- 1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- 1.1 What is this place, makerspace, hackerspace?
- 1.2 Kids? Are kids welcome, kid activities?
- 1.3 Non-profit?
- 1.4 Donations? I have equipment or material that I want to donate
- 1.5 Loaning equipment? I have equipment that I want to loan
- 1.6 How can I get the code for the lock box?
- 1.7 What is the password to the 3D printer station?
- 1.8 What is the wifi password?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is this place, makerspace, hackerspace?
The Maker Station is a recently formed makerspace in Marietta, Georgia. Our vision is to be a leading contributor in the maker community by providing tools, instruction, and a creative environment for all ages in order to foster the do-it-yourself spirit embodied by the maker movement.
A makerspace is a community-oriented, shared workspace where people with common interests can learn, share, and collaborate while working with any and all types of construction materials or media. There has been much written about makerspaces over the past few years, we simply recommend that you google it if you would like to read more.
Kids? Are kids welcome, kid activities?
Kids are definitely welcome. Most of the Station's board members have kids of various ages and we certainly intend to make the space kid friendly and welcoming to families. That being said, the Maker Station is primarily a work space for tinkerers and hobbyists to talk shop, compare notes, and collaborate on projects. The space does contain dangerous power tools and sometimes hazardous materials. Our goal is to keep the space PG-13. The space is not a day care and kids can not be left unattended.
Kid Activities?: We are still a new space, as such we currently do not have specific/recurring activities for kids. However kids are welcome at the majority of our events. Check out our meetup page.
Home School Activities?: We are still new. We encourage any motivated parents to take the lead on organizing home schooling events during school hours. Contact the board (email@example.com) if you are interested in leading a home school event or activity at the space.
Not yet. We are currently operating as an LLC with a goal of converting to a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization in 2015.
Donations? I have equipment or material that I want to donate
Due to limited space at the Maker Station, only dues paying members in good standing are able to donate materials and equipment based on their descretion. We ask that only equipment in good working order be donated. We are not a repair shop nor a recycling facility, and generally unable to salvage material "just in case it may be useful", etc.
Large equipment and guest donations must be vetted by the board prior to acceptance. Contact the board (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to make donations.
The following ARE NOT ACCEPTED at any time:
- CRT Monitors and Televisions
- Hazardous Material
- Broken or discarded appliances and electronics
- Basically anything that costs money to dispose of properly