Rules & Tools

We ask all visitors to abide by the Hatch Policies which keeps Hatch Makerspace safe for everyone. There are some materials that cannot be used at Hatch and should not be brought to the makerspace: glitter, oil-based paints, other oil-based products, materials that create dust, or materials that produce a strong odor.

Hatch tools and materials can be broken down into several categories, listed below. 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 and tools are intended for learning and individual projects; if you need to produce multiple items (i.e. a production run) or items that you would normally pay a business to produce, please contact a local company. Projects that are not in the spirit of intended use will be disallowed.

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


3D Printing Policy (for in-person 3D prints)

1. Hatch only prints PLA filament. 

2. Patrons 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 patron and must supervise the print setup.

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

PrintrBot Simple Metal

Flashforge Finder

XYZ miniMaker

Ender 5 Plus

Prusa i3 MK2

PLA filament