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Tool Areas

Instructions for tool training, tool usage, consumables, etc.

The Rules

How to become a member, end your membership, handle different situations, etc.

Member Handbook

These are the rules that govern our community.

Frequently asked questions

3D Printing

Wiki for using Bellingham Makerspace 3D printers

Information Technology

How does computer work, even?

Laser Cutting

How to use and troubleshoot issues using our Laser Cutter

Woodshop

Information on the woodshop and its tools

Electronics

Rules and procedures for using the Electronics Area

Policies and Procedures

These policies and procedures apply to all members, guests, and visitors to the makerspace. Please review them carefully to ensure that you understand them.

Branding and Marketing

Check out our Makerspace Brand Guide, social media, press release templates, signage and more.

Textile & Fiber Arts

Everything about the Textile & Fiber arts area, including sewing, quilting, and embroidery.

Miscellaneous

Things that are useful to know, but don't fit anywhere else.

Getting Started with Klipper Firmware and Mainsail

3D Printing

To access Klipper for the Ender 3 machines

3D Printers

3D Printing

Printers and Capabilities

Testing out

3D Printing

How to test out of 3D Printing Class.

Intro - The Basics

Electronics

Read this first before using the area. The Electronics Area provides resources, parts, and supplies useful in constructing and testing of projects that require electronics. There are two workbenches which members are allowed to use. Both stations have ...

Warnings and Cautions

Electronics

People or equipment can be harmed by misusing the facilities.

Forms

Policies and Procedures

Tools

Woodshop

References

Member Handbook

This section is for anything not directly covered above, but still important.

Rules

Electronics

Primary Rules 1. Electronics Area tools will remain in the Electronics Area. Tools moved to other areas in the Makerspace should be returned as soon as possible.  Leave note if tool is to be used elsewhere for more than a few minutes.  Members expect tools to...

Electronics Tools

Electronics

Tools to construct, test, or repair your electronics projects

Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine 4432

Textile & Fiber Arts

(Currently out of order)  This machine is best suited for everyday sewing to slightly more heavy duty projects. It may struggle to sew through several layers of webbing or true heavy duty cloth. This machine works well for plush making and other projects. ...

Brother xl2600i Sewing Machine

Textile & Fiber Arts

This sewing machine is best suited for your everyday basic sewing needs.  Brother manual and troubleshooting

Juki DDL-8700 Industrial Sewing Machine

Textile & Fiber Arts

This is a straight lockstitch sewing machine, with extra arm space. Ideal for lightweight to medium weight fabrics (no more than 3 layers of denim is recommended).  Manual Instructional Video

Juki mo-654DE Serger

Textile & Fiber Arts

This is an overlock machine with 4 threads.  Manual How to YouTube video

PFAFF Embroidery Machine (Creative Vision)

Textile & Fiber Arts

This is an embroidery and sewing machine. It is great at sewing decorative stitches, embroidery, and appliqué. Manual

Babylock long arm quilter (BLQP)

Textile & Fiber Arts

This is our quilting machine mounted on a New Joy Quilting Frame.  Manual

3D Printer Maintenance Guide

3D Printing

How to maintain 3D printers

Rules for 3D Printing

3D Printing

Our makerspace is dedicated to fostering creativity and innovation in a safe and supportive environment. To ensure that all members and visitors can enjoy and benefit from our facilities, we adhere to the following our rules

ESD - Electro Static Discharge

Electronics

Static Discharge

How do I become a member?

Frequently asked questions

Go to https://www.bellinghammakerspace.org and click "Become a Member". Pick the membership tier that best fits your needs. Fill out the registration form and click "Become a Member". You will be redirected to Paypal for payment.  Once you complete your r...

How do I cancel my membership?

Frequently asked questions

Log into the member management system. Click "Subscriptions" In the menu next to your membership, click "Pause" or "Cancel". Email [email protected] to let them know you're stopping your membership. This lets us know to deactivate your ke...

How do I re-activate my membership?

Frequently asked questions

If you want to reactivate your membership, simply log into Memberpress (https://members.bellinghammakerspace.org) and either unpause your membership or sign up for a new subscription. If you want to activate your membership for only one month, just pay for on...

