Page created: January 2023
Members: Please use this sheet as a friendly list of highlights to give when taking a prospective member on a tour.
Information for Visitors
Ensure that visitors receive the following information:
- We are 100% volunteer-run, no staff
- We are intended for adults, however supervised kids are allowed to be here.
- Bonus points for seeing family generations instructing here. We love that.
- Members are responsible for their own safety at all times.
- Guests rules - members may bring in guests if supervised. Guests are not to use tools that require training or that are designated member-only.
- Dues are how the space is paid for. (including what happens when you don’t pay)
- Front door for public events (TONs)
- Social Space
- Classes and lectures can happen here
- Tools: 3d printer, 3d scanner, vacuum former, printer, piano
- Cubicon: first large tool purchase with no grants. It just works (far less finicky than most)
- Show off the cool things in the room.
- Artist In Residence program: currently on hold.
- Explain the name (FABric arts and elecTRONICS)
- Tool: Sewing items, Serger, Silhouette machine, CNC embroidery, Reflow oven, soldering iron, reflow station
- Highlight Drink Fridge
- Mural is cool
- Keep tools out of this space
- This is a great space to talk about the guest policy
- Where they are
- Lockers are currently available on a first come first serve basis.
- 24/7 access to the space
- Layup is for temporary storage of items drying/curing
- Large item storage is temporary storage of active projects
- Very high use tool - be patient if you want to use
- Materials: (¼” plastics and wood, leather, foam core)
- Most tools in here need training
- How training works
- Some of it is self-study, and approval from certain members
- Training courses will teach you how to safely and effectively operate machinery but only present basic knowledge. Members are encouraged to engage in self-learning to hone skills and develop advanced techniques.
- Kwartzlab does not supply materials
- Minimal budgets for basic items like glue
- Cleaning policy - always clean up after yourself
- Safety boards
From here, take them back to the front. Some may want an interview at this time - list the basic process of applying:
- Review the Code of Conduct - applicants must read this, it is required as part of the interview process.
- Safety - all members are responsible for their own safety
- Ask a member for an interview if you are interested in joining!