Become a Member
BrainSilo is open for membership!
Before applying for membership, please read the following pages/sections:
Currently, membership is $40/month.
You are encouraged volunteer to help setup and run events and meetups, help us clean, or improve the space in some way.
The key reasons to become a member of BrainSilo include:
- Multiple work benches to work on projects
- 24⁄7 access, using an electroinc keypad
- Use our wifi and our little kitchenette and our heating and AC
- Member discount on classes
- Access to our growing list of tools and supplies
- Our large library of books
- Access any of our new equipment (3D printers, CNC machines, etc)
- Host your own meetups at BrainSilo!
- And most importantly, being part of a group of people who are keeping Portland’s oldest hackerspace running
What Equipment Do You Have?
Check out our Equipment page for an updated list of our equipment.
What Volunteer Commitment Are You Looking For?
We don’t have a hard requirement on volunteering. We want members to take the initiative to find things that need to be done at BrainSilo.
If the trash needs to be taken out, then take it out. If a station is messy, clean it up. If you need a piece of equipment, then help us acquire it. If you want to start doing X at BrainSilo, then make it happen (as long as it’s relatively safe and legal)!
What Membership Commitment Do You Require?
At this time, we don’t require any membership commitment though we ask you to give us a heads up if you’re going to cancel.
What Is The Cancellation Policy?
You can cancel at any time with no penalty.
If you’d like to cancel your membership, please email us.
Are There Any Setup Fees
At this point, there are no setup fees to become a member. We may decide to change this in the future if we deem it necessary.
Are There Any Other Fees?
Not at the moment…
Our current guest policy is that any member may bring in guests, but guests are encouraged to become members if they are utilizing the space often - ideas for incentivizing this switch are welcome. Guests must be accompanied by a member.
Members of other Hackerspaces
If you are a member of a hackerspace that is not in the metro area, then you are probably welcome to use our space while you are in town - just contact us.
We are also open to the idea of formal reciprocal membership with other hackerspaces.