Covid-19 Response

A big thank you to all the volunteers making our Covid Response Activities possible, and to our sponsors Arm, TTP and Amazon who are helping us to cover costs – read more here.

You can also read more about our plans for re-opening.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Makespace is closed until further notice. During this time, all memberships will be on a payment holiday – you do not need to do anything. If you require essential access to Makespace, please contact the Makespace management team via to discuss.

However, Makespace and its amazing community of volunteers are undertaking a range of activities to help in this crisis.

Makespace Covid-19 Activities

Makespace has engaged with the relevant medical and technical teams at Addenbrooke’s hospital as well as other groups to understand how the Makespace community and facilities can offer support.

A number of projects and volunteer requests have emerged, and more will come. We encourage all Makespace members to consider participating remotely in Covid-19 related support activities. Keep an eye on the cammakespace newsgroup and the cammakespace twitter feed for news, announcements and requests.

Here are some of the bigger projects we’re working on:

Makespace Visors

A significant project that has been using Makespace facilities and a huge team of Makespace volunteers is the design and production of PPE Visors for Addenbrooke’s and other local healthcare centres.

For more information on this activity, see Makespace Visor

Makespace Mask Clips

Makespace supported Addenbrooke’s by developing, manufacturing and documenting a design for Mask Clips to help surgical masks fit better and to cope with the strain of wearing for prolonged periods.

For more information on this activity, see Makespace Mask Clips

Makespace Masks

Makespace has worked to identify a suitable barrier mask design, and is now providing kits for free to allow you to make them at home.

For more information on this activity, see Makespace Mask Kits

How can I help?

Volunteer – If you may be able volunteer to help in a team, please fill in this form:

Donate – If you wish to donate money to help cover the costs of these projects, we’re accepting donations that will go towards catalysing the efforts of Makespace volunteers:

Thank you!