Every Thursday Night, 6 to 10 PM & Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM – Weekly Community Night & Open House - You are invited to drop in at the Rochester Makerspace to explore, learn, and make… for free! Stop in and use our stuff (Sorry – the wood shop, machine tools, and laser cutter are for members only, due to safety and insurance). Our open houses always draw a big crowd (visitors and members), so you’ll have the chance to meet a lot of other makers. Get inspired and try something new! Plenty of volunteers will be on hand to offer tours. Park in the lot at Scrantom St. and Conkey Ave. and follow the signs.


October 24 (Wednesday) - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Wood Lathe Introduction - In this two-hour class, you'll learn the essentials of wood-lathe operation and safety. You'll learn how to set up the lathe for turning, the uses of various wood-turning chisels, and proper technique. You'll also obtain supervised hands-on experience turning a practice spindle from raw stock. Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

October, 25th (Thursday) - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Vision based measurement demonstration with Keyence - Keyence (https://www.keyence.com/ss/products/microscope/vhx-6000/) a supplier of industrial and laboratory microscopes and measurement equipment will be demonstrating a digital microscope with image capture, measurement and shape recognition capabilities.  Vision based measurement systems speed and flexibility make them ubiquitous in future factory design.  Keyence systems are employed now by many local companies for use in applications from manufacturing to metallurgy.  Format will be a short demonstration with open dialogue after.  If you have something you would like to image we may be able to demo your part. Please RSVP at Eventbrite.

October 27 (Saturday) - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Introduction to 3D printing -  Learn the basics of 3D printing! Our experts will show you how to transform a digital 3D object file (STL) into a physical object, how to operate and maintain our FDM 3D printers, and which materials and processes to use for different types of projects. Each session is limited to 3 students, so sign up early! Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

November 1, 2018 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM - Safety Orientation - This free safety class is required if you want to use our wood shop or machine shop. The class will take about 30 minutes. Please note: Non-members can take this class, but you MUST be a member to use the wood shop or machine shop. Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! If you're interested in joining the Rochester Makerspace so that you can get started as soon as you finish this class, scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

November 5, 2018 (Monday) - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Introduction to Woodworking - The most popular class at the Rochester Makerspace is now even more fun. We'll help you make something that you can take home. We'll teach you how to use our table saw, band saw, joiner, planer, drill press and stationary sander. You'll get a chance to use each of these machines as you make a toy car in our wood shop. A Safety Orientation (which is required for members) will be included in this class. Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

November 10, 2018 (Saturday) - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Laser Cutter / Engraver Training - This class will teach you the basics you will need in order to use the Laser Cutter and Engraver. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills (Windows 7+). Class is limited to 5 students, so sign up early! Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

November 11, 2018 (Sunday) - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Sunday Crafternoon -  Come to the Rochester Makerspace for Crafternoon on Second Sundays. This is free-form, relaxed co-working time for any age, any style, and any medium. Sign up on our Eventbrite page, or just drop in!

November 17, 2018 (Saturday) - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM  - Introduction to Machine Tools -   Here's your chance to make something at the Rochester Makerspace and find out if machining metal interests you. During this class for beginners, you and a few other makers will create a metal car using a machine mill and lathe. Our expert instructor will handle the more technical aspects of the project so you can get as much hands-on experience as possible. Visit the Eventbrite page to sign up for this class. This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

November 18, 2018 (Sunday) - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Introduction to Woodworking - The most popular class at the Rochester Makerspace is now even more fun. We'll help you make something that you can take home. We'll teach you how to use our table saw, band saw, joiner, planer, drill press and stationary sander. You'll get a chance to use each of these machines as you make a toy car in our wood shop. A Safety Orientation (which is required for members) will be included in this class. Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

December 1, 2018 (Saturday) - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Laser Cutter / Engraver Training - This class will teach you the basics you will need in order to use the Laser Cutter and Engraver. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills (Windows 7+). Class is limited to 5 students, so sign up early! Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

December 1, 2018 (Saturday) - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Introduction to Woodworking - The most popular class at the Rochester Makerspace is now even more fun. We'll help you make something that you can take home. We'll teach you how to use our table saw, band saw, joiner, planer, drill press and stationary sander. You'll get a chance to use each of these machines as you make a toy car in our wood shop. A Safety Orientation (which is required for members) will be included in this class. Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

December 9, 2018 (Sunday) - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Sunday Crafternoon -  Come to the Rochester Makerspace for Crafternoon on Second Sundays. This is free-form, relaxed co-working time for any age, any style, and any medium. Sign up on our Eventbrite page, or just drop in!

December 10, 2018 (Monday) - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Introduction to Woodworking - The most popular class at the Rochester Makerspace is now even more fun. We'll help you make something that you can take home. We'll teach you how to use our table saw, band saw, joiner, planer, drill press and stationary sander. You'll get a chance to use each of these machines as you make a toy car in our wood shop. A Safety Orientation (which is required for members) will be included in this class. Visit the Eventbrite page for this class to sign up ASAP, as our classes fill up fast! This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

December 15, 2018 (Saturday) - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM  - Introduction to Machine Tools -   Here's your chance to make something at the Rochester Makerspace and find out if machining metal interests you. During this class for beginners, you and a few other makers will create a metal car using a machine mill and lathe. Our expert instructor will handle the more technical aspects of the project so you can get as much hands-on experience as possible. Visit the Eventbrite page to sign up for this class. This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for membership.

By Appointment (email rocmakers@gmail.com) - Arduino and Raspberry Pi Introduction – In the past 5 years, a revolution has occurred that has brought together computer programming and electronics in a way that is accessible to hobbyists of all ages. At the heart of this revolution are two powerful, cheap miniature computers: the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino. First, we’ll take a look at booting up a Raspberry Pi and connecting it to input and output devices. Then we’ll connect an Arduino to the Raspberry Pi and load a few simple programs on to it. We’ll also discuss how to tap in to the vast amount of online resources that will prepare you for infinite creative possibilities with these two amazing devices. This class is FREE, but you must be a member of the Rochester Makerspace to attend. Email our instructor at rocmakers@gmail.com. He is available six days per week to meet with interested students for personalized training.


Contact us

The Rochester Makerspace is located at

850 St Paul St, Rochester NY 14605

Phone: (585) 467-5565


Membership

For $40 per month, you and everyone in your household can enjoy the Makerspace from 8 AM to 10 PM, 365 days per year. You'll have access to our amazing equipment, 9 free training classes that teach you how to be productive with that equipment, and the opportunity to share ideas with other inspired and talented makers.

To join, choose one of the payment options below.


Monthly Recurring

If you select this option, PayPal will automatically bill your preferred method of payment every month.


One Year or Six Months

This option allows you to make a one-time payment of $240 for 6 months or $480 for one year of membership.

Choices

Member Storage Shelf Rental (MEMBERS ONLY)

$15 per month