TechShop Family Policies & Guidelines:

All member responsibilities, safety guidelines, rules, shop etiquette and policies outlined in the TechShop Individual Membership Agreement apply to add-on family members. Please ask for a new copy of the agreement if needed.

(We strongly recommend doing so as the agreement is periodically updated).

Minors at TechShop:

Minors in Classes:

Minors Access Charts:

As there are different levels of inherent risk in both the environment and the operation of TechShop’s various tools and equipment we have created the following 3 categories to designate area, equipment and class access for minors.

12-15 Supervised: Minors 12 to 15 years of age permitted only when under the direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian or approved adult.

16-17 Solo: Minors 16 to 17 years of age permitted without parental supervision.

16-17 Supervised: Minors 16 to 17 years of age permitted only when under the direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian or approved adult.

TechShop - Area Access for Minors

(Checkmarks indicate level of supervision required for area. No checkmark indicates areas where access is not permitted.)

Area 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
3D Studio X X X
CNC Cutting X X X
Computer Lab X X X
Conference Room X X X
Electronics Lab X X X
Finishing Room X X X
Grinding Room X X X
Laser Studio X X X
Machine Shop X
Member Hub/Kitchen X X X
Member Workspace X X X
Metal Shop X X X
Plastics Lab X X X
Textiles Studio X X X
Tool Corral X X X
Welding/Hot Shop X X X
Wood Shop X X X

TechShop – Class & Equipment Access for Minors

(Checkmarks indicate level of supervision required for classes and equipment. No checkmark indicates where access is not permitted.)

3D Studio

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
TEC104 3D Scanner X X X
PRO101 3D Printer (UP!) X X X
PRO102 3D Printer (MakerBot) X X X

CNC Cutting

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
CNC301 FLOW Water Jet X
CNC304 CNC Plasma Cutter X
CNC302 CNC ShopBot Router X

Electronics Lab

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
EEE100 Soldering Irons X X X
EEE104 Oscilloscope X X X
EEE104 Function Generator X X X
EEE104 Frequency Counter X X X
EEE104 Power Supplies X X X

Finishing Room

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
FAB106 Powder Booth X X X
Chk-Out Spray Booth X X X
FAB106 Powder Coating Gun X X X
FAB106 Curing Oven X X X
Chk-Out Vibrating Polisher X X X

Grinding Room

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
FAB106 Sandblasting Cabinet X X X
MTL103 Pedestal Grinder X X
MTL103 Disc Grinder X X
Chk-Out Abrasive Chop Saw X X

Laser Studio

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
LAS101 Laser Cutter/Etcher X X X
LAS201 Laser Rotary Attachment X X X

Machine Shop

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
CNC301 Tormach CNC Mill X
MAC101 Mill X
MAC102 Lathe X

Metal Shop

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
MTL103 Horizontal Band Saw X X
MTL103 Vertical Band Saw X X
MTL103 Cold Saw X X
MTL103 Drill Press X X
MTL104 Straight Shear X X X
MTL104 Corner Notcher X X X
MTL104 Hydraulic Shear X X X
MTL104 Finger Brake X X X
MTL104 Rotary Punch X X X
MTL201 Slip Roll X X X
MTL201 English Wheel X X X
MTL201 Planishing Hammer X X X
MTL201 Shrinker/Expander X X X
MTL201 Bead Roller X X X
MTL201 Beverly Shear X X X
Chk-Out Arbor Press X X X

Plastics Lab

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
FAB108 Injection Molder X X
FAB110 Vacuum Former X X
Chk-Out Strip Bender X X

Textiles Studio

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
TXL101 Sewing Machine X X X
TXL104 Serger Sewing Machine X X X
TXL108 Industrial Straight Stitch X X X
TXL107 Industrial Walking Foot X X X
TXL105 Industrial Serger X X X
TXL103 CNC Embroider X X X
TXL107 Quilter X X X
CNC102 CNC Vinyl Cutter X X X
ART103 Silk Screening Equipment X X X

Welding/Hot Shop

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
WLD102 MIG Welder X X X
WLD101 TIG Welder X X X
WLD103 Oxy/Acetylene Torch X X X
Chk-Out Handheld Plasma Cutter X X X
MTL104 Spot Welder X X X

Wood Shop

Class Number Equipment Covered 12-15
Supervised
16-17
Solo
16-17
Supervised
WOD101 Table Saw X X
WOD101 Bandsaw X X
WOD101 Belt/Disk Sander X X
WOD101 Compount Milter Saw X X
WOD101 Drill Press X X
Chk-Out Panel Saw X X
WOD102 Wood Lathe X X
WOD201 Joiner X X
WOD201 Planer X X
WOD201 Router Table X X
WOD304 Mortising Chisel X X
WOD304 Handheld Router X X
Chk-Out Scroll Saw X X