Book an Appointment at Hatch

Hatch is excited to welcome makers back into the Makerspace. You will have the option to use our sewing machine, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, soldering station, or multipurpose workbench. If you are interested in 3D printing an original design, please use Hatch Curbside Pickup

Please note that limited materials will be made available for your projects so you are encouraged to bring your own. To protect you and our staff, Hatch visits are by appointment only and limited to 1.5 hours. All visitors are required to adhere to the new Hatch Visitation Rules. Although Hatch staff will be available to help with questions, please be prepared to work independently.

Hatch will be cleaned thoroughly every morning and evening. Each work station will be cleaned between visits. If you have questions, please email Liz at

Hatch Visitation Rules

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or may have been exposed, please do not visit Hatch
  • You are limited to the work station you reserve, you may not switch between work stations
  • Visits are limited to 1.5 hours
  • No food or drink will be permitted
  • You must wear a face covering at all times
  • You must use hand sanitizer upon entering
  • You must maintain a minimum 6-foot distance from other visitors and Hatch staff
  • Personal items must be put in designated areas at each workstation. Please do not touch surfaces that are not related to your work station
  • Confused? Watch this quick video.

Book Your Appointment 

We book appointments up to one week in advance. View available times on the calendar below, then click the button to book your appointment online. You will receive a confirmation email when your request is approved.

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Available Work Stations

Laser Cutter: There are two options when using the laser cutter. If you have a complete "Laser Cutter Card," you may book and use the laser cutter without assistance. If you don't have a complete Laser Cutter Card, your first visit will be dedicated to learning the machine. Please note if this is your first time using the Hatch laser cutter by typing the word "Intro" into the question field when you book your appointment. Laser-able materials are limited to those covered in the Laser Cutter training. In both booking options, you will have access to the laser cutter and the laser cutter laptop. You will need to bring your PDF files on a USB drive or have online access to your files. If you plan to cut 1/8” plywood for your project, please use Hatch Curbside Pickup.

Vinyl Cutter: You will have access to the Silhouette Cameo 2, a pair of scissors, a roll of masking tape, a Hatch laptop, sticker vinyl, and limited HTV vinyl. We recommend bringing your own laptop with a USB port. You will need to bring your Silhouette Studio files and the materials you wish to cut. If you plan to use the vinyl cutter to cut sticker vinyl, please use Hatch Curbside Pickup.

Sewing Machine: You will have access to a sewing machine, thread, bobbins, one set of pins, a pair of scissors, a small ironing board, and an iron. There will be limited access to other materials so you are encouraged to bring your project materials and any miscellaneous tools you need to complete your project.

Soldering: You will have access to a rework station (X-TRONIC #8080), a soldering iron (Weller WES51), a fume extractor, a multimeter, wire strippers, bench vise, magnifying stand, wire snips, desoldering tools, tweezers, solder paste, flux, electrical tape, and lead-free solder. Some other tools may be available upon request. You will need to bring your project materials and any miscellaneous tools you need to complete your project.

Workbench: This workstation is more open-ended. You will have access to tools by request, you can choose as many as you need from the list below. You will have limited access to raw materials like wood and hardware so you are encouraged to bring your own. Safety glasses will be provided. Workbench tools are listed below.

  • Drill
  • Drill press
  • Miter saw (hand)
  • Hack saw
  • Hand saw
  • Coping saw
  • Hammer
  • Rubber mallet
  • Pliers 
  • Vise grips
  • Bench vise
  • Tin snips
  • Ratchet Set
  • Booklet Stapler
  • Allen/hex keys 
  • Wire snips
  • Flathead or Philips head screwdriver
  • Measuring tape 
  • Staple gun 
  • Rotary tool 
  • Carpenter’s square 
  • Combination square 
  • T-square 
  • Grip clamps
  • Saddle stitcher
  • C/G clamps
  • Bar clamps 
  • Level 
  • Wood/metal files 
  • Wrenches 
  • Adjustable wrenches 
  • PVC pipe cutter 
  • Wire brush 
  • Cutting mat 
  • X-acto knife 
  • Utility knife 
  • Micrometer