Arduino boards are open-source hardware microcontroller-based kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control physical devices. These systems provide sets of digital and analog input/output (I/O) pins that can interface to various expansion boards (termed shields) and other circuits. They are used to create devices that interact with their environment using sensors and actuators. Common examples of such devices intended for beginner hobbyists include simple robots, thermostats, and motion detectors. (Wikipedia) Several version of Arduino exist on the market. Arduino Uno boards are available at FabLabENIT and used for different projects.
The FoldaRap is a free 3D printer and open-source RepRap (replicating rapid prototyper: partly built with 3D printed parts). It is constructed from aluminum profiles 20x20mm, easy to assemble and especially pliable in order to be carried anywhere. It was designed by Emmanuel Gilloz and manufactured and sold by the company OpenEdge (France). FabLabENIT has got the first version. This machine was purchased through the participation of ENIT in the European project Tempus i-cré@.
Orca v042 is a RepRap 3D printer (replicating rapid prototyper: partly built with 3D printed parts). It is constructed from aluminum plates and printed pieces. It was designed by Camiel Gubbels and manufactured and sold by the company Mendel parts until 2013 (Netherlands). FabLabENIT has two printers version 042. These machines were purchased through the participation of ENIT in the European project Tempus i-cré@.
Kinect is basically a device for the Microsoft Xbox 360 hardware with an interface to control without using a joystick. It was designed by Microsoft in September 2008 (Wikipedia). One derivative use of the Kinect is as a low cost 3D scanner, although the performance is average for this use (low resolution). FabLabENIT has a Kinect V1 purchased through the participation of ENIT in the European project Tempus i-cré@.
This is a CNC machine, model Charlyrobot DESK STM D 0604. It is used for the realization of models, prototypes or small tools in soft and non-metallic materials (wood and wood composites, plastics and resins). Stratoconception© technology is a patented process of rapid prototyping, which uses layered manufacturing process to create the prototypes. The technology was developed by the CIRTES center (France) in 1990. It consists in decomposing (slicing) the CAD model, into a set of simple elementary layers called strata. The elementary pieces are made by fast micro milling from board materials. These individual parts are then assembled to reconstruct the final product. This machine was purchased through the participation of ENIT in the European project Tempus i-cré@.
A drill press (also known as a pedestal drill, pillar drill, or bench drill) is a fixed style of drill that may be mounted on a stand or bolted to the floor or workbench. It is kept straight, and can perfectly go down vertically, to make precise and quite deep bores.
FabLabENIT has various manual and portable tools for the usual operations of cutting, screwing, gluing, etc. It also has some basic electronic tools.