Makerspaces & Makers
Conceive, Collaborate, Create
Communications Director / Board Member
What is a “Makerspace”?
•A makerspace is a physical place where
people can create real-world things.
•A shared workshop with tools and
equipment most people don’t own.
•A community of makers, builders,
inventors, tinkerers and learners.
Where are these Makerspaces?
•Milwaukee Makerspace - Milwaukee, WI
•Sector67 - Madison, WI
•Pumping Station: One - Chicago, IL
•The Hack Factory - Minneapolis, MN
•i3Detroit - Detroit, MI
•OmniCorpDetroit - Detroit, MI
Where are these Makerspaces?
•The Bodgery - Madison, WI
•Whitewater Makerspace - Whitewater, WI
•Appleton Makerspace - Appleton, WI
•MakerPlayce - Mayville, WI
Are There Tools?
Access Control System, Central Air Compressor, Portable Air Compressor, Welding Exhaust Fan, PCB/Chem Lab Exhaust Fan, Electric
Forklift, Scissor Lift, Hand Tools, Safety Cabinet, Shop Vac, Power Tools, Hack Rack, HP LaserJet Printer: Krambo, Space Invaders Pinball
Machine, Kuka KR 30 Industrial Robot Arm, Table Top, Gear Lathe (Central Machinery), Drill Press (Speedway), Vertical Mill (Gorton),
Metal Lathe (South Bend Lathe Works), Bandsaw, Vertical (Do-All), #07/Drill Presses & Table (Rockwell), Cut-off/Chop Saw
(Milwaukee), Hydraulic Press, Disc Sander, Bandsaw, Horizontal (Ohio Forge ProSeries) moved to casting area, Bandsaw, Horizontal
(Wilton), Bench Grinder (Farm & Fleet), Bench Grinder (Delta), Metal Pan & Box Brake (Central Machinery), Cut-off/Chop Saw
(Hitachi), 7x12 Bandsaw, Vertical/Horizontal with coolant tank (Wilton), Bench Top Lathe (Delta), Bridgeport Mill (to be upgraded to
CNC), Hand Grinder (Skil), Hand Grinder (Chicago), Drill Bits, Taps, etc., Nuts, Bolts, Etc., Big Vise, Metal Shop Vac, Bandsaw,
Horizontal (Ohio Forge ProSeries), Electric Kiln, Forge, Little Forge, Casting Furnace, Centrifugal Spin Caster, Anvil, Post Vise, Forging
Hammers, Other Forging Tools, Electric Arc Welder (Lincoln), TIG/Arc Welder (Chicago Electric), Arc Welder 1 (Hobart), Arc Welder
2 (Hobart), Ultrafeed 1000 (Hobart), Various welder parts, #30 Drill Press (Craftsman), #31 Drill Press (King Feng Fu), #32 Wood
Band Saw (Ridgid), #33 Compound Miter Saw (Dewalt), #34 Jointer (Ridgid), #35 Contractor Grade Compound Miter Saw, #36 Panel
Saw (SSC), #37 Planer (Ridgid), #38 CNC Router, #39 Router Table (Craftsman), #40 Router Table (Vermont American), #41 Scroll
Saw (Delta), #42 Table Saw (Ridgid) - moved to vault, #43 Bench Top Lathe (Wilton) - removed, #44 Table Saw (Duracraft), #45 Lathe
Tools, #46 Disc Sander (Central Machinery) - removed, #47 Portable Air Compressor - removed, #48 Combination Disc/Belt Sander
(Delta) - removed, Combination Disc/Belt Sander (Craftsman), Router Table (Rockler), ULS Laser Cutter (60 watt), ULS Laser Cutter
(25 watt) - Offline, Exhaust Blower Fan (both laser cutters), Air Assist Vac Pump (on 60 watt only), #xx: Laser Cutter (40 watt),
Makerbot Replicator, CNC Engraver, 3D Printing Computers, 3D Scanner, PowerMac G5, Components Library, Testing Equipment,
Cables and Cords, Logic Analyzer, Surface Mount Components, Heat Guns, Glue Guns, Soldering Irons, Label Makers, Pliers,
Screwdrivers, Heat Shrink Tubing, Zip/Cable Ties, Tape, PCB Etching Chemicals, Video Microscope, Sigma DP1 Digital Camera, Parts
Washer, Embroidery Machine, Embroidery Computer w/ perph card, White Sewing Machine, Kenmore Sewing Machine, Silk Screening
Rig, Printing Press, Vacuum Former, Pottery Wheel, Singer Sewing Machine, Portable Singer Sewing Machine, Old Lincoln Electric Arc
Welder, 4-ton Hydraulic Press (Denison) (moved off site), Brake Shear Roll, Green Belt Sander, Scroll Saw (Ryobi), Drill Press
(Burgmaster), Plasma Cutter (MAC Tools)
Areas of Interest
•Laser Cutter Room
•3D Printing Area