As is known to us all, makerspaces now are popping up all over the the world, which benefit our makers quite a lot.
Here is a list of the makerspaces, which will be updated in time, If you have any additions to the list, please let us know.
NYC Resistors is a well-established makerspace based in downtown Brooklyn. Co-founded by a group of tech professionals including 3D printer guru Bre Pettis, the space is equipped with a laser cutter, 3D printer, hand tools, sewing machines and stocks of DIY kits and components. Walk-ins are welcome on Monday and Thursday nights or at the regular study groups on Micro-controllers and Web Development. Daily classes are also run on topics such as soldering and programming ($50-125). Members enjoy full use of the space for $75/month.
2.Alpha One Labs
Founded in July 2009, Alpha One Labs aims to provide a‘fun, tool rich space for users of all ages and interests to work on projects together’. The space holds weekly meetings every Tuesday at 7pm where anyone can bring along projects they’re working on and brainstorm collaborations. It also hosts regular events on programming, robotics and lock picking as well as weekly‘Solder Sundays’ at 1pm. Membership costs $40/month and gets you 24 hour access to the workshop, class discounts and a free t-shirt.
The only Manhattan-based space on the list, Hack Manhattan is right off Union Square and plays host to a variety of meetings, classes and talks by leading tech companies. Learn how to design a circuit board, operate a 3D printer or experiment with microcontrollers while meeting fellow enthusiasts for tech, science and the arts. The space boasts a 3D printer, machine shop with lathe, mini-mill and drill press, sewing machines and soldering irons. New faces are welcome every Tuesday night to drop-in and chat about creative projects.
Pushing the bounds of what it means to be a makerspace, Genspace brings together amateur science enthusiasts to work on biotech-related projects in a fully equipped community laboratory. For absolute beginners, classes are offered in DIY Neuroscience, Synthetic Biology and DNA barcoding by members with doctorates while hardcore enthusiasts can opt for the week-long Biohacker Boot Camp. If you’re wondering what biotech is, you might want to start out at one of Genspace's regular education events; recent visitors have explored their microbial biome, learnt bioinformatics and created slime mold art pieces.
The Gowanus Studio Space (GSS) offers a home to budding designers, artists and craftspeople. Located along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, it houses a large arts workshop, private studios and an exhibition space. Members enjoy access to a drill press, lathe and saws in the woodshop while in the print shop they can get their hands on etching and lithography presses, silkscreen printing and glass tables. Recent classes have included textile printing, papermaking and photolithography ($40-100). Members have full access to the space for $95/month.
6.Fab Cat Fab Lab
Tucked away next to a Washington Square Park jazz bar, the digital fab lab has an open-source ethos and open houses every Tuesday evening. It is a bit hard to find, but once you do, you'll be delighted by the energy of Renee Cruz who has been crafting the vision of the space over the past year (she also runs a really cool education program in Fat Cat Jazz Club for youth during the daytime. Ask her about it!) At Fat Cat Fab Lab, you can learn how to use a laser cutter, which is a precision machine that cuts wood, metal, glass, and paper.
7.Makerspace at new york hall of science
The Queens space hosts workshops and educational sessions that focus on re-using materials (think manufacturing of the future). While perhaps less technical than other maker spots in the city, the Makerspace at NYSCI introduces youth and beginners to woodworking, plaster-casting, 3D printing and electronics. Their Make Academy will teach you how to cast a mold. The Luminescent Night workshop gets you familiar with light circuitry.
8.Staten island makerspace
The community co-working space in Staten Island is just a year old but already has world-class facilities. For just $6 a day, you can access a 6,000 sq-ft workshop that includes metalworking and woodworking studios, a computer lab with a 3D printer and scanner as well as a textile studio. The space has a brand-new CNC mill, welding projects, plasma cutting classes as well as monthly membership options with access to conference rooms and lockers. Like Alpha One Lab’s Auriti, Staten Island Co-Founder DB Lampman’s mission is to help New Yorkers evolve from hobbyists to small businesses. The space attracts entrepreneurs from the Island as well as Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1.Mission science workshop
Its mission is to encourage scientific exploration, particularly for underserved youth. The Workshop originally started out of founder Dan Sudran’s garage, who was a hardware engineer in a past life. He kept lots of of different materials like fossils and electronic equipment in his garage, and children from the neighborhood began to stop by and explore. At that point, Dan decided to start his own space, and now the Mission Science Workshop works with schools in the Mission district of San Francisco and also hosts after-school and summer programs for kids. The Workshop has an almost endless supply of relics and provocative objects: old fossils, live reptiles, and taken-apart LCD screens, to name a few!
