Spring 2023 trainings are here!
Public trainings are offered to students of any year and major to get familiar with the tools and stations in the AMS.
These formal trainings are not required to use tools and machines in the space but offer detailed information and practice one to one with a mentor. If you wish to use a tool for a specific project, you can ask a mentor on shift to walk you through using it. Completing the training program is especially beneficial to those that are interested in becoming a mentor at the AMS.
There are three stages to the AMS training program: reading the documentation, taking and passing the corresponding quizzes, and completing in-person training. Quizzes are short and allow for unlimited attempts. They are straightforward and simple questions aimed to ensure users have read and understood the documentation. 12 documents, with linked quizzes at the end, are broken up by machines:
- 3D Printers
- Laser Cutters
- Electronics Station
- Brother Embroidery Machine
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Hand Tools
- Miter & Table Saw
- Jointer & Planer
- Drill Press & Belt Sander
- Router & Lathe
- Scroll & Band Saw
- Tormach CNC Machine
After passing these online quizzes with a perfect score, users are ready to complete in-person trainings. Users can sign up for trainings through a link to the Google calendar group. Please don’t sign up for in person trainings less than 24 hours in advance, and remember to check back to the Google Calendar regularly. Trainings are split up into eight different sessions:
- 3D Printing
- Laser Cutting
- Electronics Station and Hand Tools
- Brother Embroidery Machine and Cricut Cutting Machine
- Drill Press, Belt Sander, Jointer, and Planer
- Band, Scroll, Miter, and Table Saws
- Router and Lathe
- Tormach CNC Machine
Users will start by completing a general safety quiz, which can be accessed here. After passing this quiz, users will receive an email with links to the folder of documentation for each specific area and an invitation to the Google Calendar Group to register for in person trainings.
If you have any specific questions, you can contact our training officer, Lily Cooper, at firstname.lastname@example.org