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First-time volunteering

First-time volunteering

Thank you so much for serving your community by volunteering at the tool library! Before arrivin...

Updated 2 months ago by Miles Watkins

Setting the blade guides

Bandsaw Maintenance and Repair

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Updated 3 months ago by Ember Klavins

Changing the blade

Bandsaw Maintenance and Repair

This page is a work in progress. Please check back later.

Updated 3 months ago by Ember Klavins

Tabling at the farmers market

Farmers market

The Capitol Hill Farmers Market runs every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the intersection o...

Updated 4 months ago by Miles Watkins

Print not sticking to bed

3D Printer Troubleshooting Guide

Often this is caused by contamination on the bed. Wash it well with soap and water, dry it with a...

Updated 6 months ago by Sam Wolfson

How to onboard a first-time volunteer

First-time volunteering

This is a guide for shift leads and existing volunteers, describing how to welcome and onboard vo...

Updated 6 months ago by Miles Watkins

Troubleshooting Tripped Breakers

Running A Shift

Resetting The Breaker Unfortunately, all our tools are on the same circuit breaker, so if many a...

Updated 7 months ago by Max Shenfield (He/Him)

Front Door Keypad Batteries

Keys, Locks, Batteries

As a theft prevention measure, the front door keypad is screwed into the info box from the inside...

Updated 8 months ago by Sam Wolfson

Bathroom Keypad Batteries

Keys, Locks, Batteries

When the keypad blinks red after entering a code successfully, the batteries are running low.  S...

Updated 8 months ago by Sam Wolfson

Installation

Fusion 360

The specific edition of Fusion 360 that you want is called "Fusion 360 for Personal Use." Click ...

Updated 9 months ago by Sam Wolfson

Filament broke inside feed tube

3D Printer Troubleshooting Guide

Sometimes filament can break while it's being fed from the spool into the extruder. This is parti...

Updated 11 months ago by Sam Wolfson

Bed leveling or homing fails

3D Printer Troubleshooting Guide

Check the removable bed surface to make sure it's properly positioned. It should be flat on all...

Updated 11 months ago by Sam Wolfson

Filament stuck on spool

3D Printer Troubleshooting Guide

If the filament isn't wound properly around the spool, it can tighten itself into almost a "knot"...

Updated 11 months ago by Sam Wolfson

Preparing The Printer

3D Printer Getting Started

Overview Power On Flip on the power switch on the back right of the printer.  Inspect The ...

Updated 1 year ago by Sam Wolfson

Loading Filament

3D Printer Getting Started

Check that the filament spool you want to load is of the correct type. Unless you're doing some...

Updated 1 year ago by Sam Wolfson

Slicing Your Model

3D Printer Getting Started

Setup "Slicing" is the process of turning a 3D model (typically an STL file) into a series of la...

Updated 1 year ago by Sam Wolfson

Choosing Filament

3D Printer Getting Started

There are lots of different plastics that you can print. For the most part, unless you’re doing s...

Updated 1 year ago by Sam Wolfson

Initial Setup

3D Printer Getting Started

Find the Dell laptop used for 3D printing, plug it in, and turn it on. It's a Dell laptop and wil...

Updated 1 year ago by Sam Wolfson

Unloading Filament

3D Printer Getting Started

You only need to perform the following steps if you want to use a different filament than the kin...

Updated 1 year ago by Sam Wolfson

Printing Your Model

3D Printer Getting Started

Finally, you can send the job to the printer. In the upper right hand corner, click “Print Plate”...

Updated 1 year ago by Sam Wolfson