Preventing injury to people (and equipment) is our first priority. To do this, users must demonstrate knowledge and competence. After completing Basic Training, users can earn "badges" that certify their competence. The various badges, and the equipment authorized by that badge, is listed below. For each badge, a user builds one or more "widgets" using a combination of tools.
For information on safety and training requirements for each machine in the MakerSpace, see Safety and Manuals.
Tools and Equipment
Stationary Powered Tools
Hand Held Power Tools
- Portable Drills
- Portable Jig (Saber) Saw
- Circular Skil Saws
- Reciprocating Sawzall Saws
- Hand Held Angle Grinder and Cutoff Wheel
- Hand Held Belt Sander
- Buffers and Polishers
Welding facilities are housed in the sculpture studio of the Woldenberg Art Center on the Newcomb campus. The sculpture studio is in the beautiful 1920’s era natatorium that once housed the women’s swimming pool and is now the foundry and fabrication space. The expansive and day-lit studio was fitted with a new 2 ton bridge crane, storage, lighting, ventilation and foundry facilities as well as the complete range of equipment for gas and arc welding, forging and other metal forming and fabrication processes.
Students who need help with ferrous or aluminum welding should contact Professor Dan Alley firstname.lastname@example.org