Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of GoCreate.
GoCreate is a premier makerspace open to creators of all ages and experiences. You don’t have to be a student or alumni or engineer or egghead to make it here. You only need a membership, an idea and the will to make it happen. The 18,000-square-foot space offers sophisticated tools and equipment — beyond the reach of most DIYers — and expert training and a supportive community that can help make your prototypes, projects and dreams come true.
This agreement is binding for members. Any changes to this agreement, or to the facility procedures and policies, will be communicated in writing to members.
To become a member of GoCreate, complete the online registration process. You may also print and complete the forms and return them to the GoCreate office.
Standard hours are shown below. Please note that hours may vary around holidays. The hours of operation are posted on the GoCreate website at GoCreate.com and any changes or updates will appear there.
|Sunday||9 am||6 pm|
|Monday||9 am||10 pm|
|Wednesday||6 am||10 pm|
|Thursday||9 am||6 pm|
|Friday||9 am||10 pm|
|Saturday||6 am||10 pm|
GoCreate has an abundance of machines and computers. If you want to spend hours on a specific task, you are welcome to as long as you are not preventing someone else from completing a task. If you have occupied a machine for more than 30 minutes, you will need to limit yourself to the end of the next half-hour on a specific computer or machine if there is someone waiting.
Level 4 and 5 machines have longer time limits, can accommodate longer processes, and should be scheduled in advance. (See Machine Access Policy section below for more information about machine levels.) Members can use level 4 and 5 machines up to 2 hours per machine per day. If no members are scheduled to use a specific machine, it may be used at that time. All other machines are on a first come, first served basis. This is to guarantee availability of equipment except when reserved. If a member needs access to equipment for an extended period of time, please consult with staff.
|Membership cost per month||$125|
|Discounted membership cost per month for:|
|Veteran/Active Military/Senior Citizen||$99|
|Contact the GoCreate office with questions about eligibility|
Credit or debit cards are accepted. WSU students may also add membership cost to semester invoice.
Community members or students of any age who meet the criteria may apply for GoCreate membership assistance here.
The GoCreate Membership Assistance Selection Committee will review and award membership assistance that will cover monthly membership and training fees for a six-month period. Membership assistance is automatically renewable for one additional six (6) month period provided the recipient reasonably uses the membership, as determined by the Selection Committee.
As a member, you are responsible for yourself, your actions, and your guests. Members must comply with all member responsibilities.
GoCreate is part of the Wichita State University Innovation Campus. As such, when visiting the facility, members and guests are subject to all WSU Policy and Procedures which can be found online here.
Member responsibilities also include:
No weapons or life-like replicas are allowed on campus, nor may anyone produce them in GoCreate. If you aren’t sure what constitutes a weapon, please consult a full-time GoCreate staff member. You are allowed—with permission—to add ornamentation to existing pieces of a weapon. No intact weapon may be brought into GoCreate. If a weapon is brought into the facility, the authorities will be notified per school policy.
Items produced in GoCreate may not be used in a way that violates local, state, or federal laws regarding vandalism. If you have any questions about this policy, please consult a full-time GoCreate staff member.
No illegal, inappropriate or obscene items may be made or worked on at GoCreate. This includes drug paraphernalia. If there is any question as to whether your project is illegal, inappropriate or obscene, check with the director of GoCreate prior to beginning work on the project or bringing any related items in to the building.
Important note: For everyone’s safety, members must identify all materials being used for projects. No unidentified materials will be allowed in the lab. If staff is unfamiliar with a material, the member will be required to provide a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
Each tool and machine in GoCreate falls under one of five access levels. The access level defines the training and age requirements. Details on how to use each machine may be found in the “equipment” section of the GoCreate website. Standard operating procedures are available at each machine or from the GoCreate staff.
Please treat GoCreate machines with care and only as they were intended to be used. This will help avoid costly damage and make sure they are available for everyone to use.
Members may be responsible for costs associated with repair or replacement needed because of negligence or misuse of GoCreate property.
Access Level 1
Any member, may use these machines.
