Membership Manual

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Welcome to Bloominglabs, Bloomington's Hackerspace. For members, this document is here to help you integrate into our group as easily as possible. For non-members, you can see if becoming a member is something you might be interested in.

Your Role (as a Member)

Quick List

  • Read the Bylaws(TBA)
  • Come to open meetings on Wednesdays as often as you can
  • Meet Everyone
  • Come to a workshop and learn something new
  • Build something awesome
  • Ask Questions!

Facility Operations

Liability Waiver

YOU NEED TO SIGN ONE BEFORE YOU ENTER THE SPACE! They are conveniently located in the hanging file next to the door to our room.


We would LOVE to see you run a workshop on a topic you feel confortable talking about (even if you are not a member). Simply contact us at a meeting or send us an email and we can discuss your idea (members should use the members mailing list, non-members can reach us at contact at bloominglabs dot org). We will work with you to identify any tools or supplies you would require and address any safety concerns. Generally members help each other out during workshops so it's not you alone working with a class of 20 people.

Are you the curious type?

Members get free access to public workshops and supplies. Don't see a workshop on the calendar that meets your interests? Ask around and see if anyone else has an interest, you might be the last straw which makes a workshop happen.

Interested in Teaching?

  1. Pick a topic
  2. DO IT!
  3. Guage interest from the membership
  4. Pick a date (non-meeting date)
  5. Talk to a Board member to get your event advertised and put on the calendar

Power Tools

YOU NEED TO BE QUALIFIED BEFORE YOU CAN USE ANY POWERTOOLS! You must talk to the Bloominglabs safety zsar or a qualified qualifier and take a brief safety course before you are allowed to use any power tool. Usually this is a fast process that only takes a moment of your time, and you can be qualified on multiple tools in one sitting.

Facility Resources

Our Online Resources

Personal tools