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The Makerspace Workbench

Book Description

Create a shared space for collaborative making: designing and building DIY electronic hardware, programming, and manufacturing projects. With this illustrated guide, you’ll find clear explanations of the tools, software, materials, and layout you need to get started.

Table of Contents

  1. Dedication
  2. Preface
    1. Why Make?
      1. The Makerspace Manifesto
    2. Moving Through This Book
    3. What Makes Up Your Makerspace?
    4. Parts and Material Sources
      1. Electronics
      2. Tools and Materials
    5. Conventions Used in This Book
    6. Using Examples
    7. Safari® Books Online
    8. How to Contact Us
  3. 1. Making the Space
    1. Choosing the Location
      1. Understanding the Constraints
        1. Size
        2. Power
        3. Ventilation
        4. Noise
      2. The Library Makerspace
      3. The School Makerspace
        1. The Makerspace Classroom
        2. The Standalone School Makerspace
      4. The Garage Makerspace
      5. Project: Equipment Donations and Discounts
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
    2. Designing the Space
      1. Work Areas
      2. Project: Makerspace Layout Tool
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
    3. Safety
      1. Safety Tests
        1. General Makerspace Safety Test
        2. General Makerspace Safety Test Answer Key
      2. Hazardous Materials
      3. Ventilating Your Equipment
        1. Ventilating Your Soldering Station
        2. Ventilating Your 3D Printer
        3. Ventilating Your Laser Cutter
      4. Project: Directed Smoke Absorber
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
  4. 2. Tools
    1. Tool Safety
      1. Hand Tools Safety Test
      2. Power Tools Safety Test
      3. Safety Test Answer Keys
        1. Hand Tools Safety Test Answer Key
        2. Power Tools Safety Test Answer Key
    2. Hand Tools
      1. Screwdrivers
        1. Screw Drive Systems
      2. Pliers
        1. Gripping Pliers
        2. Crimps, Shears, Snips, and Strips
      3. Wrenches
        1. Wrench Types
      4. Hammers
        1. Hammer Types
      5. Thread Cutting
        1. Thread-Cutting Types
      6. Saws
        1. Saw Types
      7. Sanding and Filing
        1. File Types
        2. Sandpaper Types
      8. Punches
        1. Punch Types
    3. Power Tools
      1. Drills
        1. Drill Bit Types
      2. Portable
        1. Portable Power Tool Types
      3. Standing
        1. Standing Types
      4. Heat Sources
        1. Heat Source Types
  5. 3. Clamping, Joining, and Measurement
    1. Clamps and Vises
      1. Clamps
        1. Clamp Types
      2. Vises
        1. Vise Types
    2. Adhesives and Fasteners
      1. Adhesives
        1. Tapes
        2. Glues
        3. Specialty Glue
      2. Fasteners
        1. Rivets and Grommets
        2. Screws
        3. Nuts
        4. Washers
    3. Measurement
      1. Dimensional
        1. Angular
        2. Linear
        3. Precision Linear
      2. Inspection
        1. Multimeter
        2. Temperature
  6. 4. The Electronics Workbench
    1. Soldering Irons and Tip Types
      1. Soldering Iron Types
        1. Fixed-Temperature Type
        2. Adjustable Type
      2. Soldering Iron Tips
        1. Tip Types
      3. Project: Solder Holder and Iron Stand
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
    2. Solder and Flux
      1. Solder
      2. Flux
      3. Project: Two-Ingredient Soldering Flux
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
    3. Through-Hole Soldering
      1. Identifying Poor Through-Hole Solder Joints
      2. Soldering Technique
        1. Materials
        2. Proper Through-Hole Soldering
      3. Project: Simple Constant-Current LED Tester
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
    4. Surface-Mount Soldering
      1. Identifying Poor SMD Solder Joints
      2. Hand-Soldering SMDs
        1. Materials
        2. Single-Iron Technique: 0805 Package
        3. Single-Iron Technique: SOIC Package
        4. Single-Iron Technique: DFN Package
        5. Dual-Iron Technique
      3. Reflow Soldering SMD Components
        1. Reflow Soldering Equipment
        2. Materials
        3. Reflow Soldering Process
      4. Project: Skillet Reflow
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
    5. Desoldering and Rework
      1. Desoldering Tools
      2. Project: Inexpensive Hot-Air Desoldering/Rework Tool
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
  7. 5. Playing with Electronics
    1. Facilitating Design
      1. Finding Parts and Understanding Datasheets
        1. Datasheet Sections
      2. Computer-Based Circuit Design
      3. Working with EAGLE Libraries
        1. Eagle Library Components
      4. Project: Creating a Custom Library in EAGLE
        1. Create the Device
        2. Create the Symbol
        3. Create the Device
      5. Schematic Layout with EAGLE
        1. Schematic Layout Tools
      6. Project: Creating a Schematic in EAGLE
      7. Board Design with EAGLE
        1. Board Design Tools
      8. Project: Creating a Board Layout in EAGLE
    2. Soft Circuits
      1. Prepairing Your Components
        1. Battery Holder
        2. Buttons
        3. Capacitors
        4. Resistors
        5. LEDs
        6. Transistors
        7. ICs
      2. Sewing and Knots
        1. Starting the Stitch
        2. Sewing
        3. Connecting Legs and Finishing Stitches
