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== Important Contacts ==
 
== Important Contacts ==
*'''Billing Issues (my badge doesn't work, etc.):''' [mailto:accounts@dallasmakerspace.org accounts@dallasmakerspace.org]
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*'''Billing Issues (my badge doesn't work, etc.):''' [mailto:accounts@TheHumbleMakers.org accounts@TheHumbleMakers.org]
*'''Administrative questions ("someone bit me!"):''' [mailto:admin@dallasmakerspace.org admin@dallasmakerspace.org]
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*'''Administrative questions ("someone bit me!"):''' [mailto:admin@TheHumbleMakers.org admin@TheHumbleMakers.org]
*'''Main Discussion Site/List:''' https://talk.dallasmakerspace.org
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*'''Main Discussion Site/List:''' https://talk.TheHumbleMakers.org
* '''Dallas Makerspace Facility Map: '''[https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/File:1825_Monetary_104.png  (1825 Monetary Ln. #104)]
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* '''The Humble Makers makerspace Facility Map: '''[https://TheHumbleMakers.org/wiki/File:1825_Monetary_104.png  (1825 Monetary Ln. #104)]
  
==What is a "dallasmakerspace.org" account and when would I use it?==
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==What is a "TheHumbleMakers.org" account and when would I use it?==
The "dallasmakerspace.org" account is your gateway to the paradise of electronic interaction with Dallas Makerspace and all the wonders thereof.
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The "TheHumbleMakers.org" account is your gateway to the paradise of electronic interaction with The Humble Makers makerspace and all the wonders thereof.
  
Check [[How_to_Enable_Your_Active_Directory_Login| this]] page for information on the "dallasmakerspace.org" account, its creation, and troubleshooting.
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Check [[How_to_Enable_Your_Active_Directory_Login| this]] page for information on the "TheHumbleMakers.org" account, its creation, and troubleshooting.
  
The "dallasmakerspace.org" account may be used for any of the following:
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The "TheHumbleMakers.org" account may be used for any of the following:
*[https://dallasmakerspace.org/makermanager/billing Accessing your Billing Account]
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*[https://TheHumbleMakers.org/makermanager/billing Accessing your Billing Account]
*[https://dallasmakerspace.org/voting/ Voting]
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*[https://TheHumbleMakers.org/voting/ Voting]
*[https://www.dallasmakerspace.org/wiki Editing the Dallas Makerspace Wiki]
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*[https://TheHumbleMakers.org/wiki Editing the Dallas Makerspace Wiki]
*[https://www.dallasmakerspace.org/post Create Blog Articles]
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*[https://TheHumbleMakers.org/post Create Blog Articles]
*[http://dallas.ms/helpdesk Creating/Managing Help Desk Tickets]
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*[https://TheHumbleMakers.org/helpdesk Creating/Managing Help Desk Tickets]
  
== Dallas Makerspace Ethos ==
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== The Humble Makers Ethos ==
 
* '''[http://www.communitywiki.org/cw/DoOcracy Do-ocracy]'''
 
* '''[http://www.communitywiki.org/cw/DoOcracy Do-ocracy]'''
**Dallas Makerspace is an organizational structure in which individuals choose roles and tasks for themselves and execute them. Responsibilities attach to people who '''do''' the work, rather than elected or selected officials.
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**The Humble Makers makerspace is an organizational structure in which individuals choose roles and tasks for themselves and execute them. Responsibilities attach to people who '''do''' the work, rather than elected or selected officials.
 
* '''Be excellent to one another'''
 
* '''Be excellent to one another'''
**Foster an environment that will help others grow and learn about the fantastic projects originating from the makerspace community in Dallas and beyond.   
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**Foster an environment that will help others grow and learn about the fantastic projects originating from the makerspace community in Humble, Houston, and beyond.   
 
* '''Safety'''
 
* '''Safety'''
 
**Maintain a safe working environment for yourself and other members.  If you are unsure of a particular tool, machine, or device contact a [[:Category:Committees|Committee]] or [[Board_of_Directors|Board]] member.
 
