Items Borrowed from the HacDC Space

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November 16, 2021 Tristan Ritland borrowing the lathe from the basement

January 14, 2019 TuxLovesYou (Andrew)
Borrowed Tektronix TDS 224 oscilloscope
+ 2x "Little clippy probes (sencore and unbranded)"
+ 2x "Pokey probes (spl508, tele P6149A)"

December 2018 - User:Summakor
Borrowed the FLIR One for Android infrared imager. Should be returned by mid/late December.

March 2018 - User:l_wl
Borrowed Hacdc posters (now returned). Borrowed the thermometer gun (now returned, with new batteries no-less). Borrowed several slack lines (will return these after I take a few cool videos of me slack lineing).

January 2018 - User:l_wl
Borrowed Power Mac G5 to conduct repairs on. Will share a video on its current state and improvments.

8 December 2017 - tom
I've borrowed the dolly and the heatgun, need to return them both.

   returned by May 2018 -t

March 2017 - l_wl)
Borrowed an LCD screen for use as an additional monitor at home. I took one LCD screen (that had VGA inputs) and replaced it with another LCD screen (quite similar to the one I took, but possibly lower in quality) (as this one had HDMI inputs - that my PC can't handle.). I have also brought an additional small monitor to the space (March 2018). [Could some let me know if this suffices?]

30 August 2017 - mirage335
Biosignal amplifier was returned a long time ago, hopefully it will be treated well. Non-flyable quadcopter, legos, high-power audio amps were also returned long ago, though the seem not to be in the space at present. Also, have been borrowing stick welder, both in hopes of testing it, and to keep it out of the way of basement cleanup projects. Need for high-current 240V service has held up that project.

27 September 2016 - Ethan Waldo
USRP1 for Spaceblimp communications experimentation

1 July 2016 - Tom Iddings
Borrowed a Dell D620 to put GNU/Hurd on it because it seemed like a good use for it. Maybe we can use it for an experimental OS development project?

17 May 2016 - Ethan Waldo
Borrowed Altera DE2-115 to assist in further developing OpticalTableRobot

10 February 2016 - mirage335
Borrowed T43 laptop used to drive pen plotter and remaining biosignal amplifier development components.

14 October 2015 - mirage335
Borrowed miniVNA and extender to calibrate and optimally point a moderately-directional wideband antenna. EDIT: Returned a long time ago.

16 September 2015 - mirage335
Temporarily storing a bunch of stuff from HacDC, to relieve some of the temporary storage pressure during the move. Most prominently,our biosignal amplifier, a bunch of high-power audio amps, a couple non-flyable quadcopters, a RC hovercraft toy, a telescope, some more legos, some toy night-vision goggles, the NI myDAQ/myDSP, and some IP cams. Will return upon request, hopefully sooner. Hopefully most of this stuff (ie. biosignal amplifier audio amps, IP cams, myDAQ/myDSP, etc) will be immediately integrated into the new classroom soon after the move. EDIT: NI myDAQ/myDSP returned along time ago. Returned the telescope, night-vision goggles, and IP cams.

11 June 2015 - mirage335
Returned label printer, which is not useful without a special adapter cable among other things. Borrowed a bag of legos and empty microscope head for optical prototyping and photolithography experiments. Most Legos will probably be returning after replacement by 3D printed parts. Will return upon request.

27 March 2015 - mirage335
Long-term borrowed amphibious RC car, power-line monitor, and label printer. Will return upon request.

17 March 2015 - wa1ivd
Borrow Tektronix 2212 ser. H701215 from basement for Ultimate3S project, will return if needed.

10 March 2015 - mirage335
Returned remaining screwdrivers and such. Borrowed an average oscilloscope, and low-end function generator long term, will return upon request or when tolerance for their existance at the space improves (eg. for a class event). Also borrowed one of the several wire-wrapping tools recent discovered.

3 March 2014 - mirage335
USRP, related radio gear (some of which was built by me), wire, low-quality soldering iron, 2.4GHz R/C transmitter/receiver pair. Attempting to set up ham radio antenna at new QTH. Additionally, going to try repairing a model R/C plane with the R/C transmitter/receiver pair. Will return unused radio gear and supplies to HacDC when done, and donate for anything used. EDIT: Have returned some of the supplies as of 3/28/2014. Still borrowing USRP and soldering iron. RC plane may be able to use R/C transmitter/receiver pair if given new servomotors. Also borrowed a pair of decent pilers and wire cutters. EDIT: Borrowed SMT tweezers as of 4/14/2014, since my own set may not be adequate for an urgent project. Also borrowed M3 screwdriver bit. EDIT: Also borrowed soldering iron tip, while waiting on RMA from two other tips. Will probably bring back with some of the other materials within a week or two, time-ultra-critical project still underway. EDIT: Have returned almost everything. Still occasionally borrowing a few screwdrivers and other non-critical items, as some of my own have failed.

