There is a space reserved in Studio 5 for 'collective reuse' of materials - these are materials
donated and/or left behind by students for studio modelmaking. There is a lot of material in this corner -
please check it out and feel free to take what you need. Please also donate material you don't need to this space
for others to use. Please sort/keep materials organized and pay close attention to things like types of plastic -
acrylic is only one of many types, and one of the only types safe to laser cut, so it's important to keep them
Otherwise, there is a very limited amount of scrap and other leftover material that we are able to keep for
reuse in the shop spaces - feel free to check scrap bins in N51 or building 3, and in the flammable (spray
paint) cabinets, for unclaimed scrap or spray paint. There are mixed collections of leftover hardware/fasteners
in both shop spaces, as well. Do not take any other material out of storage
in any shop space without checking with shop staff, first - not everything is free to use.
We sell a limited range of material (listed below) for student use- if you need help sourcing something, please contact us. Available for sale in N51-160 (PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE) (payment must be made with the MIT Mobius app)
After fall 2020, recommended online supplier questions have come up frequently; a list of suggested tools and materials is here:
We will not always have time to check and update this list, so please feel free to offer recommendations to add, or let us know if/when a
link becomes obsolete or inaccurate.
Craigslist and Freecycle are sometimes decent sources for finding local and cheap/free materials/used tools.
If you need something delivered to Building 3/main campus group, please use the 32 Vassar st. Stata Center loading dock address. More info here:
Stata Loading Dock
- and add "room 3-412". Please use your own name, let us know that you are getting something shipped here, and expect to retrieve it ASAP. Do not
use this address for N51 - contact Chris Dewart for any N51 delivery planning.