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New Members Guide and Member Handbook

Welcome to the Artifactory!

Please take a few minutes to read this New Members Guide to orientate yourself with our ways and practices.

Official stuff

The space is Communal

We are designated as a factory space.

  • Ensure access areas are kept clean, tools are safe
  • Ensure that your clothing is appropriate.

Keep it nice for everyone else:

  • pick up your rubbish,
  • wipe, sweep or vacuum your area after use,
  • put away the stuff you used,
  • vacuums and dustpan & brooms are in abundance.
  • Leave the space cleaner than you found it.
  • You can set up a project that requires a small fixed construction area for a reasonable period of time, but be prepared to move it. Label your construction with your name and contact details, especially if it's dangerous (high voltage, batteries, caustic or acidic chemicals, etc).
  • When you're going to be in the space, let people know! Send a message to the mailing list and turn on the Beacon of Guthrie St.
  • Do not use power wood cutting tools inside, nor spray paints - the dust can affect electronics, furniture, and other member's breathing. Try to avoid use of resins or other volatiles inside as well.

Storage Space

Lockers / Tubs

  • You are entitled to a locker OR to a maximum of two Storage Tubs(purchased off the Artifactory), and thus put your stuff away. Contact the Committee to get a tub or to see if there is any free lockers.
  • You must provide your own locks.
  • No guarantees are made to the security of your belongings on site.
  • Mark the Locker/Tub with your full name and phone number or email.

http://wiki.artifactory.org.au/doku.php?id=locker

Drawers

Located one end of the Electronics workbench

  • Storage for ongoing projects.
  • Mark the drawer with your name and phone number.
  • If your drawer is left out, it will be put away with gusto, don't leave your drawer out.

Areas Directory

Tool Description
Electronics Benches The electronics area has a bunch of work bays for hacking on most anything that facilitates the flow of electrons including Soldering Stations, Oscilloscopes and lab power supplies.
Member Storage Racks The trolley area that has sheets of MDF/Ply etc for short term storage by members.
CAD Room The CAD room houses design workstations as well as our 3D printer and vinyl cutter.
Heavy Tool Room (Machine Room Front) The front part of the toolroom, this is the place where you go when you want to make a mess (Well, one of them at least), the heavy tool room is where we keep the manual machine tools and handheld power tools.
CNC Machine Room (Machine Room Back) The back part of the toolroom, this is the area where the Artifactory keeps all of the robotic mechanical cutting tools, currently home to the Swarf-O-Mat CNC Router and MïllDřéd
Welding Bay Next to the front roller door, but also includes the area directly inside the roller door.
Laser Area Where the Laser Cutters live and the tool wall is. This is where you go when you just need to obliterated something with a beam of collimated light, it also houses all the various supplies for lasercutting including our stock of laser-cuttable plastics.
Stage The stage is at the front of the space and houses the Artifactory collection of A/V gear and interesting lighting. Also houses the space sound system.
Social AreaThe area with the couches just outside the CAD room. Try to be more social
Bar/Kitchen The bar and the kitchen. Includes a full coffee machine, dishwasher, fridges, and washing machine.
Car Park The front bit outside, where the large bin is and where cars should go No Project work or material storage here at all. Ever!
Rear Courtyard Through the rear roller door to the outside courtyard, larger projects and spraying is permitted - try not to let it blow back inside the space.
General Space The big open bit in the middle of the space not covered by any of the previous areas.
Z-Lab The room with the big Z-Lab sign on the door - This the future electronics bench room - Currently under construction
Hackme Bench The area opposite the welding bay. Stuff(with in reason) gets donated here free for anyone to do stuff with. If you left your unlabelled project or thing around the Artifactory it may end up here. Contents from this bench routinely end up in the Skip.
Hackrack The shelves immediately outside the Heavy Tool Roon.
Rehearsal Room In between the CAD room and studio room, used by Artifactorians with Band Memberships.
Tool Shed Various wood working tools can be found here. Paints/Spray paints for communal use and anything labelled flammable

Communal Materials

  • There are supplies of common/free wood and plastic behind the laser cutters.
  • Junk left of the steel Junk Table near the main door is also fair game.
  • The kitchen has a small quantity of Turps, cleaning products, etc.
  • Filing Cabinet in the shed - Houses paints / spray paints for communal use.
  • Stuff on the Hackme Bench and the Hack Rack
  • Otherwise CHECK with another member before you start using supplies. Many supplies belong to individual members.
  • If you find you are using a lot of a communal supply like Turpentine, Gaffer Tape, etc, you should BUY MORE for the Artifactory.

How Do I...

Communications

Mailing List

  • The Google Groups mailing list and Slack are the number one point of contact for anything and everything Artifactory.
  • If you would like to be trained on a certain machine, reporting a fault with the equipment or even need input and advice for your current project the mailing list is the best place to go and keep in contact with the other members.
  • It's is where the bulk of communication between members goes on.

Wiki

  • You should maintain a page for your project(s) in the Artifactory Projects section of the wiki and get yourself a page introducing yourself in the user section.

Propaganda Office

  • The Artifactory has a propaganda system that can pipe interesting goings-on to various social networks and mailing lists. If you have something you want sent out by this channel contact our promotions officer.

The Social Medias

  • Twitter users, follow PerthArtifact and tag your related posts with #PerthArtifactory.
  • Facebook users, remember to check in and like us at Facebook.
  • Foursquare, yep, we're on that too, don't forget to check in!
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