Becoming a Member

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Read about membership types are rates before proceeding.

Step 1 - Learn About AMT and the social contract

Come hang out with us. Learn about the community, tools, make and organization.

Read the Membership agreement. Read some stuff on the wiki, particularly this page, and understand our behavior guidelines.


  1. Abide by all the equipment use rules... Example get certified on the table saw before use
  2. Find and follow checklists of actions for things like being the last person to leave or first person to enter.
  3. Pay your dues once a month. If your dues lapse your fob will automatically be turned off
  4. Find and follow any use rules posted in the space.

Ethical Guidelines

  1. Don't be a jerk. 
  2. No. Really. It sounds simple but we are an inclusive organization and run with respect and transparency as the model.

Step 2 - Signing Up

Congratulations! You've decided joining us in our quest for crazy contraptions and maker hacker good times.

You can qualify for an additional $15 off per month of the Starving Hacker rate by filling out this form prior to setting up your account.

1. Sign up for an account on

2. Arrange for payment of dues at once you have logged in

  • Standard Hacker dues rates are $80/mo
  • Starving Hacker dues rates are $60/mo or $45/mo if you qualify for the discounted rate

3. Get the email and follow the instructions for doing Paperwork via DocuSign

  • Liability Release All visitors and guests who intend to use any of the equipment at AMT are required to sign the liability release form.
  • Emergency Contact Optional but recommended, please file an emergency contact form so we know who to call when you're on the way to the hospital.

4. Acquire and activate a RFID Key

Provisional Membership

Congratulations, you are now a provisional member!* 

An officer will respond to you within 1-3 days confirming that your RFID has been activated and give you the outer door code. At our next quarterly meeting (every three months), we vote dues-current provisional members who have been members in good standing for at least 30 days in as full members.

* "Provisional member" is the AMT term for a member applicant to the nonprofit and, as such, does not confer voting rights or ownership in the AMT Ace Monster Toys California non-profit corporation. More information at Membership#Provisional_vs_Full.

Step 3 - Admin Instructions

For coupon generation:

  • Get notificaiton via email or slack from form. Scoop email.
  • Via the wordpress dash board find the manual email: SH-Coupon Request for [May 2017] and send the applicant an email.

An Admin is required to link the RFID fob to the Drupal account in order to activate the user's keyfob, then the admin should provide the front door code to the new member.

  1. Get the email to officers@
  2. Verify Paperwork and Photo (If either are missing please email applicant - do not proceed until recieved):
    1. Verify that the paper work was recieved in Docusign 
    2. Verify they loaded a good picture for the AMT Profile
  3. Log in to the Dashboard of the website as an admin
  4. Go to the new order for the new member
  5. Access the member account and add the following information 
    1. RFID number
    2. Date of membership information (including form submission)
    3. Change WP role to Author (this task is pending automation)
  6. Go back to the new order for the member and mark it complete. The system will automatically send the new member an email wiht the door code and all kinds of jucie information.

Printable version of this page for creating new member handouts - This PDF should be printed on 11×17 paper, double sided and folded in half. Then print the 3 forms (Membership, Emergency, and Waiver) and place them inside.