Like making things? Want to learn a new skill? Interested in meeting like-minded folks to collaborate with on new projects? Then you should totally become a member! Here are some of the benefits:
- 24/7 access to the shop and all the tools and resources therein. (There are other tenants in the building, so anything that would generate strong odors, or make a lot noise between Midnight and 8am are to be avoided.)
- Discounts on HackPGH classes and workshops.
- Regular meetups and activities with likeminded people.
- Field trips to events such as Maker Faires, Dayton Hamvention, etc.
Tours are held every Monday and Saturday at 7:30pm. If you are interested in joining HackPGH please come by for a tour at one of these times. If you are unable to make it during these times please feel free to contact a board member to schedule a tour. Training on tools and equipment will be offered immediately after tours at 8:00pm so that new members can get to making as soon possible.
If you are a member, please join our mailing list. This is the main forum of communication between members when we are not together at the shop. This list is very active, and replies are very quick. Ask questions about tools, projects, technology, and etc.
Dues & Volunteering
While we collect dues ($50/mo) ($30/mo for Veterans, Students, and Seniors, ID required) to pay our rent and other operating costs, HackPGH would not be a success without the generous contribution of time and effort from our members. To reflect the value of our members' efforts, HackPittsburgh's membership system operates on a dues + volunteering based system.
HackPGH needs all kinds of volunteer work, donated goods, etc. to be successful. Members can meet their volunteering requirement by doing work around the shop, hosting events or classes, donating stuff that we need, coming to a shop clean quarterly or much more! Be creative.
Members have a three month grace period in which to make up any month's missed volunteer time/contribution. Failure to do so will result in revocation of a member's good standing. If you have any questions about volunteer hours, would like to make a donation in place of volunteering time, need to make up hours, or are not sure how many hours you've volunteered, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and coordinate with a board member.
HackPGH is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. Everyone (member or not) who donates to HackPGH will receive a tax receipt for their contribution - this includes donations of both money and items! HackPGH has no employees, but is governed by an elected Board of Directors. We take positive action to continually ensure equal opportunity to our members, visitors, and Board of Directors in all of our activities!