Want access to the Rochester Makerspace and still need to go through your safety orientation? Then this session is for you. Taking the class is an essential step to getting access to the space. Space is limited to 15 people so please sign up today.
If you haven't joined already please visit our Membership Page on our website. Furthermore make sure you download the New Member Orientation Packet. You are required to read all of these documents, agree to our terms, and bring a Liability Waiver with you to the orientation if we don't have one on file for you.
The purpose of the Safety Orientation is to educate you on:
- General Shop Safety
- Wood Shop Safety
- Woodworking Equipment
- Best Practices for Safety
- Basic Emergency Response
We appreciate all of our members being patient with us and following our safety protocol and procedures. Once you go through a safety orientation, agree to our membership terms, and join, you will be given access to the Rochester Makerspace.
We look forward to meeting and working with you in the future. If you have any questions please Contact Us, and we will do our best to accomadate you. Thanks!
How to Find Us:
We are located at 850 St. Paul St. but you have to turn down Scrantom to park behind the building. Once behind the building, park and walk through the big bay door (which should be open). Walk to the end of the ramp, go through the door, and turn left down the hall.
When & Where
The Rochester Makerspace is a nonprofit community workshop and art studio located near downtown at 850 St. Paul Street. We're here to encourage learning, creativity and collaboration by providing low-cost and free access to sophisticated tools, offering a wide variety of classes, and by providing opportunities for “makers,” artists and craftspersons of all kinds to meet and interact with each other.
In addition to the classes and events listed on this page we also invite to attend the following activities, which do not require registration or a ticket:
Every Thursday Night from 6 to 9:30 PM - Weekly Community Night & Open House.
You are invited to come and use the Rochester Makerspace for free. Bring something to make or work on, help with a group project, or just come to meet other "makers" and see what we have to offer. (Sorry, but nonmembers can not use our wood or machine shops because of insurance issues.)
Every Thursday Night from 6:30 until 9:00 PM - Rochester Stained Glass Meetup
Learn how to work with stained glass or bring a project to work on if you already know how. We have lots of tools and grinders and enough supplies to teach you the basics. We also usually have an instructor. Free.
Every Thursday Night from 7 until 9:30 PM - Microcontrollers & Robotics Meetup
Work on your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone projects with other users of these small inexpensive computers. All skills level are welcome and you don't need to be a member. We'll help you by sharing our knowledge and experience.
A family membership currently costs $40 per month and it gives you access to these tools and other tools every day from 8 AM to 10 PM.
A woodworking shop with a new SawStop professional cabinet table saw, a new Rikon Deluxe 14-inch bandsaw, a Jet 6-inch planer, a Grizzly 15-inch thickness planer, a chop saw, a drill press, two scroll saws, a central dust collection system, and an air filtration unit.
Two Solidoodle 3D printers.
An electronics bench with oscilloscopes, power supplies, soldering irons, and more.
A Computer Lab
Stained glass grinders and tools
Bike Repair Station
Workspace and work tables