Makerspaces at Educational Institutions

Headquarters at Rutgers

Appropriately nickednamed Headquarters, the Livingston Campus Hackerspace was once the post headquarters for Camp Kilmer during World War II.

ECVTS Makerspace

Located in Newark Tech Room 201 at 91 West Market Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103

BCA Makerspace Bergen BCA Makerspace

The Bergen Makerspace is  community learning center formed in partnership between Bergen County Technical Schools and Bergen Community College. Come learn new skills through our coursework or exercise your creative side in our open lab settings.  They have two outstanding facilities.  See the website.

HackRSpace Rutgers Hack R Space

The Rutgers Department of Computer Science's Hack R Space aims to provide facilities and expertise to allow DCS students to learn about and build electronic devices, and learn about programming new small-compute devices and 3-d devices. 

David Ju Virtual Bio Makerspace

Welcome to the David MC Ju Virtual Bio Makerspace. We say virtual because it is a study in planning on what a Bio Makerspace should be, and how best to create one.

Public Makerspaces in New Jersey

Newark Museum Workshop & Makerspace

Special workshops for teens ages 13 to 18. Work one-on-one with professional artists, experiment with new techniques, discover new connections between art and science.

Piscataway Library MIY

Just opened!  Make It Yourself in Piscataway has Arduino, 3D printing 3D scanning, music production, textiles, and robot kits.

Studio M at Monroe Township Public Library

Stop by Studio M at the Monroe Public Library to see demonstrations of the 3D printer, heat press, button maker, music creation, photo editing and arduino programming.

Member Supported Makerspaces

Fair Use Building and Research Makerspace

Visit New Jersey's first Makerspace, Fair Use Building and Research (FUBAR), A non-profit corporation  created in 2009 located in Highland Park, NJ

The Trenton Atelier

The Trenton Atelier, (was, see update below) located in a 10,000-square-foot abandoned warehouse covered in artful graffiti, provides classes on welding metal, woodwork and cooking.

Institute for Exploratory Research

Institute for Exploratory Research (IXR) is hackerspace in central NJ hosted at InfoAge Science Center in Wall Twp. (formally Camp Evans Signal Lab).

Hoboken Makerbar

Hudson County's first (and so far only) Makerspace, the place to collaborate on high-tech projects, learn awesome skills, and meet fellow tinkerers.

Hive 4A

Just across the border, the Hive 4A is located in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center (BEC), a former Mack Trucks facility on the south side of Allentown, PA.

Montclair Makerspace (In Planning)

Not a physical space yet, but a lot of planning and meetups.  Its only a matter of time.  We wish them much luck, and if you live near Monclair, please get in touch with these nice folks and help make the makerspace!

The Factory at Collingswood

Huge selection of old-school industrial grade wood and metal fabrication equipment in Collingswood, NJ

SoHa Smart Makerspace in Haddon Township SoHa Smart

Located in the SoHa Arts Building in Haddon Township, the facility houses the SoHa Smart Makerspace and a co-working incubator of artisans, creatives and makers.

NextFab Studio

While not in New Jersey, but minutes away in Philadelphia, the NextFab Studio is definately worth a visit (especially if you are planning your own makerspace).  With over $4 million in state of the art equipment, they are facility that many aspire to.

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What are Makerspaces?

Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia,  are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices.  Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

Looking for specific equipment?

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