Adjustable Wrench
  4. Nut Drivers
  5. Utility Knives
  6. Pliers
  7. Screwdrivers
  8. Scrapers and Picks
  9. Files
  10. Measuring Equipment
  11. Hammers and Mallets
  12. Clamps
  13. Allen Wrench
  14. DeWalt Driver Set
  15. Tap and Die Sets
  16. Hot Glue Gun
  17. Supply Closet

Personal Protective Equipment


Personal protective equipment is essential gear when working with tools and machines. We have safety glasses, hair ties, headphones, and earplugs that must be used when working in the wood shop, metal shop, and paint booth.

Tips for Using Protective Equipment

How to Use Earplugs

  1. Roll the earplug into a small, thin “snake” with your fingers. You can use one or both hands.
  2. Pull the top of your ear up and back with your opposite hand to straighten out your ear canal. The rolled-up earplug should slide right in.
  3. Hold the earplug in with your finger. Count to 20 or 30 out loud while waiting for the plug to expand and fill the ear canal. Your voice will sound muffled when the plug has made a good seal.

Check the fit when you’re all done. Most of the foam body of the earplug should be within the ear canal. Try cupping your hands lightly over your ears. If sounds are much more muffled with your hands in place, the earplug may not be sealing properly. Take the earplug out and try again.

Putting on a Face Shield

Face shield

Rotate the wheel on the sides of your ear to lock the face shield in place. To adjust fit around head use the knob on the back of your head by pushing in and then rotating.

Cleaning Safety Glasses

ULINE Lens Cleaning Station

To clean safety glasses use the ULINE Lense Cleaning Station. Wipes and spray are provided.

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Combination Wrenches

Wrenches

What Is It?

A wrench is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects—usually rotary fasteners, such as nuts and bolts—or keep them from turning.

Look For: We provide both metric and standard. Make sure to put them back in the right spot.

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Adjustable Wrench

Adjustable wrench

What Is It?

An adjustable wrench is an open-end wrench with a movable jaw, allowing it to be used with different sizes of fastener head rather than just one fastener size.

Use it For: Loosening fasteners. Generally, works on any size because it is adjustable.

Always turn an adjustable wrench toward the movable jaw

How to Use: Tighten the movable jaw onto the fastener head and turn from the handle. Always turn the wrench toward the movable jaw.

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Nut Drivers

Nut drivers

What Is It?

A nut driver is a tool for tightening nuts and bolts. It essentially consists of a socket attached to a shaft and cylindrical handle and is similar in appearance and use to a screwdriver. They generally have a hollow shaft to accommodate a shank onto which a nut is threaded.

Use it For: Lower torque applications in accommodating a nut.

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Utility Knives

Utility knife

What Is It?

A utility knife is a cutting tool that features an extendable blade.  

Use it For: Cutting things.

Safety Information: Watch your fingers! Make sure your hands and body are not in the line of the cut. Don’t use a utility knife when a different tool would be better suited for the job (chisel, screwdriver, etc.).

Disassembled utility knife

Spare Blades: There are extra blades in the base of the utility knife that can be accessed by removing the screw on the side of the knife. Be careful when replacing the blade and be sure to dispose of the used blade in the yellow sharps container.

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Pliers

What Is It? 

Pliers are used for clamping, cutting, and turning objects. They are not always the best tool for the job, especially when another tool like a wrench or hammer could be used instead.

Types of Pliers

Needle-nose pliers are best for small applications where other pliers wouldn’t fit. They can maneuver into tight spaces because of their long, thin noses.

Side-cutters have a cutting edge along one side and are often used for cutting wire. When cutting solid wire, it is best to cut part of the way through the wire and then grip the wire and bend it back and forth until it breaks off.

Slip-joint pliers are general use pliers with an adjustable mouth. There are two types: multiple hole or tongue and groove. Tongue and groove slip-joint pliers will generally have more adjustability than multiple hole slip-joint pliers.

Linesman pliers have two parts: a grooved gripping surface near the tip and a cutting edge.

