Membership

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.
  • Access to the entire Autodesk software suite.
  • Safety and Basic Use (SBU) classes on all tool zones.
  • Hand Tools, Textiles Zone, Jewelry Zone, Screen Printing Zone, A/V Zone, and Electronics Zone.
  • Learn more about extra membership benefits…

New Member Orientation: After 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 5 business days before your account payment renews.

Makerspace Membership – $45/month:

Special Rate: $432 for 1 year (Save $108)

  • Light Equipment Access: Access to Hand Tools, Textiles Zone, Jewelry Zone, Audio Zone, Screen Printing Zone, and Electronics Zone.
  • IFL, Chico Guest Pass: 3 days per month guest access at our Chico, CA facility. Orientation & SBU’s Required.

$45 each month $157 every 4 months $432 each year

Fabrication Membership – $90/month:

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

  • Mid-Level Equipment Access: Makerspace membership Plus access to the Laser Zone, 3D Printing & Scanning Zone, Woodshop 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.
  • IFL, Chico Guest Pass: 3 days per month guest access at our Chico, CA facility. Orientation & SBU’s Required.

$90 each month $314 every 4 months $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 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.
  • IFL, Chico Guest Pass: 3 days per month guest access at our Chico, CA facility. Orientation & SBU’s Required.

$120 each month $418 every 4 months $1,152 each year

Pro+ Membership – $240/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.
  • IFL, Chico Guest Pass: 6 days per month guest access at our Chico, CA facility. Orientation & SBU’s Required.

Contact us to upgrade to a Pro+ membership.

Student Rates:

We offer special membership rates for students with current 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.