**Maintain a safe working environment for yourself and other members.  If you are unsure of a particular tool, machine, or device contact a [[:Category:Committees|Committee]] or [[Board_of_Directors|Board]] member.
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== Learn ==
 
== Learn ==
 
* '''Classes'''
 
* '''Classes'''
**Electronics, Woodwork, Metalwork, Blacksmith, Photography, Creative Arts, Radio Control, Computers, Gaming, Robotics just to name a few.  Dallas Makerspace has a wide array of DIY interests to explore.  Be sure to check the [https://dallasmakerspace.org/calendar/ Events Calendar].  '''Some classes have nominal fees; these are identified on the calendar.'''
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**Electronics, Woodwork, Metalwork, Blacksmith, Photography, Creative Arts, Radio Control, Computers, Gaming, Robotics just to name a few.  The Humble Makers makerspace has a wide array of DIY interests to explore.  Be sure to check the [https://TheHumbleMakers.org/calendar/ Events Calendar].  '''Some classes have nominal fees; these are identified on the calendar.'''
**To review previous months' class offerings, time requirements, and (previous) class costs, choose "Calendar View" at the top of the [https://calendar.dallasmakerspace.org/ Event Calendar]
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**To review previous months' class offerings, time requirements, and (previous) class costs, choose "Calendar View" at the top of the [https://calendar.TheHumbleMakers.org/ Event Calendar]
**Who can teach classes? Anyone! Check out the [http://dallasmakerspace.org/teach/ Teach] page on our main website. See the wiki for more on the process:[[So_You_Want_to_Teach_A_Class | Class Making Process]]
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**Who can teach classes? Anyone! Check out the [http://TheHumbleMakers.org/teach/ Teach] page on our main website. See the wiki for more on the process:[[So_You_Want_to_Teach_A_Class | Class Making Process]]
 
* '''Member Projects'''
 
* '''Member Projects'''
 
**Members are constantly working on new ideas and may need your help.
 
**Members are constantly working on new ideas and may need your help.
 
* '''Tool Certifications'''
 
* '''Tool Certifications'''
**Tools which require training will have a STOP sign above them. The laser cutters, table saws, auto lift, HAAS CNC mill, and MultiCam_CNC_router are examples of tools requiring "certification".  '''Some of these classes have mandatory fees for the certification class.'''   
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**Tools which require training will have a STOP sign above them. The 3d printers, laser cutters, table saws, and CNC router are examples of tools requiring "certification".  '''Some of these classes have mandatory fees for the certification class.'''   
**Keep in mind, the tool certification classes are taught by volunteers. If one is not already on the [https://dallasmakerspace.org/calendar/ Events Calendar] check the committee's activity on the [https://talk.dallasmakerspace.org Talk page] and if there is no indication of an upcoming course, create a new thread with your request. This helps to promote the class and is an effective way to call the attention of the people qualified to teach.
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**Keep in mind, the tool certification classes are taught by volunteers. If one is not already on the [https://TheHumbleMakers.org/calendar/ Events Calendar] check the committee's activity on the [https://talk.TheHumbleMakers.org Talk page] and if there is no indication of an upcoming course, create a new thread with your request. This helps to promote the class and is an effective way to call the attention of the people qualified to teach.
 
**If you do not know how to use a tool or machinery contact a member of the specific [[:Category:Committees|committee]].
 
**If you do not know how to use a tool or machinery contact a member of the specific [[:Category:Committees|committee]].
**Becoming an expert on a tool and teaching other members is one of the best ways you can help the Makerspace.
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**Becoming an expert on a tool and teaching other members is one of the best ways you can help The Humble Makers.
  
 
== Share ==
 
== Share ==
* '''Thursday weekly public tour'''
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* '''Thursday bi-weekly public tour'''
**Learn and share your projects with Dallas Makerspace.  The weekly public meeting is a great time to meet other Makers and get a tour of the Makerspace.
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**Learn and share your projects with The Humble Makers makerspace.  The bi-weekly public meeting is a great time to meet other Makers and get a tour of the 'space.
 
