Ipswich Makerspace

In Brief

Ipswich Makerspace is a Suffolk based group of like minded makers who get together to learn, build and experiment with a huge variety of hardware, software, and technology in general.

We have recently found a new home in Dove Street and are currently in the process of making it our own. We’ve been working hard to make it our own with new security including CCTV, work benches galore plus 3D printers, a CNC machine and a laser cutter. Just so you know how busy we’ve been take a look at one of our working party pages. Please do let us know if you have any specific requirements. We have regular meetings and new members are always welcome. Take a look our makerspace events to find out what’s coming up, our membership page for details of how to get more involved or get in contact.

Less Brief

Our aim is to share knowledge, show off our skills and inspire each other to new heights of inventiveness. There’s never been a better time to be interested in technology due to the amazing array of tiny devices that can be hooked together to do amazing things. In fact, over the last few years a global movement of hackers, makers and fixers have sprung up doing extraordinary things with technology. Everyone has heard of 3D printers by now, but modern makers also have access to low cost CNC machines and laser cutters. Machines that used to be for specialist industries only have found their way into garages, sheds and spare rooms all over the world. This comes at a time when there’s a drive to recycle, upcycle, repurpose, reuse and repair; anything to avoid landfill. The final thread is the open source movement where not only software developers but hardware developers too have thrown open their efforts to be duplicated and modified in a continuous cycle of innovation and improvement. This is where makerspaces and hackspaces live, places to fix the unfixable and build the unlikely, a place to learn skills and share skills.

If you’re not in range of our makerspace, there’s bound to be one near you. Have a look at the Hackspace.org