About The Space
About the Chatt*Lab Space
About The Space
Chatt*Lab consists of 3000 square feet of work areas, classroom, and storage. Storage is for member projects only. (It’s one of the benefits of becoming a member.)
Chatt*Lab has tools and equipment and dedicated space for vinyl cutting, soldering, electronic testing, laser cutting, and 3D printing, plus a wood shop and metal shop. The space contains computers and the whole space has wi-fi.
Chatt*Lab strives to promote an open and welcoming culture. We like the fact that we’re a public resource for the community. To keep this kind of openness in our community, it takes a little more effort in a social sense to keep things running smoothly. Being part of an open community can be a challenge sometimes. Try to display a little extra politeness, a little extra patience, a little extra cleanliness and a little extra friendliness.
Our primary policy is to “Be Excellent to Each Other.” If you’re not being excellent others, expect to get called out for it. And if you don’t know whether or not something you’re doing is excellent, odds are it isn’t.
Chatt*Lab is a non-profit 501c3 organization. We collect dues from our membership to pay rent, utilities, insurance and maintenance of the space. Any funds left over are used for tools and consumables for Chatt*Lab.
Chatt*Lab has a 5 member Board of Directors elected by membership. The Board of Directors fulfill the roles required by Tennessee law and oversee the operation of Chatt*Lab. All of the directors are volunteers and are not compensated financially. The President can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatt*Lab has an Open Meeting & Making every Thursday at 7pm. This is best time to come by the space to find out what’s happening and meet our community.
Chatt*Lab is a dynamic space with potential hazards requiring a mature attitude towards safety. Due to the nature of this environment (and the extra precaution required) unattended minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from Chatt*Lab, except when accompanied by a legal guardian.
When accompanied by a legal guardian, minors must have a waver filled out by that guardian.
Although Chatt*Lab allows accompanied minors, keep in mind that we do not make any effort to maintain a kid-friendly environment.