Become an Individual Member
Membership Costs and Rates
Memberships will be monthly prepaid or yearly prepaid (direct credit card only). Enroll for a yearly membership and get two months FREE. The rates below are based on age and area used.
Desktop Fabrication: $35/month or $350/year. This includes the front space containing the soldering and electronics station, 3D printers, 40w laser cutter, and more. Must be 14 to 17 years old.
Full Space Access: $50/month or $500/year. This allows access to the desktop fabrication area and the shop (including wood working, metal working and CNC tools).
ALL Members will get a member discount on classes and other events and registrations at M4. You will also receive discounts on products that we provide. Must be 18 years or older.
A paying member is further defined by their membership level. Those are as follows:
|Membership||Guests?||Access||Training Requirements||Other Criteria|
|Associate||No||Open Hours||None||All New Members|
|Apprentice||Yes||Open Hours||Completed basic safety course|
|Journeyman||Yes||24/7||Completed all safety course and approved by membership committee|
|Master||Yes||24/7||Completed all safety courses*||Invite Only|
*Additional expectations of the Master membership level are not specified.
You may bring a single guest of at least 8 years old into the education area or desktop fabrication area. No guests are permitted in the shop area. Guests under 14 years old are not allowed to be in the space unsupervised.
Safety Course Training
To use the space and certain equipment there are required safety courses. You must re-certify every 36 months or when there is a major equipment change.
|Laser Cutter Safety & Use||$35|
|CNC Safety & Use||$35|
|Table Saw and Chop Saw||Free|
|Drill Press and Band Saw||Free|
|Others as needed||TBD|
Power Up Points
To help people pay for future fees, we have a “Power Up” point system where you can earn points by helping out M4. Use your points as value when making purchases at M4 including on membership subscriptions. Please see your Member Handbook for more specific information.
|Power Ups||Points||Level Minimum to Earn|
|Working Counter and other Volunteer Hours*||5 pts/hour||Any|
|Bring New Guest||4 pts||Associate|
|Refer a New Member||30 pts||Associate|
|Loan Machines*||15 pts/machine/mo||Associate|
|Teaching Safety Course*||10 pts||Journeyman|
|Mentor an Apprentice||8 pts/month||Journeyman|
*All Power Ups marked by an asterisk must be pre-approved and scheduled. You cannot ad-hoc these for points.