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Welcome to Rockford MakerSpace!

Rockford MakerSpace is part of a growing movement of people gathering together to make, build, hack, create, and repair things. These are often known as makerspaces or hackerspaces, and they’re like a community workshop. You personally may not have an enormous workshop filled with amazing tools…but now you do! Because you can stop by and use ours for free, whenever a member is present. Or, imagine the freedom and power of getting a key for 24/7 access whenever you felt like making something! Just sign up for an affordable monthly membership and the world is your oyster.

→ Check out the shop in our Virtual Tour!

Our tools and equipment

Stop By

We regularly hold Open Shops where the public is welcome to visit, tour the shop, bring stuff to work on, and use most of the tools in our shop. We also run monthly meetups that you can drop by for free, like Arduino/Raspberry Pi, Creative ReUse, etc. We also put on regular workshops on Arduino/Raspberry Pi, Laser Cutting/Engraving, and Soldering. Check our Calendar page for more info.

How and When to visit

Our model

…is non-profit, designed to get more people involved in making things together. Guests are welcome to use the space and most tools for free, as long as a hosting member is present. No pressure to join, ever. That said, there are advantages to membership! Rockford MakerSpace members pay affordable monthly membership dues (with discounts available) and receive 24/7 access, plus storage space, workshop discounts, etc. We’re member-run, with an operations committee of volunteers. We’re not only building stuff, we’re also building a makerspace and community! Feedback and ideas are always welcome, although we’ll warn you, we might just congratulate you on your great idea and ask when you plan on getting started!

 

tl;dr

  • Makerspace
  • Members get 24/7 access
  • Affordable monthly membership dues
  • Guests can use space and many tools for free
  • Open: see our Calendar page for Open Shop and Events

203 N Church St, Rockford, Illinois
(Entrance via the alley between Jefferson & Mulberry, and N Church & N Main Streets)

Questions? Send them to: contact@rockfordmaker.space