If you're looking to get involved with a makerspace, it might be helpful to check out our list of free public makerspaces and member supported makerspaces.  While free makerspaces certainly lower the barrier to entry, member-supported makerspaces usually house more impressive and specialized equipment.  Of course, if there aren't any locations near you, you could always consider getting together with some fellow innovators and starting your own makerspace.

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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?

If you're looking for a specific piece of equipment, you can probably find it at our equipment database.