Corporate Membership

24-7 access shared membership for unlimited personnel in your organization

Each Corporate Membership allows an unlimited number of personnel from your organization to access the SLO MakerSpace facility 24-7, two people at a time. Multiple memberships may be purchased to allow more personnel to use the facility at once. Upon signing up for the membership, a representative will need to drop by SLO MakerSpace during one of our class times or facility tours to pick up the RFID badges that let people gain access to the facility. Make sure to pick up two badges per corporate membership. These badges will remain in possession of the corporation and checked out by personnel when they wish to use SLO MakerSpace’s facility.

Note: Every individual who uses SLO MakerSpace must sign the Fine Print and take our Basic Safety Course (free with membership). As a safety precaution, we have a strict buddy system rule for all members: There must be at least one other person in the facility in order to use any tools or equipment. No working alone!

Our facility is divided into two areas for safety and cleanliness: the WorkSpace and the Shop. The WorkSpace is for smaller projects that do not require the use of heavy machinery, thus it is safe for kids of all ages to access. Kids under 16 years of age can access the WorkSpace for free, but must be supervised on a 1-to-1 ratio by an adult with a membership at all times. The Shop is where the heavier, more traditional equipment resides. For this reason, you must be 18 years of age or older to use the Shop.

Note: The CNC RouterLaser Cutter3D PrintersWeldersOxy-Acetylene Torch, Lampworking and Sherline CNC Mini Mill require an additional 1 to 2 hour certification course to use – please check their listings or our calendar for class times and prices.

Monthly corporate membership is paid for with auto-recurring payments. This means that when you sign up for a monthly membership, you will be charged automatically every month until you cancel. Your membership will begin the day you purchase it and can be cancelled at anytime from Your Account. We cannot issue refunds; cancelling your membership is your responsibility.

 

Corporate Membership Options

Current Corporate Members

Thank you to all of the local business and organizations who support SLO MakerSpace with a Corporate Membership!

iFixit

iFixit

Equipment Donor and Corporate Member for 2 years

iFixit is a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix almost anything. Anyone can create a repair manual for a device, and anyone can also edit the existing set of manuals to improve them. Our site empowers individuals to share their technical knowledge with the rest of the world.
Farmbot

Farmbot

Corporate Member, co-founder, and co-worker since 2013

FarmBot is a DIY, open source agriculture robot that is completely adaptable to any precision farming setup. It lets the environmentally conscious create sustainable farming solutions in their own backyards without industrial equipment.

Petra Company

Petra Company

Corporate Member since 2015

Petra Company is a collection of climbing and wine brands.
Wallace Group

Wallace Group

Corporate Member for 2 years

Wallace Group is a reflection of the communities we serve. We are neighbors, family members, active volunteers, professionals and leaders in our business and personal communities. We believe in contributing and we have a commitment to the long-term health and viability of our built environment.

We are service oriented professionals in Civil & Transportation Engineering, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Planning, Public Works Administration, Surveying / GIS Solutions and Water Resources. We understand the importance of thoughtful collaboration in order to deliver meaningful, elegant and cost-effective planning, design and engineering solutions for the needs of our community.

Central Coast Family

Central Coast Family

Corporate Member for 1 year

Central Coast Family is published monthly online and in print with a readership over 40,000 distributed throughout San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County in California.

Find free copies at all city / county libraries and community centers, at schools, chambers of commerce, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, YMCAs, hotels, real estate offices, medical and dental clinics, and other family-friendly businesses.

Central Coast Family is produced by local families for (and about) local families.  Since we are funded entirely by select local advertising, our biggest compliment is when readers contact our advertisers.

Applied Orthopedic Design

Applied Orthopedic Design

Corporate Member for 1 year

Applied Orthopedic Design (AOD) is a progressive and innovative medical device development company located on the Central Coast of California. Headed by Thomas D. Ferro, M.D., FAAOS. Applied Orthopedic Design works to develop surgeon/practitioner driven orthopedic instruments and implants in the continental US and abroad.

AOD’s mission is to always have the surgeon in mind first; assisting to develop, utilize, and manage their ideas to create the most intuitive instruments that guarantee consistent improved patient outcome.

Here at AOD we are driven by innovation and fueled by our passion to do the best work we can do using the latest in engineering and prototyping technology. We take an idea that may seem impossible and work to bring that idea into fruition.

The Bunker

The Bunker

Corporate Member for 1 year

What started as an empty warehouse has grown into a motley collection of analog and multimedia artists, illustrators, photographers, furniture makers and cake bakers.

The Bunker is the brainchild of Missy Reitner-Cameron, who wanted a space where creatives in differing fields could come together to collaborate, create, and have sexy pillow fights.

Zen Laser Collective

Zen Laser Collective

Corporate Member and co-worker since 2015

At Zen Laser Collective, we are able to provide a wide range of services, from simple laser cutting and etching on numerous materials, to custom design of artwork and products. If you’re not sure what you need, we offer consultations and a wide breadth of experience.

Workable Materials: Wood, Acrylic, Leather, Fabrics, Rubber, Aluminum, Metals, Cardboard, Cardstock, Paper Products and Glass

Whalebird Kombucha

Whalebird Kombucha

Corporate Member since 2016

WhaleBird Kombucha is brewed in San Luis Obispo, California with the highest quality, organically grown ingredients. Stop by our Brewery every Monday and Wednesday from 4PM-7:30PM or by appointment. We’d love to share our craft with you.

You can also find the WhaleBird team every Thursday at San Luis Obispo’s farmers market located in the heart of our great city.

Axon VR

Axon VR

Corporate Member since 2015

AxonVR’s platform enables realistic, full-body touch in virtual reality for the first time. Slip on the AxonSuit and experience thousands of points of tactile and thermal feedback from your head to your toes. Connect to the AxonStation to add motion tracking and force-feedback.

Together, these technologies bring virtual experiences to life with an unprecedented level of immersion and realism. Scale the limestone pyramids of Giza. Make snow angels on the ice planet Hoth. Tee off like a green jacket master.

Feel every moment, with AxonVR.

Past Corporate Members

Thank you to all of the local business and organizations who have supported SLO MakerSpace with a Corporate Membership!

New Times

New Times

Corporate Member for 1 year

NewTimes has been publishing for more than 27 years in San Luis Obispo County and is the largest circulated paper in the region, covering local news, politics, opinion, food, wine, arts and entertainment each week.

Fast Facts:
Circulation – 37,000, San Luis Obispo County
Distribution day – Thursday

Cal Poly Physics

Cal Poly Physics

Corporate Member for 1 year

The Cal Poly physics department was recently listed as one of the “top 20” departments in the nation (see this introduction and this departmental evaluation). Also, Cal Poly has been leading the nation (Mulvey and Nicholson, AIP R-151.42) in annual physics degrees granted.

If you have ever wondered, from a scientific standpoint, “why” something is the way it is, or “how” can something exist or behave the way it does, then you’ve entered the realm of physics.

Physics is the most fundamental of all sciences, and is the study of nature that is all around us.Physicists try to understand the most basic laws that govern the behavior of nature. In fact, all phenomena in the basic sciences (astronomy, biology, chemistry, and geology) and the applied sciences (engineering) can be related back to some underlying principle of physics.