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11 Mar 2012

Regular Memberships

Membership to SYN Shop are $50 per month. This gives you access to all of the collaboration areas, the classroom, the electronics lab and the shop WiFi during normal operating hours. You will also have voting rights on all regular shop matters.

Members also get their own blog listed on the Member Blogs where they can post about their projects. Interesting posts will get promoted to SYN Shop home page.

To sign up for a membership, please follow these quick and easy steps

Members must follow our first rule, "Don't be jerk" as well the others we published (PDF).  Further, the shop has bylaws (PDF) which govern how we opperate.

Hours of Operation

Please see the Location page for more details.

Vetted Membership

Once you have be a member of SYN Shop for a while and feel like you are really contributing to the space, you can apply for Vetted Membership status. Vetted Membership status gives you access to the shop 24/7 in addition to the benefits of being a Regular Member. To become a vetted member, your application will be reviewed by the board of directors for approval. The board would love to give everyone vetted membership immediately, but we want to make sure you are going to help protect the reputation of SYN Shop and be super passionate about building an awesome community of Makers.

Drop-in Memberships

We don't have drop-in memberships at this time, but we are always willing to give a tour of the space during normal operating hours. Classes are always open to the public.

Collaboration with Non SYN Shop Members

Hey, we know that from time to time you will be working on a project that involves non SYN Shop members. When doing so, you are welcome to host up to two guests. We do ask that they consider giving a general donation to SYN Shop (or become members) if they are going to be using the space a considerable amount.

Tool Certifications

You must complete a very quick and to-the-point Tool Certification (TC) before you can operate the bigger / more expensive equipment on your own. Our goal isn't to be the mean and grumpy shop teacher, but we want to make sure that you aren't going to damage the tool or hurt yourself. We have designed TCs to give you a reference on how to operate the tool safely and properly.


We have lockers available on a first come / first serve basis and cost an additional $10/mo. You provide your own lock and you are welcome to store any project materials in them.