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Equipment and Supplies

Some places to get cool tools, oodles of stuff, specialized materials, and more. Caveat Emptor. No guarantees.

Supplies at the Space

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.

Member Benefits

Members of the Halifax Makerspace Society qualify for the following discounts and loyalty programs over and above the standard offered to the general public:

Online Stores

It might take ages to arrive, but it's the cheapest.

Tools

Omni

Sheet goods for laser cutting

Electrical & electronics

Local Stores

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.

Electronics

  • Eurekatec (services, equipment, parts) 73 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2R2 https://eurekatec.com
  • Jentronics (electronics, Velleman distributor) 15 Weston Court, Dartmouth, NS B3B 2C8 http://www.jentronics.ns.ca
  • RAE Industrial (electrical, electronics, automation) 11 Morris Drive, Suite 103, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1M2 http://www.rae.ca

Omni

  • Canadian Tire (tools, supplies) 150 Damascus Road, Bedford, NS B4A 0E5 http://www.canadiantire.ca
  • Princess Auto (tools, supplies) 81 Wright Ave, Dartmouth, B3B 1H4 https://www.princessauto.com
  • Dollarama (supplies, some consumables) 1658 Bedford Highway (Bedford Place Mall), Suite 400, Bedford, NS B4A 2×9 http://www.dollarama.com/
  • Michaels (materials, tools, consumables) 161 Damascus Road, Bedford NS B4A 0C2 http://canada.michaels.com (be sure to download the 50% off coupons before going to the store, as items are usually overpriced)

Hardware

  • Rona (tools, consumables, materials) 1658 Bedford Highway (Bedford Place Mall), Bedford, NS B4A 2×9 https://www.rona.ca
  • Home Hardware (materials, some tools) 250 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2R4 http://www.homehardware.ca
  • Kent (tools, consumables, materials) 874 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS B4E 1R9 http://www.kent.ca

Materials (specialty retail)

Materials (wholesale)

Services

Regional Stores

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.

equipment_and_supplies.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/17 13:39 by teac