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

16-17 SoloMinors 16 to 17 years of age permitted without parental supervision.

16-17 SupervisedMinors 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

*

*

*

   CNC Cutting

*

*

*

   Computer Lab

*

*

*

   Conference Room

*

*

*

   Electronics Lab

*

*

*

   Finishing Room

*

*

*

   Grinding Room

*

*

*

   Laser Studio

*

*

*

   Machine Shop

   

*

   Member Hub/Kitchen

*

*

*

   Member Workspace

*

*

*

   Metal Shop

*

*

*

   Plastics Lab

*

*

*

   Textiles Studio

*

*

*

   Tool Corral

*

*

*

   Welding/Hot Shop

*

*

*

   Wood Shop

*

*

*

 

 

TechShop – Class & Equipment Access for Minors

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

Laser Studio

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

LAS101

Laser Cutter/Etcher

*

*

*

LAS201

Laser Rotary Attachment

*

*

*

3D Studio

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

TEC104

3D Scanner

*

*

*

PRO101

3D Printer (UP!)

*

*

*

PRO102

3D Printer (MakerBot)

*

*

*

         
         

CNC Cutting

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

CNC301

FLOW Water Jet

   

*

CNC304

CNC Plasma Cutter

 

 

*

CNC302

CNC ShopBot Router

   

*

         
         

Electronics Lab

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

EEE100

Soldering Irons

*

*

*

EEE104

Oscilloscope

*

*

*

EEE104

Function Generator

*

*

*

EEE104

Frequency Counter

*

*

*

EEE104

Power Supplies

*

*

*

         
         

Finishing Room

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

FAB106

Powder Booth

*

*

*

Chk-Out

Spray Booth

*

*

*

FAB106

Powder Coating Gun

*

*

*

FAB106

Curing Oven

*

*

*

Chk-Out

Vibrating Polisher

*

*

*

         
         

Grinding Room

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

FAB106

Sandblasting Cabinet

*

*

*

MTL103

Pedestal Grinder

 

*

*

MTL103

Disc Grinder

 

*

*

Chk-Out

Abrasive Chop Saw

 

*

*

         
         
         
         

Machine Shop

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

CNC301

Tormach CNC Mill

   

*

MAC101

Mill

 

 

*

MAC102

Lathe

   

*

         
         

Metal Shop

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

MTL103

Horizontal Band Saw

 

*

*

MTL103

Vertical Band Saw

 

*

*

MTL103

Cold Saw

 

*

*

MTL103

Drill Press

 

*

*

MTL104

Straight Shear

*

*

*

MTL104

Corner Notcher

*

*

*

MTL104

Hydraulic Shear

*

*

*

MTL104

Finger Brake

*

*

*

MTL104

Rotary Punch

*

*

*

MTL201

Slip Roll

*

*

*

MTL201

English Wheel

*

*

*

MTL201

Planishing Hammer

*

*

*

MTL201

Shrinker/Expander

*

*

*

MTL201

Bead Roller

*

*

*

MTL201

Beverly Shear

*

*

*

Chk-Out

Arbor Press

*

*

*

         
         

Plastics Lab

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

FAB108

Injection Molder

 

*

*

FAB110

Vacuum Former

 

*

*

Chk-Out

Strip Bender

 

*

*

         
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textiles Studio

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

TXL101

Sewing Machine

*

*

*

TXL104

Serger Sewing Machine

*

*

*

TXL108

Industrial Straight Stitch

*

*

*

TXL107

Industrial Walking Foot

*

*

*

TXL105

Industrial Serger

*

*

*

TXL103

CNC Embroider

*

*

*

TXL107

Quilter

*

*

*

CNC102

CNC Vinyl Cutter

*

*

*

ART103

Silk Screening Equipment

*

*

*

         
         

Welding/Hot Shop

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

WLD102

MIG Welder

*

*

*

WLD101

TIG Welder

*

*

*

WLD103

Oxy/Acetylene Torch

*

Chk-Out

Handheld Plasma Cutter

*

*

*

MTL104

Spot Welder

*

*

*

         
         

Wood Shop

Class Number

Equipment Covered

12-15 Supervised

16-17     Solo

16-17 Supervised

WOD101

Table Saw

 

*

*

WOD101

Bandsaw

 

*

*

WOD101

Belt/Disk Sander

 

*

*

WOD101

Compound Miter Saw

 

*

*

WOD101

Drill Press

 

*

*

Chk-Out

Panel Saw

 

*

*

WOD102

Wood Lathe

 

*

*

WOD201

Jointer

 

*

*

WOD201

Planer

 

*

*

WOD201

Router table

 

*

*

WOD304

Mortising Chisel

 

*

*

WOD304

Handheld Router

 

*

*

Chk-Out

Scroll Saw

 

*

*