Annual Membership Meeting - Thursday, February 7th, 2019 - 6 PM - The Rochester Makerspace will hold its annual member meeting. As a member of our organization, you are cordially invited to attend this important event. It will be held at the Rochester Makerspace.

As a membership-based 501c3 not-for-profit organization, and as is dictated by our bylaws, we are legally required to convene an annual member meeting. The most important component of this event is the election of the Rochester Makerspace Board of Directors. We must have at least 50% of our membership represented at the meeting either in person or by proxy in order for the election to be legally valid.

Save the date and watch your email for further details. Here is the link to RSVP if you prefer.

Weekly Community Night & Open House - Every Thursday Night, 6 to 10 PM & Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM – 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.

The Genesee-N-Ontario Model N-Gineers - Every Third Tuesday Night, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Do you like trains? Are you curious about modular model railroads? Interested in Digital Command Control? The Genesee-N-Ontario Model N-Gineers meet at Makerspace the third Tuesday of every month, and you're welcome to join us!

Rochester Bleep Bloop Music Technology Meet-up - Every First Tuesday Night, 8:00 PM - 10:00PM - Do you like music technology? Do you use music technology? Do you like or even build synthesizers, computers, or effects? Are you interested in getting into these fields? Come hang out, bring things you use to make music, or the devices you have built yourself! Share what you've got going on either on the stage or in the studio at the Rochester Bleep Bloop Meet that takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at the Rochester Makerspace!


Safety Orientation - This free safety class is required if you want to use our wood shop or machine shop. The class will take about 45 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 links below to sign up for the date and time you’re interested in. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for a membership to the Rochester Makerspace so that you can get started as soon as you finish this class!

Saturday, January 19 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Thursday, January 24 - 7:30 PM to 8:15 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 links below to sign up for this class. Each session is limited to 4 students. This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace.

Saturday, January 19, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, February 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 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 links below to sign up for this class. Each session is limited to 5 students and is free for members of the Rochester Makerspace.

Monday, February 4, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 1:00 PM - 5:00 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. Visit the links below to sign up for this class. Each session is limited to 4 members of the Rochester Makerspace.

Saturday, January 19, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2:00 PM- 3:00 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+). Visit the links below to sign up for this class. This FREE training class is limited to 5 students and only for members of the Rochester Makerspace so sign up early!

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday, January 19, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday, January 26, 10:00 AM - 12:30 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. Sign up early! Visit the links below to sign up for this class. This FREE training class is limited to 3 students and only for members of the Rochester Makerspace.

Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Sunday Crafternoon -  Come to the Rochester Makerspace for Crafternoon on Second Sundays. This free-form, relaxed co-working time is for any age, any style, and any medium. Sign up below, or just drop in!

Sunday, January 13, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

By Appointment - 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. Email our instructor at 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


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.


Member Storage Shelf Rental (MEMBERS ONLY)

$15 per month