Noisebridge is an award-winning anarchistic educational hackerspace in San Francisco, inspired by hackerspaces in Europe, like the Metalab in Vienna and c-base in Berlin. It is a registered non-profit California corporation, with charitable status.
the Autodesk Gallery celebrates the creative process and shows how people are using new technology to imagine, design, and create a better world.
It is a technology campus in the heart of San Francisco.
RallyPad is a launch site for a better tomorrow.It is an incubator and workspace for non-profits and social entrepreneurs in San Francisco and Berlin.
Mission Develop impactful organizations and people for good.
Founders Den isn't actually an incubator at all. Instead, it's a shared office/club for entrepreneurs — all types of entrepreneurs, from experienced ones who have sold companies, to those just starting out. The idea is for them to all come together in this new, large 8,500 square foot space in the SoMa area of San Francisco. We got a chance to tour the place last week — it's very, very nice. But it's a private club. You have to be invited to join.
Located in Mountain View It's a warehouse-turned-coworking space that has been converted into several different sections. Once you pass the main lobby area, you'll be entering the main part of the warehouse, where there are tables and chairs everywhere to sit down.
Located in San Francisco, it is one of the most popular co-working space, but not just focuses on hackers, nor offers the space for makers.
Located in Berkeley, CA, Hackermoms holds open houses once a week and all are welcome--moms, dads, kids. It is definitely worth stopping in. Also, because they are a newish organization there is a lot of opportunity to help build things from the ground up and share your voice in helping shape the environment. In addition to providing a space and community where people can become members, they also hold workshops ranging from techy to crafty that are open to the public to register for as well as members.
The spark that started Double Union was AdaCamp San Francisco, a feminist conference in June 2013.And in October 2015, we moved to a new space in Potrero Hill at 1250 Missouri St. #111.Double Union calls itself a hacker / maker space, because our mission is to create a space where women can feel equally comfortable knitting, coding, drawing, or using power tools and no one feels pressure to prove they belong here. Double Union doubles down on crafting and roundtables on leadership, decision making, and other feminist issues in addition to the normal offering of fabrication and electronic tutorials.
Los Angeles Makerspace
In the fall of 2014, LA Makerspace became the primary provider of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education for the Los Angeles Public Library. LA Makerspace offers free, family-friendly workshops to the public at various LAPL branches. In addition to its public programs, they leverage their expertise to provide “train-the-trainer” professional development for LAPL library staff. LAPL librarians learn to develop and execute STEAM events at their own libraries.Milwaukee, Wisconsin
It aims to foster a community of makers by providing an environment in terms of people, equipment and space that supports the creative process and personal growth. Modern software, the Internet and economies of scale have all come together to allow ordinary people with a little bit of know-how to begin blurring the lines between manufacturer and consumer.
Sector67 is a non-profit collaborative space in Madison, It dedicated to providing an environment to learn, teach, work-on, build, and create next generation technology; including software, hardware, electronics, art, sewing, metalwork, apps, games, etc.
The Anchorage Makerspace (AMS) is a place for Tinkerers, Creative Artists, Roboticists, 3D Designers, Startups, Evil Genius’s,Infovores, and all who Aspire to Learn More.
At the AMS you will find a competent fabrication shop for your Business Startup. As a Non-Profit Corporation, we are Anchorage’s most flexible design and fabrication shop. Becoming a member gives you 24/7 access to all the tools and resources we have available – an unbeatable deal.If you ever wanted to build a ray-gun or lightsaber, but were missing the tools, workspace (and motivation), you will find your tribe at the AMS! Projects underway are a retro MAME Arcade machine, plasma speakers and a whole slew of home, car and lifestyle automation projects.
