Open Weekend 1st and 2nd of June 2019
Why not pop in and meet the members and see what we do.
Swindon Makerspace is a community workshop which caters for anybody interesting in engineering and the crafts. We are a not-for-profit registered CIC (Community Interest Company) run by its members, for its members, with all proceeds reinvested.
It was formed as the Swindon Hackspace in June 2012, as a weekly meeting for those interested in making, breaking, and fixing things.
Up until March 2016, we had free use of the basement space within the Museum of Computing, after nearly four years, we took the plunge and signed a lease on a dedicated industrial unit and became a CIC to allow our membership and tool base to grow.
After the first year, our membership had grown, so we increase our working space by building a mezzanine floor, this allowed us to separate the metalworking and woodworking area from the electronics and 3D printing and gave our craft people a clean area in which to work.
We added a fabrication room that houses our Laser Cutter and some small CNC machines, also a small lounge and a kitchenette where members can relax.
Our membership is diverse in ages (18 to78) and diverse in ethnicity and gender.