Code of Conduct
The following code of conduct is in place to facilitate a healthy and inclusive community. If you are unable to follow this code, you will be removed from our events and communications.

Respect Each Other

Please follow the golden rule of treating others the way you would like to be treated. The maker movement is founded on the principles of sharing, learning, and growing. We believe that if we can respect and learn from one another, everyone benefits. With this in mind we ask that you respect your fellow makers regardless of their chosen craft, skillset, experience, interest, age, gender, body, race, sexual orientation, or belief system. Harassment of any kind, for any reason, will not be tolerated.

Respect Your Limits

Tools such as lasercutters, sewing machines, and hammers are dangerous and are to be used at your own risk. Always ensure that you are qualified and recognize the hazards of using a particular tool before you use it. If you are unsure, ask! We are all here to learn together. Finally, children must be supervised at our events for their own safety.

Respect Our Hosts

Until we have our own facility, we are guests of the various businesses and organizations who allow us to congregate in their space. Please treat these locations as you would a dear friend's house. Be polite, take good care of their property, and clean up after yourself when you are finished working.

Respect NEM Volunteers

The people who step forward to run NEM events put in valuable time and effort into ensuring others have a fun, productive experience. Please listen to what they have to say and defer to them if any issues arise.


Our Code of Conduct is designed around fostering a positive and inclusive community that engages in wonderful events. Failure to follow this will result in expulsion from the community. If you believe another community member has acted inappropriately, please let us know and we will take steps to remedy the situation.