COVID Policy Update
Our procedures have changed due to COVID-19. Please see the updates below before visiting the makerspace.
- Masks are required at all times in the Makerspace.
- Food and drink are not allowed in the Makerspace.
- Please sign in using the log located on the central table.
The makerspace is meant to be a safe, welcoming environment for all members of our community to come together, learn new skills, and collaborate on projects. When using the space, please keep the following rules in mind:
- Be respectful of other users: Remember that this space belongs to all members of our community. Don’t take up more space than you need, help others if they ask for help, and don’t assume that you know more about any tool or task than another person. Also, assume positive intent!
- Leave the space in the same (or better) state that you found it: Clean up your workspace when you’re done, don’t leave your projects sitting on a table, even if “you’ll be right back”, erase the whiteboards after using them.
- Don’t be afraid to ask: If you don’t know how to use a tool or program, ask our friendly Makerspace Attendants! They will be happy to instruct you on the proper use of any of the tools.
- Wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment: This means safety glasses when cutting or drilling anything that isn’t fabric, and cut-resistant gloves when using razors or exacto knives.
- Report any injuries or near-misses: If you get hurt, or do something that you feel was unsafe, let an Attendant know so that we can learn how to keep everyone safe in the future.
- Per-user material limits: Each student is provisionally allowed $40 of materials, plus 250 grams of PLA per year. This is subject to change depending on the number of students using the space. (Circa January 2020). Attendants will inform you of material values until a self reporting system is established.
- Don’t remove tools from the space (or store public tools in your storage space) without consulting a Makerspace Manager first.
- Don’t make offensive (in either sense of the word) or unsafe things: Please refrain from making weapons of any kind or things you wouldn’t want to show the faculty. Also prohibited are any objects which promote unsafe behaviors, such as paraphernalia that encourages the abuse of controlled substances.