We have many software options at YMS that have tons of on-line tutorials and video to get you up and running whatever your designing needs are. YMS has the complete adobe creative suite, and a host of other graphic design software available on multiple computer for your use on a first come basis. Access to Computers and Software is free to all supporting members. We host classes on software operation on a regular basis.
YMS as a wonderful tool called a shopbot! It is a 4 X 8 computer controlled router table that you can make all kinds of wonderful things with. Their is however a steep learning curve and the machine is expenses to fix and maintain. For that reason it one of only tools in the space that we charge members extra to use.
YMS has a rayjet 50 watt laser engraver and cutter. This is a powerful tool that you can cut leather, paper, wood and some plastics with. This tool is wonderful for making inlays for many wood working project.
We have a cornucopia of tools in our wood shop. You can any of them as a general member. However, sanding disc and saw blades wear and need to be replaced. Donations to maintain the space can be dropped in the member drop box with a note, or you can buy supplies for your community shop if you feel so inclined. Karma is King! We do ask that if you do not know how to use a tool ,that you ask for help from other members.
We provide equipment to burn your screens, and print your projects. However, ink, emulsions and clean up items cost money. Any items you use from YMS stock is expected to be replenished.
We provide the equipment to 3D printer your projects. You can use the software to get an estimate of the materials costs of your print and make a donation to the space, or bring your own materials. This equipment has a bit of a learning curve so you are encouraged take a workshop to get up and running.
YMS has over 20 sewing machines. They are here for your use. Please maintain the equipment you use.
YMS has two vinyl cutter for your use. Please take care to keep knifes in good shape by using the right knife for the material you’re cutting. Please make sure to bring your own material. We have materials in the shop for YMS signage and classes. You are expected to bring your own materials.
YMS hosts a large community of dedicated ceramics enthusiast. We encourage everyone that is interested in this field to take a basic foundations class, even if they have experience in the practice. This will give the gate keepers of the kilns the information they need to evaluate members skills levels. As a member of YMS you have access to the tools at the space. As a service to our members YMS has a bisqueware and glaze firing service that allows members to have their personal creations (made outside of the workshop) fired. That said, the firing of a piece of ceramics is done at the discretion of the instructors that maintain the kilns.