How can I get trained?

Trainings start again for the Class of 2021 in the Fall!


MIT undergrad makers can acquire makerlodge training credentials, via the steps outline below.  Once you pass your Tier 1 training, you'll get your mobius credentials, the ability to take Tier 2 trainings, and if you're a member of the Class of 2020, $100 in makerbucks. 


Tier 0 is general shop safety

Complete this by reading this page, and passing the quiz hereOnce you pass the saftey quiz you'll get an email with a sign up for tier 1 training.

Tier 1 is basic maker tech (two 2 hour sessions)

Covers hand tools, laser cutters and 3D printers. Tier 1 training occurs in two 2-hour sessions.   You must complete Session 1 before Session 2.   You'll make an edge lit sign (led's light it up from below), like the one to the right.

Tier 1 Check off

After completing both Tier 1 training sessions, you'll sign up for a brief check-off of your new skills, and

 - Get credentials on Mobius to show other shops that you've been trained (everyone!)

 - Get $100 in makerbucks (Class of 2020 only)

 - Get a new toolbox and tool set (Class of 2020 members if you qualify)



Tier 2 training is coming back! If you have been checked off for Tier 1, stay tuned for chances to learn more making skills later this Summer/Fall 2017. Tier 2 will cover more advanced machines and more specific areas of making, and will be split into a multitude of different tracks to accommodate different interests.

Offered Summer 2017:

 Returning tracks will include:

  • Bandsaws and Drill Presses
  • Arduino Microcontrollers 
  • Basic Electronics Skills
  • Othermill

Students will be able to sign up for training in as many or as few tier 2 tracks as they would like. Tier 2 training is not required to be allowed in MakerLodge or our other participating shops, but only students who have completed the training for a specific tier 2 machine will be allowed to use it in MakerLodge.