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Audio Visual

Bluetooth-enabled Stereo

How to use

  1. Turn on the power switch connected to the stereo to the right of the double-doors.
  2. Press "VIDEO/AUX" on the stereo input dial (in the middle) to connect it to the Bluetooth receiver.
  3. On your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or laptop device, go into your Bluetooth preferences and search for devices. You will see "Belkin HD" as one of the available devices. Pair it with your device and start playing music/podcasts/Internet streams.
  4. If you do not see "Belkin HD" then power cycle the Belkin device and search again.

Plasma screen

Plasma Screen

Huge screen. Can't miss it. HDMI, DVI, ... sound is the only thing that does not work. More information here

CAD - Computer aided design

3D printing

3D printer

Some basics on 3D printing here

BIQU Magician

  • A good machine as an introduction to 3D printers for new-comers. Works well with minimal changes of settings. More here

DeltaMaker 3D printer

it is connected to the network via octoprint.

  • When you are at little house point your web browser to
    • Login to octoprint with user:pi password: 3dadmin

Zombie Printer

A machine so modified it got a new name


Currently out of action but Andy is trying to fix as it has dual extruders

  • GT2560 board

CNC machine

CNC machine

CNC Mill - OpenBuilds C-Beam CNC Router In the cloakroom

Please ask Paul B. or Nick before using it. It is dangerous.

  • Instructions on use from Leo here and Nick here

Laser cutter

Laser Cutter

Privately owned Laser cutter (60W) can be used periodically for prototyping.

Please clear with Kim before using it

Can engrave
Wood, Jade, Acrylic, Glass, Coated Metals, Ceramic, Delrin, Cloth, Leather, Marble, Matte Board, Melamine, Paper, Mylar, Press Board, Rubber, Wood Veneer, Fiberglass, Painted Metals, Tile, Plastic, Cork, Corian, Anodized Aluminum, Ceramics
Can cut
Wood, Acrylic (up to 10mm thick), Delrin, Cloth, Leather, Matte Board, Melamine, Paper, Mylar, Press Board, Rubber, Wood Veneer, Fiberglass, Plastic, Cork, Corian
  • More information here and some examples of work and other locations for laser cutters here


Sewing machine

There is a mini sewing machine from John Lewis on loan from Andres. Feel free to use when ever. It is to the right of the plasma screen.

Electronics and workbench

Electronics Bench

Various test equipment, wiring, connectors, resistors, capacitors, LEDs and other assorted components

  • WS-80 soldering iron,
  • Bench Power Supply (dual channel 0-30V 5A)
  • BGA re-balling station [YouTube demo]
  • 4 channel 50MHz Digital Oscilloscope DS1054Z
  • Solder sucker station [[1]]
  • Solder station
  • Fluke 77 multimeter
  • UV exposure box
  • Magnifying lamp


Pillar drill

Drill press with a good range of drill bits



In the kitchen.

Please ask Jon, Ian B. or Paul B. before using it. It is dangerous.



Mains-powered air compressor with a long air pipe and a few tools, including paint sprayer.

  • Ratchet tap handles
  • 0 - 10 BA tap & die set (imperial)
  • Broken bolt extractor set (Easy Outs)

Makers Equipment

  • Arduino Starter kit
  • Funduino kit with loads of sensors
  • Raspberry Pi (with Pi Camera)

General purpose

  • Ultrasonic cleaner (6.5L) - Tank internal dimension: 300 (L) x 150 (D) x 150 (H) mm
  • Small screw driver set with prying tool for mobile phone disassembly
  • Spanner set 6mm to 26mm
  • Hot glue gun
  • Dremel with rotary accessory set and flexible shaft
  • Set of files (round, square, triangular, flat, half round)
  • TORX screwdriver set



We have a Debian Linux-based server in the little office space. It provides multi-user access into the space via SSH and has local copies of open source software repositories for fast installation of donated/refurbished computers.

  • Server (HP DL380 g3)
  • VMware server (ESXi 4.1)

Desktop computers

  • 1 connected to plasma, 1 near the kitchen, 1 in the office space.
Hard drive duplication station [[2]]
  • SIM card cutter (micro and nano)
  • Assorted old laptops and old workstations
  • Laser printer (mono)
  • Colour inkjet printers

Other facilities


Yes we have one of those. Wheel chair accessible.



Kettle, sink, fridge, cups a plenty, ...

Items Needed