Membership to Pumping Station: One is $70 a month for a full membership. If you don’t want the additional perks of full membership (voting rights, a small storage space), it’s a bit less at $40 a month for the “Starving Hacker” rate.
Clicking the appropriate button will allow you to sign up for an automatic payment subscription which you can cancel at any time.
NOTE: The email you subscribe with will be the email we use to identify you initially. In the event you are paying for someone else, please email a note about the payment including the name/email of the person you are paying for to info at pumpingstationone (dot) org. Is not okay to use this gifting service if you are a business and are paying for either an employee or contractor’s membership. You may specify an email address different from your PayPal email address now, when you initially have your ID checked by 2 board members (see below.)
Breakdown of Membership Types
FULL Membership will give you 24/7 access to our hackerspace. It also gives you the right to vote on the decisions that the organization makes, a small storage space, the right to run to be on the board in the yearly election, discounted classes in most cases. You must be separately authorized for any PS:1 tools you want to use.
Starving Hacker Membership will give you 24/7 access to the hackerspace; it will not grant you the right to vote on decisions made by the organization, nor will you be given personal storage space for projects or other materials. You must be separately authorized for any PS:1 tools you want to use.
Friends of PS:One – donation only: access to the members’ mailing list on request. No space access, no tool use.
We recommend that you attend an Orientation to PS:One event on the fourth Sunday of each month, 4-6pm, before or shortly after joining. We require that you attend an Orientation within three months of becoming a member. There may be additional orientation dates, so take a look at our calendar.
To become a member: make your first payment here, then show up at a (Tuesday evening at 8 pm) meeting to sign a release form & present your government-issued ID to two board members. We’ll send you a door access code by email. We’ll recognize your name from the payment process.
You must be authorized for most tools you want to use at PS:1, (other than very simple ones like hammers, screwdrivers, hot glue guns, sandblasting cabinet, etc.) the authorization process varies from tool to too. We go into detail about the authorization process during orientation, on tours, or you can read up on the wiki https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Authorization_Policy or ask another member to explain tool labels and the equipment authorization process. Every piece of equipment that requires authorization to use, and some that don’t, are labeled with a distinctive PS:1 equipment label. Here’s a link to a piece of equipment that has a label to tell you it doesn’t require authorization to use: https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Brother_QL-720NW_Label_Printer
If you cancel in the middle of a billing cycle, you will remain a member until the end of your billing cycle. You should receive an email that verifies your cancellation. Each payment in your subscription pays for the month after the payment.