|Country||How many members do you have?||How are your membership fees structured?||What are the operating hours of your space?||Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Youth 5+]||Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Teens (13-18)]||Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Post-Secondary Students ]||Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Adults]||Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Seniors (65+)]||Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. [Absolute beginner (never touched the tools before)]||Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. [Moderate knowledge (some experience but still needs lots of direction)]||Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. [Intermediate (working knowledge looking to refresh skills)]||Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. [Professional (uses tools for a living and uses the space for access to more equipment)]||What type of outreach tools do you use to attract new members?||What year did you open?||Are you non-profit or for-profit?||Do you receive government subsidies or grants to support your operations?||How many staff members do you employ?||What percentage of the people involved in your organization are volunteers?||Which initiative contributes the most to your bottom line?||What is the most popular piece of equipment used in your space?||What is the price range of the workshops you host at your space?||Are you profitable?||What is the average number of participants in the workshops you host?||What have been the biggest challenges to making your space a success?||Would you consider your space well integrated in the arts, design, and tech culture of your city?||If No: what are you missing to help you become more integrated? If Yes: what has helped this?||If you could get help with any one thing for your space what would it be?||What have you found to be the most effective outreach tool for attracting new members.||Is your space affiliated with any other organization?||What access do people have to your space?|
|United States||201-300||Every membership is monthly.|
Community membershp: $50 per month. Access to design lab, shared table space and tool library. Access to wood shop, metal shop and craft lab (screen printing, sewing, jewelry) with shop pass (shop pass is $50/day or 5 days for $100)
Craft Lab: $80/month. Same as Community membership + access to Craft lab. Open-close everyday.
Free-time: $150/month. Access to all shops Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm & Sat, Sun Open to Close.
Unlimited: $200/month. Access to all shops open to close everyday.
Sat, Sun: 9am-9pm
|5||4||2||1||3||4||1||3||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2011||For Profit||No||11/20/2015||0||Membership Fees||Tablesaw||$150+||No||4||Balancing education, makerspace membership and design and fabrication in a way that reaches a profitable bottom line while employing all the necessary people to keep the space functioning.||Yes||N/A||Funding||Word of Mouth and Community Events||None||Member access any time, Member access in set hours|
|Canada||0-50||Catalyst (keyholders) have 24/7 access and 150sq feet of reserved space - $450 a month|
Members have access when space is open (usually 8am - 6pm, but that is increasing) - $50 a month
|Keyholder - 24/7|
Public access - 8am - 6pm
|4||3||2||1||5||4||3||2||1||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2015||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||75%||Membership Fees||3d printer||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||No||10||We've just opened, but well communicated and clear member processes are likely the biggest challenge.||Yes||na||assistance with grants||public workshops||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Member access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|United States||0-50, non- membership||Non-Membership.||9am - 7pm most days||1||1||3||3||5||1||2||2||1||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Workshops, Remake Learning Network||2011||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||50%||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations||Glitter and the laser cutter||Free, $150+||Yes||15||Making Making Accessible||Yes||We are VERY integrated.||Getting sponsorships||Talking to parents||Stand alone Makerspace||Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|USA||0-50||Monthly membership dues|
Every Thursday evening, Free for entire community
|24/7||4||3||2||1||2||4||3||2||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||100%||Workshops, Membership Fees, Events||3D printers and General electronics tools||Free, $1-20, $21-40||No||15||Our space is smaller and hidden away. We would love to move to a more shop like space next year.||soon ;)||n/a||Tools||Events with specific topics||Library, Museum, Stand alone Makerspace||Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|Brazil||0-50||Day Pass: R$50/day (converted into "machine credit")|
Apprentice Membership: R$100/month (gives 50% discount in machines)
Maker Membership: R$300/month (converted into "machine credit", gives 50% discount in machines)
FYI: The exchange rate nowadays is about R$3 = US$1
PS: Saturday is our Open Day = free access to the public
|3||5||2||1||4||3||1||2||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2015||For Profit||No||6/10/2015||50%||Workshops||3D printer||$101-150, $150+||No||15||Creating a community that sees continued value in our space. That requires people to build up their knowledge regarding tools and processes to a minimum and maintain a commitment or interest in different projects.|
We are tackling these challenges by offering workshops and continuously inspiring people by publicizing the projects that are being developed here.
|Yes||Close contact with the biggest university in the city and the startup community helped with this, as well as the fact that there aren't many initiatives like this around and we got big publicity in local newspapers and TV.||More machines, more space||Word of Mouth + Open Day||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|France||201-300||Free access for the space and almost all the tools.|
Yearly subscription for laser cutters and the vynil printer/cutter :
- 95€/year full price
- 30€/year for students, unemployed, under 25
|Public and access : |
-Tuesday - to Thusday : 17h-18h30
- Friday and Saturday : 14h - 18h30
Group access :
- Tuesday to Thursday : 14h - 17h
Last tuesday of each month : 18h-20h
We have also have specific events a few sudays in the year.
|5||3||2||1||3||2||2||3||4||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||40||Government Subsidies, Formations||The laser cutters||Free||No||15||#NAME?||Yes||We were already involved in free software communities for a long time : we host regularely Ubuntu parties, Open Source Developper Conference, PyCon, Blender workshops, etc.|
As a science museum we are used to work with the science and tech environnement (universities, laboratories, etc.).
