Rockford Makerspace Area Captains are responsible for specific areas of the makerspace.

Proposed current areas include:

  • Wood Shop (current captain Doug Heimbecker)
  • Machining (CNC/Lathe/Mill) (current captain Kevin Holdmann)
  • Metal Fabrication (forming, welding, etc.)
  • Electronics
  • Computer Lab
  • Creative Re-use and Crafts

Other areas are encouraged to form.

Area Captains are responsible for:

  • Physical organization of the area
  • Maintaining wiki for equipment and general area rules
  • Organizing training and workshops as needed
  • Encouraging that safe practices are followed (via training, wiki, signage)
  • Ensuring basic supplies are on hand
  • Maintaining an equipment “wish list”
  • Being available for open houses and other events when possible.

Area Captains do not necessarily need to do these things themselves, however they are responsible for ensuring these things are done.

If you are interested in being an Area Captain (or if you just want to help one out), please e-mail