Maker Fair booth with volunteers and visitors talking about the hackerspace

Membership Info

Become a member and begin making all those things you have dreamed of. 

Don't buy a bunch of tools, use ours.

Make Anything You Can Imagine

Our 7,000 square foot facility at 234 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, California is packed with tools and top end equipment and has lots of room for you to create. With our classes and help you can make anything. If you have something specific in mind, contact us with questions. If you have the maker urge to step away from your desk and build something, but you're not sure what you want to make, check out our project classes. See some samples of what you could make with us.  We have an informal video tour available.

 

Our Tools

As a member you get access to all of our tools. The most up-to-date list is on our wiki. To name a few:

  • Laser Cutters - 3, including a 100 watt, large bed machine

  • 3D printers - 5 Prusa i3 MK3

  • Comprehensive Textile Area, including a walking foot machine and a serger 

  • Barudan 15-thread CNC embroidery machine

  • Full Woodshop - all the tools

  • ShopBot CNC router

  • Electronics Bench

  • Vinyl Cutter

  • Heat Press

  • Direct to Fabric printer

  • Our Community Build Tables

 

​Members can reserve a machine for 2 hours a day, 6 hours a week. If the machine is not reserved by someone else, you can work more hours on a machine but need to yield to another member who has not used up their time. If you have a need to run a tablesaw all day long, or a laser cutter for 4 hours every day, we may ask you to buy a more expensive membership. Our objective is to make sure we equitably share the machines between all members. 

Training

We have classes on how to use all of our equipment and software. Starter classes cover basic operation and safety and last one to two hours. After completing a starter class you may reserve the machines and use them to make things.

For new makers we provide a number of self-study projects. They grow from simple to more complex. Each project is meant to exercise your skills in a particular area. If you complete all these projects you will be very comfortable using all kinds of different tools and their software.

And, our staff and Consulting Makers are always available to help you.

Open Hours

We are open to all members

  • Monday and Tuesday 10 AM - 5 PM

  • Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM. 

Join The Community

Sit with like-minded makers of all different skills and experience. We are an accepting, open community that values diversity. Everyone is treated with respect. You will be part of the community that guides the development of the makerspace. 

Membership

We have detailed information on the different memberships and age requirements on our wiki.

All of this wonderful stuff for just $150 a month. Our Hobbyist membership gives you access to the entire workshop. Think of what you could do in a well equipped makerspace like this! 

Family members can join for an additional $50 per month per person. Send an email to info@makernexus.org for information on this option.

We also offer an Entry Level membership for $75 a month. The entry level member can use the clean build area, textiles, 3D printers, and electronic bench. This membership does not include the laser cutters, woodshop, metal shop, any CNC equipment, or other areas. Send an email to info@makernexus.org for information on this option.

Sign Up Online

We are accepting new members. You can register online. You can buy a membership at the portal now. 

Join us and help advance our mission of growing makers.