|More staff to be able to open later and every sunday :-)||Hackaton and groups projects||Museum||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|France||0-50||Fees are for a year|
or incuded in training workshops for a week
|Students, teachers can access from 8 am to 5 pm|
Public comes on tuesday from 4 pm to 7pm
|None||4||1||2||3||4||3||1||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||0||Workshops, Government Subsidies||Laser / 3d printer / cnc milling machine||$150+||Yes||12||Making things work right||Yes||Visual Arts and Crafts backgrounds||electronics||website, blog, facebook||University/College||Member access any time, Public access in set hours|
|U.S.A.||0-50||We have yet not set them, only planning to open later this year.||Most likely 8am to 10pm, everyday of the week.||None||None||None||None||None||1||2||3||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, our website, keywords||pending||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||100%||not yet determined||yet to be determined||not yet set||No||n/a||unknown, still just starting-up, space is undergoing remodeling at present time.||it will be, or we'll work towards that anyway!||marketing, and personal networking within our region, and social networking linkages.||a strong startup volunteer(s)||n/a||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours|
|Canada||101-200||http://www.lafabriquecoop.org/tarifs/||24/7 for residents who rents space and 9AM to 10 PM for the members who use workshops||5||4||1||2||3||3||1||2||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||90||Workshops, Membership Fees, rental||Wood working tools||$41-60||Yes||5||Administrative and management part||Yes||Work with the community since the beginning of the project||Operation costs benchmarking||Workshops||Stand alone Makerspace||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|Denmark||51-100||All free and open access. 7 days a week. Mostly unmanned. Users only pay for materials and by documenting.||Public access 7 days a week from 8AM to 10PM||None||4||5||5||2||1||2||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||50||Government Subsidies||Lasercutter by far!||Free||No||10||Getting people to share projects voluntarily||No||We have primary focus on "ordinary citizens"||Common platform for documenting projects||Word of mouth||Library, Cultural house||Public access in set hours|
|United States||We do not have a formal membership program||No fees at this time, we only charge for 3D prints that are created outside of a program or workshop.||Library hours are Mon-Thurs from 10am-8pm; Fridays 10-5pm, Saturday 11-4 and Sundays (Sept-June) 1-4. 3D printer is available during library hours. Other tools available by appointment or during programs/workshops.||1||2||4||3||5||2||1||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||50||Line item in library budget||3D printer||Free||No||10||Limited knowledge of staff running the program and affordability of bringing in outside presenters.||Somewhat||We are in a suburban community with a very small art, design, tech culture scene. Finding connections and people interested in partnering with us can be challenging. Finding the right people to talk to and make connections would be great.||More knowledgeable people to take our programs to the next level.||Word of mouth||Library||Public access any time, Public access in set hours|
|United States||0-50||$50 monthly, 24/7 Access||24/7||None||4||3||1||2||4||3||2||1||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights||2010||For Profit||No||0||30||Membership Fees||Workshop / Community Area||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $101-150, $150+||No||4||Recruitment||No||Volunteer manpower||Positive Cash Flow||meetup||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Public access in set hours|
|USA||We don't have memberships||We don't do membership fees. We have staff paid by the University of Illinois and a variety of volunteers.||The hours change frequently. For Spring 2015 they are 2-9p Mon/Tue/Thu, 1-5 Fri, 1-6 Sun||None||1||1||2||2||1||2||2||3||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Community locations||2009||Non-Profit||Yes||11/20/2015||30%||Grants||The Epilog Laser Engraver||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150||No||12||Finding sources of funding and ensuring we have a diverse and democratic workplace.||Yes||Our embedded locations in the community and diverse staff.||More funding.||Word of mouth and community sites||University/College, FabLab Foundation||Public access in set hours, Core volunteers and staff have 24/7 access.|
|United States||0-50||Full: $50/month, full access to the space and full consensus participation in group decisions |
2600: $26/month + sweat equity, full access to the space and full consensus participation in group decisions
|24/7 - RFID tag access||None||None||5||1||4||4||2||1||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2011||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||CNC router, 3D printer||$1-20, $21-40||Yes||4||We are barely profitable at the moment and it is difficult to purchase new equipment while keeping prices for the members reasonable.||No||I think that our space needs to offer more arts activities. Right now almost all of our members are engineers/tech people. We could reach out to the arts community by setting up some of our projects in art galleries.||Monetary contributions||Open hours||Dayton Microcomputer Association||Member access any time, Public access in set hours|
|United States||301-400||We are at a school so tuition funds our makerspace. Our membership number above is our student body, we don't have 400 people regularly through the space.||when the school is open, we're open||None||1||None||3||None||1||2||3||4||Workshops||2010||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||0%||we are tuition funded||laser cutter (epilog zing 40w)||Free||No||15||Awareness||Yes||In so much that our school curriculum is integrated with other disciplines.||in depth reviews of new equipment coming on the horizon (like desktop CNC machines, 3D scanners, etc)||one-on-one encouragement to stop by||5th-12th independent school||Member access in set hours, Our "set hours" are all school hours|
|Spain||0-50||We do not have membership, we work by project and we have educational programs and workshops||9-21 daily. Students aCCESS WITH A CARD||2||2||3||4||2||4||3||2||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Open House Nights, Workshops||2008||Non-Profit||No||6/10/2015||6||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations, Events, fabrication||Laser cutters and 3d printers||$101-150||Yes||8||hard work and vision||we are working on that||Communication, we are not good at communication||more space||open days||University/College, FabLab Foundation||Public access for special events only, open fabrication days|
|Brasil||We organize ocasional events and we are not open to membership yet, but we hope to do it in the second semester||It will probably have montly and daily membership plans and also services per project, like design consulting and rapid prothotyping. |
Fees will be bigger for solo projects/users and smaller to daily and montly users.
|Members - 8 hours per day|
Solo projects - set hours
Both only in comercial hours for now.
|None||4||1||2||None||1||1||4||3||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2014||Both||No||1/5/2015||50%||Workshops, Membership Fees, Contracts with Corporations, Events||3d printer and woodwork||$41-60||No||5||Get people involved and cathing attention of companies and governament to support us somehow||Yes||The founders are designers and tech enthusiasts, we have a nice circle of creative people and influencers... Although they dont participate the events directly.||To get people participating of our events, payed or free||Facebook ads and groups||Fab Lab Brasil and an local incubator||Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access for special events only|
|United States||401-500||Two Month Jump Start - $25|
Annual Student/Educator/Artist - $80
Annual Individual - $100
Annual family $180
Annual Premium - $225
|Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am to 8pm|
Friday and Saturday 11am to 6pm
|5||3||2||1||4||4||2||1||3||Social Media, Word of Mouth||2011||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||0||Membership Fees||Laser Cutter||Free||Yes||8||Scaffolding growth and funding for employees to grow programs||Yes||na||Fundraising and Development||Word of Mouth Referalls||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|Netherlands||0-50||We don't have memberships, students can get budget from the school||Normal office hours and wensday evening||None||1||1||5||1||2||3||3||2||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops||2011||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||25%||Workshops||Laser cutter (Trotec 300)||$41-60||No||5||Getting people inside the FabLab. Once in they see the possibilities||No||More broad public (now mostly students)||Promotion||None||University/College, FabLab Foundation||Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours|
|Suisse||101-200||100.- per year|
50.- per year for students
Then fees for machine usage, details : http://fablab-fribourg.ch/fablab/tarification/
|Work days : 18-22h|
Week-end or "On demand" can be variable between 8:00 and 22:00
|3||4||5||5||3||2||4||4||3||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Non-Profit||Yes||0||100%||Membership Fees||Laser cutter||some are Free, other can be charge 5.- , 50.-, or 100.-||No||5 to 20||Find time to work together because we all have a 100% jobs beside.||yes but not enough we are still working on this||We use our network to organize workshops or to attract people from different specialties||more time to do more !||Traditional Media||FabLab Foundation||Public access in set hours, on demand opening also available|
|Italy||0-50||no fees at all for our members||tuesday 20-24|
|5||4||1||1||3||3||2||1||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||party||3D printer||Free||No||15||squat the building and build the workshop||almost||we probably need more support from institutions||the space itself||word of mouth and facebook||FabLab Foundation||Public access in set hours|
|Israel||401-500||We don't charge fee people pay for their machine time||7 days a week|
depend in courses and needs
|2||1||1||2||3||1||2||1||1||Newsletter, Social Media, Workshops||2012||Non-Profit||No||6/10/2015||50%||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations, Events, Education||Laser cutter |
ShopBot and 3D printer
|$1-20||No||15-20||-||Yes||-||materials, research founds||Facebook and from ear to ear||University/College, Museum, FabLab Foundation||Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members and student has key can come whenever|
|Portugal||1000+||We do not charge fees to be a member. |
In order to use our space, one needs to register.
And now we have + 1000 people registered.
public free access for prototyping and experimenting:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 to 18h
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:
All access is paid and upon appointment only.
|public free access for prototyping and experimenting: |
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 to 18h
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:
All access is paid and upon appointment only.
|1||3||5||4||2||2||4||3||3||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops, Events outside the lab||2013||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||25%||Contracts with Corporations||laser-cutter||$1-20, $21-40, $41-60||No||8||1. Providing good documentation of: |
developed projects and support provided.