Locking pliers are a useful tool that allows you to clamp something without having to hold the pliers. How to use: To adjust the size of the mouth, turn the adjustment crew at the bottom of the larger handle until it is the desired size. Then close the handles to grip your part. If the pliers don’t lock, the mouth is probably too small and should be adjusted. To release the pliers, press on the release lever. Watch out for: Scraping or cutting of gripped material due to excessive clamping force.

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Screwdrivers

What Is It?

A screwdriver is a tool for inserting and removing screws. A typical simple screwdriver has a handle and a shaft, ending in a tip the user puts into the screw head before turning the handle.

Screw head types

Look For: Screwdrivers come in different forms so make sure to use the one that fits to your screw head.

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Scrapers and Picks

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Files

Files

What Is It?

A file is a tool used to remove fine amounts of material from a workpiece. It is common in woodworkingmetalworking, and other similar trade and hobby tasks.

How to Use: Place file on surface, press down firmly, and push in the direction away from you. Pushing in the direction towards won’t have any effect.

Profiles: Different file profiles have different uses. Round and half-round files are used on semi-circular and concave surfaces. Triangle files are for acute angles and corners. Square files can make slots and key ways. Rectangular files are the most common shape and can be used to file edges or flat surfaces.

File profiles

Coarseness: A file’s coarseness is determined by the spacing of its teeth: the further the spacing, the coarser the file. Small files will be more fine than large files. A coarser file will remove more material with each pass and will leave a rougher finish. Single-cut files only have grooves running in one direction while double-cut files have grooves running across each other. A single-cut file will give a smoother finish than a double-cut file.

File card

File Card: A file card is used to clean out the teeth of a file. After some use a file will get clogged up with material and its performance will suffer. Lean the file on a flat surface and push the brush in the direction of the cuts that make the file’s teeth to loosen debris.

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Measuring Equipment

Measuring equipment

Tape Measure

Parts of a tape measure

Hook End Movement: The flat metal hook attached to the tape at the end with rivets is meant to grab onto the end of an item so that you can extend the tape. Without the hook, the tape would reel back, since it is spring-loaded. This hook is meant to slide back and forth. This is so you can measure either by butting the tape against an object or by hooking it on the edge of the object. The sliding motion ensures that you get an accurate measurement in either direction. Whether hooking the tape or butting it, make sure you do so firmly. Often, this little hook is uncooperative about sliding as it should.

Hook Accuracy: Unfortunately, the movement on the hook isn’t accurate on all tapes, and it can lose accuracy over time. If you really need an accurate measurement and you believe that the hook is not moving properly, you can do a simple technique called “burning an inch.” This means that you line up the end of the item you’re measuring with the 1-inch mark on the tape. When you take the measurement, just subtract that extra inch that you added. This eliminates any inaccuracy from the hook. You just have to remember to subtract that inch.

Calipers

How to Use Calipers

Caliper
  1. Outside large jaws: used to measure external diameter or width of an object
  2. Inside small jaws: used to measure internal diameter of an object
  3. Depth probe/rod: used to measure depths of an object or a hole
  4. Main scale (Metric): scale marked every mm
  5. Main scale (Imperial): scale marked in inches and fractions
  6. Vernier scale (Metric) gives interpolated measurements to 0.1 mm or better
  7. Vernier scale (Imperial) gives interpolated measurements in fractions of an inch
  8. Retainer: used to block movable part to allow the easy transferring of a measurement

Look For: Make sure to zero the caliper when you start.

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Hammers and Mallets

Hammers and mallets

Mallet: A mallet is similar to a hammer, but its large face distributes the pressure over a larger area and is better suited for some jobs. While it shouldn’t be used to drive nails, it should be used to position larger objects without denting them. Mallets are good for soft materials like wood. The red side is a softer rubber and the yellow side is a hard plastic.

Ball Peen Hammer: The ball peen hammer has two sides: one round and one flat. The flat side should be used for driving nails, hammering chisels, and breaking apart objects. The rounded side should be used for shaping metal/other materials and won’t leave a hammer mark.

