Membership

To utilize the Maker Depot facility, a membership will be required. We provide many different types and levels of membership to allow you to get the most out of our facility. It should be also noted that children under the age of 16 will not be able to use any of the power tools without the accompaniment of a parent or guardian.

Ages 8 to 16 can work in the fabrication area which will include 3D printers, laser etcher/engraver, and electronics without the presence of a parent or guardian. The ability to utilize the soldering equipment will only be allowed with a parent or guardian supervising.

Safety and Basic Use training is required to use most of the power tools within the Maker Depot. A full list of those classes can be found here
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Our yearly memberships provide the member with the ability to get the best possible pricing. You have the option of paying for your membership either as one lump sum (includes largest discount) or quarterly.

Professional (Company/Organization)

$3500/year paid in advance. Additional named members at $1000/year for a maximum of 5 total members.

This level of membership is for a company or organization to utilize the facilities to manufacture and produce product. This level of membership will allow 2 named individuals to be part of the membership, with the ability to add up to 3 more individuals for a total of named members.

  • Full access to facility equipment (based on eligibility/safety testing)
  • Ability to reserve equipment for extended length of time.
  • Extended hours based on a reservation system.
  • 2 locking storage totes to hold tools/materials. The tote’s dimensions are 21 1/2″ x 15 x 17. Locks are not provided.

Maker (Individual / Family)

$1200/year paid in advance or $325/Quarter.

This is our top of the line individual membership that provides the most benefit for a maker. Full access to our facilities, the ability to learn additional techniques, processes, technology at a discounted rate. We want you to expand your knowledge and be able to do more advanced projects.

  • Full access to facility equipment (based on eligibility/safety testing)
  • Ability to reserve equipment time on 2 pieces of equipment a day up to the maximum allowed by machine.
  • Ability to rent lockable storage tote to store tools/materials. The tote’s dimensions are 21 1/2″ x 15″ x 17″. Lock not provided.
  • Discount on courses held at the Maker Depot
  • Discounts on materials/supplies
  • Bring a friend 2 days a month (To utilize any power tools, a Safety and Basic Use class is required.
  • Referral program

In order to get a feel for the Maker Depot facilities without a commitment for a yearly membership, we also offer day and month memberships with no yearly contract to sign up for.

Creator (Individual / Family)

$125/month with no commitment.

This is our introductory line of individual membership to satisfy the tinkerer or rookie. This level of membership provides access to the entire facility and equipment.

  • Full access to facility (based on eligibility/safety testing)

Conversion of a monthly membership to a yearly members

  • Monthly membership can be converted into a yearly membership with a partial credit for previously paid months.
  • All benefits of the yearly membership take effect immediately after signing up

Cosplay Weekender Yearly (Individual)

$600 a year paid in advance/$170 paid quarterly or 60/month.

This is a custom crafted individual membership that provides the most benefit for a cosplayer with a limited budget, or a limited amount of free time during the week. We want you to expand your knowledge and be able to do more advanced projects.

  • Access to all facility equipment except the Metal Shop (based on eligibility/safety testing)* starting Friday night at 5 PM, and full access hours on Saturday and Sunday.
  • “Crunch Time” 30 day upgrades. Getting close to a convention and the costume isn’t done? For an additional $50 you can upgrade a 30 day period to a regular membership access type, come in at any time we are open (not just weekends!) to get things done. This can be purchased twice per year.
  • Ability to reserve time on costuming related equipment (sewing machines, 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutter/etcher, roto-caster, painting station).
  • Ability to rent lockable storage tote to store tools/materials. The tote’s dimensions are 21 1/2″ x 15″ x 17″. Lock not provided.
  • Discount on costuming related courses held at the Maker Depot (sewing, costume making, 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting/etching, molding and casting).
  • Bring a friend 1 day a month to help with your costume (To utilize any power tools, a Safety and Basic Use class is required for the individual).
  • Referral program

*Metal shop access may be granted on a temporary/project related period based on your costume build requirements, talk to a Shop Steward.

FAMILY / PARTIAL FAMILY

The family membership allows the entire family access to the Maker Depot, with access to all equipment based on eligibility/safety classes. To be considered as part of a family, the members all must reside at the same address.

Maker membership at $2400/year or $625/quarter with a 12 month commitment.

Junior / Student (Ages 8 – 24)

Anyone over the age of 18 will need to show student id to receive this special pricing.

$65/month with no monthly commitment (Monthly membership benefits of the CREATOR level)

$45/month with a 12 month commitment (Yearly membership benefits of the MAKER level)

Educator

$65/month with no monthly commitment (Monthly membership benefits of the CREATOR level)

$45/month with a 12 month commitment (Yearly membership benefits of the MAKER level)

Senior (62 or over)

$65/month with no monthly commitment (Monthly membership benefits of the CREATOR level)

$45/month with a 12 month commitment (Yearly membership benefits of the MAKER level)

Veteran

$65/month with no monthly commitment (Monthly membership benefits of the CREATOR level)

$45/month with a 12 month commitment (Yearly membership benefits of the MAKER level)