2. Establishing a Team
|Yes||1. Promoting the services,|
2. partnerships with many associations and institutions.
|Project development VS Public support||Organizing Events outside the lab||City hall||Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours|
|Luxembourg||51-100||free membership / open access||from Monday to Friday (except for Thursdays), from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm|
Thursdays, open access afternoons run from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
|4||3||2||1||2||2||1||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Both||No||1/5/2015||1||Workshops||CO2 60w laser cutter||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $150+||Yes||16||embracing a local community of makers||Yes||environment and networks||sponsors||word of mouth||FabLab Foundation, Technoport (business incubator & coworking)||Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|México||0-50||free||24/7||4||3||1||1||2||4||3||2||1||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Community Boards, Workshops||2014||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||100%||Workshops, Events||architectural design||Free||Yes||30||equipment||Yes||workshops||design||University/College||Member access any time, Public access in set hours|
|Germany||0-50||no fees, everything is open and free||tuesdays, 11am - 7pm||5||3||4||1||2||2||1||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2009||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||0||Workshops, Events||Epilog Zing laser cutter||Free||No||15||getting the initial funding and just do it||Yes||we were the first fab lab in Germany and everybody knows us... designers and artists from our city also know us very well ;)||sponsorship||tv||University/College, FabLab Foundation||Public access in set hours|
|Switzerland||101-200||yearly||Tuesday 5-9 p.m.|
Thursday 5-9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|None||5||4||1||3||4||3||2||3||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Workshops, Membership Fees, Sponsors||3D Printers|
|$101-150||Yes||6||Inspire people and show what is possible with the equipment. People just don't know firstly what the possibilities are of e.g. a 3D printer||No||We are only operational since 5 months. We need more specific projects to publish that others have realized in our FabLab. .||Donators for additional equipment like CNC milling machine||traditional media||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|Variety of times during weekdays, evenings and weekend. Anytime by appointment.||2||2||3||1||5||1||2||2||1||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||50||Grants and Contracts with Schools||Laser Cutter||$21-40||No||3||Generating enough revenue to be open more and grow and meet needs of neighborhood people with limited resources and to extend our practice to school seeking support.||Yes||Outreach. Workshops. Advertising. Needs assessment.||Grant identification and business leadership.||World of Mouth||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours|
|Brasil||0-50||50 BRL per shift - 4h shift|
350 BRL per month - you get 8 shifts
30 BRL per hour of heavy machines
50 BRL per hour for personal assistance on projects
|Members can access the space on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8am-6pm.|
Open nights have set hours to happen.
|None||None||None||1||None||2||1||3||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Workshops||2014||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||0||Workshops||woodworking power tools (Table Saw, Band Saw, Belt Sander...)||$150+||No||8||Infrastructure - costs of rent and equipment are absurd in Brazil.||No||More open days and workshops to atract new members.||Moving to a bigger space.||word of mouth||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access for special events only|
|United States||51-100||$100/month "booster"|
$20-25/month unofficial "starving hacker"
|Access controlled 24/7||None||None||2||1||3||4||3||1||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops, Collaboration with other events - Maker Faire Orlando, Orlando Science Center events, other "maker-themed" events, game nights, speaker events, conference tours||2010||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Workshops, Membership Fees||Brand new laser cutter OR|
|Free, $1-20, $21-40||Yes||5/20/2015||Reconciling personal differences and drives||Yes||Having members who were already well-integrated with the tech and arts scene.||Funding||Having a presence at other tech-style or education-style events||Stand alone Makerspace, We collaborate with the Orlando Science Center, but are independent of them||Member access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public, Public access when escorted by a member|
|Germany||0-50||No fees, Members are our supervising volunteers.||Members/Supervisors: 24/7|
During the lecture period ~20h official supervised opening hours + ~30h of "door is open", but not really supervised
|5||3||1||2||4||3||4||1||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2011||Non-Profit||Yes||0||100%||Sale of Materials and Machinetime||Lasercutter||$1-20, $21-40||Yes||8||Organization and management of finances||Tech yes, design and arts not so much||Being part of the university and the labs location next to the biggest lecture halls of the technical school, is very helpful.|
But artsy people are not anywhere near us (geographically).
|creation of more space||Word of Mouth||University/College||Member access any time, Public access in set hours|
|United States||Public Access||Free||11am -8pm Weekdays, 10-2 Sat, 1-5 Sun.||5||1||3||2||4||1||2||3||4||2010||Non-Profit||No||6/10/2015||40||cost of 3D printed parts||the Most popular equipment are our Makerbot replicator 2s||$5 suggested donation||No||10||Our biggest challenge is finding volunteers that want to share their passions and expertise to host programs/ workshops.||Yes||Yes we are well integrated. With the help of marketing materials, piloting new services/ equipment, working with local companies and inviting other organizations to see what we offer to the community.||Volunteer staffing||mailings||Stand alone Makerspace||Public access in set hours|
|Canada||0-50||Free membership (students)||Tuesday 11:15am-noon (school lunch hour)|
Friday 2:45-4:15pm (after school)
Drop-in any lunch or after school when the teacher is present
|None||1||None||None||None||1||2||4||4||Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, School announcements||2014||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Donations/one-time grants||Probably our laptop for research, connecting to Arduino boards and connecting MakeyMakey boards. MakeyMakey was very popular for its low barrier to entry. Tool wise, I'd say hand cutting tools and pliers have been best used.||Free||No||8||Building skills in a group that is almost entirely beginning and finding suitable project opportunities that provide challenge and depth while being accessible at the start to low skill participants. Getting students to see the vision of what is possible and the hunger to seek out the information needed to complete the project.||No||Just getting started. We are a stand alone club in the school. I have started to connect through social media and meetups with other educator run makerspaces and community-based maker organisations.||funding consumable supplies||Hosting exhibitions/fairs of our work||Secondary school||Member access any time, Member access in set hours|
|USA||51-100||$80 full rate/month|
$65 joint rate/month (member of another space we have a reciprocal agreement with)
$40 "starving hacker"/month (full time students, retired, full time self employed maker/artist, public servants including public school educators)
|24/7||None||None||2||1||3||3||2||1||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2007||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Membership Fees||laser cutter followed closely by the 3d printers||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80||No||12||Keeping active volunteers from burning out||Yes||Focused outreach and attracting members from these organizations to participate, become members, run workshops, etc||Professional accounting||Word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|The Netherlands||not a membership organization||Not relevant for us.||At request (see above).||4||4||3||3||2||2||2||3||3||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||10%||Workshops, Events, Government Subsidies||Laser cutter.||$150+||No||15||1. Finding funding opportunities|
