The Makerspace offers a large variety of hand tools for UTSA affiliated projects. Items can be checked out for the day and should be returned by 5:00pm that evening. All items must remain in the Makerspace. You must be registered with the Makerspace and have your UTSA ID to checkout equipment. Please see the Front Desk Associates for assistance checking out items.
An angle grinder, also known as a side grinder or disc grinder, is a handheld power tool used for grinding (abrasive cutting) and polishing.
4-1/2″ (115mm) Paddle Switch
90deg Holder + Allen Wrench
An orbital jigsaw makes the blade follow a circular movement which enables you to saw faster in a straight line. More orbital action gives faster sawing. The less orbital action you use, the more accurate your cut.
Jig Saw with Keyless Blade Change
Tool + bag
4″ deep throat clamp
6″ and 8″ opening drop forged clamp
32 onz Bell Peen Hammer
21 oz Dead Blow Hammer
3lb Dead Blow Hammer
Pliers, Tweezers, Ruler, Sponge, Blade, Pick
Available in the Electronics Fab Lab
WP 65 Soldering iron, DSX 120 Robust, WR 3M 3-Channel Power Unit
Soldering Iron Stand, Soldering Iron, Micro desoldering tweezers, Microsoldering iron, soldering Iron stand, WR2 2-Channel Power Unit
A multimeter or a multitester, also known as a VOM (volt-ohm-milliammeter), is an electronic measuring instrument that combines several measurement functions in one unit. A typical multimeter can measure voltage, current, and resistance.
Comes with temperature and circuit proves
A ruler, sometimes called a rule or line gauge, is a device used in geometry and technical drawing, as well as in the engineering and construction industries, to measure distances or draw straight lines.
24″ and 18″ rulers
A caliper is used to measure the dimensions of an object.
Digital 300mm Caliper
Digimatic 200mm Caliper
A micrometer, sometimes known as a micrometer screw gauge, is a device incorporating a calibrated screw widely used for accurate measurement of components.
1″, 2″, 3″, 4″, 5″ 6″ micrometers available
7″, 10″, 12″ Water Pump Pliers
Channellock 10″ Tongue and Grove Plier-430
Channellock 9-1/2″ Tongue and Grove Plier-420
Taps and dies are tools used to create purpose screw threads, which is called threading.
The process of cutting or forming threads using a tap is called tapping, whereas the process using a die is called threading.
45pcs Carbon Steel Tap and Die Set
Irwin Hanson Metric Tap and Die Set
Hertel Jobber 29pcs Drill Set
Hertel Metric Jobber 25pcs Drill Set
Hertel 118D BRT Drill Set 115 pcs (U.S)
Drills are most commonly used to drill holes and to drive in screws and other small fasteners.
Drill/Driver kit (cordless)
Drill driver, 2 batteries, charging dock
Cart with common tools for students
Electronics Fabrication Lab
In addition to the hand tools available, the Electronics Fabrication Lab in the Makerspace houses several high-end electronics devices such as virtual benches, oscilloscopes, multimeters, and soldering stations. Some preliminary training may be required. Please see an associate at the Front Desk for more information.