* '''Wiki'''
 
* '''Wiki'''
 
**A great resource to learn about projects, tools, equipment and events.  Contribute a profile to the [[Members]] page.  [[Help_Us|Help]] contribute to the wiki to improve it.
 
**A great resource to learn about projects, tools, equipment and events.  Contribute a profile to the [[Members]] page.  [[Help_Us|Help]] contribute to the wiki to improve it.
 
* '''Forums'''
 
* '''Forums'''
**Discuss with other members about specific areas of interest within Dallas Makerspace.  The [https://talk.dallasmakerspace.org Forums] are great for project ideas, notes, and discussion.
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**Discuss with other members about specific areas of interest within The Humble Makers makerspace.  The [https://talk.TheHumbleMakers.org Forums] are great for project ideas, notes, and discussion.
 
* '''IRC'''
 
* '''IRC'''
**Get in touch with other makers in real-time via IRC [irc://irc.freenode.net/#dallasmakerspace (direct link)] or [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=dallasmakerspace webchat]
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**Get in touch with other makers in real-time via [http://TheHumbleMakers.slack.com/ Slack]
  
 
== Contribute ==
 
== Contribute ==
 
* '''Volunteer'''
 
* '''Volunteer'''
**Help to make the Dallas Makerspace a better environment for its members.  Organization, cleaning, installing, repairing are needed from time to timeCommittees will frequently need assistance on their projects.   
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**Help to make The Humble Makers makerspace a better environment for its members.  Organization, cleaning, installing, and repairing are needed from time to time; Committees will frequently need assistance on their projects.   
 
* '''Committees'''
 
* '''Committees'''
**Join a [https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Category:Active_Committees Committee] of interest or need.  Be part of the decision making process to improve a specific area within the Dallas Makerspace.  Committees include Warehouse, Electronics, Photography, Security, Public Relations, Classroom to name a few.   
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**Join a [https://TheHumbleMakers.org/wiki/Category:Active_Committees Committee] of interest or need.  Be part of the decision making process to improve a specific area within the The Humble Makers makerspace.  Committees include Warehouse, Electronics, Photography, Security, Public Relations, Classroom to name a few.   
**An explanation of committees can be found at the top of this page: https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Category:Committees
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**An explanation of committees can be found at the top of this page: https://TheHumbleMakers.org/wiki/Category:Committees
 
* '''Board'''
 
* '''Board'''
**Be part of the [[Board_of_Directors|Board of Directors]] to contribute to the decision making process as a whole and help lead the Dallas Makerspace community.
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**Be part of the [[Board_of_Directors|Board of Directors]] to contribute to the decision making process as a whole and help lead The Humble Makers makerspace community.
  
 
== Voting ==
 
== Voting ==
 
Voting is typically used in two scenarios:
 
Voting is typically used in two scenarios:
 
*Votes on agenda items presented at [[Meetings|Regular Member Meetings]] (2nd Thursday of each month)
 
*Votes on agenda items presented at [[Meetings|Regular Member Meetings]] (2nd Thursday of each month)
*Votes on items falling outside the scope of a single member meeting. These votes are typically handled by our voting system at https://dallasmakerspace.org/voting.
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*Votes on items falling outside the scope of a single member meeting. These votes are typically handled by our voting system at https://TheHumbleMakers.org/voting.
 
Brief Explanation of voting rights:
 
Brief Explanation of voting rights:
*DMS has two types of memberships, "Supporting Members" and "Regular Members"
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*THM has two types of memberships, "Supporting Members" and "Regular Members"
*You become a "Supporting Member" when you first join DMS
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*You become a "Supporting Member" when you first join THM
 
*After 90 contiguous days of membership you are eligible to become a "Regular Member"
 
*After 90 contiguous days of membership you are eligible to become a "Regular Member"
*Request changes to voting rights via email to accounts@dallasmakerspace.org (as per [https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors_Meeting_20161021#Minutes BOD meeting 20161021 ].
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*Request changes to voting rights via email to accounts@TheHumbleMakers.org (as per [https://TheHumbleMakers.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors_Meeting_20161021#Minutes BOD meeting 20161021 ].
 
