Membership

Membership Basics

Keyed Members $80/month 
enjoy 24/7 access to the space via key and access code.  You can use all of the tools and supplies in the space for one-off, prototyping, and small projects. We only request providing your own supplies (paper, wood, fabric, etc) for projects that are in mass production. Guests are welcome to use tools under the supervision and accountability of a member.

Non-Keyed Associate Member $40/month
We also have a non-key membership option available for those who only want to use the space during the college lab hours Monday-Thursday 6pm-Midnight.

Membership Process

Since we are giving our members access to the assets belonging to the space, we want to be sure that you are a responsible person. To become a member of 7hills Makerspace, you need to get two existing members to “sponsor” or recommend you for membership. The way you do this is up to you, but the best way is probably to come to open meetings and events at the space (which you can keep track of on the site’s calendar), network with members at those events, make friends, offer to contribute something (even if it’s your time to conduct a training class or something), and let us know you want to be a member. This is not a super formal process, but we do request that you add the name and contact of two members on your membership application and you check with them to be sure they are willing to vouch for you.

When accepted as a member, you will be expected to pay your dues in a timely fashion, abide by the member agreement, contribute to the space, manage at least one active project, participate in knowledge sharing, and be nice.

As a full member, you’ll be given a key and will have 24×7 access to the space. Your sponsoring members will show you around, get you acclimating, introduce you to others and so on.

Membership Forms

Standard Waiver/Release
(will need to be signed and printed)

Membership Application

Membership Disclaimers

One more key issue. This isn’t the Supreme Court, and memberhip is not a lifetime appointment. If at any time, you flake out, go bonkers, embarrass 7hills, act mean or disrespectful to other members, steal, become too creepy, torture any lower life forms, don’t contribute back, or engage in various other forms of nasty behavior, full members can take a vote to whack you. If a majority votes to do so, you’ll be asked to “make yourself scarce.” Of course, we don’t expect that to happen, but we don’t want there to be any surprises if it does.

So, that’s all there is to it. If you’d like to get involved, feel free to reach out to introduce yourself. And be sure to attend open meetings at the space, every Thursday night from 6-9 (ish).

 

2 thoughts on “Membership

    • At this point we are handling this on a case-by-case basis. At a minimum, we would want to discuss membership with a parent or guardian of any minor who wants to become a member. Of course we would also expect a parent or guardian to approve/sign the required membership agreement, waiver, etc. on behalf of the minor.

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