When can I use my key card to get in?

Frequently asked questions

Members have key-card access via the back door 7 days a week during normal Bellis Fair mall hours. This includes days when we are not staffed or the mall is closed for holidays.

What tools can I use?

Frequently asked questions

The makerspace classifies tools into two categories: simple and complex. Simple tools are those that require no in-person training, are often portable, and would cause limited or minimal injury or damage if misused. Examples of simple tools include: hand s...

Can non-members use makerspace tools?

Frequently asked questions

No. Only members are allowed to use makerspace tools.

Can I borrow a tool?

Frequently asked questions

Members may not borrow or take home tools for personal use.  Members may take some makerspace equipment off-site for use in educational, community outreach, or publicity events (e.g. a community block party, school presentation, Maker Faire, etc.) under the f...

I need to leave my project overnight. How do I do this?

Frequently asked questions

If the project is smaller than a pizza box: Fill out a parking permit card with: your first and last name phone number, email address, description of the project when/how it can be safely moved when you will be back to retrieve it (no later than 72 ho...

Where do I find X?

Frequently asked questions

Search this wiki. Ask in the #general channel on Slack. Ask another member in person. Once you find it, add a page here in the appropriate book. :)

Does the makerspace own a Wowbagger XL 7000 (or any other tool)?

Frequently asked questions

It's entirely possible! We own lots of tools that are used by our members every day. The best way to find out is to search this wiki, then ask in the #general channel on Slack, then ask a human being.

There's an urgent problem at the makerspace. What do I do?

Frequently asked questions

First of all, if the problem will not: immediately threaten anybody's health or safety destroy the building in the next 24 hours destroy anybody's personal property in the next 24 hours destroy any makerspace property in the next 24 hours get exponentia...

Storage

Member Handbook

Projects or materials may be left up to 72 hours at the Bellingham Makerspace with the permission of a Bellingham Makerspace staff member, provided that they are stored in an out-of-the-way location with a full name, date it will be removed, and a phone number...

Consumables

Member Handbook

Many of the tools at The Bellingham Makerspace use tooling that wears out (consumables). These include things like drill bits, saw blades, dremel bits, etc. We try to keep basic tooling available for most tools, but we cannot supply tooling for every possible ...

Tools

Member Handbook

The makerspace classifies tools into two categories: simple and complex. Simple tools are those that require no in-person training, are often portable, and would cause limited or minimal injury or damage if misused. Examples of simple tools include: hand s...

Cleaning

Member Handbook

Everyone requires space to work. When you are done for the day, please return tools and clear horizontal surfaces of materials and projects. Sweep or vacuum your work area if needed. If you are gluing up a project and cannot transfer it, get a parking permit. ...

Photography

Policies and Procedures

The Bellingham Makerspace reserves the right to take photographs of people and projects in community spaces for promotional purposes. However, we also respect the privacy of our members, and any members can opt out of photography of themselves or their project...

Information Technology

Member Handbook

The Bellingham Makerspace provides information technology for members to use as part of their projects or classes. This includes: WiFi a 5-seat computer lab tool computers (e.g., in electronics or laser/vinyl cutting) a black-and white laser printer a c...

Guests

Member Handbook

A guest is someone who is not a member of The Bellingham Makerspace. One member is free to host up to seven (7) guests during member hours. All guests must sign a liability waiver. Guests may not use any complex tool outside of a scheduled class. Guests may u...

Introduction to 3D Printing at the Makerspace

3D Printing

Before operating any 3D printers at the Bellingham Makerspace, it's important to adhere to the following guidelines: Training Requirement: All users must be trained in the use and operation of the 3D printers. Training can be obtained by taking an Int...

CR-10

3D Printing 3D Printers

The Ender CR-10 has a 500mm³ print volume. It's an FDM Printer capable of printing PLA, PETG, and Flexible Filament* (depending on print settings). It cannot print ASA, ABS, PolyCarbonate, or Nylon. It is perfect for printing larger items that cannot fit on an...