UCC has a bunch of money. We should spend it on some of the following:

TODO: Curate as a $20/$200/$2000 Wishlist instead, a la https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Wishlist ?


  • No ongoing costs, unless the purchase is able to benefit a large majority of members.
  • Everything bought for the clubroom must be purchased with security. And no, we don't have to lock down the couch (you idiot).
  • You cannot just give a price for something - we need links to *real* items with *real* prices. Saying "I can get this at half price from a mate of a mate on the second thursday of the month" isn't that helpful.

Wanted Item



Approximate Cost

More New office chairs


$219 https://www.jkhopkins.com.au/shop/seating/typist-chairs/sailor-chair/ (TODO: get spare wheels; replacement gas strut: $40 or gratis under 5 year warranty; or see "The Chair Doctor"); vs robust&compact-style $39 https://www.jkhopkins.com.au/shop/seating/visitor-chairs/flinders-chair/ ?

Coffee Table


Something with a nice UCC logo would be cool

Make more electronics components available to members off the shelf


Forward planning for server upgrades


Forward planning for storage upgrades


HTools: Security screw bit set

USD$25 - USD$230 https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/Toolkits , probably a better investment than AUD$28 https://www.jaycar.com.au/100pc-driver-bit-set/p/TD2038 or $10 at https://www.repco.com.au/en/tools-equipment/hand-tools/-5-10-tools/c/1862917902 , was recently missing a tamperproof Torx T10 for SSD mounting


Basic hand tools/hardware the club really needs: Adjustable wrench; parts storage, ...


PCB router: link/research required

More hardware dev kits


ETool: Serial Interface+Logic Analyser


USD$189+delivery Glasgow https://www.crowdsupply.com/1bitsquared/glasgow ; BusPirate ; USD$95 delivered for Tigard+Bitmagic https://www.crowdsupply.com/securinghw/tigard

ETool: FPGA devkit

$250 https://www.crowdsupply.com/1bitsquared/icebreaker-fpga $50 https://www.crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi/tomu-fpga , Numato Opsis, Digilent Atlys?

ETool: Logic Analyser

[BOB] has one that people can borrow if they want. The software is installed on the projects bench machine.

ETool: AVR Debugger

AUD$100 AVR dragon http://au.element14.com/atmel/atavrdragon/in-system-debugger-programmer-avr/dp/1455088

ETool: Smart multimeter

$330 for https://www.eevblog.com/product/121gw/ , Frequency meter, Function generator, Spectrum analyser, ...

ETool: Thermal imager product or devkit

$76 module https://core-electronics.com.au/search/?q=amg8833 ; $190-$480 module/kit https://core-electronics.com.au/search/?q=lepton ; USD$900 ready-to-use https://www.flir.com/products/dm285/

ETool: Time domain reflectometer

$? or as part of meter? Part of some switches

ETool: Benchtop PSU

2x $112.84 for https://au.element14.com/tenma/72-2690/bench-power-supply-1-ch-30v-5a/dp/256398201 , $715 (or secondhand) DP832 https://www.rigolna.com/products/dc-power-loads/ , $250 RUIDEN RD6018W with wifi https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001488070904.html , 3x $58 https://lygte-info.dk/review/Power%20DPH5005-USB%20UK.html , check support with https://sigrok.org/wiki/SmuView ; 2-quadrant/4-quadrant PSU $1500+ or secondhand? https://goughlui.com/2019/08/20/launch-day-review-rohde-schwarz-ngm202-power-supply-overview/ ; or https://github.com/dc-power-supply/dc-power-supply ? ; or $920 delivered https://www.crowdsupply.com/envox/eez-bb3 ; or USD$799 15V https://www.joulescope.com/products/joulescope-precision-dc-energy-analyzer ; or USD$499 6V https://www.crowdsupply.com/zscircuits/zs1100a-power-meter ; or a couple of USD$58.00 - 172.50 RuiDeng https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001488070904.html

ETool: Electronic/Programmable dummy load

$20 for https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1167644 https://lygte-info.dk/review/USBmeter%20Electronic%20load%20Web%20UL-001%20Enterprise.html

ETool: Oscilloscope/CRO upgrade

$2681.01 for https://www.tequipment.net/Rigol/DS4014E/Digital-Oscilloscopes/ , check support with https://lxi-tools.github.io/ and https://www.sigrok.org/wiki/PulseView

RTool: SmartCard/RFID Reader/writer

USD$430 Proxmark III http://www.proxmark.org/ https://hackerwarehouse.com/product/proxmark3-kit/ , cheaper versions on aliexpress.com , https://store.ryscc.com/products/new-proxmark3-kit , SmartCards, NFC, RFID; See also MIFARE

RTool: Radio, SDR

USD$299 https://www.crowdsupply.com/lime-micro/limesdr , AUD$1991 https://www.ettus.com/product/category/USRP-Bus-Series , rtlsdr, USRP, Lime, BladeRF, HackRF...

RTool: Radio/LoRa devkit

$99 https://www.jaycar.com.au/long-range-lora-ip-gateway/p/XC4394 $110 for 2*LoRa https://www.crowdsupply.com/third-venture/lostik , EUR80 https://pycom.io/product/pygate/

Disco ball refit


Already have the disco ball...so $50?

Door sensor replacement



Security system for clubroom

Fingerprint scanner for dispense


Cooler for vending machines


...vs Fridge or freezer

Up to $300 for a ~120L Bar Fridge, but contents would be subject to theft

Recabling dodgy wall ports



Machine room rebuild and sound proof


$1500 for walls + roof if built by UCC and ~$3000 for dual air conditioners

ETool: /RomBurner

$100-$800, flexible, good software support, TL866A is good value&working, but sometimes unreliable?

SMS screen

GPU crunching machine

Library upgrades - perhaps some new CCNA books?

Video conferencing stuff



ETool: Small CNC mill (good for making circuit boards!)

PS3 for Cell hacking

$499 rrp $464 for 160GB slim (or preowned?)

Gaming machine upgrade



3D capable monitor

*3-6 Monitors

not too physically big? high framerate > high resolution?


$119 https://www.apple.com/au/shop/mac/mac-accessories/mice-keyboards Apple mouse for Venice, a secondhand wired one might be better

3D printer spare parts, bed

printers acquired in 2017,2018, no spare parts on hand

Cool stuff we might want

https://www.crowdsupply.com/ , https://kitspace.org/ , look at hackaday.com and computer/IT magazines, https://hsmag.cc/

Cardax for Cameron Hall

(!) Guild

$7000? Base Cost + Cost per door (strikes, readers) $7k ~ 1 maybe 2 doors...

Acquired Item



Approximate Cost

Projector screen to drop down in front of the shelves



$900 (target)








Lights for inside the coke machine

New sound system

Additional SSD for Heathred, it's frequently running out of space

New office chairs

$159 http://www.jkhopkins.com.au/p-110-sailor-typist-chair.aspx

USB DVD drive. ohgod none of our desktops have working optical drives.

New Keyboards

acquired in 2017

New Mice

acquired in 2017

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