      3. Project: The Static Sticky
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
    3. Making Circuit Boards
      1. Generating CAM Files Within EAGLE
      2. Professional Manufacturing
      3. Project: Toner-Transfer Circuit Board
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
    4. Working with Microcontrollers
      1. Microcontroller Fundamentals
      2. Analog and Digital Input
      3. Communications
        1. Serial Communication
        2. 1-Wire
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        4. Serial Peripheral Interface
      4. Interfacing with Hardware
        1. Motor Types
        2. Driving Motors
      5. The Arduino Development Platform
        1. Prototype Arduino
        2. Arduino Shields
      6. Project: Arduino RFID Power Control
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
  8. 6. 2D Design and the Laser Engraver
    1. Facilitating Design by Using 2D CAD
      1. The 2D Design Environment
        1. Drawing Tools
        2. Workspace and Object Manipulation Tools
        3. Commands and Hot-Keys
      2. Joints
      3. Project: Creating a Default Template
        1. Procedure
    2. Laser Fundamentals
      1. About the Laser
        1. Choosing the Right Laser
        2. Material Types
      2. Lens Types and Focusing
        1. Lens Types
        2. Focusing
      3. The Print Driver
        1. General Settings
        2. Engraving Settings
        3. Cut Settings
      4. Project: Creating Presets for Your Machine
    3. Machine Mechanics and Operation
      1. The Axis Mechanics
      2. The Exhaust System
      3. Air Assist
      4. Engraving
        1. Engravable Materials
        2. Stamps
      5. Cutting
        1. Cutting Thick Material
      6. Machine Operation
      7. Project: Project Box
        1. Materials
        2. Procedure
  9. 7. 3D Design and the 3D Printer
    1. Facilitating Design Using 3D Computer-Assisted Design Software
      1. The 3D Environment
        1. 3D Design Starts with 2D
        2. 3D Drawing Tools
      2. Project: 123D Design for 3D Design
        1. Materials
        2. Designing the Spool Structure
        3. Designing the Spool Mount
        4. Designing the Spool Feet
        5. Making the Filament Spool and Holder
    2. CNC Fundamentals
      1. CNC Hardware
        1. Stepper Motors
        2. Drive Mechanisms
        3. Linear Guides
      2. Computer-Aided Manufacturing and G-Code Generation
        1. CAM Software
        2. G-Code Generator
        3. G-Code
      3. The Controller
        1. Controller Operations
        2. Stepper Drivers
        3. Endstops
      4. Project: Mechanical Centering, Alignment, and Calibration
        1. Materials
        2. Center Each Axis
        3. Determining Alignment
        4. Determining Calibration
    3. 3D Printing
      1. Extruder Mechanics
        1. The Drive Mechanism
        2. The Feed Mechanism
        3. The Heated-Barrel Assembly
      2. Material Types
        1. ABS
        2. PLA
        3. PVA
        4. PC
        5. Wood
        6. Frosting
      3. The Build Platform
        1. Platform Design
        2. Build Platform Materials and Coatings
      4. Project: Bolt Hobbing
        1. Materials
        2. Making a Hobbed Bolt Using a Lathe
        3. Making a Hobbed Bolt Using a Drillpress
  10. 8. Learning in a Makerspace
    1. Makerspace Education
      1. Achieving “STEM” Focus
      2. What About Art?
    2. Makerspace Science
      1. Lab #1: Making a Lemon Battery
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Investigation
      2. Lab #2: Making a Solar Cell
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Procedure
        5. Investigation
      3. Lab #3: Making a Microscope
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Procedure
    3. Makerspace Technology
      1. Lab #4: Making a Water Rocket and Launcher
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Making the Launcher
        4. Making the Nozzle, Fins, and Nosecone
        5. Procedure
      2. Lab #5: Making a 3D Printed Robot
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Procedure
      3. Lab #6: Making a Brushless DC Motor
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Procedure
    4. Makerspace Engineering
      1. Lab #7: Making a Sail Car
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Procedure
      2. Lab #8: Making a Wind Turbine
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Making the Blade Hub
        4. Making the Tower
        5. Making the Blades
        6. Investigation
      3. Lab #9: Making a Hot-Air Balloon
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Making the Balloon Launcher
        4. Making the Balloon
        5. Investigation
    5. Makerspace Art
      1. Lab #10: Making a Silhouette
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Procedure
      2. Lab #11: Making a Mold and Casting a Part
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Procedure
      3. Lab #12: Making a Printing Press
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Making the Stamp
        4. Making the Press
    6. Makerspace Math
      1. Lab #13: Making Plane Shapes
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Procedure
      2. Lab #14: Making a Pythagorean Calculator
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup
        4. Procedure
      3. Lab #15: Making a Parabolic Focuser
        1. Overview
        2. Materials
        3. Setup Procedure
  11. Index
  12. About the Author
  13. Copyright