Become a Member Today!

When you join NEM, you become part of a collaborative community that shares resources, knowledge, and tools. Below you will find our membership tiers and what they offer. If you purchase a full year at once, your membership will be discounted one month. If you're still on the shelf, you can always visit the space, come to one of our events, or learn more about our nonprofit before making a decision. Please note all members must submit a background check. More on this at the bottom of the page.

Essential

This plan is for the maker who wants full access to the space but doesn't need all the flashy tools to get the job done. The Essential membership gets you 24-hour access to the space and the unlimited use of untimed tools.


24 hour access to the makerspace

Unlimited untimed1 tool access

Pay-as-you-go timed2 tool access

2 monthly guest passes3

Private Discord channel access

Discounts at Rockler and TAP Plastics

Nonprofit voting rights4

Premium

Looking to get your feet wet with 3D printing, lasercutting, or CNC woodworking? The Premium tier is perfect for you. It includes everything the Essential membership comes with as well as a sizeable monthly credit towards timed tools, private room usage, and a storage cubby so you don't have to constantly haul your materials between your home and the makerspace.


24 hour access to the makerspace

Unlimited untimed1 tool access

Monthly $50 timed2 tool use credit, then pay-as-you-go

4 monthly guest passes3

4 monthly hours private room use

10% discount on all classes

Free storage cubby

Private Discord channel access

Discounts at Rockler and TAP Plastics

Nonprofit voting rights4

Ultimate

This is an all access, no-holds barred plan for the busy maker or aspiring entrepreneur. The Ultimate Membership includes 24-hour access to the space, unlimited access to all our tools, and a load of other perks as well. Finally, our Ultimate members get access to new and upcoming features and tools before they're released to the rest of the space.


24 hour access to the makerspace

Unlimited untimed1 tool access

Unlimited timed2 tool use

8 monthly guest passes3

8 montlhy hours private room use

10% discount on all classes

Free storage cubby

Private Discord channel access

Discounts at Rockler and TAP Plastics

Nonprofit voting rights4

Beta feature5 access

  • 1. Some tools require training before they can be used safely.
  • 2. Certain tools cost a great deal to keep maintained or use a non-insignificant amount of power or materials when running. These include laser cutters, cnc woodshop devices, and 3D printers. These tools are considered timed tools and are billed for their use unless you're on an unlimited membership. We will work our hardest to make sure these services are affordable and equitable. Monthly tool credits do not roll over to the next use period.
  • 3. Guests cannot use tools and must be chaperoned by an existing member who are responsible for their behavior. Additional passes available to members here.
  • 4. Voting rights are on specific board decisions (per our bylaws) and come into effect after either a year of monthly membership or paying one year at once.
  • 5. From time to time we will have new tools, features, and trainings we will release initially to just our Ultimate and above memberships.

Go the Extra Mile.

Everyone has something to contribute, and these additional plans help accommodate those that cannot participate due to financial strain or those that would like to contribute a little more than what is required. We also offer easy ways to volunteer or donate to us.

Patron

Our Patrons are members whose additional contribution helps us tackle larger projects and expansions to the space. Patrons get everything at the Ultimate tier as well as unlimited guest passes, double the private room usage, payment-optional classes, and the pride of sponsoring a Hardship member. They also have the option of receiving public recognition in both our physical space and annual reports. Finally, our Patrons are invited to participate in a yearly brunch hosted by our board.

Sponsor

This program is for those that want to support a fellow maker who wouldn't otherwise be able to access the makerspace. Your patronage also helps support North End Makers in our mission to provide an inclusive space for people to learn, create, and grow.

Hardship

Our Hardship memberships are for makers who are unable to reliably afford an Essential membership without significant hardship. These plans are subsidized by other memberships as well as our kind donors. As such, they are waitlisted and issued as they become available.

The Fine Print

All memberships encompass your whole household, with some stipulations. Household means all people with the same physical address and additional household members will need to complete a one-time background check ($39) and pay for an additional RFID key ($5).

Prospective applicants will fill out an interest form and then be contacted to perform a background check. Background checks are done by Sterling Volunteers and paid for by the applicant ($39) though that fee is waived if you have used Sterling for a previous check. "Failing" the background check does not mean you will not be a member, just that the board cannot issue the membership immediately. Additional conversations will have to take place.

We are 100% volunteer-run. All members are part of the North End Makers community and expected to take part in the upkeep of the space and community.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required for entry. We are committed to the health and safety of our members and volunteers. We require space entrants to follow federal, state, and local guidelines for masking and distancing.