How do I become a member at CRF?
How do I know if there is anyone at CRF?
On our Discord server we have the text channel #attendance where we encourage members to sign in whenever they plan to visit the makerspace to make it easier for our members who lack an access card. As a member you also get access to the Member Zone-page. There you can see pictures from our webcams that are mounted in the room. The password is located next to the cash register system.
What is a build night?
What is a ‘build night’? During the build nights we meet to build and hang out together. This is the most appropriate time to check out the makerspace because there is usually someone to let you in and show you around. The build nights are held every week on Wednesdays between 18:00-21:00 but have sadly been cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic. We’ll be back! <3
I hear the word 'Böp' everywhere, what does that really mean?
The word ‘Böp’ is used widely at CRF. It is a word for describing any weird, complicated, and sometimes erratic, haphazardly-built things. On our Wiki-page you can read more about its origin (in swedish).
I'm not a student at Chalmers, can I build anyway?
I miss a component or tool!
I heard that CRF has a Discord server, is that right?
Do you need training to use the workshop?
It is required that we give you an introduction to some of the machines at the makerspace. These training sessions are peer-based and personal. If you can convince an older and/or more experienced) member that you can safely handle a machine – you are good to-go! Specific training times can vary but we recommend a brief introduction (10-20 min) for the column drill and the band saw, and little longer one for the 3D printers and the laser cutter (about an hour), and a really throughout one for the CNC (a whole day) to be allowed to use them. Never use a machine you do not feel comfortable with! Looking to get trained? Post something in either text channel on our Discord server (#3dprinting, #laser, #workshop) to contact another member.