Recommended Gear/Kit

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Even though PS1 is a building sized toolbox in itself, you probably want your own gear handy when you need it. Here's suggested kit, adapt for your own needs:


  • Pencil
  • Permanent marker (sharpies - fine and fat tip)
  • Index cards / PostIts
  • Notebook
  • Tape Measure
  • Memory stick (for using any CNC machine, including 3D printers, as well as the arts Adobe computer)
  • Utility knife
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Socket and screwdriver kit (An interchangeable screwdriver with bits as well as a socket adapter)
  • Tape - cellophane, packing, masking, duct
  • Suggested
    • Square (Speed square or combination)
    • Magnetic dish for parts


  • Eye protection (available at PS1 but is usually smudged/dirty)
  • Ear protection
  • Lightweight N95 mask
  • Work gloves

Wood Shop

  • Router bits
  • Marking gauge
  • 2-6" combination square (one english, one metric)
  • 6" steel rule english/metric
  • 1/4 - 1/2" brad point drill bits / 12mm brad point drill bits
  • Screwdrivers:
    • Screwdriver bits in various shapes
    • Phillips head
    • Standard head
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Roll of blue masking tape
  • Roll of double-stick tape
  • 6" digital caliper
  • 6' / 2m tape measure
  • More optional:
    • 1/4 and 3/8 hollow chisel mortiser bits
    • Collets (for Shopbot)
    • A hat (to protect your head from getting bumped when inside the dust collection closet)

Hot Metals

  • TBD - add it yourself?

Cold Metals

  • TBD - add it yourself?


  • TBD - add it yourself?


  • Airbrush media, there are paints and inks but made for airbrush media may prevent frustration
  • Specialized sewing machine needles — universal needles are in supply so unusual material may need a different type of point, industrial or home machine type
  • Colored special thread, there are a range of colors of multipurpose spools, if your project need a matching color or fiber type i.e. button hole thread of a color to match your fabric