Membership

COVID-19 Update (10-11-2021) – We are open to new members! Masks are still required within the space. Submit an application if you are interested. If you would like something produced by us, please see our Contract Services page to submit a job proposal.

Idea Fab Labs, Santa Cruz offers a wide range of membership options to fit your needs as a maker. All membership options include the following benefits:

  • Access to the Idea Fab Labs, Santa Cruz facility from 8:00am-11:59pm, 7 days a week.
  • High-speed wireless internet.
  • Computer station access.
  • Safety and Basic Use (SBU) classes on all tool zones (except Woodshop).
  • Hand Tools, Large Laser Machines, 3D Printers, and Electronics Zone.

New Member Orientation: Before you join, RSVP for New Member Orientation. You must attend new member orientation before you can access the facility.

Accepted Payment Methods: We only accept credit/debit cards for payment. Monthly payments are set to automatically renew near the date you begin. To cancel or freeze a membership, contact us at least 15 business days before your account payment renews.

Fabrication Membership – $90/month:

Special Rate: $864 for 1 year (Save $216)

    • Access to Hand Tools, Laser Cutting Zone, 3D Printing & Scanning Zone, Vinyl & Printing Zone, and Electronics Zone.
  • Tool Reservation: 4 hours each week of reservable time per week on tools and workstations.
  • Drop-in access: Onsite, drop-in access to tools and workstations when they are not in use and if no one has reserved it or if there is a no-show.

$90/mo, 6 month plan
$110/mo, no commitment $864 each year

Pro Membership – $120/month:

Special Rate: $1,152 for 1 year (Save $288)

  • Complete Equipment Access: Includes Makerspace and Fabrication Access levels Plus Woodshop & Shoptbot CNC Router.
  • Tool Reservation: 8 hours of reservable time per week on all fabrication tools and workstations.
  • Drop-in access: Onsite, drop-in access to tools and workstations when they are not in use and if no one has reserved it or if there is a no-show.

$120/mo, 6 month plan
$150/mo, no commitment $1,152 each year

Pro+ Membership – $168/month:

  • Complete Equipment Access: Includes Makerspace and Fabrication Access levels Plus CNC Router/Shoptbot.
  • Tool Reservation: 12 hours of reservable time per week on all fabrication tools and workstations.
  • Drop-in access: Onsite, drop-in access to tools and workstations when they are not in use and if no one has reserved it or if there is a no-show.

Contact us to upgrade to a Pro+ membership.

Student Rates:

We offer special membership rates for students with current full-time term enrollment!

See Student Rates

Special Volunteer Rates:

This is on an individual basis. As a volunteer you donate 4 hours each week to working with us at the lab to offset the cost of a Pro Membership. Kindly fill out an application and we will make an appointment to discuss a volunteer membership with you. Volunteer memberships are limited and based on skills and hours available.

Volunteer Sign Up