Downtown Prototyping Lab Access
What Does Lab Access Look Like in 2021?
Hi innovators! We are excited to welcome you back into our downtown lab with in person, open hours starting Tuesday 9/7/21. Remember, masks are strictly required for all visitors on campus and capacity will be limited as needed to maintain a safe and productive environment.
This fall we will be implementing a new style of schedule. Whether you are a student, researcher, or community member, you are welcome to drop in during specific times outlined below to work, learn, and check off on equipment. If you are new to Inworks, your first step is always Basic Safety Training.
Basic Safety Training:
Basic Safety Training is required to use the prototyping lab. This is the first step before accessing all the lab has to offer. Safety is fundamental to our culture and we use this time to cover essential safety training and orientation to our space. At the end you will be able to visit the lab to work, learn, and credential on machines. This short introduction takes about 20 minutes and is available:
TUESDAY 9:00 am – 10:00 am
WEDNESDAY 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
FRIDAY 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
During open hours, you are able to drop in to work and collaborate in our space. We’ve expanded our prototyping capabilities and the equipment is open for use once you’ve demonstrated competency. Lab monitors will be available to assist and answer questions during these times, but will not be able to train you on equipment you have not used before (see teaching hours).
If you have worked in our space in the past, please bring in your badge and we will walk you through updates to our space and operations. We know it has been a while since you may have used the equipment and will work with you to get you back up to speed.
MONDAY 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
TUESDAY 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching & Workshop Hours:
Learn a new skill or improve your craft! A few different makers and educators will be in the space during these times to help expand your world of innovation. These are open times to come in a learn new equipment, workflows, and skills with other members of our community.
**Specialty workshops may be held outside of these set times.
TUESDAY 9:00 am – 11:00 am
WEDNESDAY 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
FRIDAY 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Before you can utilize prototyping equipment during open hours, you must be credentialed on that equipment. To gain a credential, you will walk a lab monitor through a skill you learned – whether it’s a skill you already know or something you’ve learned during our teaching times. Don’t stress if you don’t get it right the first time – it’s normal and you can come back as many times as you need to dial in a workflow.
TUESDAY 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 11:00 am – 1:00pm
FRIDAY 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Can’t access the lab in person/don’t have the time? Check out MakerOS!
We will continue to offer prototyping and design services through MakerOS. This platform supports remote projects with design and fabrication services. Whether you can’t get in to the lab or don’t have time to do it yourself, you can access our team and technologies to push your ideas forward. Use of this service will involve costs for materials and staff time.
Sign up for MakerOS here and get your projects rolling. Our team will work with you to understand the scope of work and provide quotes before the work begins.