What must I do to be able to use the equipment?
To gain authorization to use MACCLab equipment you must complete the following:
- Reach out to the Makerspace Coordinator if you have previous experience and desire to test out or sign up for the Access class associated with the piece of equipment you desire to use.
- Attend MACCLab Orientation prior to your first class and complete a liability waiver.
Do I have to have a membership or day pass to take a class?
No, nonmembers are able to take classes without a day pass, but a day pass or membership will be required when you would like to come back to use the equipment after completing the class.
Are classes included in membership price?
Membership allows an individual use of the equipment they are authorized to use. Classes are not included in the membership price, but members receive a 30% discount on class fees.
What is the benefit of a membership vs a day pass?
A day pass gives an individual access to the equipment they are authorized to use for one day. Monthly or yearly membership allows access to the equipment, during business hours, for an unlimited amount of days in that month or year. Members also receive a 30% discount on classes and the ability to rent a locker for a small fee.
If I start a monthly membership mid-month is it pro-rated?
No, memberships start on the day of the first monthly payment and run until the same day in the following month. E.g. Membership begins on August 15th; member has use of the space until end of day on September 14th. Next payment is due September 15th to continue membership.
If I decide to become a member today and sign up for my first class, but my class is not for a couple weeks, do I lose those 2 weeks of membership?
No, though you may pay for your first month ahead of time to receive the member discount on your first class, we will not initiate your membership until you complete MACCLab Orientation on class day. Therefore, your month of membership will begin on that class day.
Are there any scholarship opportunities for MACCLab membership or classes?
Yes, MACCLab has scholarships available for Columbia, Missouri residents 18 years and older. Visit the Membership page for further information and the online application.
Do I have to bring my own materials to use the MACCLab?
Yes and no. Some materials are included; some are available to purchase within the space, but most materials must be brought in by the member. Visit Equipment – MACCLab to view the machine-specific policies. Class fees include the materials needed for the class.