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.
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.

3. Smooth On
Great place to get all of your mold making materials and supplies.

4. Adafruit Industries
An online store dedicated to makers and what they need to power and control there next project.

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.

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


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.

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.


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.

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.

2. GrabCAD
Free 3D models

Food & Drink:

1. Proto BuildBar
Eat, drink, solder, and 3D print. An amazing place to make new friends that love to make.
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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