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The Rochester Makerspace is located at the rear of 850 St. Paul Street in almost 4,000 square feet of workspace. We’re a volunteer-run 501c(3) nonprofit organization and our mission is to encourage learning, creativity and collaboration. We do that by providing low-cost and free access to sophisticated tools, offering a wide variety of classes, and by providing opportunities for “makers,” artists and craftspersons of all kinds to meet and learn from each other.

Upcoming Classes & Events

You do not need to be a member to take classes or volunteer at the makerspace. 

Every Thursday Night from 6 to 9:30 PM – Weekly Community Night & Open House.

You are invited to come and use the Rochester Makerspace for free. Bring something to make or work on, help with a group project, or just come to meet other “makers” and see what we have to offer. (Sorry, but nonmembers can not use our woodshop, machine tools or laser cutter because of safety and insurance issues.)

January 30, Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Valentine’s Day Themed Pysanky – Do you think egg decorating is just for Easter?  Think again!!  Come join the fun and create a Valentine’s Day themed Ukrainian egg (pysanka).   You will learn how decorate an egg using a traditional technique incorporating wax and dyes.  All materials will be supplied including a stand to display your finished project. Limited to the first 15 people who sign up.

February 1, Monday, 6:30 – 9:30 PM – Rochester Lego Users GroupRochester Lego User Group’s monthly get together. Bring models to show off, stuff to trade or sell.  This event is open to the public.

February 11, Thursday, 6-9 PM – Rochester Makerspace Sale! 

Dates: February 11th and February 18th
Time 6:00pm — 9:00pm

The Rochester Makerspace will be having a community Sale. This SMALL sale will include the following and miscellaneous items:

Old electronics (motherboards, hardrives, switch), A Motor, Microsoft Joystick,
Hardware Tools, cabinets (18in x 42in x 28in), model rockets and more.

Stop by and find bargain items!

February 13, Saturday, 1-4 PM – Beginner Arduino Class & Lab Walkthrough: Part 1Participants in this series of three classes will leave with an Arduino Uno starter kit, knowledge of basic electronic principles & components, and a simple, working circuit of their own design. Sign up for Part 1 here. Sign up for parts 2 and 3 below.

February 16, Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Model Railroad Meetup with the Genesee-N-Ontario Model N-Gineers – We’ll be working on N scale trains as we prepare to exhibit at upcoming train shows around the area. The meetup is open to anyone interested in model railroading. Drop in anytime between 6:30 & 8:30. This program is free and open to everyone.

February 18, Thursday, 6-9 PM – Rochester Makerspace Sale! 

Dates: February 11th and February 18th
Time 6:00pm — 9:00pm

The Rochester Makerspace will be having a community Sale. This SMALL sale will include the following and miscellaneous items:

Old electronics (motherboards, hardrives, switch), A Motor, Microsoft Joystick,
Hardware Tools, cabinets (18in x 42in x 28in), model rockets and more.

Stop by and find bargain items!

February 20, Saturday, 1-4 PM – Beginner Arduino Class & Lab Walkthrough: Part 2Participants in this series of three classes will leave with an Arduino Uno starter kit, knowledge of basic electronic principles & components, and a simple, working circuit of their own design. Sign up for Part 2 here. Sign up for part 3 below.

February 27, Saturday, 1-4 PM –  Beginner Arduino Class & Lab Walkthrough: Part 3Participants in this series of three classes will leave with an Arduino Uno starter kit, knowledge of basic electronic principles & components, and a simple, working circuit of their own design. Sign up for Part 3 here.

March 5, Saturday, 12:00 – 3:00 PM – Mosaic Techniques for Beginners Learn about the tools and materials needed to create mosaics, safe practices, as well as how to nip and cut glass and various types of tiles used in mosaics. Learn about different types of adhesives and grouting techniques as you plan a project, and develop and create a mosaic design on a small frame or flower pot. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring any tiles, broken (or whole) china, jewelry or other types of found objects you might want to incorporate in their project. This is a two-part class; students will finish up their projects on Saturday, March 12. Please sign up early – space is limited to the first 8 students.

March 12, Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Mosaic Techniques for Beginners – Finish up the project you started last week!

March 19, Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Ukrainian Egg Decorating – Come join the fun and create a pysanka (Ukrainian egg) in time for the Easter season.  You will learn how decorate an egg using traditional techniques and designs incorporating wax and dyes.  All materials will be supplied including a stand to display your finished project. Limited to the first 15 people who sign up.

 

Learn more about classes on our Eventbrite Page.

Sign up for our mailing list to learn about new classes and events.

Contact us if you’re interested in teaching or organizing an event.

Membership

Individual, family & student memberships are all $40/month. Members enjoy the benefits of lower class prices and unlimited use of the Makerspace. This is an introductory rate and you can keep it indefinitely by signing up for an automatic PayPal subscription.

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Tools & Equipment

  • A woodworking shop with a new SawStop professional cabinet table saw, a new Rikon Deluxe 14-inch bandsaw, a Jet 6-inch planer, a CNC router, a Grizzly 15-inch thickness planer, a chop saw, a drill press, two scroll saws, a central dust collection system, and an air filtration unit.
  • Two Solidoodle 3D printers.
  • An electronics bench with oscilloscopes, power supplies, soldering irons, and more.
  • A Computer Lab
  • A machine shop with a bench grinder, a drill press, a lathe and measurement tools.
  • Sewing machines and Cricut machine.
  • Stained glass grinders and tools
  • Bike Repair Station with bike stand, wrenches, and a hammer, of course.
  • Workspace and worktables
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Hours

The makerspace is open daily for our members from 8 AM to 10 PM. Visitors are welcome on Thursday nights from 6 PM to about 9 PM and many other times if you contact us first.

Address / Directions

The Rochester Makerspace is located at the rear of 850 St. Paul Street which is at the corner of Scrantom Street, which has a traffic light. Please go down Scrantom Street to the rear parking lot and look for our signs.

We Need Your Help

We are a new and completely volunteer-run organization with an ambitious plan to encourage learning and to build an organization and facility that the entire Rochester community can use and be proud of. Please help us by becoming a membervolunteering or by donating money.

For More Information

Please see our FAQ and news pages for more information. You can also contact us by email or phone, and you’re always welcome to visit us at the Rochester Makerspace. We also encourage you to sign up for the mailing list.

Field trips

The Makerspace is now offering field trips for students in Second grade through high school! We offer demonstrations of woodworking, 3D printing, home made robotic cars and computers, magnetic crafts and more!!! We can also arrange study groups for small groups of students with specific interests. To make arrangements, contact [email protected] .

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