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Spring 2021 – Entrepreneurship Garage Member Policy Updates

Hey WolfPack!

We hope you had a great Winter break!  This article presents protocols and guidelines to help promote a safe and supportive environment at the Entrepreneurship Garage. We ask all the returning students, staff, faculty members and friends to please abide by the following guidelines:

Protect the Pack 

Know the symptoms and stay home if you are experiencing them

  • Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, chills, loss of taste or smell, fever, sore throat.

Physical distancing 

  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others

Masks are mandatory

  • Masks should be worn at all times when in the Garage and prototyping space – masks should cover both your mouth and nose.

Wash or Sanitize Hands

  • No-touch Hand Sanitizer dispensers can be found throughout the Garage. Practice good hand hygiene. Wash hands frequently, for 20 seconds at a time or use hand sanitizer.

Sanitize Surfaces Before and After Use

  • Wipe down and sanitize all surfaces before and after use. Sanitizing spray and wipes are provided.

Changes to the Garage and Classroom

Modified face-to-face interactions 

  • Office doors will remain closed to align with social distancing policies, but we are available to assist you! Please follow posted guidelines in Garage before seeking assistance from Garage staff.

Rearranged seating 

  • Furniture and classroom seating has been modified to accommodate for social distancing.

Dedicated entry and exit locations 

  • Follow posted signs for entry and exit access to the Garage and Garage classroom

Signage

  • We’ve strategically placed informational signage throughout the space. Please read and follow all posted signs.

Coffee and Kitchen

  • To stop the potential spread of germs, coffee will not be available during the Spring term.
  • Communal dishes will not be available.
  • Eating in communal spaces is discouraged.

Garage Prototyping Space

New Prototyping Space hours of operation

  • Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Access Restrictions

  • You must be a member and have completed ‘Safety Training’ to gain access to the Prototyping Space
  • Reserve a ‘Zone’ through Coworks BEFORE Entering the Prototyping Space
  • 24 Hour Advance Zone Reservation through Coworks is Required
  • 1 Person Allowed Per Zone – No one is allowed in the Prototyping Space without their own Zone Reservation
  • 4 Hour Max Reservation per Zone
  • 1 Zone Reservation per Day

New equipment zones

  • Equipment and tools in the Prototyping space have been reconfigured into physical zones. Before entering the Prototyping space you must reserve a ‘zone’ through the Coworks app. Access to certain zones (Laser, 3D Printers, ShopBot) requires prior equipment certification.
  • Zones (see Coworks for detailed information)
    • 3D Printer Zone 1
      • Lulzbot Taz 6
      • Ultimaker S3
      • Free Filament
    • 3D Printer Zone 2
      • Lulzbot Taz 6
      • Ultimaker S3
      • Free Filament
    • Laser Cutter Zone 
      • ULS VLS 6.60 Laser Cutter/Engraver
    • Electronics Zone
      • Soldering Station
      • Multimeter
      • Bench Power Supply
      • Oscilliscope
    • Textiles Zone
      • Industrial Sewing Machine
      • Embroidery Machine
      • Serger
    • General Zone (Electronics, Tools, etc..)
      • Power Drill and bits
      • Handtools
      • Rulers
      • Clamps
    • Wood Shop Zone
      • Band Saw
      • Disc Sander

Safety and Sanitization

  • Sanitize hands before entering the Prototyping Space
  • Stay in your Zone unless exiting the Space
  • Sanitize Tools and Equipment with Supplied Cleaning Materials after use
  • No Guests

Rental equipment

  • Rental equipment will not be available during the Spring semester

Equipment training

  • Certification training to gain access to 3D and laser equipment remains available through our online Moodle course. (visit your Wolfware projects page to see the “Entrepreneurship Garage” moodle).

Reservation cancelation policy

  • If you are unable to keep your Zone reservation, please cancel as soon as possible prior to the start time through the Coworks app. Failure to do so can result in temporary reservation lockouts. Cancellations can be made in the Coworks app by deleting your booking.

Questions?

Contact us via email at ncstate-ent-garage@ncsu.edu

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