win a summer 2014 techshop membership

A TechShop membership will give you access to over $1 million worth of tools, equipment and software that can help you make your idea happen.

To further develop creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit in the communities we serve, we have joined with TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself facility that provides the public with tools, equipment, training and a vibrant, supportive community of creative people. TechShop membership provides access to over $1 million dollars worth of advanced machines and tools, sophisticated 2D and 3D design software, and other professional equipment.

Both TechShop and ASU provide services in the ASU Chandler Innovation Center (ACIC), an engineering and technology-based education and research hub located in the heart of downtown Chandler. ACIC is used to host classes for ASU students and to host workshops and events for the community, while TechShop operates its TechShop Chandler facility in the space.

Win a Membership

ASU faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) are eligible to apply for a complimentary summer 2014 membership to TechShop Chandler.

The deadline to submit an application for a complimentary summer 2014 TechShop membership is 11:59pm on Sunday, May 4. Click here to apply. Questions about the application process? Email us at Make@asu.edu.

Note: TechShop offers a number of workshops to help members learn how to use prototyping equipment safely and proficiently. These workshops must be paid for separately by the membership holder. Complimentary membership is not inclusive of workshop fees.

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Frequently Asked Questions about ACIC and TechShop Chandler

Where is ACIC and TechShop Chandler located?

249 E. Chicago St. Chandler, AZ 85225. Map

Is there a shuttle to/from ASU campuses to ACIC?

There is a shuttle service to/from the ASU Polytechnic campus and the ACIC. Click here to download a copy of the shuttle service schedule.

What is the ASU Chandler Innovation Center (ACIC)?

The ASU Chandler Innovation Center is a partnership among the City of Chandler, ASU and TechShop. The ACIC property is owned by City of Chandler; within the ACIC, ASU offers classes and degree programs, and TechShop operates its TechShop Chandler facility.

What are the ACIC’s hours of operation?

Please refer to TechShop’s website for updated information about their hours of operation. ASU at the ACIC is open during times when classes are held. Doors to ASU classrooms are locked when not in use for classes.

Which ASU classes are held at the ACIC?

A variety of courses in engineering, computing, entrepreneurship, and product development programs will be offered at the ACIC. Courses that are open to all ASU students and non-degree seeking students include ASU's MAKE class series. The MAKE class series is a series of project-based courses in which teams of ASU students from any major or discipline collaborate to prototype new ideas and turn them into reality.

If my class is held at the ACIC, do I automatically get a TechShop Chandler membership?

ASU classes held at the ACIC that require access to prototyping equipment will have memberships provided to enrolled students. Other classes (e.g., mathematics) that do not require prototyping equipment would not have memberships provided to enrolled students. Please speak with your ASU course instructor for details.

If not granted through an ASU course, how can I obtain a TechShop Chandler membership, and how much does it cost?

View membership rates and sign up for a TechShop Chandler membership through http://techshop.com. Membership costs vary. ASU students, faculty and staff who have a valid ASU ID card are eligible to purchase a discounted (20% off) membership. (Note: Dependents of ASU students, faculty and staff are not eligible to receive this discount.)

What type of discount can I receive on a TechShop Chandler membership as an ASU staff member, faculty or student?

ASU students, faculty and staff who have a valid ASU ID card are eligible to purchase a discounted (20% off) membership.

Note: Dependents of ASU students, faculty and staff are not eligible to receive this discount. However, a spouse or child under 18 can be added to a current and active Individual Membership at $50 a month or $500 per person per year. There are some age restrictions regarding children at TechShop; please visit TechShop’s website for complete details.

Does a TechShop Chandler membership include workshop fees?

TechShop offers workshops on their equipment. These workshops range from required basic safety workshops to optional advanced skill development workshops. These workshops fees are not included in membership and must be paid for separately by the membership holder. ASU classes held at the ACIC that require use of various pieces of equipment will include the required basic safety workshops provided by TechShop free of charge as part of the course. Please speak with your ASU course instructor for details regarding which workshops, if any, will be included in your course(s). If workshops are not included, it is the individual’s responsibility to pay for workshops of interest. The ASU-discounted rate for TechShop workshops will apply to all ASU faculty, staff and students.

I want to check the ACIC and TechShop out! Can I just walk in and take a peek around?

If you wish to see the ASU portion of the ACIC, please contact Jackie Terry (Jackie.Terry@asu.edu) to arrange for a tour of the space. Classroom doors are locked when class is not in session.

If you wish to see the TechShop facility in the ACIC, individuals can stop by any time, 7 days a week during TechShop Chandler’s normal operating hours. (Please refer to TechShop’s website for updated information about their hours of operation.) If you are visiting as a group, please send your request to info.ch@techshop.com.

What type of workshops are taught at TechShop Chandler and do you have to be a member to participate?

Please see TechShop’s website for a full list of workshops available to members. Most workshops are open to nonmembers; these may have a fee. Other workshops are offered to members only and are related to the operation of the various pieces of equipment in the facility. Please contact TechShop for details.

How old do you have to be to use TechShop Chandler’s equipment?

Please visit TechShop’s website for information about age restrictions.

Are there any job openings at ACIC?

Please visit TechShop’s website for information about employment opportunities at TechShop Chandler. Information about ASU job opportunities is posted online at https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-applicant.

Who do I contact if I have interest in philanthropically investing in the ACIC?

Please contact Kevin.Haslam@asu.edu, a director of development for the ASU, if you are interested in investing in opportunities at ACIC.

How can I reserve space and/or host an event at the ACIC?

To inquire about the possibility of reserving space and/or hosting an event at the ACIC, please contact Jackie.Terry@asu.edu.

How much does parking cost at the ACIC?

There is ample parking in the lots directly north and south of the ACIC. Parking is free.

What are the intellectual property rules associated with using the TechShop facility?

TechShop is an open innovation space and does not claim any rights to IP. TechShop does offer a free workshop to members who want to learn about options available to protect ideas, ranging from copyrights and trade secrets to patents. TechShop can also help members get in touch with the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office).

For ASU students, faculty and staff, standard university policy applies. Please visit Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) for details. For questions, please consult directly with AzTE.

Interested in learning more about ASU's Chandler Innovation Center and TechShop Chandler? contact Jackie.Terry@asu.edu for details.