TinkerMill is located in Longmont, Colorado and is the largest makerspace in this 10 state region with almost 300 paying members and over 1000 total members active on our online Meetup. It is a non-profit public charity who supports the concepts of a community workshop, and it fields an exceptionally talented membership that supports each other and other community entities in learning, teaching, collaborating and creating.
NextFab was founded by Dr. Evan Malone in order to help counteract the extensive offshore outsourcing of US manufacturing and decline of manufacturing education and knowledge-base during the 90's and early 2000's.Dr. Malone aspires to reinvigorate American manufacturing by putting the latest computer-aided design and advanced manufacturing technologies in the hands of innovative individuals and organizations, with the training, support, and friendly expert consultants necessary to help turn ideas into products, and products into businesses.
1.The Makers space
MAKERS is an expansive 11,000 square foot coworking space in downtown Seattle. Perched on a hill overlooking the iconic Elliot’s Bay, MAKERS location is prime in its access to cafes, cocktail bars, shops, and parks. The MAKERS space is modern and chic, welcoming natural light and a clean open feel. Designed with history and sustainability in mind, MAKERS has incorporated many refurbished elements including polished bleacher board floors, salvaged windowpanes and desks made of recycled gym floorboards. MAKERS members enjoy access to premium business amenities, conference rooms, telephone booths, large presentation kitchen, and comfortable lounge area.
2.Metrix Create Space
$50 membership allows you open access to the seemingly bottomless toolbox, discounts on the soldering station (with microscope), etc.
Metrix Create Space is a modern prototyping and fabrication lab focused on digital and distributed manufacturing technologies in Seattle, Washington, USA. With a complement of additive and subtractive machining technologies, its scope runs from electronics to architecture.
The primary goal of Metrix Create:Space is to enable the public at large to hack, make, build and create new and awesome things by providing easy access to tools and rapid prototyping services for the general public.
Nova Labs is a membership-driven all-volunteer makerspace based in Reston, Virginia that was founded in 2011 with the purpose of empowering everyone to Rediscover the Joy of Making Things.Its current 10,500 sq. ft. facility located at 1916 Isaac Newton Sq West houses classrooms, workspace, incubator offices and a shop that includes both common tools and advanced fabrication equipment.
1. The Crucible
The Crucible start in 1999, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry, and community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials, and innovative design, while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public in the Bay Area. The Crucible depend on annual membership donations and other gifts from individuals to continue to offer low-cost classes and special programs. Tuition only covers two-thirds of their annual budget.
2. Ace Monster Toys
Ace Monster Toys (“AMT”) Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit member supported organization founded in 2011. They support traditional makers and craftspeople as well as hackers both digital and material. Their community brings together people of diverse skill levels by providing resources and culture to build networks; co-work; and engage in projects that benefit individuals and the community at large. The resources we develop include spaces and a wide variety of tools and supplies to support making and learning.
Nimby is a do-it-yourself (DIY), maker, hacker, and industrial art space that provides artists, craftspeople and the average Joe a place to create and innovate in a collaborative environment. Over the past thirteen years NIMBY has grown into the largest do-it-yourself industrial art space in the Bay Area with over 80 different art groups and craftsmen in the shop. The 60,000 square foot space holds an incredible variety of makers: metal workers, jewelers, sculptors, painters, set and prop builders, musicians, race car enthusiasts, engineers, plumbers, glass blowers, computer programmers, custom car modification specialists and so much more. In a nutshell, NIMBY is a one-stop shop for innovative, artistic endeavors that boggle the mind.
Vocademy is an education-focused makerspace that combines the best parts of school shop classes, trade schools, R&D labs, and dream garages, all in one place. With over a dozen subject areas, we have classes that can take anyone from absolute beginner all the way to expert and anywhere in between. During business hours we serve educational, organizational, and corporate clients. Evenings and weekends we are a pure community makerspace. We provide the best combination of tools, equipment, instructors, access, and education. We offer hands-on (Advanced Manufacturing) skills training for students, employees, teachers, vets, and everyone in our community.
