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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 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.

May 15, Friday, 6 to 9 PM – Free Community Art, Craft, and Makers Show – Are you an artist, crafter, craftsperson or other maker who would like to exhibit your work?  Then please come to our free monthly show. We just ask that you bring some snacks, beverages or appetizers to share and complete this short application.

May 19th, Tuesday, 7 to 9 PM – Beginning Knitting, Part 1 – This class will teach student basic beginner knitting techniques.  Students will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and read a basic pattern. You will leave knowing how to knit your first scarf!  The cost is $30 for two nights of instruction and practice, and a set of knitting needles and yarn.  The second night of this class will be on Tuesday, May 26th.

May 21, Thursday, 7 PM – Mandatory Safety Class – This free safety class is required if you want to use our woodworking shop. Non-members can take this but they can’t use the woodshop even during our weekly Community Nights. The class will take about 60 to 90 minutes.

May 26th, Tuesday, 4:30 to 6:30 – Fingerlakes STEM Hub Meeting

May 26th, Tuesday, 7 to 9 PM – Beginning Knitting, Part 2

June 4, Thursday, 4 to 6 PM – Fingerlakes STEM Hub Workshop

June 6, Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM – Buffalo Mini Maker Faire – OK, so this event isn’t at the Makerspace or even in Rochester. But we think you should go to it and apply to exhibit your work if you’re a maker. Space is free.

June 12 – 18: National Week of Making

November 21, SaturdayRochester Maker Faire

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 10 PM, on Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 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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