Boston Makers’ New Space

We’re delighted to share the news: Boston Makers has a new space! Now through mid-March, 2018, Boston Makers is hosted by the Eliot School at their Annex space at 253 Amory Street. We’re still looking for a permanent home–but we’re […]

Project: Eclipse Viewer

Didn’t make it to the library for a pair of eclipse glasses? Still want to experience the eclipse? Check out Boston Makers’s Eclipse Viewer, designed by Vinnie Zoutenbier, and perfect for viewing with a group of friends! Simply print the PDF […]

Want to Teach at Boston Makers?

Our volunteers have spoken: we want classes! Do you know how to solder like a surgeon? Interested in teaching Sketch Up, Inkscape, or TinkerCAD? Want to make a collaborative quilt or bike project? Tell us about it! This summer and […]

Maker Profile: Emily Glaser

Emily Glaser is one of Boston Makers’ original members, and has been doing outreach for us since 2014. She’s a tireless maker, organizer, and cheerleader for new projects. In this mini interview, find out what keeps her passionate about making. […]

Maker Profile: Vinnie Zoutenbier

Vinnie Zoutenbier has been a Boston Makers volunteer since February 2017. In this interview, read how he first started making, and why he’s passionate about teaching others at the Boston Makers workspace. What first got you interested in making, and why? I had been […]

Scenes from our Open House

On Tuesday, May 23, we opened our doors to the community to share our search for a new makerspace, meet neighbors and local development advocates, and show off some of the amazing projects our volunteers have created at the space. […]

Thank you, Boston Cultural Council!

  Earlier this year, Boston Makers was honored to apply for, and receive, an Organizational Grant from the Boston Cultural Council. This grant helps nonprofit organizations around Boston fund operational activities that many other grants might not–in our instance, liability […]

What We’re Up To: Picket Fence Repair

After being battered by many long New England winters, facing near collapse and the constant withering eye of my wife, I couldn’t get away with it any longer. Our little garden fence needed a proper springtime fix–and more than some […]

Design Swarm Workshop at DigiFabCon

The Design Swarms workshop at the Roxbury Innovation Center on April 1, 2017, organized by DigiFabCon, was an opportunity to collaborate and culminate design concepts. In this workshop we addressed a humanitarian problem of insufficient access to tools amidst the ongoing refugee […]

Logo and Nexo Blade

Hacking bar codes for your LEGO® set

Building with LEGO® blocks is a fun way to capture young imaginations. Modern LEGO sets have become very elaborate, like the new Nexo Knights. These sets come with Nexo Powers, which are little shields that have a small picture on them, representing […]

Holiday Party 2016!

On December 12, 2016, makers and friends gathered at Boston Makers for our second annual(!) holiday party. Since opening in April, our volunteer list has expanded to 50 people, and we were delighted to invite them to the space to […]

A glance at Maker Faire Milwaukee

We wish we could visit every maker faire in the country and see the incredible creative projects that people are working on–but at least we have ambassadors to report back! Take a look at these photos from Maker Faire Milwaukee, […]

Spin Cycle Part 2: Wake Up the Earth

Rain didn’t stop crowds of budding artists to pedal and paint their way to masterpieces at Wake Up the Earth on May 7. Our Spin Cycle was a huge hit; thank you to our volunteers, artists, and parents who patiently […]

New Equipment! Laser and plasma cutters, fabric, and more

What a good problem for a makerspace to have: a lot of stuff! Back in November, Boston Makers volunteers sat in our makerspace in Hyde Square Task Force’s Cheverus Building discussing the kinds of equipment we’d most need to feel like […]

We’re One!

Boston Makers, Inc. received its official nonprofit status on May 5, 2015. That means we’re a year old! To celebrate this milestone and our relationship with CityPOP Egleston, today we’re revealing our new logo:   We hope you like it, […]

Spin Cycle Part 1: Design and Build

Our Microcontroller Club dedicated many evenings and weekends to learning and creating something new to them: a bicycle-powered spin art machine we dubbed the Spin Cycle. Check out photos of their work, from designs and models to drilling and final touches. […]

Boston Makers @ City Pop Open House

CityPOP Egleston Opens For One-Year Run In Jackson Glass Building The grand opening of CityPOP Egleston, a new arts-centered community space, brought light, energy, balloons and enthusiasm to the old Jackson Glass and Rainbow Foods building at 3195 Washington St. […]

Making a Makerspace

With some simple Python code and an old iPhone 4 camera, we put together this time lapse video of a recent work session. Check it out!