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Quick-Grip Clamps

Clamps

Quick-Grip Clamps: Quick-grip clamps make clamping both large and small objects very easy. To make the mouth of the clamp wider, compress the quick release lever and slide the moveable arm down the bar to the desired position. Then pump the advance lever until the clamp is holding the object securely. Release the clamp using the quick release lever.

Parts of a clamp

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Allen Wrench

Allen wrench

What Is It?

A tool used to drive bolts and screws with hexagonal sockets in their heads. They come in both Metric and SAE sizes. Make sure you have the correct one.

Use it For: Fastening and unfastening bolts and screws.

How to Use: Use either end to take advantage of torque and reach. The ball end allows for turning difficult-to-reach bolts and can be used at an angle.

Look For: A damaged (rounded) internal fastener, as it is more difficult to turn.

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Driver Set

Driver set

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Tap and Die Set

Tap and die set

What Is It?

A tap set is a tool set used for creating internal or external threads in parts by hand.

Sub Components:

  • Taps: used for creating internal threads in holes
Dies
  • Dies: Used for creating external threads on rods.
tap wrench
tap wrench
  • Tap Wrench: Used for holding taps and dies

Reminder: Make sure that the hole you drill is the proper size to be tapped (i.e. if you want to tap a ¼”-20 hole don’t drill a ¼” hole, you would need to drill with a #7 bit). You can find Tap Drill Size charts that will show what the proper hole size for tapping is.

How to Use: Insert and clamp the die or tap into the appropriate tap wrench (male or female). Clamp the part to be cut in a vise and generously apply cutting fluid.

For internal threads, insert plug tap into hole and cut threads by twisting the wrench.

For external threads, put tap die over part and start cutting threads by twisting.

For every full rotation you should reverse the tap/die to loosen up chips.

Look For: Keep the tap wrenches level so that the threads come out straight.

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Hot Glue Gun

Safety: Do NOT leave unattended

Hot glue gun

What Is It?

Hot glue is a form of thermoplastic adhesive that is shaped in a solid cylindrical stick designed to be applied using a hot glue gun.

How to Use: Heat up the glue gun by plugging it into an electrical outlet, then compress the trigger to extrude melted glue on your part.

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Supply Closet

We have a supply closet with additional supplies that can be retrieved by a makerspace employee. We have office supplies like sharpies, paper, and tape as well as an assortment of bolts and miscellaneous hardware. We also have arts and crafts supplies like popsicle sticks and string. Please ask us and we will see what we can find for you!

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General Shop Tools

  1. Personal Protective Equipment
  2. Combination Wrenches
  3. Adjustable Wrench
  4. Nut Drivers
  5. Utility Knives
  6. Pliers
  7. Screwdrivers
  8. Scrapers and Picks
  9. Files
  10. Measuring Equipment
  11. Hammers and Mallets
  12. Clamps
  13. Allen Wrench
  14. DeWalt Driver Set
  15. Tap and Die Sets
  16. Hot Glue Gun
  17. Supply Closet

Personal Protective Equipment


Personal protective equipment is essential gear when working with tools and machines. We have safety glasses, hair ties, headphones, and earplugs that must be used when working in the wood shop, metal shop, and paint booth.

Tips for Using Protective Equipment

How to Use Earplugs

  1. Roll the earplug into a small, thin “snake” with your fingers. You can use one or both hands.
  2. Pull the top of your ear up and back with your opposite hand to straighten out your ear canal. The rolled-up earplug should slide right in.
  3. Hold the earplug in with your finger. Count to 20 or 30 out loud while waiting for the plug to expand and fill the ear canal. Your voice will sound muffled when the plug has made a good seal.

Check the fit when you’re all done. Most of the foam body of the earplug should be within the ear canal. Try cupping your hands lightly over your ears. If sounds are much more muffled with your hands in place, the earplug may not be sealing properly. Take the earplug out and try again.

