How do I join Hive76: You can sign up right here on our website at our Membership Page

How do I upgrade my membership level?: You can email hive76@hive76.org and we’ll start the membership upgrade process. We’ll coordinate getting you a key fob and posting a membership vote.

Can I join at Basic or Core? Do I have to start as Light?: You can join at any level. If you know you want 24/7 key access, you can join at Basic or Core from the start.

How do I cancel my Hive76 membership?: Email hive76@hive76.org and we’ll cancel your membership.

Space Access

How often can Light members access the space?: Hive76 is completely member-run and doesn’t have any paid staff with set hours. But whenever a member with a key (Basic & Core) is at the space, Light members are welcome to join.

When is Hive76 open?: We have open houses every Sunday 2-5pm. We have member nights on Wednesdays starting at 7pm. Because Hive is completely member-run, we don’t have typical staffed hours outside of those times, so Hive is “open” whenever our members are there working on things. Basic and Core members get a key fob with 24/7 access.

Can I take a tour another time than open house?: Yes! Email hive76@hive76.org to coordinate a time.

Making Things

Do I have to pay for machine time?: No! We want to encourage members to make things and feel that charging per usage is a barrier to that. Our laser cutter, 3D printers, woodshop and everything else are included in the price of membership.

I don’t know how to use the laser cutter/table-saw/[insert-tool-here], how do I learn?: Ask any management member and we’d be happy to teach you. We also have “Tool-Training Days” occasionally for those who want a formal training.

Do you sell supplies? (wood, acrylic, etc.): No, not at this time. Because member projects are so varied, members have to bring their own supplies. Occasionally a member may post about some spare supplies on our Slack that are up for grabs.

Do you have a welder?: No, we don’t have a welder and our current space (lots of wood) is not a good fit for a welder anyways. If you want to do welding, we recommend checking out NextFab who has a great metalworking space.

Partnerships and Projects

Can I pay Hive76 to build something for me?: Hive is a collection of individual makers, so Hive76 itself doesn’t take on projects. But sometimes individual members may be interested in taking on work.

I have an idea for a project, can people help me figure it out?: Sure! One of the great parts of Hive76 is the community of makers who all have different expertise. We have a section on our member Slack where members can share their projects and get advice.

Can I advertise on your website?: Lol, no. Stop asking us.