The Project Storage Area in The Main Room is provided for the storage of stuff relating to your current projects. This is the only part of the Hackspace you should keep your personal stuff in. Ad-hoc storage elsewhere makes Hackspace harder to use, less accessible, and more dangerous.

In the Project Storage Area, there are a few storage options:

WhereWhatSticker to use
Project BoxesFor smaller parts and materials“Project Box”
Sheet Material RackFor plywood, acrylic, etc. Designed to take up to about A0 (laser bed size) or 1/3 sheet of ply “Short Stay”
Long Material RackFor timber, metal stock, etc. We intend to build a rack here in the future. Watch for the lights when manoeuvring long materials!“Short Stay”
Short Stay RackFor larger projects or assemblies that don't fit in a project box, and need to hang around for a few days until you can come finish them.“Short Stay”


Stickers can be printed on-demand using the label printer by the door.

Project Box Stickers - These should be used to protect project boxes only. These will expire in ~6 months (180 days).

Write your name on the sticker - it offers no protection otherwise.

Short-Stay Stickers - These should be used to protect stuff on the short stay rack, long material rack and sheet material rack. These will expire in ~1 month (30 days).

Write your name on the sticker - it offers no protection otherwise.

Please don't abandon materials you don't want anymore in the Project Storage Area. Instead donate it by putting it in the right place, dispose of it, or take it home.

If you have a short-stay item that absolutely wont fit on the rack, and you have no choice but to leave it briefly somewhere else in the space, please ensure that you:

  • Ask forgiveness on the forum, with the details of what, where, and how long.
  • Do your best to put it somewhere where it will cause the minimum of inconvenience to others (eg: Try not to block a workspace).
  • NEVER leave it in the Woodshop or Metalshop - The machines in here are simply too dangerous to share an environment with ah-hoc storage.
  • Ensure it does not create a hazard (eg: by blocking the fire escape).
  • Remove it as soon as possible.
  • Place a 'Short Stay' sticker on it, giving the date it was left there, so others know that it's not just random junk.

Storage Space is at a premium in Hackspace, so please be thoughtful in what you store, and for how long.

If the directors feel you are taking up more than your fair share of our limited storage space, we may ask you to remove some stuff, or remove it for you.

Everything left at Hackspace is done so entirely at your own risk.

  • manual/storage
  • Last modified: 6 weeks ago
  • by matt