A monthly individual membership is only $50/month, and gives you 24/7 access to the Makerspace, as well as free attendance at any of our classes. You also have access to our computers, our meeting space, and the various work areas around the Makerspace. If you have additional adults in your household who’d like to be members, they can be added for only $10 each. The membership is month-to-month; there’s no long-term obligation. Any kids in your household under the age of 18 in your household are included in your membership. (Kids under 14 cannot access the wood shop or metal shop, however.) A family membership allows you to add additional adults in your household for an additional $10 each.
For individual memberships, we offer a discounted option of paying for six months ($250) or twelve months ($500) in advance. (This isn’t available for memberships including more than one adult.)
(How do we keep our prices so low? We’re a membership organization, not a business. We rely on member volunteers to keep the space running–everything from teaching classes to giving tours at an open house to managing a work area is done by volunteers rather than paid staff.)
How to Join
There are three steps to becoming a member (and there’s no set order for doing them):
- Pay for your membership using the PayPal links below
- Complete your your membership agreement (accepting our Membership Policies) and liability waiver. Please read the policy carefully; we take safety and personal responsibility pretty seriously.
- Take our mandatory safety orientation (this is included in the tours we give during our open houses).
Once you’ve completed all three steps, you’ll get a keyfob that gives you access to the building and our workshops, and all the information you’ll need to get started as a member!
Paying For Your Membership
We use PayPal to process membership payments. You do not need a PayPal account, however; there’s an option to check out as a guest, and use a credit card for payment.
Monthly Recurring Membership (Individual or Family)
If you select this option, PayPal will automatically bill your preferred method of payment every month. You can suspend or cancel your membership at any time; just contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepaid (Individual Only)
Prepaid memberships are one-time fees that do not automatically renew; if you want to continue your membership after the six or twelve month period you’ve paid for, you’ll need to initiate another purchase.
Member Storage Shelf Rental
If you’d like to rent a storage shelf for your personal materials, you can do so for $15/month. Contact email@example.com to find out about availability; if there’s a shelf available for you, you can use the link below to start the monthly payments. (You can cancel at any time.)