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 2-D and 3-D 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.
To inquire about the possibility of reserving space and/or hosting an event at the ACIC, please contact Annalisa Regalado. You may also submit your request here.
Membership—Free to Full-time ASU Students
You don’t have to have any previous knowledge of prototyping or prototyping equipment to take advantage of your TechShop membership. Dream Consultants – TechShop staff whose primary role is to support TechShop members – can work with you to recommend TechShop equipment and workshops that you’ll need to advance your ideas.
- ASU students: Any full-time ASU students (undergraduate or graduate, online or in-person) can become a member of TechShop, located at the new ASU Chandler Innovation Center, for free! In addition to having access to all of TechShop’s machines and tools, students will receive a $100 voucher to spend on TechShop workshops that will allow you to learn how to use prototyping equipment.
- To join, fill out an application here. Once approved you can visit TechShop Chandler at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center and show your valid student ID to obtain a complimentary membership.
- Part-time students, faculty and staff: ASU students who are classified as part-time, faculty and staff who have a valid ASU ID card are eligible to purchase a discounted (20 percent off) membership.
Interested in Learning More?
Stop by TechShop Chandler and take a tour. Tours of TechShop are available every half hour and on the hour; no pre-registration required.
Visit the TechShop Chandler website
Note: ASU students who are classified as part-time, faculty and staff who have a valid ASU ID card are eligible to purchase a discounted (20% off) membership.
Where is ACIC and TechShop Chandler located?
249 E. Chicago St. Chandler, AZ 85225.
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 Web site 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.
If my class is held at the ACIC, do I automatically get a TechShop Chandler membership?
Students of ASU classes that are held at the ACIC and require access to prototyping equipment will need to register for a membership per instructions provided by the ASU instructor.
How can I obtain a TechShop Chandler membership and how much does it cost?
To join, fill out an applicaiton here
. Once approved you can visit TechShop Chandler at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center and show your valid student ID to obtain a complimentary membership. If you are a part-time ASU student, an ASU faculty member or an ASU staffer who has a valid ASU Sun Card, you are eligible to purchase a discounted (at 20% off) membership. Part-time students, faculty and staff can also apply here for a free membership here
. 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 Web site for complete details.
If I receive a complimentary membership because I’m a full-time ASU student, what happens if I fall below full-time status?
Full-time ASU students who receive a complimentary TechShop membership and drop below full-time status will have their complimentary memberships revoked. They may still qualify for discounted (at 20% off) membership if they remain a part-time student or are faculty or staff and have a valid ASU ID card.
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. All full-time ASU students (undergraduate or graduate, online or in-person) who become members will also receive a $100 voucher valid on TechShop workshops for the duration of the membership. All ASU affiliates may receive a 50% off discount when registering for any class or workshop at TechShop Chandler.
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 Annalisa Regalado to arrange for a tour of the space. Classroom doors are locked when class is not in session. Tours are available every half hour and on the hour; no pre-registration required. (Please refer to TechShop’s Web site for updated information about their hours of operation.) If you are visiting as a group, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
What type of workshops are taught at TechShop Chandler and do you have to be a member to participate?
Please see TechShop's Web site 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 Web site for information about age restrictions.
Are there any job openings at ACIC?
Please visit TechShop's Web site for information about employment opportunities at TechShop Chandler. Information about ASU job opportunities is posted online at https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-applicant
How can I reserve a meeting 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 Annalisa Regalado. You may also submit your request to: http://goo.gl/forms/HzrTkg48c6
As an ASU faculty member or instructor, how can I teach a class at the ACIC?
To inquire about the possibility of using classroom space at the ACIC for an ASU course, please contact email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org