We have a small drill press, a band saw that is designed for wood but we can use it for aluminum, a small lathe that seems to be out of order or not have the tooling we need a lot of time, and occasionally a working 3d printer. At home, I have an old manual mill, and a really old lathe, a brake, welders, and various other things, these are usually in working condition. But we don’t work at my home, so when we decide that I need to do some work at home, I need a drawing to work from.
I was thinking the other day about the hundreds of thousands of dollars we’ve spent over the years, traveling to regionals in other states, and occasionally to World Championships…and how much neat equipment we might have now, if we had spent our money differently. But we still build decent robots, with what we have.