You can join by following the steps , which are, in short:
* The first step should be to check out the space. We have a public meeting every Tuesday at 8pm.
Please come introduce yourself.* If we didn't scare you off, you can start your membership by beginning a paypal subscription [ http://pumpingstationone.org/ becoming-a-member/ on the website].* You'll then need to attend either a Tuesday meeting or a [[New Member Orientation]]. Before your membership is official, two board members will need to check a government-issued photo ID. Either of these events is an appropriate place for that. Once your ID has been verified, you'll get a door code and will be able to start learning to use tools. * Once you've received your welcome email, you should go to [http://members.pumpingstationone.org our member site] and activate your account. This account will serve as your Wiki account as well as your log in for computers around the space. Do this as soon as possible.
But you've got concerns, let's address them:
* I have a project I need to get done on a very short time frame, is there any way to get in before next Tuesday?
Sorry, no. Unfortunately we are '''not''' a job shop, fab lab or tool rental company. You're going to need some patience. We are 100% volunteer run.
* How do I get
certified on the laser cutter?
Good question. The laser cutter is our most popular tool. Our CNC area host, Elizabeth, holds regular office hours. Check the member's mailing list , she posts regularly.
Do I Get Certified? ==
Most/many tools require certification. Certification requirements vary from thing to thing, sometimes have prerequisites and sometimes can only be done by one or a small set of trainers. Information about how to get certified may be explained in deteail on a particular tool's [[equipment|wiki page ]], and is likely to be discussed on the mailing list/ Google group. For some of the more common certification schemes, here is a quick reference:
[[How Do I Get
Certified|How do I get certified? (quick reference, not a complete list)]]
== Pumping Station: One Is ... ==
==== Entirely run by volunteers ====
Our [[The Board|Board of Directors]],
[[Area Hosts]], people offering training on the equipment, and anyone who looks like they're doing anything remotely official are all volunteers. That means if you ask them nicely for something they'll probably help you, but you should do what you can to make their job easier.
* [[Skills Exchange]]: List of members, what skills they can offer, and which they hope to attain.
* [[Project Incubator]]: We come up with a bunch of random ideas. Let's try to write them down so we'll be more likely to remember them.
Interestgroups]] : Interest Groups