30 December 2013 - mirage335
Prusa Mendel, and associated hardware. Minor repairs in progress, ETA return Thursday, January 2, 2014. EDIT: Returned Saturday, January 4, 2014. Performance and reliability vastly improved.

12 November 2013 - nootrope banner for Smithsonian X 3D Conference 2013

October 20, 2013 - mirage335
Level and steel railing, for construction evaluation. Returned.

14 August 2013 - The Doctor

  • Macbook Pro (for Byzantium development) (returned Nov 2013)

April 21, 2013 - mirage335
Prusa Mendel, PLA feedstock, M3 screws, some tape, some tools. Emergency maintenance in progress, ETA return Thursday, April 24, 2013. EDIT: Returned a while ago, seems the information was lost on wiki.

April 4, 2013 - nocko
Diligent Spartan-3E Starter Board (Labeled HacDC #12). I want to see if the SUMP logic analyser HDL can be modified and installed on this board.

December 18, 2012 - mirage335
Project Salvage components. Most should become valuable electronic test equipment at HacDC and absolutely must not be trashed. EDIT: Returned a while ago to the test cart. Connectorization of some parts (eg. mixers) still progressing.

July 21, 2012 - mirage335
Borrowing Ham radio gear this weekend, as described in the previous struck through entry. EDIT: Returned. Awesome data obtained.

June 29, 2012 - mirage335
Borrowing Ham radio gear tomorrow. Specifically, IC-718 radio, antenna tuner, RF power meter, balun (if available), PSU, some feedline, some wire, and a measuring tape (if >12'). Will also borrow some of my own objects at the space, specifically a UPS (for its 12V battery) and a magnetic loop antenna. Leaving my name and number on the ham radio cart in case anyone needs the radio or has questions. This is exclusively for the purpose of diagnosing HacDC's ham radio issues as documented on the mailing list. Postponed due to severe weather and power disruption. Radio not borrowed yet.

May 30, 2012 - mirage335
- Ancient (20 years+) semi-working AM/FM/WB/CB radio. Found in basement. AM function never worked, in sorry shape, needs repair, so I'm going to try repairing it as far as possible. Will be back at the space in ~2 weeks. EDIT: Returned. After mostly mechanical repairs, AM, FM, CB functions work well.

April 2012 - User:Tslagle
- IBM Thinkpad T43 laptop from David Whiteis. Wiped, installed Windows 7 and MATLAB on it, used it for USA Science & Engineering Fest booth demo ("Mug Plot")

18:00, 29, January 2011 (PST) - Williamgibb - Stanford Research Systems DG535 Pulse Generator

20:30, 1314, November 2010 (PST) - Williamgibb - Digilent FX2 Expansion board for Spartan3E FPGA Starter Kit.

17:20, 13 July 2010 (UTC) - DLotts - One OLPC XO with charge cord. It calls itself HacDC OLPC #3.

December 15, 2009 - timball - one black soldering iron + stand

DLotts 08:41, 29 October 2009 (UTC) - A230 Micro Game Station with labeled problem: "Raster screen" AKA white screen of death with stripes.

June 2, 2009 - Derek Cooper -
- Infrared night vision goggles

June 2, 2009 - David Lotts -
- Infrared night vision goggles (EyeClops)

June 2, 2009 - The Doctor -
- Infrared night vision goggles
'cause, you know, all the cool kids were doing it.
I discovered that the unit I borrowed is flaky - after a few seconds of wearing it while powered up the display flickers and goes dead. I think that the cable leading from the power pack to the visor has a bad connection. When I get time I'll tear this one down and see if I can repair it.

January 13, 2009 - Derek Cooper -
- CEN-TECH Digital Multimeter (red) Item#90899

December 22, 2008 - Nate -
JC Penney component stereo cassette deck

Nov 13, 2008 Mac G4 usb keyboards (x2) - member28

August 7, 2008 - Ben
- Beginning Electronics book

July 25, 2008 - Q ( -

June 30, 2008 - Q ( -
- 1x Digital Multimeter (Yellow)

June 19, 2008 - Richard Bewley ( - Not Returned / Outstanding
- 1x Lineman's handset

June 1, 2008 - Tino ( -
Small Form Factor PCs book

Items Returned to the HacDC Space

June 15, 2008 - Tino ( -
Small Form Factor PCs book

July 25, 2008 - Q ( -
- Reflow Station