New Member Orientation

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Hive13 Manual
Governance: Committees: Procedures: Membership: HOWTOS: Legal:

Becoming a member

  1. Review the Membership Details page
  2. Come to a Meeting
  3. Fill out a Liability Waiver.
  4. Talk with people. Let us know what you are interested in doing or learning. Take a tour of the space.
    • Hive13 has a lot of tools. But the best part of Hive13 is the Community of Makers.
    • We are happy if you want to keep coming around for a week or two to meet more people and make sure you enjoy the community.
  5. If you like what you see and would like to join Hive13 as a member:
    • Fill out a Membership Application on Click Register and fill in the blanks.
    • Either have an existing member take your membership identification picture or submit your own.
    • Print out a copy of your application, sign it, and turn it in to the Paperwork box by the door.
    • Let someone in Hive13 Leadership know that you turned in your application and are interested in joining Hive13.
    • We can complete your application and get you registered in minutes.
  6. Sign up on PayPal once accepted. (See Membership Fees)
    • Once your PayPal payment is authorized you will receive a Welcome e-mail further connecting you to Hive13 resources.
  7. Get an RFID card and learn how to access the space.
  8. Go on an orientation tour with a member of Hive13 Leadership.
  9. Meet our community and make something awesome!

Important New Member Info

  • We are a 24/7 space, you may work on whatever you want, whenever you want.
    • The building has an active security system from 10 pm until 6 am. During the night secure times you may badge in the front door, walk up the stairs to Hive13 and enter the space. Do Not leave the stair well except to enter Hive13.
  • List of Officers and their responsibilities.
  • Our Bylaws are located Here. Please read through them!
  • The Membership Agreement is located here.
  • Area Wardens are in charge of maintaining various sections of the Hive. Feel free to ask them any questions related to their area.
  • List of documented equipment. NOTE: Some equipment requires training/certification prior to unsupervised use.
  • Communication

New Member Tour

  • Ask the new member: What are you interested in? What would you like to learn?
  • Verify PayPal accepts their payment
  • Orientation Handout
  • Demonstrate how the RFID Access works
  • Community is our strength
  • Hive13 Culture Thrives on your contribution. Hive13 is a do-ocracy.
  • Spy Camera - Find out who's in and what's going on
  • Open/Close Switch
  • Light Switch Locations (Front and Back)
  • Breaker Panels (6)
  • Soda Machine
  • Certification Tools
  • Warden Hours
  • Woodshop Dust Collection
  • Slack
  • Classes
  • Member Storage and how to get a slot
  • Cleaning up your mess and Taking out the Trash
  • Elevator Operation - Loading Docks - Carts and Pallet Jacks
  • Close and Lock the Doors - Stairwell and Elevator
  • How to Shut Down Hive

Daily Operations

Startup procedures - How to open the Hive

  • Turn on the lights! Front area light switches are to the right of the elevator toward the middle of our space. Rear area light switches are in the very rear (Dungeon) to the left of the back elevator. Walk all the way back and make a right when you have to. Walk again until you have to turn again. The elevator and the switches will be on your left.
  • [This is canceled while we are in a COVID emergency.] Normally: Turn on the "Hive Open" switch near the main door. Only do this if you're prepared to let in new people.

Using Hive13

  • Respectfully Share the Space: Make time to clean up common areas, Meeting Rooms, Kitchen, Restrooms and Shop each time you use them.
  • Clean as you go - As with cooking in your own kitchen, cleaning at the hive is more easily managed in small bursts of activity. Put tools away and clean minor messes whenever you have a few moments of downtime. Restore shared spaces to be as clean as or cleaner than when you found them.
  • Report problems - Report broken or missing tools email the wardens.
  • If you need help - Use the house phone to call 911 - Emergency Services know where Hive13 is located and will come in an emergency.
  • Respect the tools - Stay Safe.
    1. If you are unfamiliar with the proper operation of a machine or tool, research it on the wiki. Also contact the area warden or an officer before use.
    2. If you don't understand a tool, leave it alone. Don't mess with something you don't understand. Get Help. Read the tool wiki, Ask for help on Slack. Ask a Warden.
  • There are NO quiet time restrictions on the use of loud tools/music including: angle grinders, belt and disk sanders, air compressor/air tools, CNCs, etc.

However: No loud music, tool use or other noise will be permitted in the open work areas without the explicit permission of members around you. Keep noise levels to a respectful minimum for the enjoyment of those in the immediate area. If you are going to make enough noise that people nearby would need hearing protection, let them know ahead of time.

  • No fumes or flames are permitted in unventilated areas.
  • Please respect and do not interrupt any official Hive13 activities or classes in the shared spaces.

We are a 100% volunteer run space, please take out the trash/recycling, refill parking tags, and other housekeeping. Don't know how? Check out our Hive1-2-3s in your welcome email or on Slack.

Shutdown Procedures

Take a tour of the space

Hive13 Panorama
Hive13 Virtual Tour

Here are some pages that might help familiarize you with what Hive13 is all about.

To take a tour in person, visit us on a Tuesday night or anytime we have a scheduled event.

The website ( ) has a "Space Status" icon that will show you when the hive is open or closed to visitors. Anyone at the weekly Tuesday night meeting will be happy to show you around. Due to technical issues with our website and our space going "tours by appointment only" for a period of time, we have removed the space status. Open house is every Tuesday (barring major holidays) from 6pm-8:30pm with our weekly meeting at 7:30pm.

Important Links