Putting on a Face Shield

Face shield

Rotate the wheel on the sides of your ear to lock the face shield in place. To adjust fit around head use the knob on the back of your head by pushing in and then rotating.

Cleaning Safety Glasses

ULINE Lens Cleaning Station

To clean safety glasses use the ULINE Lense Cleaning Station. Wipes and spray are provided.

Back to Top


Combination Wrenches

Wrenches

What Is It?

A wrench is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects—usually rotary fasteners, such as nuts and bolts—or keep them from turning.

Look For: We provide both metric and standard. Make sure to put them back in the right spot.

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Adjustable Wrench

Adjustable wrench

What Is It?

An adjustable wrench is an open-end wrench with a movable jaw, allowing it to be used with different sizes of fastener head rather than just one fastener size.

Use it For: Loosening fasteners. Generally, works on any size because it is adjustable.

Always turn an adjustable wrench toward the movable jaw

How to Use: Tighten the movable jaw onto the fastener head and turn from the handle. Always turn the wrench toward the movable jaw.

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Nut Drivers

Nut drivers

What Is It?

A nut driver is a tool for tightening nuts and bolts. It essentially consists of a socket attached to a shaft and cylindrical handle and is similar in appearance and use to a screwdriver. They generally have a hollow shaft to accommodate a shank onto which a nut is threaded.

Use it For: Lower torque applications in accommodating a nut.

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Utility Knives

Utility knife

What Is It?

A utility knife is a cutting tool that features an extendable blade.  

Use it For: Cutting things.

Safety Information: Watch your fingers! Make sure your hands and body are not in the line of the cut. Don’t use a utility knife when a different tool would be better suited for the job (chisel, screwdriver, etc.).

Disassembled utility knife

Spare Blades: There are extra blades in the base of the utility knife that can be accessed by removing the screw on the side of the knife. Be careful when replacing the blade and be sure to dispose of the used blade in the yellow sharps container.

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Pliers

What Is It? 

Pliers are used for clamping, cutting, and turning objects. They are not always the best tool for the job, especially when another tool like a wrench or hammer could be used instead.

Types of Pliers

Needle-nose pliers are best for small applications where other pliers wouldn’t fit. They can maneuver into tight spaces because of their long, thin noses.

Side-cutters have a cutting edge along one side and are often used for cutting wire. When cutting solid wire, it is best to cut part of the way through the wire and then grip the wire and bend it back and forth until it breaks off.

Slip-joint pliers are general use pliers with an adjustable mouth. There are two types: multiple hole or tongue and groove. Tongue and groove slip-joint pliers will generally have more adjustability than multiple hole slip-joint pliers.

Linesman pliers have two parts: a grooved gripping surface near the tip and a cutting edge.

Locking pliers are a useful tool that allows you to clamp something without having to hold the pliers. How to use: To adjust the size of the mouth, turn the adjustment crew at the bottom of the larger handle until it is the desired size. Then close the handles to grip your part. If the pliers don’t lock, the mouth is probably too small and should be adjusted. To release the pliers, press on the release lever. Watch out for: Scraping or cutting of gripped material due to excessive clamping force.

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Screwdrivers

What Is It?

A screwdriver is a tool for inserting and removing screws. A typical simple screwdriver has a handle and a shaft, ending in a tip the user puts into the screw head before turning the handle.

Screw head types

Look For: Screwdrivers come in different forms so make sure to use the one that fits to your screw head.

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Scrapers and Picks

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Files

Files

What Is It?

A file is a tool used to remove fine amounts of material from a workpiece. It is common in woodworkingmetalworking, and other similar trade and hobby tasks.

How to Use: Place file on surface, press down firmly, and push in the direction away from you. Pushing in the direction towards won’t have any effect.

Profiles: Different file profiles have different uses. Round and half-round files are used on semi-circular and concave surfaces. Triangle files are for acute angles and corners. Square files can make slots and key ways. Rectangular files are the most common shape and can be used to file edges or flat surfaces.

