Our Members range from entrepreneurs, artists, and engineers to architects, scientists, and technologists. Get to know us by browsing our Meetup space and see our Services & Equipment for some of the benefits of membership.
Membership is available for individuals or organizations and can be by the month or by the year. Members must be 18 years and older. Every potential member is also required to attend standard orientation and safety training prior to receiving 24-hour access to the space.
Fees & Dues
Caution Deposit (Refundable). Submission of a $50 Caution Deposit is compulsory for every member before receiving 24×7 access to the facility. The Caution Deposit will be debited only if required to offset outstanding debts including personal consumables, damage to equipment, payments owed, etc. The entire amount is refundable or transferable to your renewal (minus any outstanding debts) when your membership ends. If we use all or a portion of your Caution Deposit, renewing members will need to resubmit or top up this deposit.
General Consumables and Damage Dues (Non-Refundable). ‘GC&D’ dues are applied to various consumable items required for ongoing equipment maintenance, service and damage. This would include, but is not limited to, broken drill bits, cleaning neglect, printer maintenance, and on-site consumables used but not declared, etc. Based on monthly ($5) or annual ($50) use, these dues are mandatory and non-refundable. They are added to the cost of memberships…
—– ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS (365 Days of Making!) —–
Annual Individual Membership: $1000 + $50 GC&D Dues = $1050/year.
Annual Business & Group* Memberships (2 to 6 members): $1000 + $50 GC&D Dues = $1250/year for the first member.
Plus add up to 5 additional members for $499 + $50 GC&D Dues = $549 each/year.
—– ONE MONTH MEMBERSHIPS (30 Days of Making!) —–
Individual Memberships: $100 + $5 GC&D Dues = $105/month (30 days) flat rate.
Business & Group* Membership (2 or more individuals): $125 + $5 GC&D Dues = $130/month for the first member PLUS the ability to add up to five (5) more members at $49 + $5 GC&D Dues = $54 each/month.
For those who would like to lower their member rates by volunteering, we apply your volunteer hours as credit to your regular member account. An excellent option for students! You can lower your monthly rate by $25 for four (4) hours a month of volunteer time.
For organizations that want to join for an extended period, we are willing to work with you to find a fair member price for your commitment. If you are an innovation-driven company interested in becoming a sponsor or partner and using our great facility as a way to enhance your current production, check out our Sponsor Page.
Payments can be made via PayPal, by Credit Card, Cheque, or with Cash.
*Groups must be “formal” groups or associations. We do accept family membership at this level but they must live in the same household and both be 18 years and older.