Getting Started

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Find a machine suitable for your needs

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Attend our mandatory training session

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Brainstorm for that kickass product idea

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Start building and ask a TA if you need help

General safety:
If there is an accident and someone is hurt:

  • Call 9-1-1 from your cell phone or lab phone
  • Stay with the injured person until help arrives (alert others if possible)
  • Alert MakerSpace staff
  • Report the incident to the manager

If you see something dangerous or someone working in an unsafe manner, tell a staff member or manager.

Working in the MakerSpace:

  • Keep your workspace clean
    • Clean and return all tools to where you got them
    • Shut off and unplug machines when cleaning, repairing, or oiling
    • Keep the floor around machines clean, dry, and free from trip hazards. Do not allow chips or debris to accumulate.
    • Mop up spills immediately and put a chair or cone over them if they are wet enough to cause someone to slip
  • Equipment
    • Only use equipment you have been trained for and approved to use
    • Report any broken equipment to a staff member
    • For training and specific instructions, refer to the signs posted at each machine
  • Protective gear
    • Wear gear appropriate to the machine or tool you are using, see signs at each machine for required gear
  • Hand tools
    • Never use a broken tool, and report any broken tools to a staff member
    • Use tools as they were designed to be used
  • Chemicals
    • TAs must take hazardous waste training before using the chemical baths
    • Everyone must use gloves when working with the bath
      1. Always check the temperature before reaching into the bath
    • No external chemicals are allowed in the lab without approval from the manager or assistant manager, and a SDS must be submitted
  • Materials
    • External materials brought in to be cut on the machines must be approved by a staff member
    • Be mindful of waste, return unused raw materials that you don’t need to the MakerSpace
  • Laser cutter
    • All laser cutter users must be trained
    • ALWAYS watch your work, no matter how long the cut job takes, there is always a fire threat
    • NEVER cut a material that you can’t definitely identify or is not on the approved material list
      1. PVC and chlorinated plastics can NEVER be cut, they will give off a deadly gas
  • Food
    • No food in the MakerSpace
    • Drinks with coffee cup lids or holes are not allowed
    • Only sealable drinks are allowed
    • Violators will be asked to leave for the day

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