Benicia Makerspace is an exciting new Makerspace in the Bay Area that opened at the site of an old Radio Shack that is sadly no more. The space has welding equipment, cameras, 3D printers and a number of experts on hand to help out. If you want to get involved you can sign up for a meetup group and become a member for an introductory rate of $40.
Located in Mojave Junior & Senior High School, this makerspace provides the usual combination of classes and facilities to both adults and children (including homeschooled children). The space is supported by the Space Studies Institute, and classes cover the likes of 3D printing to computer building. Membership starts at $40 up to $80 per month.
Culver City, California
Crash Space non-profit organization located in Los Angeles and run by volunteers. It is a part of the growing global hackerspace movement. We are a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, and artists. We promote science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) by teaching classes, participating in events, providing on-line resources, and by running a shared workshop. Our members use the space to work on their projects, share ideas, and help each other create whatever they envision.
San Luis Obispo, California
located in the Pacific Coast Center at the Intersection of Madonna Road and South Higuera in San Luis Obispo - 81 Higuera Street, Suites 160 and 180, they are a 24-7 access tool shop and craft center where people can work on projects, teach and take classes, and connect with local people and resources. This 5,000+ sq ft facility is divided into several areas that cater to a wide range of maker needs such as laser cutting, 3D printing, woodturning etc.
HeatSync Labs located at 140 West Main St.Downtown Mesa and hacking Arizona since 2009. HeatSync Labs open free: Monday thru Thursday.7pm - 10pm.
HeatSync Labs is a community-driven 501(c)3 non-profit shop and workspace where engineers, artists, students, and hobbyists come to make prototypes, art, and other creative projects. It is a workshop for mad scientists, artists and anyone creating or making. We make tools, resources, and skills available to you.
Harold Washington Library Center
The Maker Lab, Chicago’s first free and publicly accessible maker space, is on the 3rd floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The Maker Lab launched in July 2013 to explore the role of the library in makerspaces, community-operated workspaces where people come together to learn, create and collaborate. The Maker Lab features introductory workshops and open shop for personal projects and collaboration. The Maker Lab is made possible by a generous grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation through Chicago Public Library Foundation.
ChiPubLib Maker Lab
Fees: Classes and associated materials are free. There is a materials fee during open shop time. They launched the Maker Lab in 2013 to provide an access point for Chicagoans to learn about and use the latest design and manufacturing tools. Facilities include 3D printers, a vinyl cutter and a laser cutter.
Harold Washington Library Center
Located in 203 N Church St, Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Makerspace is non-profitable organization, designed to get more people involved in making things together. Guests are welcome to use the space and most tools for free, as long as a hosting member is present. Rockford MakerSpace members pay affordable monthly membership dues (with discounts available) and receive 24/7 access, plus storage space, workshop discounts, etc. They are member-run, with an operations committee of volunteers.
FamiLAB is Central Florida’s provider of space, tools, and community for creative technical learning and projects. We provide a space, tools, and a community of geeks for you to utilize. Our current tools include hand tools, basic power tools, soldering stations, 3D printers, a laser cutter. FamiLAB is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Our funding comes from membership dues, class revenues, and sponsorships from local companies.
Located in the D+S Tech Labs facilities in Lauderhill (3782 NW 16th Street), Maker's Lair is the perfect resource for tinkerers, creative artists, roboticists, droners, 3D designers, Startups, mad scientists, evil geniuses's and all who aspire to learn more. Their facilities provide all the necessary tool, machines and raw material you might need and are divided into different thematic areas such as "Art & Fashinoed", "CNC Plotting and 3D Printing", "TinkerTech & Robotic" etc.
Located in 2041 NW 1st Place, Miami, FL 33127, Moonlighter is a venue for creative collaboration. They feature and support local artists and creatives and aspire to engage their communities with fun and educational STEAM experiences that foster the growing maker movement. The facility is divided into several services such as a Learn Center, a CoWorking space, a Maker’s Market and a Making area.
