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Welcome!  This is the public wiki for '''Artisan's Asylum &mdash; a community workshop in Somerville, Massachusetts.''' We are a tripod of tool-use memberships, rental studio spaces, and eclectic skills classes. <br /><br />
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{{Imbox-notice| Artisan's reopened on a limited basis June 1, 2020. Please review our community health and safety guidelines and other important information at [https://artisansasylum.com/covid-response/ our COVID Response] section of the website.}}
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You can help us by making your Amazon purchases through [http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=artisan0d-20 this link.]
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'''Welcome to the public wiki for Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., a non-profit community workshop in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support the teaching, learning and practice of fabrication.''' Read on to learn how to make, learn and teach here.
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To support our mission to help people make what they imagine:
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* Archived [[COVID]] response information for and by the members of the Artisan's Asylum community [Last updated 25 April, 2020].
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*Join the [https://artisansasylum.com/friends/ Friends of Artisan's] <br /> Our Friends enjoy access to members-only events including our Speaker Series and social nights along with our member newsletter.
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*[https://artisansasylum.com/donation/ Make a monetary donation] and let us know what you'd most like to support.<br />
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*You can also help us by making your Amazon purchases by clicking the below button.
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== [[Craft Areas]] - our community workshops ==
 
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* [[Electronics and Robotics]]
 
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* [[Woodworking]]
 
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* [[:Category: Machine Shop | Machine Shop]]
 
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* [[:Category: Welding | Welding]]
 
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* [[Hot Craft Studio]]
 
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** [[:Category: Hot Glass | Hot Glass]]
 
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** [[:Category: Metalsmithing | Jewelry and Metalsmithing]]
 
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* [[Fiber Arts]]
 
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* [[Bike Shop]] / [[SCUL]]
 
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* [[:Category: Screenprinting | Screenprinting]]
 
