Makespace is a community workshop in Cambridge for making and fixing things, meeting people, working on projects and sharing skills.
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What is Makespace?
Makespace is a community-run space with tools and equipment for manufacturing, prototyping and making, which provides the surroundings to meet, work, build, socialise, and do amazing things. It is accessible to members who pay a monthly subscription fee, for which they get 24/7 access to the space and equipment to work on their projects.
The space has the latest rapid prototyping equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutters, CNC mill and CNC router, and kit for electronics, woodwork, jewellery-scale metal work, glasswork, and textiles. As a community resource, Makespace brings together a network of enthusiasts and innovators, the prototypers, craftspeople, consultants, businesses and educational communities in a mutually beneficial way.
There is lots of useful information for current members on the Makespace wiki.
For discussions about Makespace and making, join our discussion group (mainly of interest to members) to talk about making things and Makespace, ask for advice, request training on equipment and more.
If Makespace sounds interesting, you can:
- Join the Makespace Meetup Group where you’ll hear about meetups and public events at Makespace
- Become a Makespace member to get 24/7 access to the space and equipment, as well as the ability to sign up for training on equipment and organise events in the space.
If you run a local club, meetup or want to host an event and think Makespace could be a good venue, email us at management [at] makespace [dot] org. We’d like to have a maker/doing related talk/club/event in the space every night!
We maintain Makespace and all the equipment using the monthly membership fees which all members pay. These fees aim to cover the ongoing operational expenses to ensure Makespace is sustainable.
Makespace was set up and kitted out with the generous grant funding and sponsorship of its Founder Sponsors: ideaSpace, the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), ARM, TTP, Microsoft Research and Cambridge Science Centre.
About Makespace Cambridge Ltd
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. Contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.