2. Securing funding opportunities
3. Convincing our provincial government that libraries can play a vital role in giving access to maker activities.
|Yes||Being a active member of our local community and wanting to co-operate with others. Thinking about project we can do together and introducing these possibilities.||How to secure sponsorship opportunities with the for-profit sector||Social Media (Twitter and Facebook)||Library, FabLab Foundation||We have a mobile FabLab and visit school and public events, often at request.|
|Brasil||51-100||Per project||Open Days in every wednesday, 10AM to 10PM||None||5||4||1||3||1||2||4||4||Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Both||No||1/5/2015||0||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations||laser cutter||$81-100||No||8/10/2015||We are succeeding in gather a good community, but still difficull to be profitable||Yes||The mouth to mouth and lots of lectures and workshops||Money||Workshops||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|United States||51-100||Zero - Free access to all students on campus||10am-5pm, M-F||None||5||4||1||None||3||1||2||3||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2009||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||100%||Senior Capstone Design Projects||Laser Cutters, 3D Printers and Waterjet||Free, $1-20||No||100||- Managing a large volunteer base to run the Studio - tracking duty hours and creating shift schedules.||Yes||Outreach of the Capstone Design program into local companies. (www.capstone.gatech.edu)||Metal 3D Printer||Workshops and class tours through the studios||University/College||Member access any time, Public access in set hours|
|usa||0-50||no fees, students pay on a course by course basis||open during class time||1||2||None||3||None||1||2||3||4||Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||0||Workshops||scroll saw||$1-20||No||8||kids are overscheduled, it's hard to find a time that works for them||No||more visible location||recruiting older kids||schools||youth center||Public access in set hours|
|US||51-100||$49/mo for membership, $499/mo for private office||Paying members have access 24/7||5||4||2||1||3||2||1||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||For Profit||No||0||100%||Membership Fees||Laser cutter||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||No||4||Not having enough resources to continually invest in consumables and new tools.||Yes||We host numerous tech and design meetup groups in our space.||Financial support||Open House Nights||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time|
|France||0-50||Our fees are paid annually, there's a 50% discount for young people, student and unemployed people. |
Although the fee are annual, it is proportional to the remaining time in the year.
|Public access: thursday 6p.m.-11p.m.|
Member access: Wednesday 8p.m.-11p.m Saturday 2p.m.-7p.m
We're looking for to open 8 hours a days (except the week end) by the end of the year.
|None||3||2||1||2||3||2||1||1||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||No||0||30%||Membership Fees||Laser cutter||$1-20||No||6||To find subsidies or grant to buy our tools||Yes||Our space is integrated in a larger organism where arts, design and tech culture are welcomed.|
We have people with artistic background and tech specialist.
|business mmodel||Open House Nights||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|USA||101-200||$35/month, and a Premium level for $50 with a storage bin||24/7. Open house once a month. Most classes open to public with a fee.||None||None||2||1||3||4||3||2||1||Social Media, Workshops||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Membership Fees||3d printer||$21-40||Yes||8||Running it by consensus. We want to agree on the direction, not vote. We have too much junk donated. Keeping things neat and clean is hard.||No||We have a bunch of people with great tech skills, but no use for their ideas. We need an artist event to discuss and explore how to integrate tech and art.||A bigger location.||MeetUp||School Factory||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|Spain||0-50||20 euros / month||Two days a week (Tuesday and Saturday)||None||None||5||1||None||3||3||1||1||Social Media, Word of Mouth||2014||Non-Profit||No||0||0||Membership Fees||3D printer||$81-100||No||5||Attracting more members.||No||We are still too young and too few.||More public knowledge of the existence of the hackerspace.||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|USA||51-100||Our rates are currently $30 + 3 hours of volunteer time a month (or equivalent financial or goods donation). We discount 6 month memberships to $168. It equals out to be $28/mo when getting the 6 month membership. The 3 hours or donation still apply.||24/7 for members.|
Events are open to the public but the public cannot use the tools.
|None||None||2||1||4||4||2||1||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, External Events||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Workshops, Membership Fees||It's a draw between the Laser Cutter and the CNC Machine.||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150||Yes||10 - 15||Planning events, keeping everything organized and the space clean. When you have that, everything else sorta falls in line.||Yes||Going to / hosting events gives you the power to show people what they are capable of. Trust me, it's one powerful tool.||Help with planning events.||Social Media / External Events||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|USA||51-100||$25/mo - supporter|
$50/mo - full member
$100/mo - full + locker
|Full Members with Card Access: 24/7|
Public: M-F 7p-10p
|5||3||1||2||4||4||2||1||3||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Membership Fees||Laser cutter||$1-20||Yes||6||Volunteerism, volunteer coordination, democracy||Yes||Having a "we welcome all comers" philosophy instead of creating silos and enemies helps. Getting out and being consciously involved in other peoples' activities helps.||leadership and volunteer coordination||word of mouth + social media + participation in community events||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|USA||0-50||Lite (no access key) = $15/month|
Basic (24/7 access key) = $50/month
Core (24/7 access key + personal desk = $100/month
|Basic and Core members = 24/7|
Lite members = when other members are present
Open house = Wednesday 7pm-11pm
|None||None||2||1||None||4||3||1||2||Social Media, Open House Nights, Workshops||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||Soldering station||$1-20, $101-150||No||8||Funding||Yes||NA||Funding||Showcasing projects at events and open house||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|USA||0-50||At this time, we offer daily or monthly memberships for individuals 18 years of age and over. Daily membership is a flat rate of $20 per day for use of any shops in which the member has obtained certification. Basic monthly membership is $50/month for access to our support areas (lobby, classroom, computer lab, product photography studio, coworking areas, conference room, garden, and fenced in parking lot). Monthly members may add shop access for a rate of $25 per shop per month. Our current shops are Wood, Metal, Rapid Prototyping, Ceramics, Textiles, Print, and Jewelry.||We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am until 8 pm and Sunday from 12 pm until 5 pm. We always have a front desk associate on staff during open hours to act as concierge to our members and give tours to the public. Some members have 24/7 access.||None||None||2||1||3||4||3||1||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Both||No||21-50||100%||Workshops, Membership Fees||It's hard to pick just one. I suppose if I absolutely had to pick, I would say the chop saw, but we are trying to expose more Houstonians to the diversity of lasercutting.||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||No||10||Educating Houston on what a makerspace is, why they would use it, and getting them to actually show up. Now that we have been open a year, and have spent two years really trying to expose our city to what we offer, we are seeing a shift in usable interest (i.e. people not just saying "That sounds cool", but people saying "That sounds cool, and I'm going to sign up for a class right now!").|
Additionally, funding for makerspace is still hard to come by. This goes hand in hand with education - the more people become familiar with maker culture, the more likely they will be to support it financially.
|Yes||Reaching out to as many other art, design, and tech organizations as possible to forge meaningful collaborations and relationships.||Funding of course!||Social media, by far.||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|United States||101-200||Member: $49/mo (24/7 access, storage spot, vote)|
Scholarship: $0/mo (24/7 access, storage spot, vote)
Guest: $0/mo (access only with a member, no storage, no vote)
|24/7||5||4||3||1||2||2||4||1||3||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops, Maker Faire participation, hosting Hackaday meetups and stuff, Red Bull and other news articles about us||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||We don't count that way. If you sum board+officers+zonewardens, that's about 20% of membership, but all members are encouraged to help out around the space.||Membership Fees||The laser cutters, hands-down. After that, the electronics lab, the embroidery machine, welders, and vinyl cutter also get a lot of use.||Free, $1-20, $21-40||Yes||3/10/2015||New members were very involved and helped out with everything, more recently-joined members are more apt to see themselves as "customers" and expect someone else to do the upkeep.||No||We were well-integrated into the burning-man culture, but one personal flare-up (and a police report..) dampened that. We have a lot of cool stuff going on but we don't have strong links to the outside. Mostly I think the folks who keep the space running don't have any more energy to do outreach, and the folks with the time and energy don't feel like helping.||An event coordinator, member coordinator, someone to steer the efforts of outreach and class scheduling and stuff like that.||Maker Faire||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Public access in set hours, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|egypt||0-50, 51-100||daily + membership|
project collaboration through partner organizations
|10 am to 9 pm weekdays||None||4||1||2||5||1||2||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Both||Yes||1/5/2015||50||Government Subsidies||laser cutter||$1-20||No||6||pricing workshops and the high cost of maintenance of machines in a country where the currency is weak versus the dollar/euro||Yes||our massive community of enthused youth||technical support of the mech/elec components on the machines||social media||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|Canada||0-50||N/A||We provide classes and workshops to the public. The hours vary depending on the class and time of year. We also provide private class booking.|
Visit our website for details.
