Rules & Tools

Hatch resources can be broken down into several categories. Each category has its own set of guidelines and may require specific training before use. This is not an exhaustive list of equipment and materials available at Hatch. If you have a project that requires specialized materials, please bring them with you. Our materials are intended for learning or personal making; the production of items that are not in the spirit of intended use will be disallowed.

  1. 3D Printing
  2. Arts + Crafts
  3. Computers + Printers
  4. Electronics + Robotics
  5. Hand Tools
  6. Laser Cutter
  7. Sewing + Textiles
  8. Vinyl Cutter


3D Printing Policy

1. Hatch only prints PLA filament. Maximum print size is 6 x 6 x 6 inches.

2. Makers must be present when their print begins. Prints are started on a first come, first served basis.

3. Only trained volunteers or staff may login to the 3D printer computer on behalf of a maker and must supervise the entire print setup in the print manager. Only the Flashforge Finder computer may be used unsupervised by a maker who has completed their 3D Printing card (requires training in 3D Printing 101).

4. Makers may only print on one 3D printer at a time.

5. Makers must fill out the 3D Printer Usage Log once their print has started. This includes the name of the supervising volunteer or staff.

6. No print is guaranteed. Hatch volunteers and staff may disallow a print at their discretion. Hatch reserves the right to stop a print if it fails.

7. You may not save files on any 3D printer computer, please use a flash drive or online resources.

Equipment + Materials

Prusa i3 MK2

PrintrBot Simple Metal

2x Flashforge Finder

PLA filament