File profiles

Coarseness: A file’s coarseness is determined by the spacing of its teeth: the further the spacing, the coarser the file. Small files will be more fine than large files. A coarser file will remove more material with each pass and will leave a rougher finish. Single-cut files only have grooves running in one direction while double-cut files have grooves running across each other. A single-cut file will give a smoother finish than a double-cut file.

File card

File Card: A file card is used to clean out the teeth of a file. After some use a file will get clogged up with material and its performance will suffer. Lean the file on a flat surface and push the brush in the direction of the cuts that make the file’s teeth to loosen debris.

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Measuring Equipment

Measuring equipment

Tape Measure

Parts of a tape measure

Hook End Movement: The flat metal hook attached to the tape at the end with rivets is meant to grab onto the end of an item so that you can extend the tape. Without the hook, the tape would reel back, since it is spring-loaded. This hook is meant to slide back and forth. This is so you can measure either by butting the tape against an object or by hooking it on the edge of the object. The sliding motion ensures that you get an accurate measurement in either direction. Whether hooking the tape or butting it, make sure you do so firmly. Often, this little hook is uncooperative about sliding as it should.

Hook Accuracy: Unfortunately, the movement on the hook isn’t accurate on all tapes, and it can lose accuracy over time. If you really need an accurate measurement and you believe that the hook is not moving properly, you can do a simple technique called “burning an inch.” This means that you line up the end of the item you’re measuring with the 1-inch mark on the tape. When you take the measurement, just subtract that extra inch that you added. This eliminates any inaccuracy from the hook. You just have to remember to subtract that inch.

Calipers

How to Use Calipers

Caliper
  1. Outside large jaws: used to measure external diameter or width of an object
  2. Inside small jaws: used to measure internal diameter of an object
  3. Depth probe/rod: used to measure depths of an object or a hole
  4. Main scale (Metric): scale marked every mm
  5. Main scale (Imperial): scale marked in inches and fractions
  6. Vernier scale (Metric) gives interpolated measurements to 0.1 mm or better
  7. Vernier scale (Imperial) gives interpolated measurements in fractions of an inch
  8. Retainer: used to block movable part to allow the easy transferring of a measurement

Look For: Make sure to zero the caliper when you start.

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Hammers and Mallets

Hammers and mallets

Mallet: A mallet is similar to a hammer, but its large face distributes the pressure over a larger area and is better suited for some jobs. While it shouldn’t be used to drive nails, it should be used to position larger objects without denting them. Mallets are good for soft materials like wood. The red side is a softer rubber and the yellow side is a hard plastic.

Ball Peen Hammer: The ball peen hammer has two sides: one round and one flat. The flat side should be used for driving nails, hammering chisels, and breaking apart objects. The rounded side should be used for shaping metal/other materials and won’t leave a hammer mark.

Back to Top


Quick-Grip Clamps

Clamps

Quick-Grip Clamps: Quick-grip clamps make clamping both large and small objects very easy. To make the mouth of the clamp wider, compress the quick release lever and slide the moveable arm down the bar to the desired position. Then pump the advance lever until the clamp is holding the object securely. Release the clamp using the quick release lever.

Parts of a clamp

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Allen Wrench

Allen wrench

What Is It?

A tool used to drive bolts and screws with hexagonal sockets in their heads. They come in both Metric and SAE sizes. Make sure you have the correct one.

Use it For: Fastening and unfastening bolts and screws.

How to Use: Use either end to take advantage of torque and reach. The ball end allows for turning difficult-to-reach bolts and can be used at an angle.

Look For: A damaged (rounded) internal fastener, as it is more difficult to turn.

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Driver Set

Driver set

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Tap and Die Set

Tap and die set

What Is It?

A tap set is a tool set used for creating internal or external threads in parts by hand.

Sub Components:

  • Taps: used for creating internal threads in holes
Dies
  • Dies: Used for creating external threads on rods.
tap wrench
tap wrench
  • Tap Wrench: Used for holding taps and dies

Reminder: Make sure that the hole you drill is the proper size to be tapped (i.e. if you want to tap a ¼”-20 hole don’t drill a ¼” hole, you would need to drill with a #7 bit). You can find Tap Drill Size charts that will show what the proper hole size for tapping is.