|2||1||5||3||4||1||2||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2014||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||0||Workshops||Arduino and 3D printing||$1-20, $41-60, $150+||No||10||Getting the word out (advertising).||No||More people to know about us.||Advertising||Workshops||Stand alone Makerspace||Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours|
|USA||0-50||$50/month||24/7 for members||4||3||5||1||2||3||2||2||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Workshops, Membership Fees, grants||3D printer, vinyl cutter, woodworking machines||$21-40||No||5||Getting members to pay every month.|
Getting more members.
|Yes||not no||More better computers.||Word of mouth. Talking about it.||Stand alone Makerspace||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|United States||1000+||There are no fees. Anyone with a library card can use the MakerSpace||Currently closed for construction and renovation. Will reopen late 2015.||4||2||3||1||5||1||2||3||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops, Public Programs||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||30||Government Subsidies, Corporate Grants||Computers and 3d printers||Free||No||15||Small space--hence our renovation.||No||More time to do outreach. Space and equipment.||Expertise||Word of Mouth||Library||Public access in set hours|
|Sweden||51-100||Monthly for companies with levels depending on size. Yearly and by event for private persons.||7/22/2015||3||3||5||4||3||1||2||2||1||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops||2012||Both||Yes||1/5/2015||75||Contracts with Corporations||Lego Mindstorms||$21-40||No||20||Getting companies to change ways of working||No||No natural arena of collaboration||Equipment discounts||Newspapers||University/College||Member access in set hours|
|USA||0-50||Membership is monthy, $50 per month, $75 for families, $20 for students||Members have access 24/7. Tuesday nights are designated open house nights for the public.||None||5||3||1||4||3||2||1||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2012||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||Laser Cutter, Electronics Workbench, 3D printer||Free, $1-20||Yes||25||Getting membership engagement. We've hit a critical mass of people interested in the organization, but it remains a challenge to find people to lead workshops, to work at outreach events, or to work to develop the space.||No||We're currently feeling very constrained by our space. We don't have the room to have more in-depth areas or an expanded class room. We're hoping to move to a much larger space soon that will allow us to have dedicated workshops for different areas. We hope that'll help improve engagement with the community that's interested in more than just technology.||Finding a way to learn more about grant opportunities.||Meetup has pulled in a lot of people for us.||Stand alone Makerspace||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|Canada||51-100||$50/month||24/7||None||4||3||1||2||4||1||2||3||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Membership Fees||Laser cutter||Free, $1-20||Yes||8||Getting the volunteer hours together to get things done.||Yes||Our Artist in Residence program. Well-networked members. A supportive community.||Money never hurts||Word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|France||101-200||30€ per year||8h-20h from monday to friday||1||2||3||5||4||2||3||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||0||100%||Workshops, Events||Table and chair ^^ and the 3D printer||Free||No||20||Organization and cleaning||Yes||Collaboration with other actors of Making and School||Communication||Word of Mouth||University/College, Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours|
|UK||0-50||Monthly £10 per adult||24/7||None||None||None||1||2||3||1||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards||2014||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Membership Fees||The workbenches in all honesty!||Free, $1-20||No||n/a||Marketing and sharing the workload||No||People and connections to make it happen.||Marketing||Not sure yet||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
35€ use of workshop and most machines
80€ same as above plus two square meters of space for desk or project
|24/7, keyholders have unlimited access, everyone else can access when a keyholder is present.|
Open nights on Mondays from 7pm
Special events open to the public whenever someone organizes one.
|None||5||5||1||3||4||3||1||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||0||100%||Membership Fees||Laser cutter and 3d printers||Free, $1-20, $81-100||Yes||8||Access control, finding a good location, low number of members who are actively involved in running the space. Everyone leaves for summer.||Somewhat, but we can do a lot better||We need a bigger number of locals, as our core membership is composed mostly by foreigners. We also need a lot more exposure, as we have still not tapped into big pockets of potential new users (e.g. university students)||More exposure of the type that bring solid volunteers who want to get involved with running the space||Word of mouth and workshops||Stand alone Makerspace||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|Canada||51-100||$50 monthly plus additional fees to use resources including Tool Library, Woodshop, 3D printers, lasers and CNC.||24/7||None||4||2||1||3||3||2||1||1||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2015||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||5%||Contracts with Corporations, Events||Woodshop||$21-40, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||No||10||Cashflow and rent.||Yes||Events. Particularly throwing art and music scene events.||Getting more companies renting space.||Events||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time|
|Taiwan||51-100||Monthly 2000NT = 65USD|
|None||1||2||3||None||2||1||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Community Boards, Workshops||2013||Both||Yes||6/10/2015||205||Membership Fees, Government Subsidies, printing and laser cutting services||Laser cutter||$21-40, $41-60||No||10||User base in the city is limited thus not enough users. Too many makerspaces opened at around the same time, some are free thus attract more users. Lack of funding for additional tools and machines.||Yes||main members of the operating team are involved in these fields or come from such backgrounds.||More content for workshops, manpower to run events||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|Canada||101-200||Drop-in: varies depending on tools|
|noon to 9pm for public and non-keyholding members||None||4||2||1||3||2||1||4||3||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2014||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||0||Membership Fees, Contracts with Corporations||Laser cutter||$21-40, $41-60, $61-80||Yes||5||Capital and full time leadership||Yes||Having pre-existing relationships with art, design, and tech community||operations||Classes and word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours|
|United States||Museum setting (apx 270,000 annual visitors)||$95-$150 yearly museum membership (single parent to grandparent levels)|
All museum membership includes access to MAKESHOP (makerspace area) and all public activities, plus discounts on special programs (10+ Youth Make, 21+ MAKEnight, Camp MAKESHOP)
|Public access with paid museum admission 10am-4:30pm every day (except major national holidays)|
Special after-hours events with event admission:
- 10+ Youth Make, once a month, 5pm-7pm
- 21+ MAKEnight, four times per year, 6:30-9:30
- During certain museum rentals (weddings, etc) on a case-by-case basis
|5||4||1||3||2||4||3||2||1||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops, Outreach in the community (schools, libraries, etc)||2011||Non-Profit||Yes||6/10/2015||usually 0%||Events, public admission fees, research grants||Probably the sewing tools (hand needles)||Free, $1-20||No||5-15 (camp is more like ~20, adult nights ~200)||Understanding how to best serve a very young (2-6 year old) audience *alongside* adults -- providing scaffolded, intentional activities that can engage a parent and a child simultaneously without boring the parent too much or making the kid feel overwhelmed.||Yes||Community partnerships with schools, other non-profits, libraries, local initiatives, being part of local networks (for museum educators, teaching artists, makers, and educators) and attending meet-ups.||Sound baffling to prevent noise bleed. Second answer: more time with my entire staff all together!||Events in the community, after-hours special events, publicity (social media, tailored mailing lists for different ages)||Museum||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Special events (open to members + public)|
|US||0-50||Dues are monthly|
$25 Student or Senior
|24/7||None||5||1||2||3||3||4||1||2||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Workshops, Membership Fees||3D printers and wood working tools.||Depends on the class. Our most expensive is a BYO 3D printer class that is around $500. Some classes are free.||No||8||Getting enough members to have a critical mass.||Yes||We are well integrated.||management||Open houses and classes||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|United States||501-1000||No fees. We are in a school.||7 am - 6 pm||2||1||None||4||None||2||1||3||4||Word of Mouth, Open House Nights||2011||Non-Profit||No||50+||0||Tuition||Laser cutter||Free||No||16||Getting teachers to use the lab for their regular subject classes.||No||More open access hours||Not sure||NA||K-12 School||Member access any time, Member access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|Belgium||0-50||50€ monthly for evenings and weekends|
85€ anytime with a quota
|Any day from 10:00 to 00:00||None||None||4||1||5||4||2||2||3||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2012||For Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||Laser cutter||$21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100||No||5||Building the community||No||Time for more outreach||setting partnerships||Word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time|
|USA||101-200||$40 monthly, $10 for spouses/partners/family||24/7||5||4||3||1||2||4||3||2||1||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||20||Membership Fees||Laser cutter||Free||Yes||5||Respectful discourse||Trend is toward yes, but I wouldn't say we're there yet||More participation and projects||More volunteers with free time||Word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|United States of America||51-100||$30/mo for non student|
$10/mo for student
First month is always free to allow for a trial.
