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.

Makespace opened in March 2013 and aims to reach people from all across the East of England. New members are always welcome! See our membership page. There are occasional updates on the blog.

For members

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.

Joining Makespace

If Makespace sounds interesting, you can:

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.

Guiding Principles

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

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