Asmbly Makerspace offers 8,000sf of creative opportunities and awesomeness, but has no paid employees. So protecting equipment, prioritizing safety, and maintaining workshop harmony requires members to follow certain procedures and adhere to some basic operating guidelines.
That’s why we ask all prospective members to attend an online New Member Orientation followed by an in-person Facility & Safety Tour. Both of these orientation events are free, required, and offered on a regular basis. Detailed steps to becoming a member are outlined below. Please contact our membership team if you have any questions we haven’t covered in our FAQs.
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We require all prospective members to join a 1 hour Zoom orientation where we discuss some basics of Asmbly Makerspace – things like shop etiquette, communication channels, how to schedule general shop time as well as time on specific machines, etc. New Member Orientation sessions are generally every other week and occasionally more frequently as needed. A complete schedule of New Member Orientation sessions is available on our Classes page under the “Orientation” category.
These are the next steps after attending a New Member Orientation:
NOTE: Please use the same email address for your Neon account, signing waivers, joining Discourse and Skedda. We synchronize these various platforms using your email address, and using different email addresses could result in a delay to your membership and access.
This is a required 30 minute tour of the entire workshop and focuses on the nuts and bolts of using the space – where to park, where to take trash, location of first aid kits, fire extinguishers, etc. Prospective members are required to attend a New Member Orientation before attending a Facility & Safety Tour.
A few notes:
Access to the shop is provided through OpenPath which allows members to use an app on their smartphone to get in the building. If you have completed the previous steps, an email invitation is sent for OpenPath with further instructions on setting up access. All visits to the space must be booked using Skedda, our scheduling app.
We’re so glad to have you as a member, welcome!
Most of our specialty shops require that members take an introduction or safety class prior to use. For example, we require that all members take a Woodshop Safety class before using the Woodshop, regardless of experience level. Why? Because we’re a community workshop and it’s important for everyone to understand our safety expectations, as well as information that might be specific to our Woodshop – the dust collection system, where we store our dado stacks, etc.
If you ever have questions about the shop, don’t hesitate to post in our Discourse forum! We have a very active and helpful community online that is eager to help each other find solutions.