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GREEN Membership and Safety Orientation at Nova Labs



The GREEN Orientation at Nova Labs explains our organization structure, history and membership policy. It also covers basic safety procedures. 

Please create an account prior to coming to this Meetup!


You Must Attend A GREEN Orientation Session

Before Using Any Machine Tools At Nova Labs!



When you take a GREEN Orientation, you will ....

Hear a brief history of Nova Labs and why the organization exists

Understand the membership and operating structure at Nova Labs

How the organization operates

How to become an associate, and eventually a member

Review general safety procedures and policies for all shop areas at Nova Labs

Use safety glasses, tie back hair, roll up sleeves, wear closed-toe shoes

Locate fire extinguishers

Know about emergency machine stops

Sign a liability waiver

More info here.


After taking a GREEN Orientation, you may use ....

Hand tools, soldering stations, and other non-machine items

Machine tools with a GREEN tape marking (such as drill presses, small band saw, circular saws, grinders, etc)



This session will not permit you to operate any CNC machines.

This session is part of a series of safety orientations designed to protect you, the tools, and people working around you. While the orientations are rather informal, please be attentive and respectful of the instructor and your fellow students. Questions are welcome anytime!

If this will be your first time visiting Nova Labs, allow extra time to find our building. See our contact page for more info about our location and where to park.  If you arrive early - come in to chat with our members!

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  • Julie G.

    Looking forward to lots of making with my little guy! Thanks so much!

    July 30, 2014

  • Ric S.

    Thank you Erica!

    July 30, 2014

  • Julie G.

    I'm rsvp'd to attend on Monday - is it something I should/could bring my 6-year-old to? We're taking the soldering 101 class together next week.

    July 26, 2014

    • Erica M.

      Hi Julie, the orientation presentation usually lasts about 30 - 45 minutes and consists of talking points and some interactive discussion - following this, we take a tour of the facility. Seats are tight because Monday nights are pretty busy at NL. It's 3D Printer Build Group night.

      July 28, 2014

  • Gregory M.

    OK, I didn't see a future date so I'll stand by

    July 26, 2014

  • Erica M.

    Welcome to all, if you are planning to come to this event, please Please create an account prior to coming to this Meetup! See above for the link. Looking forward to meeting you all!

    June 26, 2014

    • Gregory M.

      Are there a limited number of seats?

      July 26, 2014

    • Nikolai T.

      Yes, we can fit only 6-7 people at a time on a busy night at Nova Labs. There are more orientation sessions coming up in the following weeks.

      July 26, 2014

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Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
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