|9AM-5PM M, W, F|
9AM-10PM Tu, Th
Sunday -- Closed
|None||2||1||1||5||4||3||2||1||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2010||Both||No||0||100||Membership Fees||3D Printer(we need a new one badly!)||Free, $1-20, $21-40||Yes||2||Exposure... and grant writing... mostly exposure.||No||Outreaches to colleges||Rent.||Joint Outreach Programs with Libraries and schools||University/College, Library, Museum, Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|USA||101-200||Associate - suggested $50/month|
Full member - $100/month
|24/7||3||4||2||1||5||4||3||1||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2011||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||laser cutter||$1-20||No||15||Moving to a larger space and the buildout associated with renovation||No||More outreach with the arts/crafts crowd||Legal/financial||Meetup||University/College||Member access any time|
|USA||51-100||Monthly $89.99||Mon-fri except thursday 4-9pm |
Thursday - closed
|None||4||2||1||3||4||3||2||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||90||Membership Fees, Contracts with Corporations||Laser cutter||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||No||10||Finding a suitable space||Yes||Each group needs more communication with others||Funding||Other||University/College, Library, Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|Canada||0-50, 1000+||We are housed inside a public library, which provides us with free rent and internet access, as well as a tools budget, so we have moved away from a traditional membership structure.|
Instead, we have a core of volunteers who help to staff the makerspace, train people on tool use safety, assist with projects, etc. (Currently have 6 volunteers, looking for more)
Anybody with a library card can access makerspace resources, paying only for consumables like 3d printer plastic, or vinyl for the vinyl cutter.
|Currently, we follow library hours (Monday - Thursday, 8AM to 9PM, Friday & Saturday 8AM - 5PM) |
We will be changing hours when the library shifts to summers hours,
We will be changing them again when the library renovations scheduled for this summer provide us with our own entrance to the building, granting "staff" 24 hour access.
|4||4||2||2||4||2||3||2||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Being located inside a library, we have a LOT of walk by traffic.||2010||Non-Profit||Yes||6/10/2015||100%||Government Subsidies||3d printers.||Free, $1-20||Yes||6/10/2015||Until we were able to move into the Library, our biggest limitation was accessibility. We were a little out of the way, with no close bus stops.||Yes||Part of the library mandate is promoting the arts, so we have good relationships with several groups in town. |
Our makerspace ultimately formed out of an informal group of STEM professionals who meet for supper once per month, so we maintain a good connection with the technological community as well.
|I would like to see a better plan for getting women into makerspaces instead of a 'shotgun' method of marketing.Someone employed there as a full-time position||Putting the most showy tools (3D printer, laser cutter, etc) in the windows.||Library||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|Brazil||0-50||We have a membership per project and per activity. No we are working on starting a monthly membership. We also have free activities.||It depends of the week. Usually: 10am-7pm and some weeknights and weekends accordingly to the activity.||None||2||3||1||4||1||2||2||3||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Both||Yes||1/5/2015||0||Workshops, Events, Foundation's Grants||Robotics tools||$150+||No||15||Find a business model to make it happen and reinvest in equipments and activities.||Yes||We are well integrated.||Equipaments and tools||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|USA||0-50||Monthly, $15 or $35, with the $35 tier granting keyholder access. We're glad to accept quarterly or annual payments, but there's no price break. Payments via paypal, cash or check (paypal preferred)||24/7 for keyholders; Nonkeyholder members ($15 tier) have access anytime a keyholder is around; Public is also generally welcome anytime a keyholder is around, but most show up on meeting night or otherwise scheduled open shop time||4||5||2||1||3||3||2||1||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Booths, Makerfaires||2010||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||Laser cutter or 3D printer||Free, $1-20||Yes||Varies; Usually 10ish; Some workshops or contests are more popular than others||Ongoing operations are always a challenge, as everyone "doing" anything is a volunteer or a "customer" (member), so enforcing standards or implementing any standard work procedures is tricky.||Yes||Good community outreach on the part of our members and volunteers; We're an open, friendly group with a strong internal community that pulls people from lots of related subcultures.||N/A||Booths, Word of Mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|France||0-50||yearly base (20 €) + per project||13h30 - 18h, on Tuesday to Friday|
9h - 12h, on Saturday
|None||2||3||1||4||2||1||3||4||Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops||2014||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||90||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations||laser cut||$21-40||No||6||?||Yes||I said yes !||CNC||workshops||Espace Public Numérique||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|United States||0-50||Monthly Unlimited $150|
2 Days per month $50
Day Pass $35
|None||None||2||1||3||4||3||1||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth||2013||Both||Yes||0||100%||Workshops, Membership Fees||MIG Welder or Chop Saw||$125-$250||Yes||4||Making enough income to generate salaries.||Yes||Being a unique space and also participating with other organizations.||Finances||Classes||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|France||51-100||Membership for one year costs 35€ ($40) allowing access to all tools, machines and components for making any kind of project related to robotics and electronics.||24/7||None||3||4||1||2||3||2||1||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2003||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||Soldering iron||Free||Yes||20||Finding a permanent space and achieving regularity ! We are now opening workshops every week - even during holidays - since 2008 (we have struggled with garages and bars during 5 years before achieving our first semi-permanent space).||Yes||Giving access to any kind of people even without any knowledge.||Documentation||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Public access in set hours|
|United States||51-100||Monthly $50||24/7||5||4||3||1||2||4||1||3||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||For Profit||No||0||100%||Membership Fees||Laser Cutter||Free, $21-40, $81-100||No||7||Lack of time to dedicate to the space. Everyone works a "real" job||Yes||Hosting coding meetings on a monthly basis. We currently have 9 different user groups who meet monthly and discuss various languages and techniques.||Marketing||Workshops||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|USA||401-500||$40/month for basic membership (we call it "Starving Hacker") with 24/7 access to the space and all tools that the member is authorized to use. |
$70/month for full membership, which includes all of the above plus voting rights, ability to submit proposals for votes, and a storage shelf/space.