*Only a "Regular Member" may vote
 
*Only a "Regular Member" may vote
 
*If you become a "Regular Member", you add to the # of voting members required to reach quorum (1/3 of voting members). This means it is especially important for regular members to attend Regular Monthly Meetings. '''If you find yourself unable to attend the Regular Member Meetings, please switch back to being a "Supporting Member" (even if only temporarily) or assign your vote by proxy to a member you know will be attending'''.
 
*If you become a "Regular Member", you add to the # of voting members required to reach quorum (1/3 of voting members). This means it is especially important for regular members to attend Regular Monthly Meetings. '''If you find yourself unable to attend the Regular Member Meetings, please switch back to being a "Supporting Member" (even if only temporarily) or assign your vote by proxy to a member you know will be attending'''.
  
 
==Storage==
 
==Storage==
# The Dallas Makerspace is not a storage facility, projects and materials that do not follow these rules, will be considered donations.
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# The Humble Makers makerspace is not primarily a storage facility; projects and materials that do not follow these rules will be considered donations.
 
# Projects (and materials for them) can only be stored in designated Project Storage Areas.
 
# Projects (and materials for them) can only be stored in designated Project Storage Areas.
# Projects (and materials for them) stored in the Project Storage Areas, must follow the rules and policies created by the [[Logistics Committee]].  Details are in the [https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Logistics_Committee#Project_Storage Project Storage] section of the wiki.
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# Projects (and materials for them) stored in the Project Storage Areas must follow the rules and policies created by the [[Logistics Committee]].  Details are in the [https://TheHumbleMakers.org/wiki/Logistics_Committee#Project_Storage Project Storage] section of the wiki.
# Projects can be stored in committee controlled rooms, as long as they follow the committee's guidelines.
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# Projects can be stored in committee controlled areas, as long as they follow the committee's guidelines.
 
# A project may be stored elsewhere with the approval of a member of the Board or by a vote of the membership.
 
# A project may be stored elsewhere with the approval of a member of the Board or by a vote of the membership.
# Projects stored in committee rooms or other places outside of the designated Project Storage Areas must follow these additional rules:
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# Projects stored in committee areas or other places outside of the designated Project Storage Areas must follow these additional rules:
 
## Projects must be labeled, and include the names of the members working on the project.
 
## Projects must be labeled, and include the names of the members working on the project.
 
## Projects should be presented as active at the Weekly Meetings.
 
## Projects should be presented as active at the Weekly Meetings.
 
## Projects are urged to create a page on the wiki and place it in the Projects category.
 
## Projects are urged to create a page on the wiki and place it in the Projects category.
 
# Individual storage areas will be available for members:
 
# Individual storage areas will be available for members:
#* Each storage area is approximately 16"L x 12"W x 9"H.
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#* Each storage area is approximately 24"L x 18"W x 9"H.
#* The appropriate storage box is supplied as part of the one-time fee paid for use of this storage.  If you wish to purchase a different color box, we recommend using this [http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10252573/ IKEA Trofast Box], Article Number: 102.525.73
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#* The appropriate storage box is supplied as part of the first months payment fee for use of this storage.   
#* The individual storage area is located in the Snack Room/Galley.
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#* The individual storage area is located [[n/a|citation needed]].
#* Details are in the [https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Logistics_Committee#Personal_Storage Personal Storage] section of the wiki.
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#* Details are in the [https://TheHumbleMakers.org/wiki/Logistics_Committee#Personal_Storage Personal Storage] section of the wiki.
# Firearms, gunpowder, primers, and assembled ammunition can not be stored at the Makerspace.
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# Firearms, gunpowder, primers, and assembled ammunition can not be stored at THM.
  
