Boston Makers is a nonprofit organization focused on creating a safe, affordable, and collaborative workspace with access to mentors, peers, classes, demo nights, hackathons, after-school programs, digital tools, machines, social space and other resources for the purpose of cultivating a community of makers who share their work and expertise in art, technology and culture.
Over the past 5 years, hundreds of makerspaces, fablabs, hackerspaces, coworkspaces, and artists’ collaboratives have popped up around the globe. They are opportunities to pursue creative impulses in areas such as DIY electronics, robotics, furniture, sculpture, textile and fashion art, jewelry, woodworking, software, media, and computer-aided design. The idea is to get out of your home or solo studio space, work with your neighbors, friends, classmates, and peers to share tools, and resources. Working with other makers is empowering and commonly leads to innovation and new enterprises!
Boston Makers members will have access to state-of-the-art digital production tools like 3D printers, CNC routers, laser cutters , vinyl cutters, milling machines, as well as small scale fabrications tools, computer stations and open multipurpose workstations. Boston Makers will team up with local Boston organizations to design and implement community based workshops, projects, competitions, demonstrations and other special events to create a vibrant network of makers in Boston.