The KID Museum
KID Museum is a new kind of museum serving children and families in the Washington, D.C. area.KID Museum is an independent non-profit in partnership with MCPL with its first home is on the ground level of Davis Library. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship.
Fair Haven, New Jersey
Small Factory is a full-service multimedia training center with classes ranging from Claymation, to video-game design, to songwriting. There are also the traditional tutorials in web programming, engineering, fabrication, and 3D printing — because those GCI effects don’t create themselves.
The Maker Mill
The Maker Mill is a community Makerspace and STEM enrichment center for kids, teens and adults. We provide an immersive open space that encourages creativity through exploration with the latest technology and STEM educational tools.
Mt. Elliot Makerspace
This makerspace has tools to cover pretty much every type of project, from sewing, to 3D printing, to electronics, to metal working – even bike maintenance and electronic music production! The space is big on education and has a mission to uplift its local community. There are no fees either: the space is supported entirely by donations.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
All Hands Active (AHA)
Membership here costs $20-$50 but also requires one hour of service per month. Members together run a number of groups and activities for both children and adults. One popular one is ‘Wreck Lab’ which aims to create amazing gadgets from broken electronics. It has a hip, arty vibe, and a good selection of tools.
Artisan’s Assylum is an exciting makerspace offering tools including a one-ton hexapod, 3D printer, and mini-velodrome. In other words, it’s well kitted out with more than just your basics, and also has a ton of classes on topics like mechanical design. Membership is $60-$150 a month, but includes storage space for your projects.
HICapacity started life as an active meetup, but soon found a home at The Box Jelly to become a fully-fledged makerspace. On top of the usual facilities and materials, they also have an Oculus Rift and some high end software. There’s a focus here on programming and electronics, and some exciting projects even involve brain-computer interfaces. That said, membership is $60-$75 a month.
ATX is something of an incubator for start-ups, and has helped several get up and going. It also offers a wide range of classes and a good selection of tools. There are also some great events here too: like chiptune concerts. Membership is $60 per month, while storage space and workspaces cost extra.
Longhorn Maker Studio
Longhorn Maker Studio is the center of an engineering community of practice and an innovation commons for the University of Texas at Austin. This Makerspace is specialized in easy-to use equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutters as well as a full suite of testing and electronics equipment, hand tools, and more.
Located in 1825 Monetary Lane Suite 104 Carrollton, TX 75006, Dallas Makerspace is a non-profit, shared community workshop and laboratory. They are an organized group of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers who work together to provide tools and learning resources to the public. They use these resources to collaborate on individual and community projects in order to promote science, technology and art; while working and experimenting on innovative ideas to encourage learning within their community.
Established in 2008, TXRX Labs is a non-profit hackerspace for the greater Houston area. Housed in the East End District, they offer courses in and access to their rapid prototyping lab, woodshop, machineshop, electronics lab, and a wide variety of other tools. Their goal is to educate the public about technology and show how seemingly complex techniques can be used by anyone.
It is one of the most popular co-working spaces in China for startups, and has 16 locations in Shanghai hand Beijing.
Its mission is to offer the most advantageous and innovational atmoshere for the startups.
Located in Taibei, Makerbar offers various related courses, tools and the workshop for makers.
Founded in 2011 and located in Taibei, it is a co-working space aimed to help people from zero to one.
Located in Shenzhen, TechSpace is a creative community that provides access to tools and space for makers and start-up teams. You can make your prototypes at TechSpace. We provide professional equipments, tools and service. From mechanical to electronics, metal to 3D printer, skill training to office working service.
IChengdu is a service organization that promotes Internet computing, open source hardware, open source software, technology innovation, knowledge sharing, creative communication and collaborative creation.
6.Nanjing maker Space
Nanjing maker space is a group of soft and hardware technical personnel initiated in Nanjing by the private science and technology nonprofit organization (platform), was established in May 2012, the existing core members of dozens of members of professional direction covers the computer, electronics, electricity, Art, machinery manufacturing, management, economy and many other fields, personnel from all walks of life across the country, the existing base of a studio, members of the individual studio 4.