 
==Donations==
 
==Donations==
 
We only have so much usable space, so please don't just bring stuff up and leave it sitting on a table/the floor. Please contact the committee you think could use your item BEFORE bringing it to the space.
 
We only have so much usable space, so please don't just bring stuff up and leave it sitting on a table/the floor. Please contact the committee you think could use your item BEFORE bringing it to the space.
  
We also have a "freebie shelf", where you can drop off things that other people might be able to use. If the shelf is full, please don't pile things in front of it or leave them elsewhere in the space.  Do NOT leave CRT monitors, paint, or anything that can't be thrown away legally on the free shelf.  The dumpster is only 10 feet away, please place items accordingly.
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We also have a "freebie shelf", where you can drop off things that other people might be able to use. If the shelf is full, please don't pile things in front of it or leave them elsewhere in the space.  Do NOT leave CRT monitors, paint, or anything that can't be thrown away legally on the free shelf.  The dumpster is not that feet away, please place items accordingly.
  
 
For more information, please see the [[Rules_and_Policies#Donations|Donation Section of our Rules]].
 
For more information, please see the [[Rules_and_Policies#Donations|Donation Section of our Rules]].
  
 
== New Member Signup ==
 
== New Member Signup ==
*Any guest can register to become a member of Dallas Makerspace by going here:
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*Any guest can register to become a member of The Humble Makers makerspace by going here:
https://dallasmakerspace.org/join/
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https://TheHumbleMakers.org/join/
  
 
*You can sign up new members yourself by having them sign a liability waiver and following this procedure to have their badge activated and create Family Member accounts: [[media:MM3signup.pdf|Badge Activation Procedure]]
 
*You can sign up new members yourself by having them sign a liability waiver and following this procedure to have their badge activated and create Family Member accounts: [[media:MM3signup.pdf|Badge Activation Procedure]]

Revision as of 16:12, 5 April 2017

Important Contacts

What is a "TheHumbleMakers.org" account and when would I use it?

The "TheHumbleMakers.org" account is your gateway to the paradise of electronic interaction with The Humble Makers makerspace and all the wonders thereof.

Check this page for information on the "TheHumbleMakers.org" account, its creation, and troubleshooting.

The "TheHumbleMakers.org" account may be used for any of the following:

The Humble Makers Ethos

  • Do-ocracy
    • The Humble Makers makerspace is an organizational structure in which individuals choose roles and tasks for themselves and execute them. Responsibilities attach to people who do the work, rather than elected or selected officials.
  • Be excellent to one another
    • Foster an environment that will help others grow and learn about the fantastic projects originating from the makerspace community in Humble, Houston, and beyond.
  • Safety
    • Maintain a safe working environment for yourself and other members. If you are unsure of a particular tool, machine, or device contact a Committee or Board member.

Learn

  • Classes
    • Electronics, Woodwork, Metalwork, Blacksmith, Photography, Creative Arts, Radio Control, Computers, Gaming, Robotics just to name a few. The Humble Makers makerspace has a wide array of DIY interests to explore. Be sure to check the Events Calendar. Some classes have nominal fees; these are identified on the calendar.
    • To review previous months' class offerings, time requirements, and (previous) class costs, choose "Calendar View" at the top of the Event Calendar
    • Who can teach classes? Anyone! Check out the Teach page on our main website. See the wiki for more on the process: Class Making Process
  • Member Projects
    • Members are constantly working on new ideas and may need your help.
  • Tool Certifications
    • Tools which require training will have a STOP sign above them. The 3d printers, laser cutters, table saws, and CNC router are examples of tools requiring "certification". Some of these classes have mandatory fees for the certification class.
    • Keep in mind, the tool certification classes are taught by volunteers. If one is not already on the Events Calendar check the committee's activity on the Talk page and if there is no indication of an upcoming course, create a new thread with your request. This helps to promote the class and is an effective way to call the attention of the people qualified to teach.
    • If you do not know how to use a tool or machinery contact a member of the specific committee.
    • Becoming an expert on a tool and teaching other members is one of the best ways you can help The Humble Makers.

