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, interact 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 PM – Rochester 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 PM – Microcontrollers & 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.
November 11, Monday, 6 PM – Board Meeting
November 17, Monday, 6 to 9:30 PM – Rochester Lego User’s Group - This group has a big focus on kids but anyone of any age who is interested in Lego is welcome to attend.
November 18, Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Work Night – Please come help us get our exhibit ready for the Maker Faire and do some cleaning and maintenance at the Makerspace. You don’t need to be a member to help.
November 22, Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM – Rochester Mini Maker Faire at the Rochester Convention Center.
December 6, Saturday, 11 AM – Durable Paper-mâché Demonstration by artist Jennifer Richter. Free. More details to follow.
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.
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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 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
- Sewing machines
- Stained glass grinders and tools
- Bike Repair Station
- Workspace and worktables
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 10 PM, on Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM, and many other times if you contact us first.
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 member, volunteering 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.