If you’ve only been a part of Milwaukee Makerspace through the web site, wiki, mailing list, or some other online thingamabob we have, and you’ve never actually been to the space, you’re missing out on something—the signs!
Besides all the purely informational signs, we’ve got some humorous signs, and a few signs that probably fit in both categories.
So here my friends, is a brief look at some of the signs of the Makerspace.
We have this special stuff at the space we call “Makerspace Filth” that, if unchecked, tries to infect everything. This is how we fight this menace.
We have numerous classifications for our projects… From “Somewhat Safe” to… well, maybe I shouldn’t talk about the other end of the scale!
This makes sense right? Things you should not use the Test Equipment for include: hammer, boat anchor, blunt object, doorstop, spider flattener.
Occasionally one of your projects needs some privacy. (Especially if it has an escape hatch built into it.)
Yes, the Milwaukee Robotics Club meets here. Or at least we used to. (It’s been a while since we’ve had a meeting actually…)
Protect things like your eyes. And your signs. You might notice that even this sign about protecting your eyes is protected by a piece of plastic. Similar to how you might protect your eyes. #meta
Yes, we do have bathrooms! (Note: some of that “Makerspace Filth” we talked about may be located in the bathrooms.)
By the way… if you use the bathrooms, you might also want to use the wedge, so you don’t get locked out.
We also have some cameras around the place keeping an eye on everything. (Note: there are not cameras in the bathrooms.)
A gentle reminder to always add acid to water. I’m going to assume the other way around is probably a bad idea.
This one is on the laser cutter. Yes, we have a laser cutter. And yes, you can etch a mirror in the laser cutter without destroying yourself or the laser cutter.
Speaking of the laser cutter, we do vent the fumes, but we figured it was still a good idea to put this one along the path of the vent pipe.
I’m not sure we’ve ever had an implosion at the space, but if we do, we know the proper procedure for such an event.
Hmmm, looks like the maximum load had dropped a bit since the initial construction of the building. Those old floors ain’t what they used to be!
The Hack Rack sign has been upgraded since last year, and now includes the bit about taking something if you leave something—which is good—otherwise the Hack Rack would take over the entire space at some point.
I’m not even sure this one is a sign… I think it’s actually artwork contributed by a member’s daughter. Either way, it’s a great interpretation of our logo.
I hope you enjoyed the look at some of our signs! Let us know if you have any suggestions for future signs at the space!