Becoming a Member



To become a member, simply come into the Brown Design Workshop, identify a Monitor (wearing an apron), and ask them to assist you in making an ID badge. It's that easy! Anyone at Brown/RISD can join.

IDs are required whenever you are in the space. Please swipe in when you enter the space. The more swipes we get, the better our case is to pitch for additional resources!

Your ID has locations for stickers that indicate that you have taken BDW-approved workshops in one of our four working areas—Wood, Metal, Laser Cutting, and 3D printing—or for a specific tool outside of these four categories (such as Shopbot CNC, Sewing Machine, Soldering Irons, Track Saw, etc...). If you lose your ID, we might no longer have record that you have training, and you will have to attend a workshop again.