• The MakerSpace welcomes all McDaniel students and staff; the space inspires creativity & collaboration. Some activities will make you think critically, others will turn your thoughts into action.

    We support a maker culture where:

                         Everyone shares responsibility for safety.

                         We help one another and are receptive to feedback.

                         We support one another.

                         Innovation is encouraged.

                         Positive experiences are created.

    This is a space to have FUN, LEARN, be PRODUCTIVE, & work SAFELY.  Please adhere to posted safety & equipment guidelines, report damaged or unclean equipment, & ask questions.

    Report all Injuries/Incidents

                         Immediately report ALL accidents, injuries, or incidents to The MakerTech.

                         Immediately discontinue use of the tool(s) or equipment if it becomes unsafe, damaged, or is not working properly; notify the Maker Tech.  Safe Conduct Agreement

                         Use the space & equipment safely & leave the space & equipment in clean & working condition.

                         Work & behave in a way that protects your own safety & the safety of others.

                         Ask for help when you are uncertain how to use equipment.

                         Operation of the 3D Printers & Laser Machine is restricted to The MakerTech.

                         Abide by McDaniel HS & STEAM, safety, & fire regulations & comply with the rules & regulations of the equipment, whether posted or otherwise imposed by MAD.


                         Safety is your top priority when using the MakerSpace.  If you are not sure what to do, Ask.

                         Be aware of locations of first aid, fire, & safety equipment.

                         Never use a tool unless you’ve been trained to use it safely.

                         Use a step stool to reach extension cords or tools which are out of reach. Do not climb on tables or chairs to reach for something.

                         Do not work when tired or in a hurry.

                         Do not cause a distraction, fool around, or startle anyone while either one of you is using a tool.

                         Think through the entire job before starting. Prepare prints or drawings with all dimensions and specifications prior to submitting your job to a MakerTech.

    *The MakerTech is happy to assist you if you get stuck.

    Use Protective Gear & Dress Right

                         Do not wear loose-fitting clothing around moving or rotating machinery.

                         Remove ties, jewelry, lanyards, etc., especially around moving or rotating machinery.

                         Tie back long hair.

                         Wear suitable gloves when handling hot objects or sharp-edged items.

    Use Tools Correctly

                         Use tools how they are designed to be used.

                         Never use a broken tool. Report any broken tools or machinery to a MakerTech immediately.

                         Do not remove tools from the MakerSpace.

                         Never walk away from a tool that is still on.

                         Never tamper with a tool’s safety features. Operate machinery according to recommended procedures & with safety guards in place, as applicable.

    No Food or Drinks


    Clean Up

                         Clean up after yourself; leave the area clean & tidy.

                         Clean & return all tools to where you got them.

                         Shut off & unplug machines when cleaning.

                         Never use a rag near moving machinery.

                         Use a brush, hook, or a special tool to remove chips, shavings, etc., from the work area. Never use your hands.

                         Keep fingers clear of the point of operation of machines by using special tools or devices, such as push sticks, hooks, pliers, etc.

                         Keep the floor around machinery clean, dry, & free from trip hazards.

                         Clean up spills immediately & put a chair or cone over them if they are wet enough to cause someone to slip.

    Code of Conduct & Safety Orientation Quiz

    To use the 3D printers, laser machine, soldering equipment, & sewing machines, you must first complete the Code of Conduct and Safety quiz.

    Take the Code of Conduct and Safety Quiz.  You need a score of 100% to pass.

    Tools and Equipment

    The MakerSpace has a variety of low-tech and high-tech tools and equipment.

    The tools & equipment available in the MakerSpace fall into one of these categories:

                         3D Printers

                         Laser Machine

                         Sewing Machine

                         Soldering Equipment,

                         Electronics Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LittleBits, Makey Makey, and Lego Kits.

                         Video, Sound & Photography: Cameras & Accessories, Green screen & Multimedia workstations with a variety of software.

                         Arts & Crafts: Button Maker, Cameos, shirt press & miscellaneous craft materials & supplies.


    Monica Chanocua

    Industrial Tech

    McDaniel High School


    503.916.5220 ext. 81130