[hackerspaces] New Member Vetting

Pete Prodoehl raster at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 00:21:36 CEST 2012

So how much do you see equipment downtime?

Even though we have equipment that hasn't really been "abused" we still 
see things fail, and they often take time to repair, and that's time 
lost for people who want to use the equipment, especially those who can 
only make it to the space once or twice a week at best.

Laser cutters especially seem pretty easy to do damage to themselves by 
people not properly trained in their usage.


On 9/18/12 4:57 PM, Charlie X Wallace wrote:
>> If your space just has tables, wifi, and a few tools, that may be
>> safe/fine for anyone, but if you've got a mill, lathe, forge, kiln,
>> laser cutter, etc. you might be a bit hesitant to let people in.
> We have cnc mills, pick and place, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, tools,
> lots and lots of electronic equipment and components.
> We're not hesitant at all. I accept things might get damaged, but almost
> everything we can either repair or improve. That which cannot easily be
> repaired, would be  whip round/fund raiser to replace it.
> charlie
> nullspacelabs

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