Welcome to Makespace

We are now producing a Makespace Mask Kit with enough materials for you to make 5 reusable cloth masks at home. The kits are free, and you can request one here

Read more about Makespace Covid-19 Status and Response Activities, including the Makespace Visor and Makespace Mask Kit projects, on our Covid-19 page.

A big thanks to all the volunteers undertaking the activities, and Arm, TTP and Amazon for sponsoring to help us cover the costs. Read more here.


Makespace is a community workshop in the heart of Cambridge, with the space and equipment for members to learn, invent, build and play. The equipment ranges from sewing machines and crafting tools to 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers and metal lathes. The 4,000 sqft space is available 24/7 to its paying members, and runs based on all the amazing volunteer effort these members put in.

Each year we host hundreds of events, training sessions, talks, and subject specific meet-ups, all with a collaborative spirit. Some are not to be missed, one-off events while others are weekly special interest groups. The broad scope of people at Makespace sees great friendships and successful business ventures grow.

The foundation of our community is peer to peer exchange of skills and experience and a hub of business, technology and design expertise. Members pay to get access to and support the upkeep of the space, but then learn from each other. No matter the reason you come to Makespace, there will be like-minded people; try something new, create something different and become part of our extensive network.  

Who is it for?

Our members join for personal and business reasons and include engineers, designers, artists, educators, hobbyists, DIYers, market traders, entrepreneurs and more. The Makespace equipment and community is invaluable in taking ideas forward.

This video will give you a bit more of a feel for how it came about, how it works, and why you should join:

How does it work?

Members pay a monthly fee of £40 to get 24/7 access to the space and equipment. Members can then use any of the equipment for free. We do also hold certain open events where anyone can attend.

For further details on how to get a guided tour of Makespace, and to consider whether you may want to become a member, see how-to-join.

About Makespace Cambridge Ltd

Makespace is a volunteer run organisation. All operating expenses are met from our membership subscriptions, and the space is run by members volunteering their time and skills.