Welcome to Makespace

Makespace is a community workshop in Cambridge for making and fixing 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?

Anyone! Our members include engineers, hobbyists, artists, fashion designers, educators, market traders, entrepreneurs and more. If you have a project to work on, or if you like the satisfaction of holding something in your hands that you have made, Makespace is for you.

How do I use the …

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

Have you got a …

There are details of our equipment on our wiki.

How to join

Membership costs £40 a month, and gives full 24-hour access to the space. 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 opened in March 2013. It 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 the Cambridge Science Centre. We’re also grateful to the University of Cambridge for allowing us the use of our current premises. All operating expenses are met from membership subscriptions. We have a set of Guiding Principles.

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.