This is meant to be a collection of information about the features, operation, and maintenance of our workspace.
- 1 Location
- 2 Equipment
- 3 Access to the Space
- 4 Lights and Appliances
- 5 Usage and Maintenance
- 6 The Space
- 7 Station Lore
The Maker Station is located in the Pickens Industrial Business Park off of Allgood Road in Marietta, a few minutes away from the Allgood Rd and Cobb Pkwy intersection.
Address: 869 Pickens Industrial Drive North East, Suite# 1, Marietta, GA
Equipment at the space is constantly changing due to generous donations and the needs of the members. An attempt to catalog them can be found on t the Equipment page.
If you would like to visit the space, the best way is to attend an open house or other event as published on our Meetup page. This is the best way to find which events are scheduled in the space. You may find members there at other hours, but since you never can tell, your best bet is to check the calendar. Once you join and become a member of the space, you will be given a card to allow you access to the facility. You can use this to come and go as needed to work on your own projects and make use of the space. You will need to adhere to the guidelines around ingress/egress to ensure a safe and enjoyable working environment.
Lights and Appliances
To conserve power usage for the space, please turn off unnecessary lights in the space. Please use lights, fans, and equipment as needed for safety and project work, but turn them off when finished. When leaving make sure all lights are out.
Usage and Maintenance
We are all part of this community and as we use the space, things will get messy. Please take time to put your projects away as best you can and clean up any messes or safety hazards (even if they are not your own) so that we can keep this an enjoyable place for everyone. Members will have storage bins for their use. Guests should take any of their project materials with them when they leave. The space is there to be used by the members. We do not need committee to decide to move a table. If you need to rearrange something for a project, go ahead. However, if you are considering significant changes, please discuss it with one of the board members. Do not permanently mar/damage/attach things to the physical walls and space without first discussing it with the board members. That's not to stifle your creativity, we just need to make sure that everyone is on the same page.
During open house or scheduled events, guests can enter/exit as they wish. Members accessing the space at other times, should log your entry and exit time on the sign-in sheet. The sign-in sheet is on a clipboard hanging on the wall behind the main door from the street. Please make sure you sign in and out so we have a log of activity and traffic in the space. Future projects may augment/replace this procedure, but for now, this is how we will access the space. When leaving, if you are the last one out, make sure the lights are off, and that all doors are locked.
The front lobby. This is the main entrance to the space and houses our larger 3d printers, as well as a large screen that can be used for larger classes that don't fit in the class room. It also has our display area for members to show off their work, and a small kitchenette.
The Electronics Room is between the Board Room and the Members' Storage Room. It contains lots of electronics tools and supplies, including soldering irons, solder, wires, multimeters, fuses, LEDs, and more.
The 3d printing room houses (surprisingly) most of our 3D printers. It consists of benches on all walls which hold printers, the 3d printer workstation for starting prints, and the storage for filament.
The classroom is open for use to all members, and has a whiteboard, TV, and large table. This is a good place for running smaller classes, game nights, or an area to work on projects in.
The magical space which is too small to be a full room, but too big not to use. This houses our CAD workstation, fridge, vending machines, and is the access for the bathroom, shop, and member storage room.
Bathroom on the far right in the central back room.
Please help take care of this facility and report any maintenance issues immediately. We are all responsible for keeping this area clean and sanitary. There is no cleaning service.
Member Storage Room
This is the storage room for member use.
The wood shop houses our woodworking and general use tools, additional storage, our CNC machines, and our central air/dust collection. The rollup door in the back can be used to bring in material. Our local robotics team, The Mechanisms, has their pit on the office side.
There is a rollup door in back to provide access for larger equipment and supplies. It can be accessed by driving around the building. Watch out for large trucks and loading dock traffic. Do not park/leave your vehicle unattended at the loading dock area. Make sure the rollup door is secured and the rear personnel door is locked when not in use.
SAFETY WARNING DO NOT WORK DIRECTLY UNDERNEATH THE ROLL UP DOOR
The metal shop has our metal working tools and welders. It has the back walk-in door to the space.
- sigh* --- do you miss it already? Our original makerspace was located on 52 Powder Springs St in Marietta right next to the train tracks. Some of the older members may be nostalgic for the train.
Our second makerspace was located on 1700 Cumberland Point Dr in Marietta across the street from Dobbins Air force base. When a large plane was landing, it always seemed like the wheels would touch our roof as it roared by!