The list of makerspacesJanuary 05, 2016
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.
1. NYC Resistors
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.
3. Hack Manhattan
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.
5. Gowanus Studio
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!
The TechShop in San Francisco runs like a gym membership where members pay a monthly fee to have access to a wide range of machine tools and rapid prototyping equipment. While we were there.
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.
7. Founders Den
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, zipLoft empowers tech startups by giving them access to affordable office space and a vibrant entrepreneurial community. We connect startup and investor ecosystems from around the world.Be inspired and inspire others. Co-work with globally minded tech startups that pursue big ideas. Attend events and grow your network. Get a foothold in your target market.
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 San Francisco, RockIT CoLabs is a small community of bootstrapping entrepreneurs and freelancers who share a friendly coworking space. Facilities include free WiFi, adjustable height desks, whiteboards, presentation equipment, computer monitors, headphones, electronics lab, 3D printer, CNC milling machine, vinyl cutter plotter. Tech service bureau can usually put people in touch with local and international hackers. It offers the space free to instructors who would like to teach free or low cost tech classes.
Located in San Francisco, the China town. It is not your typical workspace. The community is a group of change-makers and go-getters. Those looking for a better place to work and be productive, one that is beyond coworking. A collective space that incorporates wellness, sustainability, local community, and collaboration. A space where you can meet your fellow neighbors and co-create. A space for all types of people to come together to work under one roof.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is Australia's first makerspace for hardware startups. Here you can access to a range of prototyping tools, the expert community high-speed internet without any lease requirement.
This is a non-profit hackerspace in London: a community-run workshop where people come to share tools and knowledge.