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General Rules

MakerSpace General Safety Rules

Woodshop Rules (covers hand tools, drills, drill press, band saw, and scroll saw)

green BOSS Laser Cutter 

Rules

Tutorial

Preparing a cut file

List of Materials that CAN and CANNOT be used in the Lasercutter

To be qualified on the lasercutter a user must successfully cut this Angry Bison design following the instructions in the tutorial.  The finished result should look like this.

green Formech Vacuum Former 

Rules

Tutorial

Heat and Time Settings

To be qualified on the vacuum former a user must successfully go through the whole process of preparing and forming to an object without overheating or underheating the vinyl.

green Form Labs 3D Printer 

Rules

Tutorial on printing

Instructions on cleaning and changing resin tanks

To be qualified on the FormLabs printer a user must successfully print this astronaut file at 30 mm tall.  The finished result should look like this: image 1 / image 2

green Kinect 3D Scanner 

Tutorial

Instructions for scanning and 3D printing a person’s head 

Qualification is not necessary for the Kinect 3D scanner, but to achieve good results users are encouraged to follow the tutorial and instructions above.

green Lulzbot Taz 6

Tutorial

To be qualified on the MakerBot, MakerGear, and Taz printers a user must successfully print this Bulbasaur file at 15 mm tall.  The finished result should look like this.

green Lulzbot Mini

Tutorial

green MakerGear M2 3D Printer 

Rules

Tutorial for general use

Filament changing tutorial

To be qualified on the MakerBot, MakerGear, and Taz printers a user must successfully print this Bulbasaur file at 15 mm tall.  The finished result should look like this.

green Next Engine 3D Scanner 

Tutorial

To be qualified on the NextEngine 3D scanner a user must demonstrate the ability to setup, use, and put the scanner away in the gray cabinet. The user must show that they are able to handle the machine with care, as it is expensive and fragile.

green Roland Vinyl Cutter 

Rules

Tutorial

To be qualified on the Roland vinyl cutter the user must cut their own name and an image and adhere the design to the wall by the badge holder. The design should be no larger that 2” tall.

green ShopBot CNC Router

Rules

ShopBot Desktop Overview

For cutting out basic shapes (simple vector drawings):

  1. DXF file Tutorial Part I
  2. DXF file Tutorial Part II
  3. Shopbot operating instructions

For cutting out more detailed forms (lettering, curves, etc.)

  1. VCarve Pro Tutorial Part I
  2. VCarve Pro Tutorial Part II
  3. Shopbot operating instructions

To be qualified on the ShopBot a user must successfully complete these two tutorials:

Part 1 – cutting vector-based files

Part 2 –  cutting STL-based files 

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