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Rules

This isn't an exhaustive list of rules. As with most shared spaces, rules are better explained than dictated, so please talk to people in the space if you're unsure what's OK, but please follow these two:

Breaking these rules can result in receiving a formal warning or being banned or suspended from the space.

Top Level Rules

Rule 0: Do Not Be On Fire

A hacker may not be on fire, cause a fellow hacker to be on fire, or through inaction allow a fellow hacker to be on fire.

This rule doesn't just cover fire, but all forms of safety. The space provides PPE such as goggles, breathing masks, and gloves for people to wear while doing dangerous things.

Examples:

  • Don't use high-power lasers unless everyone who might get harmed is wearing goggles.
  • If you're hooking DIY things up to mains electricity, ask someone to look over your circuit before plugging it in, and use an RCD.
  • If you're cutting things with a dremel cutting disk, wear goggles! A shattering 3000rpm abrasive disk in your eyes is not a good time.

Rule 1: Be excellent to each other (follow the Code of Conduct)

A hacker should treat each and every other hacker with the respect we feel we deserve ourselves.

We want our Hackspace to be somewhere that people can enjoy making things in a safe, harassment free environment. Anybody who is in the Hackspace, attending an event as part of the Hackspace or is using any of the Hackspace communication channels (IRC, Mailing List or Telegram) is covered by the Code of Conduct.

Rule 2: Colour within the lines (follow the Storage Rules)

A hacker should keep their belongings safe and tidy so that other hackers are not inconvenienced or injured by them.