We encourage you to prototype your ideas as early as possible. Very simple prototypes from cardboard and paper can help to test your assumptions.
If you want to use the Makerspace, you need the General Introduction. This introduction takes 30 min and can be performed in the beginning of each Open Hour. It allows you to work during the Open Hours with the tools in the Makerspace. Furthermore there are basic tool in the Open Studio outside the Makerspace, which can also be used aside the Open Hours. All tools have to stay within the yellow zone at all times. Similarly, when you bring your own tool. Unfortunatly we can not allow privat power tools in the Makerspace.
If you want to use the 3D printers or the laser cutter or any other machine, you need a special introduction for each of the machines. After the introduction you can make your parts on the machines during the Open Hours of the Makerspace. Here are the dates for the Machine Introductions.
If you are a project at SPH you can book a 3D printer exclusively.
During the time that you rented a 3d printer you are responsible for it. You can do what you want with it, but you also have to fix it yourself. If you are not able to do so the Makerspace team can do it for you outside an Open Hour (40CHF/h).
To use the printer efficiently it might make sense to get 24/7 access to the makerspace.
SPH projects can use our account at the physic shop (Hönggerberg) to order parts.
If you order parts to the SPH, please consider the following points:
Student Project House
At the Makerspace Hub you can check your balance, see lifestreams of the 3D Printers, and more ...