While we have open house nights on Tuesday, it does not allow visitors to use the tools in any way.
|None||None||2||1||3||4||3||1||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops, Maker Faires||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||Epilog Laser Cutter/Engraver||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||No||10||Governance by members.||Getting there||Reaching beyond the existing maker community||legal services||Word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time|
$45/month for two in a family
$15/month for students w/ID
negotiable hardship rates
Public: open house Saturday afternoon, special events, classes, by request
|5||4||1||1||3||2||3||2||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2010||Non-Profit||No||0||100%||Membership Fees||2'x3' 90W CO2 Laser cutter/engraver.||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60||Yes||12||Balance of being a welcoming place that is easy to walk into and get started making, with limiting the chaos that results from lots of people doing just that - what is reasonable storage use? tool use? How can we encourage kids to participate and still keep insurance?||No||Lack of knowledge - what groups are out there and how might we work together. Keep finding groups that have never heard of us before.||More organization-level contacts||word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|MN||51-100||Free||Friday 6PM to 12AM, though it tends to go from 6PM to 3AM||None||5||2||1||4||4||2||1||3||Social Media, Word of Mouth||2012||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Food payment||bandsaw||Free, $1-20||Yes||16||Bootstrapping ourselves up. But once we had more tools and more people who were donating tools, it's been working well!||No||Time. Most of the people only really have enough time to come to the hackerspace itself. The culture of our city is enmeshed in committees and meetings that usually go nowhere. For those that came to us, we were able to help them fairly well.||Laser cutter||Word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Friday nights are open to all|
class $ varies
|Doing popup events||4||1||3||2||4||2||1||3||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||makey makey||Free, $1-20||No||7||location||Yes||na||community building||word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||startup - doing popup events|
|France||301-400||We propose a simple access card that allow people to use machines 2 hours per 2 hours for a total period of 10 hours. Numerical machines can be booked on our website's calendar.|
The card is available at two distinct prices, depending on the project's motivation :
The card is sold 20€ in case of personnal project
The card is sol 110€ in case of professionnal project.
Access to traditionnal and electronics workbenches is free.
|The fablab is currently opened on wednesday, 2pm to 8pm, and thursday 10am-12am and 2pm to 6pm.|
Numerical machines have to be booked before.
A new, bigger and more welcoming space is to come. We'll increase opening times when we'll move there (soon).
|5||4||2||1||3||2||1||3||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2012||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||0||Membership Fees, Events||Lasercutter is the unchallengeable leader of user's requests.||Free, $1-20||No||15||Convicing local people and policy makers of its potential not only for economical development but also for eductionnal and cultural matters.|
Making clear to everybody that the fablab is not a place dedicated to geeks and engineers but is really opened to everybody, no matter their background.
Increasing opening times create human ressources problems as we have to have a professionnal animator present all the time to drive people and ensure security.
|Yes||Our supporting structure, which is a Cultural Center Science, Technology and Industry has been involved for 15 years in regional and local educationnal and cultural life. We have relationships (close or far) with a large part of local cultural and educational players. We're also linked to many associations.|
Relais d'Siences has a efficient local network to reach people.
|Get more highly experimented users that could both lead training courses on various technologies and help animators to welcome and drive new users.||word of mouth||Cultural Centers of Science, Technology and Industry||Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only|
|USA||0-50||Included for registered parents and staff.||9:00 am to 6:30 pm||1||None||3||2||None||1||2||3||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2012||Both||No||1/5/2015||0||Tution/ Suppy Fees||Hot Glue Gun||Free||No||20||Funding||Yes||Participating in Mini Maker Faire and Community Tech / Arts Fairs||Funding||Word of Mouth||School||Member access in set hours|
|United States||51-100||Our members pay either $20, $45, or $100/month for a range of benefits related to access to the space (larger ranges of hours) as well as access to more equipment for no additional charge.||$100/month members have 24/7 access, the others have set hours. On Saturdays, anyone is welcome to come by whether they're a member or not. This day is key to our onboarding process/getting new members.||5||3||2||1||4||2||4||3||1||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops, Occasional classes (that span several, often non-contiguous days; not sure if this is what you mean by "workshop")||2010||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||100||Membership Fees||The 3D printers, followed by the laser cutter||$21-40, $41-60, ~$1000 to help people build their own 3D printer and keep the one they made!||No||6||We don't pay people to do things, so everything is on a volunteer basis. That means that the fun, easy stuff gets done and, often, nothing else. And when the less-fun tasks are done, they're done by the same handful of people (which used to be me but lately hasn't been).||No||If our space was closer to downtown, that would help, but that would be too expensive.|
If we had more than 5% artists, we'd be more integrated with the local art community, though we have done a couple things with them.
|Our accounting was bad for a while, but now it's solid... so now, getting grant money would be nice, though we've gotten $1500 from Citrix and $10,000 from Mr. Elings, so... how about autonomous robots to clean up and organize our 'space?||Word of mouth, partially because we don't have to do it and therefore it gets done!||Library||$100/month members have 24/7 access, the others have set hours|
|US||301-400||We do not have a fee structure. Depends on what is being offered.||9am to 8pm||3||1||1||1||5||2||1||1||3||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth||1997||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||95%||Events, fundraising||Laser cutter, computers||Free||No||10||Inventory and maintaining equipment||Yes||we provide access for everyone in all areas||storage and supplies||Word of mouth||University/College, Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|United States||51-100||Monthly memberships only|
Evening and Weekends Access $100 (M-F 6pm-2am, SA-SU 6am-2am)
Weekday Days Access $225 (M-F 6am-6pm)
Open Hours Access $300 (Dailyn 6am-2am)
Mailbox & Meetings $75
Add a Locker: $25
Add a Storage Cabinet: $100
|6am-2am||None||None||None||1||None||4||4||3||1||Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Yelp||2013||For Profit||No||0||0||Membership Fees||Wifi||Free, $1-20, $21-40||Yes||5||Figuring out which people the space is most appropriate for.||Some people have heard of it. Of course our profile could always be higher.||More members joining, more people coming to the space for tours or classes, articles written about the space.||Things are going well. More members would always be good.||Yelp||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|USA||501-1000||Per project. $25-$300|
We also have residency of 38 makers averaging $420 per month each
|24/7||1||2||5||1||5||1||2||3||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Events||2012||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||0||Workshops, Events||Electronic components and Laser cutters/3D Printers||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||Yes||12||Simple education on what we do and how it can enrich the community.||Yes||We have a 18,000 sq ft building dedicated to this purpose.||More mentors/educators||Social Media||Library, FabLab Foundation, Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, For education classes & events|
|USA||51-100||recurring: $65 / month|
month to month: $75 / month
senior: $25 / month
student: $25 / month
family: $100 / month
|24/7||5||4||2||1||3||4||3||1||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2010||Non-Profit||No||0||100||Membership Fees||wood shop||$21-40, $41-60||Yes||5||Making rent, dealing with problem members||Yes||A lot of our members are integrated with the art scene in the local community and have used the space for projects.||More space||weekly open house||none||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|USA||0-50||We are currently revising our membership fee structure.|
$25 per month has been in effect since the beginning of the group.