No Special Instructions
Examples of Level 1 Equipment: Computers and Printers
Access Level 2
Any member, may access these machines.
If necessary, submit your job to technician on duty
Examples of Level 2 Equipment: 3D printers, Non-motorized hand tools
Access Level 3
Members 10 years old and older may use these machines. Members under 18 years of age must have a liability form on file signed by a legal guardian and be accompanied by a parent or approved adult.
If necessary, follow online tutorials
Examples of Level 3 Equipment: Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters, and certain Hand-Held Power Tools
Access Level 4
Members 14 years old and older may use these machines.
Members under 18 years of age must have a liability form on file signed by a legal guardian and be accompanied by a parent or approved adult.
Pass GoCreate safety course and follow Standard Operating Procedures
Examples of Level 4 Equipment: Table Saw, Bandsaw, Drill Press, Miter Saw, Knee Mill, Lathe
Access Level 5
Members can submit a job to be done on these machines, but they will only be operated by the manager, technician, approved faculty, or individuals who have completed required coursework
Technician or course certified
Examples of Level 5 Equipment: CNC equipment, EDM
Please treat GoCreate hand tools with care and use them only for their intended purpose. This will help avoid costly damage and make sure they are available for everyone to use. Members may be responsible for costs associated with repair or replacement needed because of negligence or misuse of GoCreate propery.
Some common hand tools may be checked out and returned by the end of the day. Tools borrowed from GoCreate are not, under any circumstance, allowed to be removed from GoCreate. If a tool is not returned, the person who checked it out is responsible for the cost of replacement. If it is not returned by the end of the day, that person is responsible for the replacement cost. The membership account will be suspended until this is rectified
GoCreate offers some consumables for sale at the front counter, such as welding rods, welding wire, bits, adhesives, tape, paper, wood, metal, plastic, rubber, hardware, electronic supplies, etc. Makers are also welcome to bring in their own.
Commercial activities may be prototyped and incubated in GoCreate, however they should grow beyond rather than within GoCreate. When you are ready to go beyond your prototype and grow your commercial activity, please consult with GoCreate staff for commercial manufacturing resources.
If you need work done that you are unable to do or are uncomfortable doing, consult with GoCreate full-time staff. Arrangements are in place with other entities to facilitate fabrication jobs.
Whatever is created in GoCreate belongs to the creator. While GoCreate does not assist directly with the patent process, GoCreate will provide a list of resources that can help.
GoCreate utilizes WSU’s comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan. The EOP is a living document, constantly under review and revision to adapt to new threats and new technologies in a complicated world.
Download the WSU Emergency Operations Plan (pdf format, 233KB)
If you are injured at any time, you may use the first-aid kit mounted near the main doors of GoCreate. If the injury is more severe, call 911 and immediately report injury to GoCreate Staff and WSU Police.
For valuable consideration received, I grant to GoCreate the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission concerning any photography or video taken of me or in which I may be included with others, to use, reuse, publish, and republish the photographs in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, specifically including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade, without restriction as to alteration; and to use my name in connection with any use if GoCreate so chooses. I acknowledge that GoCreate will not knowingly use, publish, or otherwise distribute the full name of any GoCreate member under 18 years of age. I release and discharge GoCreate from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the photography or video, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of Photographer, as well as the person(s) for whom he/she took the photographs. I am a legally competent adult and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read this document and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. For individual memberships for those under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign on the member’s behalf.
FOR ACCESS TO AND USE OF GoCreate
Read this document carefully before signing. It is a waiver of rights and an acknowledgement of your understanding of the rules and regulations for use of GoCreate.
It is a legally binding document.
I HEREBY ATTEST THAT I HAVE READ THE ABOVE DOCUMENT, AND BY SIGNING THE ATTACHED SIGNATURE PAGE AGREE TO ADHERE TO THE PROVISIONS IN AND OF THIS DOCUMENT
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, IN SOME CASES, NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE POLICIES STATED IN THE AFOREMENTIONED DOCUMENTS MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF MY MEMBERSHIP WITHOUT REFUND, AND THAT I MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN.