[Novalug] [Fwd: Meeting Room Request]
drwho at virtadpt.net
Wed Jul 8 12:45:26 EDT 2009
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
greg pryzby wrote:
> is there a monthly fee for hacspace? A commitment that 'promises' income? If
> so..... I have some ideas.
It depends on the hackerspace. I hang out at HacDC and volunteer once
in a while but I don't pay the dues to get unrestricted access to the
building (which means having a key to the space and an access code for
the building). The requirements for joining are hanging out there and
getting to know people (so when you formally ask to join at the
organizational meetings (which anyone can attend) people can say they
know who you are) and paying monthly dues ($50us for full membership,
$13.37 for associate membership).
Dues go toward paying rent, buying supplies, funding major projects
(like the RepRap) and classes (Noisemaker Thursdays, Microcontroller
Mondays), and covering sundry other expenses. HacDC also funds itself
by selling components and stuff to drink out of the fridge - if you ever
need a handful of ATmega168 microcontrollers and a bunch of 555's in a
hurry you can buy them there and the proceeds go to the 'space.
The Doctor [412/724/301/703]
PGP: 0x807B17C1 / 7960 1CDC 85C9 0B63 8D9F DD89 3BD8 FF2B 807B 17C1
I love children, but I don't think that I could eat a whole one.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
More information about the Novalug