Membership

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We recommend new members and friends sign up to our group mailing list 'maker @ rml' - our informal member-and-friends mailing list. This can be done before joining in as a member.


How to sign up

Becoming a member is as simply as joining HUG and getting confirmed. Membership is free and it works in our interest to have you as a member so we can demonstrate value to the local community that supports us.

To join, just fill out this PDF document and e-mail the filled out PDF to info@hamunitedgroup.org.uk.

Alternately you may get a printed copy of the document, fill it out with a pen, sign and date, and mail the form to

 Ham United Group (Attn: Membership Secretary) 
 Little House
 Ham Close
 Ham TW10 7NY 

Or bring the form to Little House on a Tuesday evening. We'll have printed copies on-hand if you want to do it while visiting.

What happens after I sign up?

Finally, once you have filled out and sent in the form, it'll take a little bit of time for us to process the paperwork. The membership procedure is not an automated process and may take several days to process. We are still a small group which we welcome your contribution and volunteering efforts as well.

We recommend new members and friends sign up to our group mailing list 'maker @ rml' - our informal member-and-friends mailing list.

Membership Benefits

Why we need new members

  • Access to our workshop space for developing your project or a community project.
  • Get trained on and safely use a range of workshop tools and IT equipment including:
    • Laser cutter
    • 3D Printer
    • CNC Mill
    • Other interesting maker-focused equipment
  • Meet other like minded people.
  • Learn skills from others in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Fix your broken things and enhance the spirit of make, mend, and reuse
  • Request RML wiki editing/authoring rights and HUG website edits.
  • Access to our Linux system
  • Insurance cover

Additional benefits beyond RML membership

Future Benefits under Consideration

  • Online accounts that enable
    • GNUsocial connectivity
    • LDAP and XMPP accounts
    • Email forwarding from yourname@richmondmakerlabs.uk
  • Organised discounts and group buys for 'maker' supplies such as arduino kits, technical memberships, and early access to new technologies
  • Special access to local maker-friendly organisations and innovation tours