Rochester Makerspace Home Page

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 wood or machine shops because of insurance issues.)

Every Thursday Night from 6:30 until 9:00 PMRochester Stained Glass Meetup

Learn how to work with stained glass or bring a project to work on if you already know how. We have lots of tools and grinders and enough supplies to teach you the basics. We also usually have an instructor. Free.

Every Thursday Night from 7 until 9:30 PMMicrocontrollers & Robotics Meetup

Work on your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone projects with other users of these small inexpensive computers. All skills level are welcome and you don’t need to be a member. We’ll help you by sharing our knowledge and experience.

October 3, Saturday, 11 AM – 3 PM – 3D Printing Meetup at the Rochester Makerspace – Do you have a 3D printer? Then bring it and share information and techniques with others! Do you want to learn more about 3D printing? Then come to this meetup! It’s free and everyone is welcome. You can stop by anytime and stay for a long as you’d like.

October 5, Monday, 6:30 PM to 9 PM – Rochester Lego User Group – Rochester Lego User Group’s monthly get together. Bring models to show off, stuff to trade or sell. We will be discussing themes and plans for our fall and winter events as well..

October 6, Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – “1st Tuesday” Work Night – Please come help clean, organize, fix tools and improve the Makerspace. You don’t need to be a member to help.

October 8, Thursday, 7 PM – Mandatory Safety Class – This free safety class is required if you want to use our woodworking shop.  The class will take about 60 to 90 minutes. Please note: Nonmembers can take this class, but you MUST be a member to use the woodworking shop, even during our weekly Community Nights.

October 10, Saturday, 7 PM – SPECIAL EVENT:  Making Art and Community from Thin Air

Making has the power to build, unite, and transform communities. Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle, of Airigami, make art in creative environments with the of the community. Community members may consider themselves artists, engineers, teachers, makers, or they may describe themselves in a variety of other ways. Each person brings something to the creative endeavor. What’s important is the result of true community collaboration. Today, maker spaces simplify the task of finding other like-minded individuals and the tools to create. Let’s use those resources to create art that can change the world.

Larry and Kelly will share tales of their adventures in making with communities around the world, talk about their upcoming project in Rochester, and share insights that might help other makers, from concept creation, to managing teams, to crowd funding. If you are a maker or have wondered what the whole maker movement is about, join us for a fun talk and follow-up discussion.

October 11, Sunday, 2 – 5PM – Sunday Crafternoon – Are you a crafter who would like to meet other crafters? Join us at the Rochester Makerspace for Sunday Crafternoon, a monthly gathering where we can meet, socialize, show off our projects, share ideas, and be inspired. You welcome to bring any kind of project to work on.  This meetup is free and open to the public.

October 16, Friday, 6 – 9 PM – 3rd Friday Free Community Art, Craft, and Makers Show and Sale – Join us for 3rd Friday! This show features local makers, artists, and crafters and is FREE and open to the public. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, and pick up some unique gifts that are hand crafted by local artisans.
Artists, crafters, makers, and local musicians still have time to apply for this event.

October 17, Saturday, 10 AM – Noon – 3rd Saturday Work Session – Please come help clean, organize, fix tools and improve the makerspace. You don’t need to be a member to help.

October 20, 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.

October 24, Saturday, 6:00 to at least 9 PM – 3rd Annual Halloween Party & Potluck – Please join us for food, refreshments and fun at this family friendly event in our decorated makerspace.   All are welcome.

November 21, Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM – Rochester Mini Maker Faire – Rochester Makerspace is proud to support the Rochester Mini Maker Faire again this year. Join us for this fantastic family event! Maker applications are being accepted through October 15.

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.


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.


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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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 our mailing list.

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Donations are taken through Paypal. Thank you for your contribution! Any bit counts!

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