Join the slack
Slack is our main platform for communicating with students directly. If you would like to join and receive information about upcoming projects, events, and programming sign up on our Slack (pittmakerspace.slack.com) with your pitt.edu email and join our community!
Students can drop in during any open hours in the ISS or BiU to complete our basic ISS/BiU safety training. This consists of a short safety presentation by the mentor, and a quick safety quiz. Alternatively, you can watch the safety presentation here, and afterwards, take the quiz here.
After you have completed the quiz, you will be required to complete an Open Swim, a quick hands-on training on drills and drivers.
Completing the Open Swim gives students access to the our spaces during operational hours and allows them to use basic prototyping materials. However, specialized machines such as the 3D printer, vinyl cutter, and soldering iron will require separate training to operate. Any mentor on duty may be able to train you, or help you get in touch with a mentor who can.
In order to use the machines in the Treehouse (laser cutters and X-Carve CNC machines), you must complete a different Treehouse safety training, as well as an Open Swim. No reservation is required, but make sure to arrive on time, as the training takes an hour.
Monday at 3
Tuesday at 7
Thursday at 7
Friday at 12
become a mentor
Our mentors are pillars in our making community, training and supporting everyone who comes into our spaces. Find out more about mentor benefits on our "Become a mentor" page.
To become a mentor you must submit an application when we are actively accepting them. Mentor applications are open at the start of each semester and always released on the communication platforms of the community, so make sure to join the Slack to stay updated.
Mentors are usually familiar with the Makerspace prior to applying and are required to demonstrate their knowledge of Makerspace resources on their application.