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We’re a 24-7 access tool shop and craft center where you can work on projects, teach and take classes, and connect with local people and resources.
At SLO MakerSpace you will learn new skills, meet like-minded people, and use your hands to create anything you can imagine. Our 24-7 membership is an affordable way to access our state of the art equipment and become a part of the maker movement.
For Families and Kids
Kids 16 and under are free to use SLO MakerSpace with a paying adult member and 1-on-1 supervision. We also offer reduced price family add-on memberships for $30/month per additional family member over 16.
SLO MakerSpace is a growing, diverse community that has opened up countless opportunities for the people of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding region. From what we’ve seen, there’s something here for everyone.
Access SLO MakerSpace for FREE with your SLO County Library Card
The San Luis Obispo County Library and SLO MakerSpace have teamed up to provide free access to SLO MakerSpace for all SLO County Library cardholders 15 hours per week (after passing Basic Safety): Tuesday – Friday 4pm to 7pm; and Saturday 10am to 1pm.
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Recent Happenings @SLOMakerSpace
Michael Drake, Founder of @livingchess, made this lovely ❤️ for Valentine’s Day at our space. #awwsocute #airplants #chess #community #heart #gift #love #makers #slo #slomakerspace #breathein #breatheout
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Dice & Donuts tomorrow night at SLO MakerSpace! Games provided, but bring your favorites! WED, Feb 14, 4-7p! FREE event! #donuts #dice #games #slo #freeevent #friendlycompetition #community #makenewfriends #gamenight
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Working on the prototype for the Corporate Membership badges. Did you know Corporate Members get free Basic classes (with min. two card membership)? #slomakerspace #corporatemembers @ifixit @whalebirdkombucha #askyouremployer #corporatebenefitscallmeplease #gymmembershipforyourcreativity #teambuilding #slo
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Did you know we a small and larger thermoforming machine for use in our space? What is it? Let’s say I want to make SLO MakerSpace chocolates. I can 3D print, cnc router, or hand mold the relief design and place it on the bed. Load the vacuum form machine with plastic, let it heat the plastic, and then push it down over my molds. The vacuum sucks the plastic down over the mold and after cooling — viola! SLOMS chocolate mold tray. Make molds, plastic parts, and more! #vacuumforming #thermoforming #molds #parts #makers #slo #slomakerspace #ilikechocolate #makesomething
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It’s always feels so good to rearrange a room, amirite? I gotta tell ya it feels even better when your General Manager has a vision better than you can imagine and makes it all happen!#pardonourdust #roomforclasses #wallsaregone #hatedthoseshelves #excitedforwhatsnext #iheartherewillbediceanddonuts #makers #makerspace #sanluisobispo #slo
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Awwww, SLO MakerSpace received this lovely gift from @artcentralslo! Be sure to check out their year-end sale with items up to 50% off! #makerspace #community #artcentralslo #create #imagine #paint #markers #goodpaper #blendingmarkers #acrylicpainting #canvas #art #sanluisobispo #buylocal #supportsmallbusiness
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Remember our SLO-Made Holiday Faire we had last weekend? I made a page of our vendors and sponsors here for year-round shopping: http://ift.tt/2zjRk0u #slomade #holidayfaire #buylocal #makerspace #giftideas #sanluisobispo
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Cleaned house. Errands run. Prep done. We’re ready for our SLO-Made Holiday Faire tomorrow — SAT, DEC 9, 11a-3p at SLO MakerSpace located at the intersection of Madonna and Higuera. #makerspace #slomade #holidayfare #make #holidaydecorations #art #chocolate #crafts #toys #jewelry #signs #sketchbook #toys #books #soldering #pottery #antiqueart #dogstuff #stationary #bathproducts #tours #snowflake #entrepreneurs #makers #giftwrapping #familyfriendly #kids #giftbow #seeyousoon
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Sketchbooks by Muster Creative — Sarah Gerkins ** As a creative, Sarah feels like she’s forever on the hunt for better and better sketchbooks — finding and replacing one after another as she discovers more likeable ones. ** Recently, as Sarah was replacing a sketchbook with a new one, she was looking back on over two years of creative output – images, designs, logos, client copy, journal entries… ** Sarah went to sleep that night and had a dream about a new kind of sketchbook and could see specific layouts inside. The next morning she couldn’t let the thought go. “If I could build my favorite sketchbook combined with the layouts I have seen in my dream – what would it be like? How would it be constructed?” ** #design #make #prototype #favorite #peerreview #launch ** #boxes #squares #rulers #allthree #sketchbooksbymustercreative @mustercreative ** #slomakerspace #slomade #holidayfaire #makers #entrepreneurs #keepitsimple #yourideasareamazing #whatcanyoumake
