MakerLodge FAQ

I’m not in the Class of 2023, can I still do MakerLodge trainings?

Our focus in Fall 2019/Spring 2020 will be training the class of 2023, so we cannot offer trainings to those outside of the first- year class.

Do I automatically get access to other shops once I’ve been trained in MakerLodge?

You must contact the shop manager(s) of any facility you want to access and use. We’re working with a number of shops so that the Mobius credentials from completing MakerLodge will make it much easier for you to gain access. Check out the Lodges page for more information about shops that take MakerLodge credentials. And when in doubt, as a mentor or shop manager!

After I get trained, can I use MakerLodge to make personal projects?

Yes! MakerLodge takes place in Metropolis—you can come back to the space during open hours and make things for personal, academic or research use. Check the calendar for open hours!

How can I become a mentor?

Fill out our application form here!

My friend is trained, but I’m not—can I tag along with them and still make stuff?

No, it would be unsafe for you and for those around you. You have to go through training in order to get access to the space.

What if I’m interested in training on multiple tools?

That’s great! Feel free to come to as many trainings as you want.

I broke a tool/machine, what should I do?

Make sure the machine is off and notify a mentor. We’ll take care of it—don’t worry, these things happen.