[hackerspaces] Classes and costs

Dave Rowntree dave at davidrowntree.co.uk
Thu Sep 15 00:04:19 CEST 2016

We just started our first proper instructor lead course just last month, at
So Make It - laser cutter training (run by myself and a couple of others at
the moment)
We charge £20 gbp (wow is that really only $26 now - what the hell
happened? Stupid Brexit nonsense) for about a 2 hour session of me waffling
on about safety, waving my hands around, and setting stuff on fire. Then we
let them loose on the machine.

The idea was that the training dues and laser time fee (20p gbp per minute
of laser time) would pay for the inevitable consumable parts and materials
Now you're talking about liability of trainers - and I'm nervous about how
UK law would hold me liable (despite not taking any of the money)

I need to check. IANAL etc.

That said, I'm not sure even we can even ask people to sign liability
disclaimers like you guys in the US. I'd like to implement it if we could.
I doubt a UK judge would like it so much.

In the past we have charged just components cost for small soldering
workshops (something like £6 gbp for a small custom PCB and components to
make an Arduino Nano clone)


On 21 July 2016 at 22:21, webmind <webmind at puscii.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> I quite like having the US people on here, but is there also a
> US-hackerspace list? Seems like a lot of the legal stuff is very
> US-specific?
> Cheers,
> w.
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Dave Rowntree,
Director of Sobuildit Limited
Trustee of Southampton Makerspace
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