Membership

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Membership Types

Visitor

You can come to ATXHS as a visitor and participate in many of our daily activities for free. All visitors must sign a waiver form (available at the front desk) before entering the main space for the first time.

  • Free access to Wifi, Lounge, and Classroom during Open House and events when a Co-Op member is present. Code, relax, work on projects, meet other hackers.
  • May attend events/classes at full cost.
  • May purchase materials at full cost.
  • May use tools that require no supervision or training.


Patron

There are considerable advantages to becoming a member. All the benefits of a Visitor, plus:

  • Has 24x7 access to the space.
  • Has access to tools and heavy machinery (after requisite training courses are completed).
  • Has a small amount of personal storage space within the facility (a banker's box or container of equivalent size in the members' storage area).
    • Cardboard banker's box is provided
    • Extra storage can be purchased for an additional fee.
  • Has access to stocked material.
  • Has use of metered tools.
  • Has access to classes.
  • Can bring up to two guests at any time, as long as you are physically present at the space with them.
  • Can participate in meetings, but can not vote.
  • Must have signed a waiver form.
  • Pays monthly dues:
    • $85.00/month pay-as-you go, Auto-Pay adds a $25 discount! ($60.00)
    • $720.00 pre-paid year, protects against rate increases


-- Join the Space Now! - details can be found on the Payment Methods Page --

Co-Op Member

Everything a Patron member can do, plus:

  • Can have @atxhackerspace.org (or atxhs.org) email forwarding, if you wish.
  • Has voting rights to weekly, quarterly, annual, and emergency/special meetings; help determine the direction of ATX Hackerspace.
  • Is eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors.
  • Can teach classes, and host events at the facility.
  • Is eligible for discounts on various services, events, and materials.

Your purchase of a Voting (B) Share can be done in a couple of ways:

Note: Your voting share must be purchased and your Joinder Agreement must be turned in to a member of the Board of Directors before you are eligible to participate in voting.
Note: Your 1 Year Co-Op Agreement and Joinder Agreement must be turned in to a member of the Board of Directors before you are eligible to participate in voting.


-- Join the Space Now! - details can be found on the Payment Methods Page --

Corporate Memberships

We also offer Corporate memberships, which are packaged Patron memberships for company-sponsored memberships.

  • 5 minimum memberships, with a yearly contract.
  • Members may be switched out once per month, but it resets the achievements and validations.

Contact the Board of Directors for more details.

Additional Services

Member Storage

  • Space for a banker's box (or container of equivalent size) is included in your membership
    • Cardboard banker's box is provided
  • 3'x2'x2' spaces can be added to your monthly invoice for $10/unit/month
  • Storage can be rented by the pallet (4'x4'x4' cube) for $50/pallet/month

Contact board@atxhs.org for more details.

Coworking

  • 6' x 6' cubicle.
  • Cubicles are dedicated, not shared.
  • Cubicle walls are provided.
  • Each cubicle has two wired ethernet ports and outlets.
  • Dedicated copier/printer/scanner in co-working.
  • The co-working area is secured so only co-workers and the Board have access.
    • Currently this is with a regular key for the door, but soon it will be upgraded to read the member key fobs/cards like the main door.
  • Co-workers are allowed to schedule two 4-hour blocks in the classroom per month for use as a conference room (the Director of Education will handle the scheduling for now and classes will take priority).
  • ATX Hackerspace membership is required.
  • Pricing:
    • $410.00 per month = $350.00 Co-Working + $60.00 Membership
      • Month-to-Month
      • Auto-pay required
      • 30 day termination notice required
    • $360.00 per month = $300.00 Co-Working + $60.00 Membership
      • 6 month contract required for co-working discount
      • Auto-pay required
      • First and last month are required in advance
    • $310.00 per month ($1,860.00 total) = $250.00 Co-Working + $60.00 Membership
      • 6 months paid in full

Contact the Board of Directors for more details.

Join us! Becoming a Member of the ATXHackerspace

Before becoming a Patron or Co-Op Member

  1. Visit the space during open hours and meet people! Our weekly Open House at 8pm every Tuesday is a good time to come and get a tour of the space, but visitors are welcome at any of our Public Open Hours. Although, you might want to check to make sure the open hours are happening by asking on our mailing list, which brings us to . . .
  2. Join the discuss mailing list.
  3. Read the Operating Agreement for an idea of how we're organized

Becoming a Patron

  1. Sign a waiver
  2. Pay your first month's membership : Go to the Payment methods page.
  3. Get an RFID key fob for 24/7 access by taking the Orientation Class
  4. Ask an existing member to create a Wiki account for you. (You can request this on the mailing list.)
  5. Add your name to the List of Members on the Wiki.

Becoming a Co-Op member:

  1. Pay your $100 Co-Op member share, and sign the joinder agreement
  2. If you are going to go on the 1-Year Membership plan, please print sign and return the [1-Year Co-Op Membership Agreement]
  3. Make sure you take the Orientation Class