External Resources

Where to buy materials

Please see the map below for local purchasing options.


For online options not mentioned in the map…

McMaster Carr: http://www.mcmaster.com – Variety of materials including metalworking and laser.  Some items may not be laser appropriate though so check with supervisor before purchase.
Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/ – DIY electronics components and kits
Sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com/ -DIY electronics components and kits
Johnson Plastics: https://www.johnsonplastics.com/  – Laser engravable materials
Micromark: https://www.micromark.com/ – A company specializing in small tools
Hobby King: https://hobbyking.com/ – Tools, components and 3D printer filament


Buying Tips:
Always look for safer, non-toxic, environmentally alternative options when applicable.  (i.e. low-VOC content for aerosols and other fume producing materials, using glue gun instead of epoxy for light work).  Also, think of alternative options when faced with a resource problem (instead of glue… using clay, tying things together with string or wire, etc.).


Additional tool and material learning/information
Informational Charts

Sources: http://lifehacker.com/5875781/this-glue-chart-guides-you-through-which-glue-to-use-where