Tool and Material List

Feel free to post this for your team to help them with expanding their idea of what’s out there. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list.  Safety, the Rules of the Road and the individual Challenge must be taken into account at all times.  If you don’t know what something is… do some research.

Adhesives

  • Tapes (Duct, Gaffer, Cellotape, Double-sided, Velcro, Electrical)
  • Glues (Tacky, White, Wood, Gorilla, Epoxy, “Hot”, Fabric, PVC, “Super”)

Other Joiners

  • Hinges
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • “L” brackets
  • Wire
  • Pop-Rivets
  • Staples – Heavy duty not just the office product
  • Elastic cords (rubber bands, bungees etc)
  • Rope, twine, string
  • Clamps

Building Materials

  • Cardboard & other paper products
  • PVC
  • Wood
  • Fabric / Cloth
  • Concrete / Plaster of Paris
  • Paper Mache
  • Plastic (Bags, Sheeting)

Cutting / Shaping Hand Tools

  • Scissors
  • Knives, box cutters, X-Acto
  • Saws – wood, hack
  • PVC pipe cutter
  • Sandpaper
  • Files, Rasps
  • Wire Cutters / Strippers
  • Bolt Cutters
  • Chisels
  • Hand Drill + bits
  • Rotary Cutter (for fabric)

Other Hand Tools

  • Screwdrivers
  • Hammer / Mallet
  • Tape Measure / Ruler – Straight Edge
  • Square / Level
  • Pliers
  • Clamps
  • Needle + Thread

Power Tools

  • Power Drill / Screwdriver
  • Power Saws (Saber / Jig Saw, Reciprocating Saw, Band Saw, Table Saw)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Rotary Tool – Dremel type
  • Airbrush / Paint Sprayer
  • Soldering Iron

Colorants

  • Paints (Spray, Tempera, Latex  House Paint, Acrylic, Oil, Fabric)
  • Dyes
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Wood Stains, Varnishes, etc
  • Lacquers

Chemicals

  • Baking Soda & Vinegar
  • Soda & Mentos
  • Water
  • Dry Ice

Electrical

  • Batteries
  • Wire
  • Motors
  • Lights
  • Solder
  • Wire Nuts