Membership Application

Thanks for coming and taking a look around Bristol Hackspace! If you’re interesting in joining our community, the next steps are:

1. Fill in the application below.

2. Set up a monthly standing order for your membership payment.

The amount you pay is up to you, based on the use you feel you’ll get out of the space. We recommend £15 per month is reasonable for most people. Please pay to this account:

Account Name: Bristol Open Technology Lab C.I.C.
Sort Code: 60-83-71
Account No.: 55622631

Please give a reference of “HS” followed by your last name.

3. Pay a one-off payment of £5 for your keycard.

Please send this payment to the same account as above, giving a reference of “CARD” followed by the last name.

4. Come to one of our joining sessions, and bring ID.

Our joining sessions take place as advertised in the Hackspace on your first visit. You’ll need to bring photo ID and proof of address (drivers licence is fine for both).

When you come down, we will check your application, check your ID, and check your payments have arrived.

If everything is in order, we will give you a quick induction and a keycard to the building, and you’re good to go!

As a member, you will have:

  • Access to the Hackspace 24/7
  • Use of our tools, equipment and components
  • Somewhere (other than your kitchen table) to work on projects and store stuff
  • A community of people committed to the open sharing of knowledge
  • A say in how the Hackspace is run

    Your First Name (required)

    Your Surname (required)

    Account Name (If you will pay from a bank account in a name other than your legal name above please enter it below)

    Passport-style Photo (required)

    Images must be passport style, at least 600px by 750px and saved in a '.jpg' or '.jpeg' format with a max size of 2Mb.

    Your Email (required)

    Address Line 1 (required)

    Address Line 2

    City (required)


    Postcode (required)

    Please read the following overview of our terms and conditions and answer the question below in order to continue:

    1. Don’t be on Fire!
      Your safety and the safety of others is your responsibility, so you must always consider the risks and hazards of your actions, and challenge unsafe behaviour in others. Wear appropriate safety gear. Report all incidents.
    2. Pay Monthly Membership.
      To participate in Hackspace and to use Hackspace’s stuff, pay a monthly membership fee by bank transfer.
    3. Be Excellent to Each-Other.
      Hackspace is an inclusive environment, and we will not tolerate any behaviour that we deem to be harassment, bullying, or discrimination.
    4. Give Back to Hackspace.
      Hackspace doesn’t have paid staff and relies on members to keep it clean, safe, and running smoothly. Tidy up after yourself, and give some time back in proportion to the usage you get from the space.
    5. Supervise Guests.
      Guests, visitors, children, and even pets are welcome, but must be supervised by a Hackspace member who accepts responsibility for them.
    6. Do Not Hack Means Do Not Hack.
      Do not hack (or remove) Hackspace’s infrastructure and tools, or other member’s possessions. Keep your stuff safe from hacking by only storing it in a project box or in the materials rack.
    7. Donate Intelligently.
      Hackspace welcomes donations of quality tools, useful components, and interesting stuff to hack, but not junk.
    8. Be Inducted.
      Do not use any tool you are not comfortable and confident using. Formal inductions are mandatory to use some of our more dangerous or costly machinery.
    9. Be Legal.
      Abide by the law when in Hackspace. Do not make controlled substances (such as drugs), illegal items (such as prohibited weapons), or attempt unauthorised access to computer systems (the other type of hacking).
    10. Follow Meridian Studios’ Rules Too.
      Hackspace is a tenant of Meridian Studios, so you must follow Meridian’s rules on communal areas, waste, and security. Check all doors and windows are locked before you leave Hackspace.

    I have already visited hackspace and know what I'm getting into (required)

    I confirm I am over the age of 18 (required)

    I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy (required) - Privacy Policy

    I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions (required) - Terms & Conditions

    Please note that as Bristol Hackspace is 100% volunteer run, admin can sometimes take up to a full week or more. Please be patient!