|Members have 24/7 access||None||5||3||1||2||3||2||1||2||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2012||Non-Profit||No||0||90%||Membership Fees, Events||3D printer||Free, $1-20, $21-40||No||10||Actually obtaining a space||No||An actual space||Insurance and grant sources||Workshops and Meetup||Stand alone Makerspace||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|UK||51-100||£20 or more (pay what it's worth to you)||Currently we're in construction but we'll be 24/7 soon.||None||None||1||5||1||3||4||3||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||0||100%||Membership Fees||Laser Cutter is the most anticipated.||n/a||Yes||.||Finding a suitable location in our catchment area.||No||Not really sure||Donations and grants||Passers by||Stand alone Makerspace|
|The Netherlands||no membership||No fees. Users pay with their knowledge. Most FabLabs work that way.||m - 9:00-19:30 (Students only)|
t - 9:00-12:00 (students only) - 12:00-17:00 (public)
w - 9:00-19:30 (students only)
t - 10:15-19:30 (public)
f - 9:00-17:00 (students and payed reservations)
s - closed
s - closed
|None||None||1||2||4||2||2||3||2||Word of Mouth, introduction via other courses||2011||Non-Profit||Yes||11/20/2015||none||Government Subsidies, school budget||Laser cutters||individual help (free) or school courses, no workshops||No||5/25/2015||Make teachers integrate the FabLab in their courses.||Yes||The students were able to find the FabLab through mouth to mouth advertising and showed it to teachers and other students.||introduction to new technologies||Teachers||University/College||Public access in set hours, Students have access any time|
|US||51-100||Monthly $10 Basic, $120 Co-working(no industrial equipment), $200 Pro (Metal and Wood shops) Studios and storage are additional||10am-10pm T,W,T|
Studio Members have access 24/7
|None||None||2||1||3||4||3||1||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Positive press about projects in the space||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||40||Government Subsidies||Welder||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||Yes||6/10/2015||Building membership.||Yes||Partnerships with city initiatives as well as local arts organizations.||Finding a permanent location||Workshops||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours|
|United States||0-50||$0||24/7||None||None||4||3||1||3||3||3||3||Social Media, Word of Mouth||2010||For Profit||No||1/5/2015||0||Contracts with Corporations||Laser cutter||Free||No||0||Real estate.||somewhat||I need the clientele to demand such things. As much as I would like to build more architecture and sculptural models, 90% of our work is wedding invitations, and product prototyping.||getting the word out||website||Stand alone Makerspace||Access by appointment only|
|Danmark||no memebership||no fees||open monday and wednesday 09am-4pm||5||2||2||2||5||1||2||3||4||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||Yes||1/5/2015||0%||Workshops, Government Subsidies||laser cutter||$150+||No||25 pers.||getting people to Høje Taastrup||Yes||we have two other programs.|
The Danish Inventor services: opfind.nu
and our school service: https://www.facebook.com/Opfindertjenesten
|hosting littlebits / arduino workshops||word of mouth||non-profit organisation||Public access in set hours|
|USA||51-100||Monthly and Drop ins. |
Monthly averages at $50/month
Drop Ins are $25
|Public - Wed/Sat 12-6 |
Members only - Tues to Sat 12-6
|5||2||None||2||None||1||4||4||4||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||10%||Workshops||Electronics||Free, $1-20||No||12/30/2015||Charging fees and keeping consistent membership.||No||More marketing help and funding.||Funding||Free programming||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours|
|United States||0-50||Monthly memberships|
Weekday 8-5pm M-F
Weeknight 4-10 M-F
Weekend 8am - 10pm Sat-Sun
Full 8am - 10pm 7 days a week
|8am - 10 pm everyday (except some holidays)||5||2||3||1||4||2||1||3||4||2014||Non-Profit||No||1/5/2015||80%||Rental Workshop Space||3D printer||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||No||9||Educating the population as to what a Fab Lab/Makerspace is. We are one of the first in Iowa, and are very large, so have a lot of things to talk about.||Not yet, but working on it||We are working with the city and buying our own building for a permanent location. After we are fully open, we will integrate with as many organizations, schools, and businesses as we can.||Raising Funds for our business||Word of Mouth||FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|New Zealand||Clients - 250+||Zero membership fees, pay-per-use machines||0800-1800 M-F (Sat/Sun coming online soon)||2||2||2||1||3||1||2||2||2||2012||Both||No||1/5/2015||0||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations, Events, Consultancy||Human Brain.||Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||Yes||12/20/2015||Paying Governemnt taxes, low catchment area/possible clients (NZ is pretty damn small)||Yes||Being active in the NZ film industry for the past 13 years :)||Rent.||Workshops||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only|
|USA||201-300||Monthly $55||Members 24/7|
public Wednesdays 7-10 during open house and select events
|None||5||2||1||4||2||2||1||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2009||Non-Profit||No||0||30||Membership Fees||Laser engraver||$21-40, $41-60, $101-150||Yes||10||Volunteer participation in the mundane, taking out the trash, mopping the floor.||No||People with time to work with additional organizations and collaborate where it benefits both organizations.||More volunteers||word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|USA||201-300||$99 monthly + cost of classes and raw materials.||11am to 11 pm, 7 days a week.||None||3||2||2||5||2||1||2||3||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2013||For Profit||No||21-50||10%||Membership Fees, classes||Large Laser Cutter||$61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+||No||10||People don't know what a makerspace is. We are the world's first education focused makerspace and that takes explaining. Conventional advertising doesn't work.||Yes||.||more people to know what we do.||Word of mouth||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|
|Israel||0-50||hourly, or per project|
approx $20-25 per hour
|2-3 afternoons per week||2||2||3||4||2||4||1||3||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights||2014||Non-Profit||No||6/10/2015||25||Workshops||3d printers, but only because it is our specialty||$1-20, $21-40, $41-60||No||12||marketing, getting more of the right people to volunteer and participate in projects/ workshops||No||probably tighter integration in local colleges||marketer :)||youtube videos||Museum, FabLab Foundation||Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access for special events only|
|Ireland||0-50||Monthly co-working clients||08:00 to 18:00 normally and sometimes there are evening classes and events||5||4||4||1||None||4||1||3||2||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2014||Both||Yes||1/5/2015||25||Workshops, maker services for entrepreneurs||Laser cutter||$81-100||No||5||Funding for facilities and marketing||Yes||We are open to participate in as many local events as possible. For example, we hosted Kim Stanley Robinson during his book tour last week.||Funding for support services to allow the staff to be more creative||Webpage||Stand alone Makerspace||Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public|