Tinker Mill

A Maker Space for Everyone!

Regarding COVID-19:

From the Tinkermill email-

Staying Healthy at TinkerMill

Since our beginning in 2013, TinkerMill has remained open and available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At the writing of this email that’s 58,839 continuous hours of operations. This has only been possible through the unceasing, diligent, and thoughtful care of all TinkerMillians. To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we’re asking for your help with enacting some temporary operational changes at TinkerMill through the end of March.

As of  March 17, 2020, TinkerMill remains available as a resource for the community. We will continue to monitor developments around COVID-19 in our community and will promptly announce any further changes to TinkerMill operations.
 

Virtual Meetings

Through March 31, all TinkerMill operational meetings will be conducted virtually. This includes the Tuesday member meetings, new member orientations, board committee meetings, and general board meetings. URLs to join these meetings will be posted on Meetup, Slack, and/or sent directly to new members who have RSVPed to the new member orientation sessions.

Stay Home

Stay home if you’re feeling unwell. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Stay home if you or someone else in your household has a condition that might increase your risk for a serious viral infection. Higher risk groups include:

  • Older people (over age 60), especially those over 80 years.
  • People who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes.
  • Older people with chronic medical conditions are at greatest risk.

Stay home if at all possible. This is the single best thing each of us can do to slow the outbreak. Even if you’re not feeling sick or a higher risk group, you can still spread the virus. Studies are showing that the virus can spread before people show symptoms and it can be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.
 

Visiting TinkerMill
Some in-person classes and workshops are still being held, but in all cases, attendance will be limited to no more than five participants (including the instructor). Participants should maintain a minimum six-foot physical separation from other individuals whenever possible.
Additional spray bottles of disinfectant have been distributed around the space. Please use these spray bottles to disinfect door knobs, work tables, and other high-touch surfaces throughout the day. Shop captains will be posting specific instructions for disinfecting equipment and tooling.
Sticking Together

I’m so proud of the supportive community we’ve built over the years. This is a stressful and challenging time for all of us, so don’t hesitate to reach out and offer help to those around you. Even if we’re not physically in the same place, something as simple as a kind word or a friendly ear can make a huge difference. Keep supporting each other and we’ll get through this together.

 

The TinkerMill is Colorado’s largest maker space. Located in Longmont CO, the TinkerMill is a place where people interested in art, technology, science and business can collaborate; share tools; learn; teach; make things; prototype new ideas, products and services; start ventures; meet new people; and share knowledge. ASBC provides TinkerMill memberships for adults and youth 14 years old or older and one friend or caregiver.  Membership at the TinkerMill provides opportunities to try something new, meet like minded people, build projects or just develop further expertise in something you already enjoy.

TinkerMill has  a variety of resources including, but not limited to 3D printers, CNC milling machines, an 80-watt laser cutter, machine shop, woodworking shop, video/audio studio, art studio, sewing station, meeting rooms, data center, robotics lab, vacuum chamber, and we’re continuously expanding our resources. All members are expected to follow TinkerMill policies and procedures and to fill in and sign all Tinkermill paperwork.

Interested in a TinkerMill membership?  

To learn more go to TinkerMill.org for an informational tour.  These are usually held on Sunday, but you can schedule one for another time.  Fill out the membership paperwork, then contact ASBC at info@autismboulder.org to receive information on how to officially become an ASBC TinkerMill member.  You will need to attend the New Member Orientation. New Member Orientations occur the first and third Wednesdays of the month. RSVPs close 48 hours in advance. You cannot attend an orientation without RSVPing through Meetup.com.

 

 

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