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===[[Tools]] - which are available to members===
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=Make=
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* A list of our [[Tools]] -- An evolving list of tools for all of our [[Craft Areas]].
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* A list of the [[:Category:Tool Species|tool species]] for which we offer training.
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* [[Making Reservations | Reservation system for certain tools]]
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=== [[Infrastructure]] - holding it all together ===
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== Facilities and Equipment ==
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* [[:Category:Operating the Asylum|Starting up and Shutting down the Asylum]]
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We have the following [[Craft Areas | Shops]]:
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* [[:Category:Equipment|Equipment]]
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* [[Informational Infrastructure]]
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* [[:Category:Flagged|Flagged wiki pages]]
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* [[:Category: Map of Pallet Storage Locations|Map of Pallet Storage Locations]]
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==[[Community]] - renters, members, and interest groups==
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{| class="wikitable"
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* [[:Category:Public Member Profiles|Public Member Profiles]] and [[:Category:Interest Groups|Interest Groups]]
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|-
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* [[Mailing Lists: Which List For What]]
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|[[Fiber Arts]]
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* [[Outreach]]
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|-
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* [[:Category: Volunteering | Volunteering]] (warning, seems to be out of date)
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|[[:Category: Chemical Room | Ventilated Room]]
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* Information on teaching [[:Category:Classes|classes]]
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|-
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|[[Bike Shop]] / [[SCUL]]
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|-
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||[[:Category:Digital Fabrication | Digital Fabrication]]
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|-
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|[[:Category: Screenprinting | Screenprinting]]
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|-
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|[[:Category:Multipurpose_Room | Multipurpose Room 1 (Computer Lab & Design Center)]]
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|-
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|[[:Category: Jewelry | Jewelry and Metalsmithing]]
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|-
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|[[:Category: Welding | Welding]]
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|-
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|[[:Category:Electronics_and_Robotics | Electronics and Robotics]]
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|-
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|[[:Category: Machine Shop | Machine Shop]]
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|-
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|[[Woodworking]]
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|-
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|[[Metal Casting]]
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|[[Multipurpose Room 2 | Multipurpose Room 2]]
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|-
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|[[Prop Shop]]
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|Photo Studio
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|[[Bldg 8 Meeting Room]]
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|}
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* [[:Category:Safety | Safety]] - All the basics you need to know before working in the space
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* [[Floorplan]]
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* [[Artisans 2.0]]
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* [[Shop Leads]]
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=== Tools & Materials ===
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* An evolving list of [[:Category:tools | Tools]]
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* A list of the [[:Category:Rubrics| Tool Rubrics]] for tool testing
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* [[:Category:Materials|Materials]] Information on how to obtain and work with various materials
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** [[Sources for materials]]
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** [[Materials Cutting Chart]]
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* [[Making Reservations | How to make an account on the Tool Reservation System]]
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** [https://artisans.skedda.com Reserve a Tool]
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==[[:Category:Policies|Policies]] - our rules and other guidelines==
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==Membership==
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* [[:Category:Policies|All Policies, official and practical]]
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*[https://artisansasylum.com/membership/ Our website] lists our membership schedules and options and how to join
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* [[:Category:Financial Policies | Financial Policies]]
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* [[FAQ]]s for Members / Renters / Day Pass Users
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* [[:Category: Safety Policies | Subcategory of safety policies]]
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*All members must agree to our [[Membership Agreement]] & Policies and Procedures  and [[Services Addendum]]
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* [[IT | Subcategory of policies and how-to documentation specifically related to our computers, networks, and information]]
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* [https://artisansasylum.com/ourmembers/ Member Profiles]
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*[[Member Benefits]] the perks of being an Artisan's Asylum member
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* [https://artisansasylum.com/member-events/ Events for Members and Friends of Artisan's]
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* [[New Member Guide]] - a great reference for new and existing members
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**[https://artisansasylum.com/membership/member-orientation/ Attend the next New Member Orientation session]
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** [[Shop Safety and Etiquette]]
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** [[Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)]] you need to work in certain shops
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** [[:Category:Consumables|Shop consumables]] that we may or may not provide
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** [[Tidy Space Policy]] helps keep our space functional
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** [[Waste disposal]] We have no janitors. Everyone helps a bit to make this place better and get things done.
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* Communication with & amongst members
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** [[Mailing Lists: Which List For What|Mailing Lists to sign up for]]
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** Recent emails sent to [[Member Announce]]
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** [[Mailing Lists Account Management]]
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=== Board of Directors ===
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===Tool Testing===
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* [[Board_Of_Directors | Board of Directors: members, minutes, board-approved policies]]
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Tool Testing, also referred to as tool check-off or tool certification is required for independent facility use as a member or day pass user. These sessions require you to demonstrate safe and correct use of our tools in our shared community shops.
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*See [http://artisansasylum.com/tool-testing/ the Tool Testing page on the website for all the up to date details by shop area]
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** [https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUZXandpWXNGcEt2fGRlZmF1bHR8YjI1MmFkZTIzYmIzZTc1MDQxOGRiODU0YTQzYTBjYTQ&ctz=America/New_York| Tool Testing Calendar] for certain shops
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== Rental Space ==
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* For general information see [http://artisansasylum.com/space/ Studio Space and Storage]
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** [http://artisansasylum.com/membership/studio-space-rentals/ Rental Space Waitlist]
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** [https://artisansasylum.com/membership/storage-and-flex-space/ Flex Space and Storage Rental Waitlist]
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** [[Rental Space Rules]]
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** [[Construction Requirements for Freestanding Structures]]
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** [http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/c/c8/Pallet_Storage.pdf Map of Pallet Storage Locations]
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== Other helpful stuff ==
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=Learn=
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* [https://artisansasylum.com/current-classes/ Take a class]
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* [http://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Attending Classes FAQ] covers all you need to know when attending classes
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* [http://artisansasylum.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=08b33612fb3e414941ec91404&id=d8c085ff5f Sign up for our announcements mailing list] to hear when new classes are sessions are scheduled
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* [https://docs.google.com/a/artisansasylum.com/forms/d/1tIan4Ka6l90IDb6mKWr3fwBM--75PIr5roaxDmA7P8o/viewform Request a refund for a class]
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===[[:Category:Materials|Materials]]===
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===Awesomenaut Program===
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Information on how to obtain and work with various materials
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* [https://artisansasylum.com/awesomenauts/ Become an Awesomenaut]
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* [[Sources for materials]]
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* [[Awesomenauts | Info for existing Awesomenauts]]
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* [[Materials Cutting Chart]]
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* [[:Category:Consumables|Consumables]] you might need to bring with you
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===[[:Category:Projects|Projects]]===
 
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Past, present, and future [[Projects]]
 
