Steps to becoming a member
- Sign a waiver.
- Make your first payment here by selecting one of the membership levels listed below.
- Present your government-issued ID to two board members or other member authorized to check your ID on behalf of PS1. We’ll identify you from the PayPal address you signed up with, so bring your receipt (you can show us the receipt email on your phone, for example).*
- Attend an orientation within the first 3 months of joining,
By clicking one of the payment buttons below you’ll start an automatic monthly recurring subscription through PayPal. By signing up to one of the following membership levels you agree to follow our bylaws, membership agreement , and policies.
Starving Hacker Membership – $40/mo
Features 24/7 access to the hackerspace, use of space tools and equipment, and access to all authorizations.
Full Membership – $70/mo
Features 24/7 access to the hackerspace, use of space tools and equipment, access to all tool authorizations, the right to vote on decisions that the organization makes, propose votes to the membership such as for creating policies or purchases, the right to run to be on the board in the yearly election, granted access to personal storage spaces (when available).
Information For New Members
Getting your ID checked
The simplest way to get your ID checked is to come to an open house, Tuesday at 8pm. If you can’t attend any open house, come to any other event that allows non-members, which is virtually anything other than tool authorizations … alone or with a friend who is a member. http://pumpingstationone.org/events/
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 tool. We cover the authorization policy during orientation, on tours, or you can read up on the wiki https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Authorization_Policy. Equipment at PS:One is typically labeled with a distinctive PS:1 equipment label. Here’s a link to a piece of equipment on our wiki that has a label to tell you authorization is required: https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Brother_QL-720NW_Label_Printer.
Information For New & Prospective Members
If you’d like more information please attend an open house for a tour, most Tuesdays at 8 pm. All are welcome to attend whether you’ve paid already or just want to look around and get a look at what we have to offer. You can also take a look at our wiki and follow the links under “New Member Start Here!” in the Member Information section.
Gift memberships or paying for someone else
If you are paying for someone else, email a note about the payment including the name/email of the person you are paying for to: info (at) pumpingstationone (dot) org. The joining member should specify an email address different from your PayPal email address when they initially have their ID checked (see above.) We do not offer corporate, group or family memberships.
We offer scholarship on a limited basis. To apply, fill out the scholarship application form and send us a quick email at: info (at) pumpingstationone.org .
We don’t offer any discounts but every member has the ability to volunteer their time for the betterment of the organization; request or be nominated for member points which can be used for dues discounts.
Don’t use PayPal?
We accept, but do not encourage, cash payment of dues. You can join with a cash (or check made out to Pumping Station: One) payment at any Tuesday meeting, and we’ll prorate your first month. Cash payments are due before the first board meeting of every month.
New members are required to attend an Orientation to PS:One event on the fourth Sunday of each month, 4-6 pm, before or within three months of becoming a member. There may be additional orientation dates, so take a look at our calendar.
After signing up and in your first month, you can request to be contacted by a new member liason. These PS:One volunteers will be available via email (and possibly in-person and phone, according to their preference) to help you get better acquainted with the space, its rules and policies, who to talk to about getting authorized, or specific topics of interest, and some of the intricacies of navigating PS:One.
If you’d like your membership with Pumping Station: One to end or be put on hold please click on the unsubscribe button below.
We’ll keep you in our records and your authorizations and door access will be honored if you choose to join again at a later date.
You can cancel at any time; 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.