Welcome to Tech Valley Center of Gravity. We're happy to have you as a member and want to help you get the most out of your membership.

If you have not already done so, you will want to take each of these next steps to ensure you are all oriented to the facility.

  1. View the safety training video.

    New members MUST complete the mandatory safety training class prior to working in the makerspace for liability reasons.

  2. Complete the Safety Quiz

    http://www.tvcog.net/safety-training-quiz/

  3. Request an Access Fob.

    Once you have viewed the online green zone safety video and completed and submitted your answers to the online quiz,update your member profile with a photo to activate your fob request. We require that you add a "head shot" style photo to your profile for identification purposes (think passport photo), so please have one ready when you follow the link. We are unable to complete fob access requests until an ID photo is provided.

    You will receive an email notification when your fob is ready for pick-up. Please note that fobs must be activated by staff; as all staff is part-time, it may take a day or two for your fob to be made. Access fobs are not made during the weekend.

  4. Attend Work Zone Orientations

    After you've completed the steps above, you'll need to sign up for and attend a safety orientation for each Work Zone you intend to use. Electronics and the Kitchen are the only Zones that can be used without attending a safety orientation. Regardless of your experience level, these sessions are required for us to ensure you are aware of procedures important for your safety and to avoid damage to the equipment. These classes are scheduled on a rotating basis on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Review the schedule and sign up on our website. The orientation session for the Welding Zone is performed on request. Please contact the Volunteer Zone Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and our Facilities Specialist (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to schedule a Welding Zone Orientation.

    If you are not able to attend the scheduled orientation, or you need to expedite getting access to a work zone for a time sensitive project, you can arrange a one-on-one expedited training session for a fee of $20. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule these sessions.

Additional Membership Information:

Join Our Facebook Group
If you are a Facebook user, we highly recommend joining the TVCOG Facebook group. We frequently post last minute news and equipment updates there, as well as event reminders and class announcements. It's also an idea repository and a place where you can reach out to fellow creative minds for ideas and input, as well as to share your own.

Purchase Storage
If you would like to store items at the CoG while you work on projects, we have some storage options available. Super Makers may request to use a bin, to be kept downstairs, at no additional charge. Shelf space downstairs and storage lockers on the first floor of the facility are available for rent to all members for $15/month. To arrange for either of these storage options, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join Us at Social Night
We hope you'll join us whenever possible for Social Night pot luck on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm. These Social Nights are great opportunities to meet other members and speed the process of becoming part of the creative community at Tech Valley Center of Gravity. Social Night is also open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend!