Buildout

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Buildout and Expansion

This page serves as the brainstorming hub for plans surrounding the buildout of Lowell Makes into the MVCIA and Below Grade. Each major function of Lowell Makes has a separate section of this page for plans, requirements, wishes, and open questions.

Floors and Functions

Upper Level

  • Retail space
  • Conference rooms
  • Coworking space
  • Class area
  • 3D Printing
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • IT Cabinet
  • Random Wire Technologies

Lower Level

  • Wood Shop
  • Wood Stock Storage
  • Electronics Benches
  • Break Area
  • Leatherworking Shop
  • Metalworking Shop
  • Pottery Studio
  • Lockers
  • Bike Shop
  • LASER Zone
  • Paint Room
  • Coffee Roaster

Functional Breakdown

Retail space

Conference rooms

Class area

3D Printing

Lounge

Kitchen

Scanning Electron Microscope

IT Cabinet

  • Enclosed or not?
  • Add second cabinet

Random Wire Technologies

Wood Shop

(see Buildout/WoodShop for details)

  • Add four new 220V outlets
    • 1 on left wall, for old table saw
    • 3 new along right wall (for a total of 4)
      • dust collector
      • Saw stop
        • ground route with kick plate to prevent tripping
      • future tool
      • future tool
    • If cost of new outlets scales poorly, reduce to 3 new runs
  • Move wood storage out to new stock storage area
    • Change to small vertical storage area within shop
  • HVAC and filtration
  • Access Control
    • Add ctrl-o gating to power
  • Dust collector enclosure
    • Add power sensing to automatically engage when tools run?
  • Small tool organization
    • Label everything

Wood Stock Storage

  • Horizontal rack storage

Electronics Benches

Break Area

Same as currently, coffee and tea, soda machine

Leatherworking Shop

Metalworking Shop

  • Bridgeport?
    • Would require 3-phase 220V run

Pottery Studio

Lockers

Bike Shop

LASER Zone

Paint Room

Coffee Roaster

Layout

Personal tools