Some equipment in think[box] requires training to use, particularly the machines in the metal and wood shop. These machines can cause serious harm if used improperly, so we provide training free of charge to ensure the safety of our users while giving them the skills to work effectively.

Click on the various machines on our equipment page, check the access level, and read the "How to Start" section for a complete overview on learning and using the equipment.



Ability Badges

No one may enter the machine shops on the fabrication floor (Floor 4) without wearing an ability badge. Stop by the lab during any of our open hours and ask a Student Worker for an ability badge. They will give you a brief safety orientation and you will get a badge.

Please note an ability badge is not required outside of the fabrication floor.