About Us

Makerspace Nanaimo is an open community lab: a blend of workshop, studio space, social hub and educational facility where members can share tools, resources and knowledge to build just about anything.

What goes on at a Makerspace?

On any given day you might have people woodworking, someone welding, a couple of programmers debugging code, someone at the bench soldering, and others socializing or just watching videos on the projector screen.

There are also regular meetings to address club logistics and make decisions that affect our members and the space.  All members can, and are encouraged to, participate in this process.

Occasionally, members put on courses or clinics on topics they have some ability in.

Who can join?

Everyone!  Artists, engineers, computer programmers, electronics experts… all are welcome.  Makerspace Nanaimo is a place to share knowledge across disciplines;  come share your skills and learn some new ones!

Why Join?

Why join the Makerspace?  There are lots of reasons!

  • Work on a project in a positive, helpful environment where people want to help you
  • Work with others on group projects or help them with yours
  • Get to know like-minded makers and others in the community
  • Join in social events like our potlucks and gaming nights
  • Grow your skills and learn new ones
  • Just have fun!

How much does it cost?

$40/month.  $30 for the first month.

Membership grants you 24/7 access to the space, the ability to sit in on and participate in meetings and discussions, use of the equipment and supplies in the space, and a storage location in the makerspace.