Get Started

We are excited that you are interested in getting started in your making journey at the make717 Innovation Center.  We have a few short steps for you to complete.

Step 1) View the Virtual Tour video

To get a glimpse inside the make717 Innovation Center and learn more about the equipment and resources available view the video below.

Step 2) View the Membership video

Now that you've gotten to see inside the make717 Innovation Center watch the video below to learn about the different ways to gain access.

Step 3) Review the Frequently Asked Questions list

You've had a peak inside the make717 innovation Center; you understand the different ways to gain access but you probably still have questions.  Review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and if your question is not answered on that list, send it our way by emailing info@make717.org.


Step 4) Determine your preferred membership level

 Now that your initial questions have been answered, it's time to get started!  Review the summaries below to determine what best suits you.

Social Maker (FREE)

Social Maker members are those who wish to have occasional access the make717 Innovation Center. This is available at no charge thanks to a unique partnership with the Library System of Lancaster County. The Library STEM Pass is available for checkout from your Lancaster County public library after you register on our website. This door access card gains you entry to the makerspace during prime time hours.  Click here to see if a STEM Maker Pass is available to borrow from your local public library or bookmobile.

Mini Maker (FREE)

Mini Maker members are those who are under the age of 18 years old. Mini Makers are granted free access when they are accompanied and properly supervised by an adult member.

Maker ($38.50/month)

Maker members are those who wish to access the make717 Innovation Center. These paying members receive their own personal cubby (13" x 13" x 13") for storage as well as their own door access card for entry to the makerspace during prime time hours. 24x7 access is available upon request after a probationary period. Workshop costs are separate.

Maker Family ($55/month)

Have more than one adult in your household that is interested in a maker membership? That's great! We cover the whole household (up to 4 adults) with a single Maker Family membership. Each individual in the family is given their own door access card and has all the rights and privileges of Maker members.

Academic / Veteran Maker ($22/month)

Academic / Veteran Maker membership is available to those individuals currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, faculty/staff at public or private school, or military veteran. We reserve the right to validate student enrollment against the National Student Clearinghouse. Members at this level have all the rights and privileges of Maker members.

Bulldog Maker ($22/month)

Staff, student and alumni from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology are welcome to apply for this membership level. We reserve the right to validate student enrollment against the National Student Clearinghouse. Members at this level have all the rights and privileges of Maker members.

Interested in any of these membership options? Great! Just register and attend an upcoming Information Session and Tour event. Social Maker memberships are activated based on those in attendance at a tour. Monthly memberships are accepted as part of the tour as well.


   Social Maker Maker
Mini Maker
Maker Family
Academic/Veteran/Bulldog
 24 x 7
 Primetime Access  Yes  Yes  Yes
 24 x 7 Access      Yes
 Cubby (13" x 13" x 13")    Yes  Yes

 Machine Orientations

 Yes  Yes  Yes
 Machine Workshops  Yes  Yes  Yes

Step 5) Apply for your membership

Interested in any of these membership options? Great! Proceed to the Membership Application page.

Primetime hours for maker members
Mon - Fri: 5pm to 9pm
Saturday: 10am to 9pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm


Copyright 2017 make717, Inc. All Rights Reserved 
Mailing Address:  1653 Lititz Pike #1213, Lancaster, PA 17601
Makerspace Address:  1151 Clark Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 537-1067 info@make717.org

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