Clean Room and Dirty Room Space
Clean Room Space
Our clean space consists of 1,100 square feet dedicated to clean fabrication processes such as laser cutting, 3D printing, e-textiles, and electronics assembly and testing. This section of our space is our location for teaching classes, hosting workshops, and also serves as the introductory space to learn about various digital fabrication processes for new visitors, and intermediate users. There are several work tables and stools to host a number of individuals in the space at once across a range of project types.
In this section we have several fused deposition modeling (FDM), and stereo lithography (SLA) 3D printers; a small desktop mill for processing printed circuit boards (PCBs) and milling small scale aluminum components; an 80 watt CO2 laser cutter with a 32″ x 20″ work bed, and a rotary fixture for engraving cylindrical objects; an industrial sewing machine, programmable sewing machine, serger, and embroidery machine for analog and e-textiles work; as well as several high quality soldering stations, and various electronics testing equipment.
Dirty Room Space
The 700 square foot dirty fabrication section of our makerspace is equipped with machines and tools to support light industrial forms of fabrication. This section is visible, but sequestered from the clean space in order to foster connection across spaces while maintaining safe operating conditions for these heavier fabrication machines. This space also houses all of the dust and fume extraction equipment for maintaining clean air in both sections of our space.
This section is divided into a side for processing metals, and one for processing wood. The wood side is equipped with a Sawstop table saw, 12″ compound miter saw, band saw, CNC router with a 24″ x 30″ work bed, and various hand and power tools. The metal side is equipped with a CNC mill with full enclosure, CNC plasma cutter with a 4′ x 4′ work bed, AC/DC TIG welding station, drill press, grinder, and various hand and power tools.