The Big Idea @ SJC


 

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The Big Idea @ SJC provides a variety of equipment that may be used to prototype or build items from a variety of materials using many techniques. Equipment includes 3D printers, a graphic design studio, metal and woodworking equipment, a technology station for robotics and other technology-based products, and fiber arts equipment.

 

 

zoomed in photo of someone using sewing machinePublic Hours 

Tuesday - Friday: 2:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday: 12:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Public hours are subject to change to accommodate San Juan College holidays, closings for weather and special events, and exclusive use reservations. Additional times are available for business members. Call for reservations.

 

 

Become a Member

By becoming a member of The Big Idea @ SJC you have access to state of the art technology as well as traditional tools and machinery. The only limitations are your own creativity. You can imagine, design, create and develop projects as well as collaborate with others who share an interest in exploring innovative ideas.

Membership is available to community members as well as college students, faculty and staff.

Membership options include: 

Individual Membership: $60.00/month or $660.00 per year

  • Valid for one month/year from date of purchase.
  • Use during regular hours.
  • Complimentary safety and equipment orientation courses.
  • Invitations to special events and activities.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older. Requires parental or legal guardian approval. Must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
  • Restricted access to equipment if under 18 years of age.

Premier Individual Membership: $75/month or $825 per year

  • Individual Membership.
  • Priority reserved use of equipment for up to one hour per day (five hours per week), totaling no more than 10 hours per week on all machines.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Family Membership: $125.00/Month or $1,375.00 per year

  • Individual membership.
  • Includes two named adults and up to four children residing at same address.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by one of the named adults on the membership.
  • Children under the age of twelve are not allowed in the space at any time.
  • Restricted access to equipment if under 18 years of age.

Student Membership: Free

  • Individual Membership
  • Requires proof of current student enrollment with at least 4 credits during current semester. 
  • Must be 16 years of age or older. Requires parental or legal guardian approval. Must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
  • Restricted access to equipment if under 18 years of age.

San Juan College Employee: $50.00/month or $550.00 per year

  • Individual membership.
  • Requires employee ID.

Business/Corporate Membership: $140.00/month or $1540 per year

  • Includes two named representatives from one business entity.
  • Priority reserved use of equipment for up to two hour per day (ten hours per week), totaling no more than 20 hours per week on all machines.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Business and corporate memberships can be customized upon request. Call for details.