How to Use: Insert and clamp the die or tap into the appropriate tap wrench (male or female). Clamp the part to be cut in a vise and generously apply cutting fluid.

For internal threads, insert plug tap into hole and cut threads by twisting the wrench.

For external threads, put tap die over part and start cutting threads by twisting.

For every full rotation you should reverse the tap/die to loosen up chips.

Look For: Keep the tap wrenches level so that the threads come out straight.

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Hot Glue Gun

Safety: Do NOT leave unattended

Hot glue gun

What Is It?

Hot glue is a form of thermoplastic adhesive that is shaped in a solid cylindrical stick designed to be applied using a hot glue gun.

How to Use: Heat up the glue gun by plugging it into an electrical outlet, then compress the trigger to extrude melted glue on your part.

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Supply Closet

We have a supply closet with additional supplies that can be retrieved by a makerspace employee. We have office supplies like sharpies, paper, and tape as well as an assortment of bolts and miscellaneous hardware. We also have arts and crafts supplies like popsicle sticks and string. Please ask us and we will see what we can find for you!

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Makerspace Speaker System

EDIFIER R1700BT QUICK GUIDE

How to Connect Bluetooth:

  • Set your device to search for “EDIFIER R1700BT”
  • Pair your device with “EDIFIER R1700BT”
  • Play audio from your device at the desired level
  • Pin code for Bluetooth is 0000 if needed

Warning:

  • DO NOT ADJUST THE BASS (3) AND TREBLE (2) ON THE SPEAKERS
  • Adjustments to the Bass and Treble can cause damage to the speakers especially at higher volumes.

Troubleshooting:

  • Please check if power is connected, and if the wall outlet is switched on.
  • Please switch the system off then on and reconnect to the audio source.
  • Please check if the master volume is turned to minimum.
  • Please check if the audio input cable is connected correctly.
  • Please check if there is signal from audio source.

Makerspace Speaker System

EDIFIER R1700BT QUICK GUIDE

How to Connect Bluetooth:

  • Set your device to search for “EDIFIER R1700BT”
  • Pair your device with “EDIFIER R1700BT”
  • Play audio from your device at the desired level
  • Pin code for Bluetooth is 0000 if needed

Warning:

  • DO NOT ADJUST THE BASS (3) AND TREBLE (2) ON THE SPEAKERS
  • Adjustments to the Bass and Treble can cause damage to the speakers especially at higher volumes.

Troubleshooting:

  • Please check if power is connected, and if the wall outlet is switched on.
  • Please switch the system off then on and reconnect to the audio source.
  • Please check if the master volume is turned to minimum.
  • Please check if the audio input cable is connected correctly.
  • Please check if there is signal from audio source.

General Makerspace – Safety

Safety Reminders

  • No food or drink is allowed in the makerspace
  • No open-toed footwear is allowed in the makerspace
  • Doors should not be propped open
  • Used blades and sharp debris should be put into the sharps container
  • Clean your work area once you are finished
  • Contact staff when you have an issue with tools, equipment, facilities, or resources.
  • In an emergency please contact JHU Emergency Services 410-516-7777

Makerspace Layout

Red:
Exits


Yellow:
Eye Wash Station, First Aid Kit, and Sink


Green:
Personal Protective Equipment

Eye Wash Station – Instructions

  1. Go Immediately to the Eyewash Station – Don’t Waste A Second!
  2. Begin to Flush.
  3. Hold Your Eyes Open with Your Fingers.
  4. Roll Your Eyes.
  5. Flush for a Full Fifteen Minutes.
  6. Take Out Your Contacts.
  7. Seek Medical Help.

Rules and Regulations

Use of the makerspace is a privilege, if you are not following the rules and regulations, or safety guidelines outlined during training you will be banned from the JHU Makerspace.

  1. No food or drinks are allowed in the makerspace at any time.
  2. No open-toed footwear of any kind is allowed in the makerspace.
  3. When entering the JHU Makerspace you must swipe your J-card. Do not prop the door open or let others in unless given permission from staff.
  4. Do not let any unauthorized person (anyone who has not completed general shop training) into the makerspace.
  5. Do not use any equipment, tools, or facilities that you have not been trained on/in by JHU Makerspace staff.
  6. If there are any issues with tools, equipment, or the facilities you are to block off the equipment or area and contact JHU Makerspace staff immediately.
  7. Using equipment or resources for commercialization is prohibited.
  8. Tools, equipment, and resources are not to leave the makerspace unless given permission from the makerspace manager.
  9. You must pay for any tools, equipment, or resources that have a cost associated with them.
  10. You must follow all safety guidelines outlined during your training on JHU Makerspace tools, equipment, resources, and facilities.
  11. We do not allow multiple pieces of equipment to be run simultaneously by a single user. (EX: Printing on more than 1 printer at a time.)

 Having badge access to FastForward U Homewood and JHU Makerspace, I understand and agree to following:

● I will swipe/tap my student ID card each time I enter the space 

● I will keep the space clean by cleaning up after myself

● I will return furniture and any other items used back to its original location 

● I will not remove any items from the space (furniture, supplies, food, etc.) 

● I will report any problems with the space or suspicious activity immediately to the staff or security 

● I will not possess or consume alcohol (irrespective of age) or illegal drugs in the space 

● I will follow the JHU Student Conduct Code while using the facility and/or its resources. 

● I understand that violation of this agreement, especially regarding drugs, alcohol and inappropriate conduct, may result in immediate revocation of access privileges 

● I will follow all instructions given by JHU Makerspace, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Johns Hopkins Security, and other posted security personnel

● I will surrender my badge access when I no longer need access, upon request by staff, or when I am no longer affiliated with the university (whichever of these occurs first)

Rules and Regulations

Use of the makerspace is a privilege, if you are not following the rules and regulations, or safety guidelines outlined during training you will be banned from the JHU Makerspace.

  1. No food or drinks are allowed in the makerspace at any time.
  2. No open-toed footwear of any kind is allowed in the makerspace.
  3. When entering the JHU Makerspace you must swipe your J-card. Do not prop the door open or let others in unless given permission from staff.
  4. Do not let any unauthorized person (anyone who has not completed general shop training) into the makerspace.
  5. Do not use any equipment, tools, or facilities that you have not been trained on/in by JHU Makerspace staff.
  6. If there are any issues with tools, equipment, or the facilities you are to block off the equipment or area and contact JHU Makerspace staff immediately.
  7. Using equipment or resources for commercialization is prohibited.
  8. Tools, equipment, and resources are not to leave the makerspace unless given permission from the makerspace manager.
  9. You must pay for any tools, equipment, or resources that have a cost associated with them.
  10. You must follow all safety guidelines outlined during your training on JHU Makerspace tools, equipment, resources, and facilities.
  11. We do not allow multiple pieces of equipment to be run simultaneously by a single user. (EX: Printing on more than 1 printer at a time.)

 Having badge access to FastForward U Homewood and JHU Makerspace, I understand and agree to following:

● I will swipe/tap my student ID card each time I enter the space 

● I will keep the space clean by cleaning up after myself

● I will return furniture and any other items used back to its original location 

● I will not remove any items from the space (furniture, supplies, food, etc.) 

● I will report any problems with the space or suspicious activity immediately to the staff or security 

● I will not possess or consume alcohol (irrespective of age) or illegal drugs in the space 

● I will follow the JHU Student Conduct Code while using the facility and/or its resources. 

● I understand that violation of this agreement, especially regarding drugs, alcohol and inappropriate conduct, may result in immediate revocation of access privileges 

● I will follow all instructions given by JHU Makerspace, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Johns Hopkins Security, and other posted security personnel

● I will surrender my badge access when I no longer need access, upon request by staff, or when I am no longer affiliated with the university (whichever of these occurs first)