→How to Join
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.* You can start your membership by starting recurring payments [https://pumpingstationone.org/join/ on the website]. From the home page, look for the "Join" menu item.* Find two board members or authorized membership admins to check your government-issued ID. To find them: sttend either a Tuesday open house (8 pm almost every Tuesday, except for a few holidays) or a [[New Member Orientation]]. Before your membership is official, two [[The Board|board members]] (or one of the non-board [[ID Checkers|authorized ID checkers]]) 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 getting authorized to use tools and equipment. * 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:
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. Likewise, no day passes, no corporate memberships shared between several people. Not a good fit for this kind of place.
* How do I get
certified on the laser cutter?
The laser cutter is our most popular tool. There may be an authorization session on the Events calendar, or one may be in the process of forming, usually based on a discussion on the Google Group mailing list. There are a few recommended authorizers for the laser
; it is no longer a viral authorization process. There is no recurring regular schedule for laser cutter authorization; it is a demand-driven activity. If you can find 2 other people that are willing to schedule a session at the same time , your chances of getting an authorizer to agree to show up are much better.
Do I Get Authorized on tools? ==
It depends. Start by looking for a wiki page for that tool, see if that tells you how. You can find a thing's wiki page by searching for it on the wiki, or by looking for an [https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Template:EquipmentPage equipment label] on the thing that will tell you the URL to the thing's wiki page.