Panavise – Holiday gift to the Makerspace!

Our own Ron Boucher has donated a Panavise to the Rochester Makerspace! It is a very well made vise designed for holding circuit boards and other delicate electronic items together while they are being assembled, repaired, etc.


12/5 Adult Egg ornament Class!

On Saturday, December 5, grown-ups had a chance to get in on the holiday fun with a class on art egg ornament making!


A very elegant and festive expression of creativity for the holiday season!

Third Friday Art Craft and Maker Show on Friday 12/18

Lots of artists and guests showed up for a great evening of music, treats  and beautifully artistic creations of all kinds!



Stained Glass Meetup

imageThe stained glass meetup is going strong, as evidenced by all these people hard at work! Perhaps we’ll get to see some finished projects on display at this week’s Third Friday art show!



12/4 Field Trip for home-schoolers – Lots to do for all ages!

On December 4, the Makerspace hosted a field trip for uhome schooled students in grades 2-12! No one was bored!


The MakerSpace gets a nod from the Rochester Business Journal

The RBJ (Rochester Business Journal) recently published an article about maker spaces and how vital they are to the advancement of productive communities in today’s economy. The article explained how the Makerspace fosters the spirit of community and collaboration while providing a space and equipment for the development of a variety of projects.

The article pointed out that a mich higher quality of products results when a diverse group of people with diverse skill sets collaborate on a project than when one individual is expected to provided all the ingenuity and creativity independently!

Read the article here:
RBJ article

Second Annual Rochester, NY Mini Maker Faire

The Faire on Saturday (11/21/15) was a blast! Thank you to everyone who visited our booth and checked us out! Special thanks also to our dedicated volunteers who landed their support through the event from preparation to cleanup. Everyone did a phenomenal job!!

For those of you who didn’t, we had a 3D printer and wood cutter set where we our specialists created samples for our visitors, many of whom got to see plastic 3D copies of their faces!t

We also had samples from the stained glass meetup group. There was plenty of computer gaming and programming as well.
There was also a Rubiks Cube contest where our guests got to compete for a 1 month membership and a $20 gift card!

Overall, this year’s Mini Maker Faire was a success. Can’t wait till next year’s!

Rochester Mini Maker Faire

Please join us on Saturday, November 21 from 9-5 for the event of the season!!

The Rochester MakerSpace is a sponsor of the Rochester Mini Maker Faire which will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Individuals and organizations from all over the area will be showcasing their talents. You can expect to find everything from jewelry making to computer technology to amazing balloon inventions and a whole lot more!

Tickets are available at They are $8.87 for individuals and $32.49 for a family pass which covers two adults and up to three children ages 5-18. Prices at the door will be $12 and $45 respectively. You can find more information at Eventbrite.

New Additions, Generous Donors

The official unboxing!!

The official unboxing!!

We have two new additions to announce here at the Rochester Makerspace!

A very generous person who prefers to remain anonymous has donated a new 3D printer (shown above).  The Lulzbot Mini, a high end device for the “do-is-yourself” market has fewer bugs and complications than other older types of printers.  This one is expected to work more quickly and easily and with a higher level of precision.  It will not only allow our makers to produce better projects, but will also allow us to print better parts for our older 3D printers, which will allow them to run more smoothly and with better precision as well!


In addition to our new 3D printer, the Fairport Public Library has donated several new work stations which have been installed in our main work room.  They have allowed us to create more space for more makers to be working on their projects at the same time.


We want to acknowledge our wonderful donors whose generousity helps us to keep on growing and making!  Thank you!

November Events

The Rochester Makerspace has lots of new events coming up this month.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!
On Tuesday, November 17th. Model Railroad Meetup will be meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM.
This Meetup is coordinated in conjunction with the Genesee-N-Ontario Model N-Gineers.
The group will be working on N scale trains as they prepare to exhibit at upcoming shows around the area. This event is free and open to the public.

On November, 21 The Second Annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire will be held at the Rochester Riverside Conventon Center from 9 AM – 5 PM. IT is being held in conjunction with the Rochester Makerspace and many other local crafts people and organizations. This event is for anyone, young, old, or somewhere in between who likes to invent, craft, hack, build, play or think! There will be hands-on activities, crafts, exhibits and concessions available. Advance tickets are available for $7.50 at Tickets are$12 at the door. Advance Family Passes (2 adults and up to 3 kids) are $30 online or $45 at the door.
On Saturday November 28th and Saturday December 5th, a very special two-day class on how to knit socks will be held at the Rochester Makerspace from 1 – 2:30 PM . Students will learn to knit a nice pair of warm winter socks using about ease, short rows, shaping, and Kitchener stitch. Students should already be familiar with casting on, binding off, and the basics of knit and purl. Students should bring with them 300 yards of worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 4 double-pointed needles. Patterns will be provided by the instructor. Only the first ten registrants will be accepted, so anyone interested should sign up before space runs out! You can register at . The fee is $31.74. For your convenience, PayPal is accepted.

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