Chaihuo Maker Space is the first maker space in Shenzhen, and the second in China. Its name comes from the Chinese saying "The fire burns high when everybody adds wood to it". “Chaihuo” is the Chinese word for “wood". In western phraseology, this might be expressed as “many hands make light work”. Chaihuo provides an open and collaborative environment for makers and encourages cross-field communication. Chaihuo was founded by Seeed Studio, an open hardware company in Shenzhen, China. Chaihuo is also the organizer of Maker Faire Shenzhen since 2012. They provide a physical space for people to get access to tools and equipment, also for people to get together, to communicate.
XinCheJian is a community-run hackerspace located in the heart of Shanghai. XinCheJian's mission is to support, create and promote physical computing, open source hardware and networking.
Ouishare is a global community that connects people,organisations and ideas around fairness,openness and trust.
Ouishare connectors organize local events every month to connect collaborative economy enthusiasts. These can be coworking meetup's, informal drinks with pitch sessions from local projects, workshops and larger events such as barcamps, conferences and festivals.
1.Space tank studio
If given half a chance, people make the most amazing things. From hand crafted knives, human 3D scanning, custom bikes, bespoke furniture, soft goods and cast bronze sculptures; the people at Space Tank are making it.
2.South Australian Makers
South Australian Makers Incorporated is a volunteer run, not for profit organisation that exists to provide opportunities for and to promote makers and making in South Australia. Membership costs $20 ($15. Apply for membership by completing Application Form.
SparkCC is a makerspace located on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. The only limit on what you create at SparkCC is your own imagination. SparkCC is a place where makers of all walks of life can work individually or in collaboration to create amazing things.
Members can access Metal, Ceramic, Wood, Textiles, Electronics and Printmaking equipment and expertise, co-working spaces and events. And anyone may attend classes. For a monthly or annual fee, members can reserve and use Makerspace’s tools.
This is a non-profit hackerspace in London: a community-run workshop where people come to share tools and knowledge.
2.FizzPOP(The Birmingham Makerspace)
FizzPOP : The Birmingham Makerspace is based in Digbeth, at 90 Floodgate Street. As a member-run, member-funded and member-led workshop & studio fizzPOP is where the Birmingham maker community shares knowledge, tools and creativity. Our makerspace is run on a non-profit basis to serve the creative interests of members and non-members alike. Whether you’re interested in crafting, electronics, woodwork, metalwork, knitting, sewing, programming, prototyping, gadget modification, robotics, or nearly anything else, we have the kind of tools you don’t generally have room for at home.
3.So Make It
So Make It is a non-profit community space and workshop for makers, developers, tinkerers and artists Makerspace in Southampton, UK – a friendly and inclusive place for people who like making things to sharing knowledge, experience and tools.
Open access makerspace for professionals, learners, and the inquisitive.
Build Brighton is a communal workshop and collective of over 100 makers, designers, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and artists who love to build stuff. We’re part of a global network of makerspaces – places where people do creative projects, such as electronics, 3D printing, crafts, woodworking and food hacking. Our main purpose is to provide tools and a space in which our members can gather, collaborate and learn from each other. We are a not-for-profit community run entirely by volunteers. Our members pay a monthly subscription that goes towards paying for the workshop space and providing equipment, amenities and assets for the group.
Dundee Makerspace is a social workspace for all people interested in making. Anything from electronics to art to furniture to software.
Ipswich Makerspace is a Suffolk based group of like minded makers who get together to learn, build and experiment with a huge variety of hardware, software, and technology in general.
Richmond MakerLabs is for people with an interest in DIY and craft. We want to hear from you if you are interested in carpentry, biohacking, chemistry, gardening, knitting... We are all-inclusive! RML could also be considered as a digitally-enabled arts and crafts club, hackspace, a hackerspace, a makerspace, a making laboratory, and a making community.
9.South London Makerspace
South London Makerspace is a non-profit social community workshop.If you want to make something, we’ve got the space. All members have a say in how the space is run and get full access to the space and its facilities.