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Sketchbooks by Muster Creative — Sarah Gerkins ** As a creative, Sarah feels like she’s forever on the hunt for better and better sketchbooks — finding and replacing one after another as she discovers more likeable ones. ** Recently, as Sarah was replacing a sketchbook with a new one, she was looking back on over two years of creative output – images, designs, logos, client copy, journal entries… ** Sarah went to sleep that night and had a dream about a new kind of sketchbook and could see specific layouts inside. The next morning she couldn’t let the thought go. “If I could build my favorite sketchbook combined with the layouts I have seen in my dream – what would it be like? How would it be constructed?” ** #design #make #prototype #favorite #peerreview #launch ** #boxes #squares #rulers #allthree #sketchbooksbymustercreative @mustercreative ** #slomakerspace #slomade #holidayfare #makers #entrepreneurs #keepitsimple #yourideasareamazing #whatcanyoumake
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What SLO-Made Holiday Faire @ SLO MakerSpace Vendor are we meeting today? It’s: ** Designs by Olivia – Olivia ** A few months ago, Olivia’s Aunt and Uncle gifted her with our Laser Cutter class for her 13th birthday. In her second year of an Industrial Tech class Olivia is an avid Maker. She’s been coming to SLO MakerSpace with her Dad to use the woodshop for various projects, but since their first visit they’ve always wanted to try the Laser Cutter – even though they were unsure how they would use it to make. At the end of class, all students make a keychain fob of the SLO MakerSpace logo to show basic proficiency. That one item got the ideas rolling in their heads. Searching the web and Pinterest took care of revealing the endless possibilities of creativity with the laser cutter. =) After doing research, Olivia decided to start with earrings, coasters, and trivets, as well as custom orders for nameplates and signs — and Designs by Olivia was started. ** Olivia and her Dad work on the files at home on Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org), a free software. They use Google Drive so they can access the files at home and at the space. Olivia feels that she’s definitely getting better at understanding what the software can do, but knows there’s still a lot to learn. Olivia and her Mom work on the photos and posting to the web. ** Designs by Olivia is currently showing off her work on Instagram, and serving a few people through custom orders from word of mouth. She’s started an Etsy page, but quickly realized that it takes a bit of effort to get one of those up, running, and recognized. So, along with Mom and Dad’s help, the three of them felt that the SLO-Made Faire would be a perfect place to create new designs, stock up an inventory, have a booth, and see how it goes. ** Check out Designs by Olivia @designsbyoliviashop ** Come out to the SLO-Made Holiday Faire, SAT, DEC 9, 11a-3p at SLO MakerSpace and stop by Designs by Olivia and our other SLO-Made Vendors. #makerspace #holidayfaire #lasercut #design #maker #family #community #newbusiness #earrings #coasters #trivets #nameplates #enjoytheride
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See what others are saying about MakerSpace
2 3d printers, a router, a cnc machine, an entire wood working shop, a welder, a robot lab, a laser printer, a vacuum molder, a music machine and an amazing crew of men and woman to teach you how to use it all is everything you could ever ask for.Nathan Brading
Love this place! Thanks for creating space for creators!Zola de Firmian
Wonderful place to be creative and have the tools and instruction to do what you want to doKimber Forrer
Went in for free Saturday and learned so much! I had all the he’ll I needed to get my project done. Such a sweet set up, thanks!Camille Mori
It’s quite remarkable that SLO at this point in time has a space like this. This is much more a trend that you see in communities much larger than ours. It really speaks to the entrepreneurial spirit of the community.Ermina Karim
Slo town has need this for a long time. This is a great opportunity for kids and adults to learn new skills and bring their ideas to fruition!Dustin Boyack
Can’t say enough good stuff about this place: they’ve got everything you could need, plus great peeps and a great vibe. I’ve rented a “personal workbench” to re-establish my freelance web development business here in SLO (and, in my free time, further my evil plans for world domination– bwah ha ha ha!). It’s gone swimingly so far- stay tuned 😉Matt Gates
The perfect idea laboratory!Clint Slaughter