How do I sign up?
Scroll over the “Make” page and click on ‘Membership’. Click on each option to learn the benefits you get with each package. No matter the decision, you have made a great choice! Welcome to Maven Makers! Let’s make something together!
Can I upgrade at a later date?
Of course! You want to make and learn more, huh? By all means! Please sign up for a longer stay with our maker community! You will need to wait until your current package ends, but once it does update here online or in the space! We are excited you are enjoying being a part of the community. Keep on making!
How much is unlimited?
Unlimited equipment usage is granted to those who have been through all equipment training classes meaning they have access to all the equipment in the shop. We would like our members to limit their equipment usage to one hour per use per day, though. It’s a courtesy thing. If someone is waiting in line for that piece of equipment, please be considerate of others time in the same way you would want them to be considerate of yours. Otherwise it is first come first serve. If no one is in line behind you, then by all means finish what you are making! For those of our members who have leveled up to the Maven level we will grant two hours of use per day. For both regular members and Mavens, we ask that if you choose to reserve your equipment please do so at least 48 hours before you plan on using it.
Can I opt-out of a membership?
You cannot opt-out of a membership package. You remain a member until the package you signed up for ends. To give an example, if you sign up for the Standard Membership which is a 3 month term, you will be obligated to pay upfront for those three months regardless of the time actually spent using the makerspace. In other words, if you decide after one month you would like to stop coming to the space, we cannot prorate your payment to just the one month of use. If in doubt, we recommend getting a training membership and paying for that membership a month at a time.
How do I become a Maven and why should I want to?
Mavens are the people that everyone wants to get to know within the maker community. They love sharing the knowledge they have with those around them. They can be seen teaching classes or hanging out at the coffee bar helping their fellow makers decide how to work through a problem with their current project. Becoming a Maven can be done in three ways:
- Level Up! The more classes taken, the more points can be received (see the ‘Level Up!’ section of the “Create” page for more details).
- Teach classes. (See what it takes to teach in the ‘Making Mavens’ section of the “Create” page).
- Blend the first two options and/or having another member vouch for your credibility along with a resume and portfolio.
Why should you become a Maven? That’s a great question! Our Mavens have more benefits than our other makers. Mavens can make money by teaching classes, they have free overnight tool rental, and they receive a Maven Maker Gift Box that corresponds with the type of maven that they are. It’s just our way of saying thanks for helping us make more mavens!
Do I get a free t-shirt?
Free t-shirts are possible. Only two groups of makers get free t-shirts though: Founding Members and Mavens. Explore the page to find out how to become one of the two.
Do you autodraft my acct once my membership package ends?
You decide! When you fill out your paperwork at your first training class you will be able to choose whether to do the autodraft feature or not. It’s your finances not ours. You decide how you want to spend your money. Nobody likes to find out they just paid money they weren’t planning on spending!
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