"Early Access" Program is Ending

For the last month, we've been offering a 20% discount on membership fees as part of our "Early Access" program. We're still bringing some machines and equipment online, but due to rapidly growing demand, June 6th will be your last chance to lock in a 1-month or 3-month membership at the reduced rate! With "Early Access" coming to an end, this means that 6-month and 1-year memberships will become available, as well as corporate memberships. We offer three different tiers of membership, depending on how often you would like to access the space:

  • 1st Gear: access the space any two days per week
  • 2nd Gear: access the space five days per week
  • Corporate: access the space five days per week for up to 5 employees

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Additional Costs

The membership fee grants access to Gearbox's facilities, but to use the equipment, you will need to attend an Orientation (offered every Monday, free of charge), and attend Safety and Basic Use classes for every tool or machine you would like to use (500 KSh per class for materials).


Additionally, some machines cost us more to operate and maintain, so we charge a small hourly use fee.

Machine Use

Remember: Gearbox is open Monday - Friday, from 10am to 6pm. All classes must be booked and paid for in advance.

Ready to Apply?

Click here to download the individual application form. Applications are processed on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, we can only accept a limited number of members!

We can't wait to help you design, learn, and build. Come join the fastest growing community of hardware entrepreneurs in Africa!