Makerspace Rules and Policies

The Makerspace rules and policies stated below are intended to create and maintain a safe working environment for everyone using the facilities. Please read and understand them thoroughly and sign below.


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  • Wear eye protection: safety glasses with side shields, goggles, or face shields at all times in shop, whether working or not.

  • Do not wear loose-fitting clothing around moving or rotating machinery.

  • Remove ties, jewelry, gloves, etc. especially around moving or rotating machinery.

  • Tie back or cover long hair to keep it away from moving machinery.

  • Wear only shoes that cover the entire foot, no open-toe shoes or sandals, definitely no flip-flops.

  • Wear suitable gloves when handling hot objects, glass, or sharp-edged items.

  • Wear appropriate clothing for the job (i.e. do not wear short sleeve shirts or short pants when welding or casting.



  • Safety is your top priority when using the shop. If you are not sure what you are doing, ask.

  • Know all the locations of all first aid, fire, and safety equipment.

  • Never use a tool unless you’ve been trained to use it safely.

  • Never work alone when using power tools. Two persons must be present and be able to see one another.

  • Sign in before using any equipment.

  • Do not work in the shop if tired, or in a hurry.

  • Do not fool around, startle or distract anyone (not even with a conversation) while either one of you is using a tool.

  • Think through the entire job before starting. Prepare prints or drawings with all dimensions and specifications prior to using machines.


  • Use tools only as they were designed to be used. (A wrench is not a hammer.)

  • Never use a broken tool.

  • Report any broken tools from the room.

  • Never walk away from a tool that is still on.

  • A hard hammer should not be used to strike a hardened tool or any machine part. Use a soft-faced hammer.

  • Operate machines only with all required guards and shields in place.




  • Clean up every time whenever you leave an area, including sweeping the floor.

  • Clean and return all tools to where you got them.

  • Use compressed air sparingly: never aim it at another person or use it to clean hair or clothes.

  • Shut off and unplug machine when cleaning, repairing or oiling.

  • Never use a rag near moving machinery.

  • Use a brush, hook, or a special tool to remove chips, shavings, etc. from the work area. Never use the hands.

  • Keep fingers clear of the point of operation of machinery by using special tools or devices, such as, push sticks, hooks, pliers, etc..

  • Keep the floor around machines clean, dry, and free from trip hazards. Do not allow chips to accumulate.

  • Mop up spills immediately and put a chair or cone over them if they are wet enough to cause someone to slip.




  • Do not attempt to remove foreign objects from the eye or body

  • If chemicals get in the eye(s), wash eye(s) for 15 minutes in an open flow of water before proceeding for medical treatment.



  • Safe and proper use of workshops, materials, machines and tools is of utomst importance. Any wreckless behavior that causes harm or put serious risk on self or others or result in significant damage to the makerspace will result in incuring a personal liability by the violator and / or suspension or termination of membership.

  • All machining and fabrication work should be done in the workshops, unless permission is provided in advance. Mezzanine floor and other office or living spaces are not intended for such work.

  • You can bring your own materials or purchase from OriginBase Maker Shop. Consumables are not free, and they include raw materials, resins, consumable machine parts and tools. There are lots of free scrap material and shared tools to use in the shared spaces.

  • Some materials found in shared spaces in the makerspace may belong to other members or the makerspace, you must take permission to use them unless you find them in designated scrap areas. 

  • Put your valuables in your locker or storage area with your name on them. Otherwise they might be misplaced in the scarps section, and be considered free to use by other members.

  • The Maker code of conduct is a discipline that can be transformed into a habit. We take this code very seriously for the safety and comfort of all members and staff. All members undertake the enforcement of this code and will remind fellow makers of the rules where needed. However, persistent violators may subject themselves to penalty,or risk suspending or termination of membership.

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You agree that you are voluntarily participating in the Makerspace with knowledge of the risks of doing so, such as the risks of injury, property damage, or death resulting from the use of potentially dangerous tools or materials, and/or the active or passive negligence of Makerspace participants, sponsors, suppliers, including OriginBase staff, associates and partners and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and exhibitors (collectively, “we” or “us). You release us from all liability, claims, damage, or demands arising from or related to your participation in the Makerspace.


You acknowledge that Makerspace events may be recorded in audio, visual, and/or audio audiovisual media and you consent to the making and use of such recordings by OriginBase LLC and/or its licensees for any purpose. You release OriginBase LLC and its licensees from and waive any claims related to or arising by reason of the making and/or use of any such recordings. You grant to OriginBase LLC the right to use your name and likeness in connection with use of the recordings.



You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and understand that it includes an assumption of the risks and a release of liability. We are relying on this waiver to allow you to participate in the makerspace.


You understand your goal is to define a project and work with other Makerspace makers and mentors to exhibit your completed project (or evidence or what you’ve accomplished to that point) at maker faire. You agree to abide by OriginBase Maker’s Code and workshops rules and policies and to use the facilities, tools and materials that you’re qualified and allowed to use by OriginBase LLC in a safe way, and to alert fellow Makerspace users, mentors and staff when facilities, tools and materials are being used in a way that could cause harm to the user or others. You will do your best to come to all meetings. You will provide others with assistance or helpful feedback when you see a way their project or techniques could be improved, if such feedback is welcomed. You agree to tell program leaders changes you’d make to the program to improve future workshops. That is: I’ll come, I’ll make something. I’ll help others and stay safe.