Greenbelt MakerSpace

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Greenbelt MakerSpace
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Status active
Country United States of America
State or District Maryland
City Greenbelt
Date of founding 2012/09/08
Last Updated 2023-10-01
Phone 301-310-3224
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125 Centerway
Maryland-20770 Greenbelt
United States of America

Number of members 323
Membership fee Membership is free. We are open to the public six days a week.
Size of rooms 1200 ft²
Location 39° 0' 3.24" N, 76° 52' 33.96" W

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The Greenbelt MakerSpace (previously "Club125") is a new community clubhouse designed to support educational programs for both kids and adults, social events, and makerspace activities. We have after-school tutoring in writing and science, and workshops on a wide variety of topics. We are open 6 days a week on a regular schedule for Build, Craft, Hack, Play, Make activities, and social gatherings featuring music, wine tastings, trivia, and other games.

We anticipate moving in to our space on Dec 1, 2012 and starting our first project, the demolition and conversion of the old dry cleaning store. We are actively raising funds to cover the costs of plans and permits, and recruiting members for opening the facility by Jan 25, 2013.

Our second anniversary is May 6, 2015. What have we accomplished? Well, we started out with a $25/month membership model and we did well until we hit about 60 members. At that point we were close to sustainability, but far short of our target goal. So at the start of the year we switched to a "sustaining membership" model, i.e. we're open free to the public, and we've just hit 323 members!

We have classes or workshops two or three times a week, and have had some cool events with many more planned this year. We have a regular Repair Café day where we invite the community to bring in their slightly broken stuff, to instill the reduce, reuse, REPAIR, recycle. We're exhibiting at 5 major sci/tech shows, including the massive USA Science and Engineering Festival (every other April).

Most exciting, we're hosting the second annual Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire on April 18!

We have nice labs and programs in Computer Science, Robotics, and MicroElectronics. On the soft side, we have knitters, a big screen TV with TiVo locked on to sports, err, educational shows, a wine and beer fridge, and Friday night games. If you're in the DC area, stop in and say hi. We're easy to find, at the intersection of the beltway and the B-W parkway.