Welcome to Makespace

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Makespace is a 4000sqft community workshop in Cambridge for creating things, meeting people, working on projects and sharing skills. We have a wide range of equipment for members to use from lathes to lasercutters, 3d printers to electronics and textiles to jewellery, and space for workshops and events.

Who is it for?

Our members join for personal of business reasons and include engineers, designers, artists, educators, hobbyists, DIYers, market traders, entrepreneurs and more. If you have a project to work on, Makespace might be for you.

See the Space!

The space is made up of multiple rooms, including a wood and metal workshop, a large main space with lots of prototyping equipment, a classroom for talks and events, a kitchen, craft room and even a trove full of stuff that can be used in projects. The space is open 24/7 for our members.

The best way to understand what’s here and how it works is to pay us a visit:

Find our next weekly “See the Space” tour on the Makespace Events Calendar

You can also get a feel for the space in this video:

Have you got a …?

We have lots of different equipment, and are always adding more based on members requests. You can take a look at our Equipment WiKi.

Training is available on all our equipment, given by experienced members, and there are usually people on hand who can give help and advice.

How do I join?

Membership costs £40 a month, and gives full 24-hour access to the space via your own RFID tag. See our Membership Page for details.

For members

If you are a current member, you are strongly advised to join our Google group, where you can request training sessions, ask for help and advice, and keep up to date about the latest developments at the space.

There is lots of useful information for current members on the Makespace wiki.

Events are listed on our calendar, including public events and equipment inductions (you must be a current member to be inducted on equipment).

About Makespace Cambridge Ltd

Makespace is a volunteer run organisation. All operating expenses are met from our membership subscriptions, and the space is run by members volunteering their time and skills. We have a set of Guiding Principles.

Makespace opened in March 2013. It was set up and kitted out with the generous grant funding and sponsorship of its Founder Sponsors:

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We’re also grateful to the University of Cambridge for allowing us the use of our current premises.

Thanks also to Mathworks and Solidworks for additional sponsorship contributions towards the space.

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Makespace Cambridge Limited is registered as a company limited by guarantee (i.e. a non-profit) in England and Wales with company number 7459770 and VAT registration number 132570143.