Idea Fab Labs Chico offers a wide range of membership options to fit your needs as a maker. All membership options include the following benefits:
  • Access to the Idea Fab Labs Chico members' facility from 9:00am-11:59pm, 7 days a week.
  • High-speed wireless internet.
  • Computer station access.
  • Access to Hand Tools, Large Laser Cutter/Engraver, 3D Printers and Scanners, Vinyl Cutters and Electronics Zone.

All Memberships begin on the 1st of each month.
You must sign up before the 1st of the month in order to begin your membership.
You must attend new member orientation, offered the last week and first week of each month, before you can access the facility.
You must attend Safety and Basic Use classes for each Zone before you can access each Zone.

Accepted Payment Methods:
We only accept credit/debit cards for payment. Monthly payments are set to automatically renew near the 1st of each month. To cancel or freeze a membership, contact us at least 15 business days before your account payment renews.


Lab Coins Explained:

Lab Coins are allotted monthly based on membership level.

  • Fab Level Members are allotted 180 Lab Coin per month, plus 200 bonus Lab Coin for signing up.
  • Pro Level Members are allotted 300 Lab Coin per month, plus 200 bonus Lab Coin for signing up.

    Lab Coins are allotted on the 1st of each month. Members are allotted Lab Coins based on their membership level. Unused Lab Coins expire the following last day of the month @ 11:59 pm.

    Members can purchase more Lab Coins at any time. Lab Coins purchased this way will not expire.

    Special Volunteer Rates:

    This is on an individual basis. As a volunteer, you donate 4 hours each week and pay $30 in exchange for a  Pro Membership. Kindly fill out an application (
    and we will make an appointment to discuss a volunteer membership with you. Volunteer memberships are limited and based on skills and hours available.