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===Museums===
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=Teach=
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* List of [[New England museums|New England technology-related museums and historical sites]]
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* [http://artisansasylum.com/teach/#sectioninterested Become an intstructor] for information for how to get started
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* [https://docs.google.com/a/artisansasylum.com/forms/d/1HEm9-rgptnfgllnw4yOw8_aDdKsWc0np4fvQ4atC8bw/viewform Become a tool tester]
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* [[Instructor Handbook | Instructor Handbook]] for information on enrollment paperwork
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===Resources for Kids===
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===For Instructors===
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Classes and programs in and near Somerville for people under 18.
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* [[Eventbrite Posting Instructions | How to post your class on Eventbrite]]
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* [[:Category:Classes|Links to various class materials and descriptions]]
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* [[Shop Safety and Etiquette]]
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= Community =
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* [[Town Hall & Community Meetings]]
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* [[:Category: Volunteering | Volunteer]]
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* [https://artisansasylum.com/friends/ Friends of Artisan's]
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* [[Outreach]]
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* [[Mailing_Lists:_Which_List_For_What#Public_Mailing_Lists | Public Mailing Lists]]
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* [[Related Organizations]]
* [[Activities for Young People]]
* [[Activities for Young People]]
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== Using This Wiki ==  
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= Outreach =
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We look forward to your contributions!  If you would like to add to or edit this wiki, please
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Our tools are heavy, so the best way we reach out is to share what we've learned making and running Artisan's Asylum. We offer two programs for aspiring and existing makerspace operators:
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# [[Special:UserLogin | get yourself an account]]  
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*[http://artisansasylum.com/how-to-make-a-makerspace/ How to make a makerspace]
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# [[Using_a_wiki | familiarize yourself with wiki use]].
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* [http://artisansasylum.com/run-a-makerspace/ How to run a makerspace]
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We also host events open to the public and frequently attend local maker and art events in our community:
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* [https://artisansasylum.com/events/ Upcoming Public Events]
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* [[Events | Running Events]]
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* [[Guidelines for Hosting/Proposing an Event]]
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* [[Mass Destruction]]
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==See Also==
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= About =
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* [[Related Organizations | Related organizations in the area]]
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* [[Our History]]
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* [[Management | Management Team]]
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* [[Managerial Policies]]
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* [[Financials | Financial Records]]
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* [[Town Hall & Community Meetings]]
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* [[Board_Of_Directors | Governance Team]]
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* [[Minutes of the Board of Directors]]
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* [[Voting | Voting Records]]
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* [[media:Articles_of_organization_artisan's_asylum_inc.pdf‎ | Articles of Organization]]
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* [[media:AA_Bylaws_20180204.pdf | Bylaws]]
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** History and discussion at [[:Category_talk:Policies#Bylaws]]
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* [[Governance Policies]]
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* [[IT]]
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* [[Facilities]]
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* [[Graphics standards]]

Current revision as of 17:14, 29 May 2020


Welcome to the public wiki for Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., a non-profit community workshop in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support the teaching, learning and practice of fabrication. Read on to learn how to make, learn and teach here.

To support our mission to help people make what they imagine:

  • Archived COVID response information for and by the members of the Artisan's Asylum community [Last updated 25 April, 2020].
  • Join the Friends of Artisan's
    Our Friends enjoy access to members-only events including our Speaker Series and social nights along with our member newsletter.
  • Make a monetary donation and let us know what you'd most like to support.
  • You can also help us by making your Amazon purchases by clicking the below button.




Contents

Make

Facilities and Equipment

We have the following Shops:

Fiber Arts
Ventilated Room
Bike Shop / SCUL
Digital Fabrication
Screenprinting
Multipurpose Room 1 (Computer Lab & Design Center)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Welding
Electronics and Robotics
Machine Shop
Woodworking
Metal Casting
Multipurpose Room 2
Prop Shop
Photo Studio
Bldg 8 Meeting Room

Tools & Materials

Membership

Tool Testing

Tool Testing, also referred to as tool check-off or tool certification is required for independent facility use as a member or day pass user. These sessions require you to demonstrate safe and correct use of our tools in our shared community shops.

Rental Space

Learn

Awesomenaut Program


Teach

For Instructors


Community

Outreach

Our tools are heavy, so the best way we reach out is to share what we've learned making and running Artisan's Asylum. We offer two programs for aspiring and existing makerspace operators:

We also host events open to the public and frequently attend local maker and art events in our community:


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