Eugene Maker Space
|Eugene Maker Space|
|Country||United States of America|
|State or District||Oregon|
|Date of founding||2011/01/07|
687 McKinley Street #1, Eugene, OR
|Number of members||41|
|Membership fee||$35 USD per month, billed through patreon|
|Size of rooms||2000ft^2|
|Location||44° 3' 7.58" N, 123° 7' 46.95" W|
Who we are
The Eugene Makerspace is a shared community workshop, located in Eugene, Oregon. Registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, with the express purpose of Fostering a collaborative environment where people can explore and create intersections between technology, science, art, and culture. EMS holds itself to the higher goals of bettering our community through access to tools and educational resources; providing opportunities for members and individuals throughout our community to access tools, knowledge, and experience that they may be unable to access on their own.
In short, we're a DIY workspace. With some interesting tools, and some folks who even know what they're doing half the time! Experiments abound at EMS, and interests and focus can range wildly depending on who's at the shop at any given time. Circuit bending, experimental music, digital art, laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC machining, blacksmithing, building retro arcade machines, battling robots, or just fixing a broken chair.
Possibly described best in one of the first things written down in our earliest days:
"A place where engineers & artists, draftsmen and dreamers can come together and bring their projects to life."
Type of organization
We're not one of those organizations with more buzzwords than buzzsaws. We don't have a lot in the way of high-level non-profit connectivity, we're a grassroots kind of shop. We have more sawdust than sponsors, and the only "Enterprise" we engage with has two warp nacelles. Still, our goal is to work for social betterment for all, and we do everything we can and know how, to work with other STEAM and STEM focused efforts. And any time there's a retro arcade or other nerdy event going on, you better believe we'll be interested!
Sponsorships and support
EMS is extremely open to corporate sponsorships and other support opportunities, in so much as they help us achieve our goals of continuing to serve our members, and members of our community. Donations of tools, equipment, and supplies, new or used, are almost always welcome. Individuals can also support EMS with donations through Paypal and Patreon, all of which are tax deductible.