Master Maker List

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The tools, suppliers, educational resources, events, and other Badass Places we recommend.

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Where to shop:

1. Mendelson’s Liquidation Outlet
An industrial discount store located in downtown Dayton that sells anything and everything a maker could need. Surplus & liquidated industrial parts by the truckload. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple hours wandering around there huge building. Check out our write-up on Mendelson’s HERE.
Website http://meci.com/
Phone (937) 461-3525
Address 340 E 1st St, Dayton, OH 45402

2. Newark Element14
Online retailer great for all your electronic needs. From cables to PLCs. Formerly MCM Electronics.
Website http://www.newark.com/

3. Smooth On
Great place to get all of your mold making materials and supplies.
Website https://www.smooth-on.com/

4. Adafruit Industries
An online store dedicated to makers and what they need to power and control there next project.
Website https://www.adafruit.com/

5. McMaster-Carr
Industrial supply company offering standard components at good prices and free model downloads and drawings. A great place to get your bolt, nuts, pin, gears, linear guide, etc. 3D models.
Website https://www.mcmaster.com/

6. Micro Center stores
A chain of stores offering electrical and computer components.
Website http://www.microcenter.com/
Address 11755 Mosteller Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241
Phone (513) 782-8500

Freeware:

1. Autodesk Circuits
An amazing interactive suite of online tools offered by Autodesk. You can design printed circuit boards and simulate a complete microcontroller setup with there electronics lab.
Website https://circuits.io/

2. Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360 is a professional quality 3D modeling software that is free to makers, startups, and students. You can create models, drawings, and even CNC program.
Website https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview

Education:

1. TED
“TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.” If you’re going to binge watch something you might as well learn something.
Website https://www.ted.com/

3D Printing:

1. Thingiverse
A great place to share model files that you created or download other creators to print all for free. They also offer lots of free lessons on a full range of topics.
Website https://www.thingiverse.com/

2. GrabCAD
Free 3D models
Website https://grabcad.com/

Food & Drink:

1. Proto BuildBar
Eat, drink, solder, and 3D print. An amazing place to make new friends that love to make.
Website http://www.protobuildbar.com/
Phone (937) 222-6253
Address 534 E 1st St, Dayton, OH 45402

Trade Shows:

1. Dayton AMTS – Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show

2. International Manufacturing Technology Show

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