Here’s your getting started guide

If you’ve received your welcome pack, you’ll find a fob enclosed alongside the ID of that fob.

To activate your fob:

  • Go to
  • Edit your profile
  • Scroll right down to “Key Fob”
  • Enter the ID into the text box and click “Add a new fob”

Then, once that’s done, you’ll be able to use your fob to get in! Note, it takes about five minutes between adding your fob and the door updating.


Generally, don’t be on fire and don’t be an awful human. We’re all here to have a good time and respect goes a long way to making the community work well.

More specifically, rules can be found here


  • Do-ocracy! Doing things is at the core of the space.
  • Concensus – before making changes get concensus, the space is member-run.
  • Board – report issues with membership, the company, money etc to the board. The board are also there to sort out any issues if things go wrong. They’ll always be there to listen and take action as needed to keep the space running smoothly. The board is NOT paid, and they’re just regular members who have been voted in.
  • Meeting – We host regular meetings where people can get together
    • Member meetings – informal, good to get together and discuss the space
    • Show and Tell – coming up, a space to get together and chat about making
    • Games nights – currently on hold due to the pandemic but a fun social time for all
  • Training
    • Some tools (e.g. the laser cutter and lathes) require an induction, which is organised by members.
    • Inductions are to protect you, others around you, and the tool itself.
    • We don’t offer formal training on how to make things – this is done between members on an entirely voluntary basis so if you’d like to know how to use a tool you can research online, ask for advice from members, and become an expert in the area in question.
    • If you’re not comfortable using a tool, it’s important not to use it. Often people are happy to help guide you. If no-one is around, seek advice and training online. Often YouTube is a good place to start.
    • This does NOT cover dangerous tools, including but not limited to:
      • Grinder
      • Table Saws
      • Lathes
      • Laser cutter
      • Other “bloody dangerous” tools

The space is big and it can feel overwhelming. Here’s a crash guide.


The space is split up into areas:

  • Woodworking
    • Wood shop
    • Wood lathe and CNC room
  • Metalworking
    • Metal shop
    • Welding room
  • Electronics bench
    • Soldering
    • Reflow
    • Component shelves
  • Visual Arts
    • Crafts
    • Laser
    • 3D printing
    • Large format printing
    • Clothes printing
  • Main area
    • Tables that really should be kept clear and clean!
  • Snackspace
    • Stocked fridges of goodies at tuckshop prices


There’s an accessible bathroom immediately on your left as you enter the space.

There’s a sink and loo in the corner of the space, down the steps from Visual Arts

The cleaning shelf is immediately by the front door. Shout out if stock is low and feel free to use things here to keep the space clean.


Note the fire exits, you may need them one day.

Note the position of the fire extinguishers

Note the First Aid kits

Note the locaiton of light switches

If you hear a loud blarng sound, with flashing red lights, that’s the main building fire alarm.

You’re all set!

Go make something great!

Make something cool?

Share it with the community, tag us on social media, it’s always great to see what people have been making.