Everyone in attendance at Leeds Hackspace is expected to abide by The Rules.

Here is what you get for becoming a member:

Membership – £25 per month.

  • A membership RFID card
  • Access to tools, including those that require induction, for example (but not limited to):
    • Laser Cutter
    • 3D Printer
    • Vinyl Cutter
    • Heating Press
    • CNC Mill
  • Permits use of and access to equipment and communal resources (soldering irons, capacitors, ‘to hack’ hardware scrap)
  • Storage space where available
  • Access to the Hackspace 24/7 via card while the space is opened by a keyholder of the Hackspace
  • The ability to run for Director of the Hackspace at an AGM
  • Vote in meetings taken by the Hackspace
  • A say in how the Hackspace is run, operated and what additional tools and equipment the Hackspace acquires
  • The ability to become a keyholder
  • Opportunity to run and arrange workshops if desired

Student Membership – £12.50

  • This gives access to the workshop, all its tools and equipment while the space is opened by a key-holding member of the Hackspace. You can also apply for 24 hour access.


  • Welcome to visit outside of the typical open evening/day times for a suggested donation of £5, but please contact one of the directors or members (details here) to arrange your visit beforehand.

Keyholder Access

To become a keyholder you must first be a member. The requirements for keyholder access are defined in the Hackspace Policy.

  • After one month of being a paying Member of the Hackspace you are elegibile to become a keyholder
  • Being a keyholder grants the ability to access the Hackspace by yourself and open it up for non-keyholder members of the Hackspace
  • Keyholders are particularly responsible for non-keyholder members and non-members using the Hackspace when they have it open and using the Hackspace.

If the monthly £25 membership fee is difficult for you, or you have other circumstances affecting your ability to pay, but you still want to be a member, then get in touch with the directors with details on your circumstances.

You will be required to give us a form of ID and personal details when signing up to become a member of the Hackspace.

Membership subscriptions are paid by standing order to ‘Leeds Hackspace’, using your name as a reference, to these HSBC details: