Useful makespace info for Members
We're sure there'll be lots of pieces of equipment you're keen to get inducted on. As a reminder, the process for kit inductions is as follows:
- Look for an induction on http://meetup.com/makespace
- If there isn't one, find the page for that equipment on the Makespace wiki: wiki.makespace.org - there you will find instructions about how to request new inductions
We know there is a backlog on some popular pieces of equipment, and we're doing our best to find new owners and trainers to relieve the pressure. If you're a skilled operator on any of our kit, please consider offering to train people!
Getting involved Getting stuck in to the community will help you enjoy Makespace, and help Makespace thrive:
- Introduce yourself on the Forum (http://makespace.org/forum), and write about what you want to do
- Run events – or help others run events. All our events get listed on meetup.com/makespace
- Become a community owner of some equipment
- Just help – with cleaning, tidying, showing people around, welcoming new members on the mailing list and helping people find the information or help they need. Taking the tea towels home and washing them when they get dirty; loading the dishwasher; watering the plants; sweeping the floor; stocking up on chocolate.
Spread the word Grab some posters and stickers from the entrance hall – and tell your friends, put up posters in offices and common rooms and so on.
Keep in touch
- Join the Google Group to talk to other members about making, your projects, and Makespace https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cammakespace
- Follow us on twitter/Facebook/Google+ for all the latest news (all linked from http://makespace.org )
- Don’t forget there’s usually a group chatting in IRC too, in #makespace on freenode.net
Things to read There’s a reading list on the wiki: http://makespace.org/wiki/index.php/Reading_list_for_Founder_members and a page which points to what’s going on at the moment: http://makespace.org/wiki/index.php/Currently_active_and_interesting
The archive of the Google Group may be of interest too.
You may also be interested in recent updates sent to members every few weeks: http://wiki.makespace.org/Latest_member_news
Admin bits If you want to change your payment details, you can login at http://makespace.recurly.com
For any concerns about the space or community, email the Directors firstname.lastname@example.org