Some places to get cool tools, oodles of stuff, specialized materials, and more. Caveat Emptor. No guarantees.
We have a substantial inventory of parts and consumables for your project, especially in the electronics area. A shared google doc lists some of the inventory. Ask if we have it before buying it! Proper etiquette is to replace what you use, if it's a popular thing, or donate in kind. Parts and supplies are for “making”, not to replace something broken at home. This is a loose distinction, do what you think is in the spirit of the maker movement.
For example, if you use the last of the wood glue, buy a new bottle. If you use the last the last of the 555 timers, we will buy you a beer.
Members of the Halifax Makerspace Society qualify for the following discounts and loyalty programs over and above the standard offered to the general public:
It might take ages to arrive, but it's the cheapest.
Sheet goods for laser cutting
Electrical & electronics
Stores that are either locally owned, franchises, or chains and have a location close to the Halifax Makerspace. Close means in Lower Sackville, Sunnyside or Bedford Commons, and Burnside Industrial Park.
Materials (specialty retail)
A little further than close, such as Dartmouth Crossing, Bayer's Lake, Lakeview, Bedford Industrial Area, Hammonds Plains, Tantallon.
*For bulk or group project buys, Halifax Makerspace is a part of the DeSerres Creative Professionals’ Zone, entitling us to exclusive corporate pricing and benefits such as $5 express delivery to the space. Ask a director for details.