How long have you been around?
We opened on July 1st, 2010 in a small space in Lowell, MA and after a successful year, moved to a 6,000 sq. ft. historical foundry building in Nashua, NH. In 2015, we decided to move again after outgrowing that space. We spent six months renovating a portion of the 20,000 sq. ft. former Armstrong Cabinet building just down the street, and were moved in by March, 2016.
Can I come visit?
Sure! Come to an Open House, every Thursday 6-9pm. Just stop by and introduce yourself. If that doesn't work for you, Contact us, and we’ll set up a time.
Who works here?
We have no paid staff. Instead, the space is operated and maintained entirely by passionate volunteers. MakeIt Labs has always operated as a non-profit organization. Initially we operated under a parent organization, but we achieved our own 501(c)(3) status in 2015.
What tools and equipment do you have?
We're constantly growing and adding new tools. Check out the equipment list, or stop by for a tour during Open House.
I don't know how to do something, will you teach me?
Yes! Most of our advanced equipment requires mandatory safety training classes, which we offer on a regular basis. Once you are trained on the basics, our members are happy to share their knowledge and offer guidance for your project.
Do you offer formal classes?
Yes! In addition to safety training for equipment, we offer classes on a variety of fascinating subjects. We also encourage our members to teach classes if they have an area of expertise. Instructors set the content, schedule, and costs, and we provide the facilities and promotion. Check out the upcoming events and classes on our Eventbrite page.
What does membership get me?
Membership is required for building and equipment access. We offer different levels of membership to suit the needs and schedules of our members. See the Membership page for details.
What are the operating hours?
Hours vary depending on level of membership, with the highest levels offering 24/7 access. Members get an RFID access card so that they can come and go as they please. Certain areas or equipment may be unavailable during scheduled classes.
How much does this cost?
We offer several membership options to fit your budget. Please see the Membership page for full details.