Makespace is a community workshop in Cambridge for making and fixing things, meeting people, working on projects and sharing skills.


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Become a member


Makespace is a community run space, that houses manufacturing and prototyping kit and 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 to work on their projects, and can also organise events. On occasions, Makespace is also open to the public for events; join our Makespace Meetup Group to find out about and attend these.

Makespace has three main aims – to support existing and new businesses, to raise awareness of and skills in engineering and manufacturing, and to provide a fun place for people to hangout and work on projects. The space has the latest rapid prototyping equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutter, 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 prototyping industry, consultants, businesses and educational communities in a mutually beneficial way. Makespace aims to reach people from all across the East of England.

Makespace opened in March 2013 and is accepting new members (Read more about becoming a member). Updates on progress can be found on the blog.

Getting Involved

If Makespace sounds interesting, you should:

For discussions about Makespace and making, join our discussion group to talk about making things and making Makespace, or have a look at the wiki.

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 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, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), ARM, TTP, Microsoft Research and Cambridge Science Centre.

Guiding Principles

We’ve set out how we believe things should operate, and what’s important for Makespace, in our Guiding Principles.

About Makespace

Makespace Cambridge Limited is registered as a company limited by guarantee (non-profit) in England and Wales with company number 7459770 and VAT registration number 132570143. Contact us via email to