To become a member you must:
If you or someone you know needs an accommodation in the membership sign-up process please contact [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at 612-293-MAKE (6253) and we will get back to you as soon as we can, again this is all volunteer run so it is dependent on people's free time. A PDF Copy of the signup forms can be downloaded here: New Member Registration Form
Additional training is required for specific areas the shop and the tools that require training.
It is strongly encouraged that you do this before starting your membership subscription so you can hit the ground running.
Complete Shop Safety Trainings this can be done either before or after you pay for membership full list of needed trainings below:
| Shop Area | Training Required | Notes |
|WOODSHOP||Some Tools||Orientation and Training Required for Sawstop, Planer, Joiner, Drum sander, Lathes, Festool Domino|
|LASER CUTTER||YES||Area Orientation is mandatory|
|CNC||YES||Area Orientation is mandatory|
|BLACKSMITH||YES||Area Orientation is mandatory|
|ARTIFACTORY||Some Tools||Industrial Singer requires checkoff Contact area manager if you are unfamiliar with tools for training|
|ELECTRONICS||No||Contact area manager if you are unfamiliar with tools for training|
|METAL SHOP||Yes||Area Orientation is mandatory|
|MACHINE SHOP||Yes||You must demonstrate proficiency on all tools before use.|
|3D LAB||Yes||Area Orientation is mandatory|
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Our standard membership rate is $65 per month. When you first sign up, there is also a new member orientation class fee , so that first month is $80.
We offer discounts for buying in bulk.
We offer a Discounted Scholarship membership for $30 per month. Again, there is a $20 new member fee, so the first month's payment is $50.
We do not offer discounts based solely on student or senior status as those are not status indicators consistent with financial need.
We instead offer a Community Supported membership for anyone who needs the community’s financial support to enable your participation if you have need if it.
If you need the community support in order to enable your participation in the community we trust you to be excellent so you can self certify for the discounted membership rate.
If you need it please use it conversely if you can give more each month so that we can support others who need it please do so.
Members of Twin Cities Maker who are not being provided with a sponsored membership (link do sponsored membership definition), henceforth “Billing Contact”, are allowed to add one (1) additional person on to their account, henceforth “+1” A +1 is a full member of Twin Cities Maker in their own right with separate key(s), ID, account(s), and credentials; a +1 enjoys all the rights and privileges of all members Twin Cities Maker shall make no distinction between a Billing Contact and a +1 for any purposes other than Billing. +1s are not billed directly but instead has their account linked to a Billing Contact’s account for billing purposes +1s may not add a +1 to their account
A +1 can be any close relation to the Billing Contact whom is directly part of their life in a daily basis including but not strictly limited to
A very close friend whom they would consider family A +1’s membership expires and reactivates along with the linked Billing Contact’s account A +1 can be made the Billing Contact of the account they are associated with if the original Billing Contact wants to, needs to, or has to terminate their membership for any reason. Any time currently paid for on the membership is transferred to the new Billing Contact A +1 may decide to sever their tie with their linked Billing Contact at any time and become a Billing Contact theirselves A Billing Contact is allowed to change their linked +1 by giving notice and request to Twin Cities Maker. A Billing Contact may only change their +1 once a year at most. The removed +1’s membership would then become expired The volunteer handling this change shall notify the the removed +1 of the change Changes caused by +1’s requests to become a Billing Contact shall not count against change limits
Through the online membership system, you can change your membership type between standard, 6-month, and yearly at any time.
you can pay any time through our membership dashboard located at https://clubhouse.tcmaker.org
You'll get an email two weeks before your membership expires, with a link to pay your dues online.
Payments made through the membership system get posted automatically to your membership. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex. The membership system never stores your credit card information on our systems is is handled solely by Stripe our payment proccessor.
Through the membership system, you can set up automatic monthly payments. You'll get an email a week before the payment is taken out, with a link to the membership system so you can change or cancel your payment.