Share

  • Thursday bi-weekly public tour
    • Learn and share your projects with The Humble Makers makerspace. The bi-weekly public meeting is a great time to meet other Makers and get a tour of the 'space.
  • Wiki
    • A great resource to learn about projects, tools, equipment and events. Contribute a profile to the Members page. Help contribute to the wiki to improve it.
  • Forums
    • Discuss with other members about specific areas of interest within The Humble Makers makerspace. The Forums are great for project ideas, notes, and discussion.
  • IRC
    • Get in touch with other makers in real-time via Slack

Contribute

  • Volunteer
    • Help to make The Humble Makers makerspace a better environment for its members. Organization, cleaning, installing, and repairing are needed from time to time; Committees will frequently need assistance on their projects.
  • Committees
    • Join a Committee of interest or need. Be part of the decision making process to improve a specific area within the The Humble Makers makerspace. Committees include Warehouse, Electronics, Photography, Security, Public Relations, Classroom to name a few.
    • An explanation of committees can be found at the top of this page: https://TheHumbleMakers.org/wiki/Category:Committees
  • Board
    • Be part of the Board of Directors to contribute to the decision making process as a whole and help lead The Humble Makers makerspace community.

Voting

Voting is typically used in two scenarios:

Brief Explanation of voting rights:

  • THM has two types of memberships, "Supporting Members" and "Regular Members"
  • You become a "Supporting Member" when you first join THM
  • After 90 contiguous days of membership you are eligible to become a "Regular Member"
  • Request changes to voting rights via email to accounts@TheHumbleMakers.org (as per BOD meeting 20161021 .
  • Only a "Regular Member" may vote
  • If you become a "Regular Member", you add to the # of voting members required to reach quorum (1/3 of voting members). This means it is especially important for regular members to attend Regular Monthly Meetings. If you find yourself unable to attend the Regular Member Meetings, please switch back to being a "Supporting Member" (even if only temporarily) or assign your vote by proxy to a member you know will be attending.

Storage

  1. The Humble Makers makerspace is not primarily a storage facility; projects and materials that do not follow these rules will be considered donations.
  2. Projects (and materials for them) can only be stored in designated Project Storage Areas.
  3. Projects (and materials for them) stored in the Project Storage Areas must follow the rules and policies created by the Logistics Committee. Details are in the Project Storage section of the wiki.
  4. Projects can be stored in committee controlled areas, as long as they follow the committee's guidelines.
  5. A project may be stored elsewhere with the approval of a member of the Board or by a vote of the membership.
  6. Projects stored in committee areas or other places outside of the designated Project Storage Areas must follow these additional rules:
    1. Projects must be labeled, and include the names of the members working on the project.
    2. Projects should be presented as active at the Weekly Meetings.
    3. Projects are urged to create a page on the wiki and place it in the Projects category.
  7. Individual storage areas will be available for members:
    • Each storage area is approximately 24"L x 18"W x 9"H.
    • The appropriate storage box is supplied as part of the first months payment fee for use of this storage.
    • The individual storage area is located citation needed.
    • Details are in the Personal Storage section of the wiki.
  8. Firearms, gunpowder, primers, and assembled ammunition can not be stored at THM.

Donations

We only have so much usable space, so please don't just bring stuff up and leave it sitting on a table/the floor. Please contact the committee you think could use your item BEFORE bringing it to the space.

We also have a "freebie shelf", where you can drop off things that other people might be able to use. If the shelf is full, please don't pile things in front of it or leave them elsewhere in the space. Do NOT leave CRT monitors, paint, or anything that can't be thrown away legally on the free shelf. The dumpster is not that feet away, please place items accordingly.

For more information, please see the Donation Section of our Rules.

New Member Signup

  • Any guest can register to become a member of The Humble Makers makerspace by going here:

https://TheHumbleMakers.org/join/

  • You can sign up new members yourself by having them sign a liability waiver and following this procedure to have their badge activated and create Family Member accounts: Badge Activation Procedure