Halifax Makerspace

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 info@halifaxmakerspace.org and we’ll get back to you asap.


Membership types

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

Payment options.

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.

Yearly payment

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:

Monthly payments

If you would like to just pay monthly then the easiest thing for us is a recurring subscription via Paypal.

Core member

$100 first month; $50 recurring


$50 first month; $25 recurring


Other monthly payment methods include:

If you have any questions about dues please email the Treasurer or speak to any of the directors in person at the Makerspace.


See workshop schedule and get tickets.

Wood Shop Power Tools

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.

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Laser Cut Notebook

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!

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Contact Info


Unit #19, 275 Rocky Lake Drive, Bedford, NS (Open House - Sundays 1pm-5pm & Tuesdays 6-10pm)