Resources

Raw Materials

Wood
Rockler
Woodcraft
Rosenzweig Lumber & Plywood (local)
M. Fine Lumber (local, reclaimed)
NYCitySlab (local, reclaimed)
LeNoble Lumber (local)
Dyke’s Lumber (local)
Adriatic (local)
Re-Co Brooklyn (local)

Acrylic
Canal Plastics (local)
T&T Plastic Land (local)

Plywood/MDF/Sheet Material
Prince Lumber (local)
Midtown Lumber Mart (local, makes cuts)
Inventables (great for small CNC jobs)

Metal
Metalliferous (local)
Online Metals

Aluminum Stock
McMaster-Carr

Sheet Metal
McMaster-Carr
Amazon
Inventables

Machinable Plastic
McMaster-Carr
Inventables

High Density Foam
Cascade Tool & Foam
Inventables

Cork
Inventables
Amazon
Jelinek Cork Group

Corian
Inventables

Vinyl
US Cutter

Laser Specific Material
Laserbits
LaserTile

Reclaimed Materials
Big Reuse (local)
M. Fine Lumber (local, reclaimed)
NYCitySlab (local, reclaimed)

Magnets
K&J Magnetics

Leather
Global Leathers

 


 

Electronics
Adafruit
Sparkfun
DigiKey
Tinkersphere (local)
Jameco Electronics
Electronics Goldmine
CuteDigi
Xcubicle (local)
MicroCenter Brooklyn (local)
MicroCenter Queens (local)
Dale Pro Audio – for raw cables, jacks and lots of weller products (local)
NYU Computer Store (local)
Leeds Radio – vintage parts geared towards old school radio/audio DIYers. Call first. (local)
Alpha One Labs – Greenpoint makerspace open to the public on Monday nights with small but interesting selection of Arduino + related peripherals, electronics, related stuff for sale. (local)
Inventables
LED Supply
Phidgets

Motors
Pololu
Servo City
Lynxmotion
Jameco Electronics
Micromo

 


 

Hardware
McMaster-Carr
Servo City
Home Depot (local)
Ace Hardware Brickman Outlets (local)
Nut House Hardware (local)
Inventables (mostly CNC hardware)
MISUMI (mostly CNC hardware)
Phidgets
Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument
Micro-Mark

 


 

Mechanism
Horizon Hobby
Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument
RC4WD
Gear Generator
Gear Template Generator
Modulox Gearbox
Stock Drive Products
Misumi

 


 

Lighting/Lamp Parts
Grand Brass
Lighting Plus (local)
Sundial Wire

 


 

Finishes
Eastwood (powder coating)
Tru-Tone Metal (anodizing) (local)


 

Local Fabrication Shops
Automata
MachineMade
Tietz-Baccon
Associated Fabrication
NYC CNC
NYC Maker Map
Hangar (metal fabrication)
MILGO/BUFKIN Fabrication (metal fabrication)
M4 (metal fabrication)
New Project
SITU Studio
Moey Inc.
Guild
Bednark Studio
olollo
MEER Precision Cutting & Bending

 


 

Misc.
This to That (adhesives guide)
Inventables
Public Surplus
American Science & Surplus
Lego Pick a Brick
3M Electrically Conductive Adhesive Transfer Tape 9703
Build It Green (local)
The Complete Sculptor (local)
This to That (glue advice)
Grand Illusions (toys and novelties)
Holden’s Screen Supply (screen prints made next day)

 


 

Tutorials
Resin Casting in Mold
Cold Casting Metal Parts

 


 

CNC Resources
OpenBuilds
CNC Cookbook

 


 

Mechanisms
507 Mechanical Movements
How does Theo Jansen Mechanism Work?
Fab Academy Classes
Gear Template Generator
Gear Generator
Nguyen Duc Thang’s Animated Mechanical Models
My 10 Favorite Mechanical Animations from Wikipedia
Ten Nifty Linkage Designs