A member-driven community workshop
“What is a Makerspace?”
Many of us don’t have multiple workshops populated with all kinds of tools. A Makerspace gives you that. Plus you get access to community of like-minded people that love to make stuff. Your project could be as simple as an LED name tag or as complex as a larger-than-life art installation. This is the place to learn how and get it done.
It’s kind of like a gym for your brain.
We are a member-driven non-profit society. We exist only through your support. There are no observers … everyone chips in. When the space needs new shelves or tables built, the members do it. Got an idea for a cool class to teach? Go ahead!
We’re located at 275 Rocky Lake Drive (Unit 19) in a warehouse unit. Just the right setting to make noise and a mess.
Our space has a dedicated woodworking shop with various saws, sanders, hand tools, routers and a CNC mill. We have a couple “clean rooms” for electronics, teaching classes, sewing, programming, researching and art. And we have a “smelly room” for our laser cutter, painting and 3D printer. Or just to hang out and talk with other Makers about “the next big thing!” and see what they’re working on.
“Cool! How do I get involved?”
“I have questions!”
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you asap.
All new members are subject to an initial signup fee equal to one month of dues.
Core Member – $50/month; 24/7 access to the space; voting rights
Associate – $25/month; access during open sessions (minimum of two 4-hour blocks per week, currently Tuesdays 6-10pm and Sundays 1-5pm); no voting rights
We are willing to accept almost any form of payment but we do have preferences if you want to make our work easier and reduce the fees we pay on transactions.
Pay for a year up-front and get one month free. First year is $600 for Core, $300 for Associate; includes initial signup fee. Subsequent yearly dues will be $550 for Core and $275 for Associate.
Payment methods in order of preference for yearly:
If you would like to just pay monthly then the easiest thing for us is a recurring subscription via Paypal.
$100 first month; $50 recurring
$50 first month; $25 recurring
Other monthly payment methods include:
$50 recurring – Use this option is you have
$25 recurring – Use this option is you have
If you have any questions about dues please email the Treasurer or speak to any of the directors in person at the Makerspace.
Our workshop schedule is available at Eventbrite, our Facebook page, and Google Calendar. Halifax Makerspace members get discounts on all our workshops. For our free monthly workshops, check out our Meetup page.
If you have a group of 4 or more people, we can work with you to schedule a private workshop. Contact us!
Throw away that wire bristle brush for a 100% cedar grill scraper. To use it the first time, simply preheat your grill as hot as it will get for 15 minutes and scrape. The heat will burn perfectly spaced grooves into the cedar. Attendees will learn to use a table saw, bandsaw, router, drill press, belt sander and hand sanders. Then we’ll laser engrave it and apply a finish.
Learn the basics of the power tools in our woodshop. We will teach you how to keep your fingers while going over the basics of the table saw, miter saw, band saw, sanders, router, jig saw and drill press.
We will use the laser cutter to create a unique, personalized notebook with an oak cover, cutout design and engraved name. No experience necessary. Skills: vector graphic design, laser cutting, minor woodworking. Personalized notebooks make great gifts!
For notices about meetings and other important announcements.
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The bulk of our discussions about Halifax Makerspace and projects happens on the Google Group.
Check out the calendar for listings of upcoming social nights and other events, or join our Meetup group.
Unit #19, 275 Rocky Lake Drive, Bedford, NS (Open House - Sundays 1pm-5pm & Tuesdays 6-10pm). If open house times don't work, please contact us to arrange a time to visit.