What Memberships Are Available?
The Monthly Membership subscription, which costs $88/month is billed automatically. There are no minimum terms for the monthly membership - you can start or stop it any time you wish using your member login. Monthly members are a huge support to the TTLMakerspace, providing the funds we need to keep all of the equipment in good working order, and ensure the space is accessible and safe for everyone.
The Monthly Membership is for personal use. Our space is amazing for hobbyists or for prototyping your project, but it is not well equipped for commercial production, particularly if you have deadlines to meet. Our main focus is education, and the community of makers.
The second kind of membership is the Supporting Maker, which is a low monthly subscription of $10/month processed automatically. The Supporting Maker membership does not grant access to the facilities, but subscription fees are fully eligible for charitable donation receipts for tax purposes. Supporting members help us keep the facilities in good order, and this membership can be converted to Monthly Maker at any time.
What Comes with Membership?
For Monthly Members, the Makerspace is available from 1pm to 10pm weekdays (closed Wednesdays) and 1pm to 8pm on weekends. Membership gives access to the community, the space itself, and all of the hand-tools. For some of the larger tools, it is necessary to take a certification program before they can be used. Specifically the WoodShop (including table-saw, planer, joiner), the Laser Cutters, and the Omni CNC Mill require certification from a Makerspace instructor via comprehensive training program. Following certification, use of the Laser Cutter and the CNC Mill requires booking in advance using your online login, and carry a small fee as they are expensive tools to maintain.
Booking Fees per Equipment:
- Woodshop: None
- 3D Printers: None (pay by weight of print)
- Laser Cutter: $20/hr
- Omni CNC Mill: $25/hr
How do Certifications Work?
Certifications for the woodshop can be booked in advance and include both basic instruction to get you up and running, and a briefing on all the safety features involved in the operation of the equipment. Woodshop certification can be done in a single session.
Certification on the Laser Cutter, as well as certification on the CNC Mill, both require a training course comprised of several projects demonstrating the full range of operation. Our goal is to get you comfortable and up and running quickly on the equipment. Following certification, you will be able to book the larger tools, and we are always on-hand to assist you.
Certifications for all courses are valid for one year from the time they are issued, and can be renewed at no cost with your active Monthly Membership within three months of their expiry. Certification renewal requires booking with an instructor, is conducted at the Makerspace, and helps you keep your skills current.
- Woodshop Single Certification Session: $45
- 3D Printer Intro and Certification: $280 (18 hours over 6 weeks, unlimited print time)
- Lathe Comprehensive Course: $300 (12 hours over 4 weeks, available with membership)
- Laser Cutter Comprehensive Course: $350 (18 hours access over 6 weeks, includes 2 hours booking, available with membership)
- Omni CNC Mill Comprehensive Course: $350 (18 hours over 6 weeks, includes 2 hours booking, available with membership)
See inside the woodshop for a view of a typical certification program that will help you get up to speed safely on community equipment.
Do You Have Storage and Materials?
There is a limited amount of storage available to be reserved in the Makerspace in the form of small, medium, and large sized lockers. These are available with membership, and can be booked using your online login. Please note that all lockers must remain accessible at all times to TTLMakerspace staff, so if you require a lock we can provide you with one. Overnight storage of larger projects (for example a woodworking project that requires time for glue to dry) can be arranged.
Members usually supply their own materials. We keep a small supply of commonly needed items on-hand, and provide means for members to share materials they have finished with in making their projects. We can also help receive shipments.
CAN YOU STORE STUFF?
Take a look at the locker options, and get to know how we handle things like storing stock, larger assembly projects, and overnight storage.