Membership Rates

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Membership Rates

We offer a tiered rate structure, ranging in cost from $5 to $50 per month. Here are the rates and benefits of each tier:

Guest / Visitor

Casual Maker

  • All benefits of Guest/Visitor
  • Access to all tools, including (after training) member-only "red" tools
  • 50% discount on workshops and classes
  • Ability to host 1 guest
  • $5 per month

Full Maker

  • All benefits of Casual Maker
  • Key fob for 24/7 access
  • Ability to host up to 2 guests
  • One shelf in Member Storage area (upon request and subject to availability)
  • $25 per month

Power Maker

  • All benefits of Full Maker
  • $35/month credit toward resource use fees
  • $50 per month

Plus One Maker

  • All benefits of Full Maker
  • Must be member of same household
  • Limit of one Plus One Maker per Full/Power Maker
  • $10 per month

Youth Maker

  • All benefits of Full Maker except for hosting guests
  • Ages 16-17: must be hosted by a member and have a signed parental liability waiver on file
  • Ages 13-15: must be hosted by a member, must have a signed parental liability waiver on file, must have a parent/legal guardian present and must have an adult member (which may also be the parent or legal guardian) willing to host them present while at the makerspace.
  • $10 per month

Founder's Club

  • Current Founder's Club members will pay their current rate for the duration of the 12-month commitment with the benefits of a Power Maker membership
    • Members who joined before February 28, 2018, participated in the "making" of the makerspace, and had their contribution approved by the Operations Committee will enjoy a reduced fee of $30 per month for the first 12 months of their membership.
    • Founders Club members who qualified for a reduced membership rate (such as Educational, Senior or Veteran) will enjoy a reduced fee of $20 for the first 12 months of their membership.
  • See our Grand Opening press release for more information.

Prorated Fees

In order to simplify our fee structure and billing for those who join during the month, we have established the following prorated fee schedule for the first partial month:

Joined (Day of Month) Casual Maker Full Maker Power Maker Plus One Maker Youth Maker
1 through 10 $ 5 $ 25 $ 50 $ 10 $ 10
11 through 20 $ 5 $ 15 $ 35 $ 5 $ 5
21 through 31 $ 0 $ 10 $ 20 $ 5 $ 5

Discounted Rates

Previous discounts have been incorporated into our simplified rate structure, above.

Special Discounts

Our membership prices cover only the cost of maintaining our space and its utilities, and do not extend to supplies, special workshops, or events. If you have a special financial circumstance or are unable to pay dues for any reason, please contact the Operations Committee (operations@rockfordmaker.space) as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your situation.

Commercial Memberships

Please contact us for more information about memberships allowing commercial use of the space.

Corporate Memberships

Please contact us for more information about providing MakerSpace memberships as a benefit for your employees.

Handling Fees

We charge a one-time fee of $5 for each key fob or card issued, charged at the time of issuance.

There are no recurring or other handling fees at this time.