Welcome to Berea's Community Makerspace!
We have been in our current location (116 Spring Circle Dr - Unit 3) since August 2019! The space is growing all the time, with new activity, new equipment, and new capabilities. Come to our Thursday Open House and check us out!
Our space is based on a few founding principles:
- Member Ownership - our paying members make the decisions that run our space.
- Inclusivity - all members should feel welcome, regardless of their background.
- Resiliency - our space is self-supporting for our core operations.
- Community Centric - our space is part of the larger Berea community.
Our Board ensures that we maintain tax-exempt status and that we meet our financial obligations. All other decisions about the operation of the space are made by our members.
If you are interested in membership, partnership, or in some other way would like to help us make this community a success, email firstname.lastname@example.org
An overview of the onboarding process can be seen below. For more details about the orientations, visit the orientations page.
Tour: You don’t have to tour the space before you join, but if you’d like to see what we have or learn more about us, stop by one of our open houses.
Join Us: Go to our website and select the membership that makes sense for you. Once you complete your registration, you’ll get a confirmation email that contains an invite link to our Slack, which is our primary method of communication between makers.
General Orientation: This is a quick orientation where you will sign some paperwork, go over some of our practices and policies, and get your key. You can go through a general orientation at any open house after you join online. The times of these open houses can be found on our calendar, but if these times don’t work for you, reach out to email@example.com to schedule a different time. Please register online in advance of the orientation to ensure someone is there to take you through it. Once you have completed the general orientation, you will have 24/7 access to the space.
Machine Specific Orientation: Some machines or areas require further orientation and training before you can use them. These trainings are listed as “floating” on our calendar, so when you register for the event, you will be contacted to schedule the orientation.