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NOTE: We are currently only open to RFID members due to CDC social distancing guidelines. If interested in a walkthrough please email to schedule a tour.
If interested in a membership, please sign up for a DMS orientation class which are hosted every two weeks. Membership Info

3001 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55806 View Map

Mission: To offer the best sustainable multi-field cooperative workshop possible for our local artists, inventors, experimenters, teachers, learners (Makers!)

Members At Shop Currently:Matthew SteereJoshua KilenJessica AlexanderJustin FleckKarl Mesedahl

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

Helical Head (Monday, Jan 2nd - Mike )

    Thank you to all who donated to the DMS Helical Head Fundraiser. We've raised $1810.00 of our $1500.00 goal, and there are a couple of people who committed to donating still outstanding. The extra funds will help our small non-profit provide the best community shop/studio/work space and tools we can afford.

Our 501(c)3 nonprofit provides budget friendly access to tools and equipment for wood working, metal fabrication, laser engraving, sewing, pottery, lapidary and so much more.

New to the idea of a MakerSpace? Come take a tour. Contact Mike at 218-461-0069 to set one up.

Who We Are And Our Mission Statement (Thursday, Aug 4th - Board )

    Who we are:
    Duluth Makerspace is a 501c3 nonprofit providing an 11,000 sq foot community multi-discipline industrial, arts, and technology space where members get access to tools and equipment for a small monthly fee. We have acted as an incubator for small business, a workplace for artists, a creative outlet, and a location where ideas can become reality.
    Some of our members have been able to find employment, start full or part time businesses, help other small local businesses with creative solutions, as well as build and improve personal “do it yourself” skills due to their learning and experience at our MakerSpace.
    Our Mission:
    Promote life skills, sustainability, creativity and inspiration by providing access to tools, technical equipment, work space and education to the community at an affordable price.

Tours (Monday, Jan 31st - Mike )

(Tours of Duluth Makerspace available)
    Contact Mike to arrange a tour of Duluth Makerspace. 218-461-0069

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Apr 1st

Class: Lapidary Arts 101 (2:01pm-4:01pm)[$40]
Lapidary Arts 101, Sat, April 1st 2-4 pm, rescheduled due to cancellation. Instructor: Amanda

Learn basics of the lapidary arts including;

  • ​​Rocks and Minerals- Local rocks and minerals, identification, hardness
  • ​​Saws and tools- uses, care, safety, cutting demonstrations
  • Arbor- demonstration and hands-on learning; forming, sanding, polishing

Learn more about becoming Lapidary Studio certified. This introductory class is the first step to becoming certified.

Apr 2nd

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Apr 4th

Meeting: Board (7:00pm-7:00pm)
Closed Board Meeting

Apr 5th

Class: In Person - DMS Membership Orientation (5:30pm-7:30pm)[$20]
*This class is only for New Members to orient to Duluth MakerSpace. Attendees will be expected to have a current membership or pay for a months membership at the time of orientation.*

If you’re looking for a tour, email Mike -

A general orientation to everything Duluth Makerspace. In this mandatory class for RFID access, we go over important tool usage, as well as workshop expectations and function.

If you just can't make this orientation, please email to set up a time that will work.

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Apr 8th

Class: Private Bee Box event (12:00pm-4:00pm)[$0]
Wood shop will be in use for a Bee Box project in cooperation with the Friends of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. People will be using the shop to prep materials and to assemble Bee Boxes to help the pollinators. This is not a class to sign up for at this time.

Donations: Donate
Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to John Nephew for giving $25 on 2023-01-13

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is a MakerSpace?
A: A Cooperative Workshop, run like a fitness gym, where a monthly membership pays for shared access to tech tools, electronics, woodshop, metalshop, techshop, crafts, classrooms, fabrics, etc! Similar places have been sprouting up across the country. They are a real community asset driving innovation, education and cooperation. Our biggest asset is the other members.
Q: Who is running this?
A: A loose knit group of about 30 very enthusiastic member-volunteers who aspire to endlessly improve and creatively use our 11,000sqft building. Over half of the equipment is on loan or donated from members! The remainder is currently privately funded to keep us well stocked.
Q: How long have you been running?
A: We bought the building end of 2014, and volunteers have been tirelessly working on improving the space since then. We had our grand opening September 17th, 2016.
Q: Who is the place for?
A: All ages (18+ for non-class-based solo access), Women and Men, Anyone who is curious, who wants to learn new things from enthusiastic people. Anyone who is artistic or otherwise creatively inclined. Anyone who likes to create things but may not have room at home for all the various tools needed. Anyone wanting to take or teach classes on a wide range of subject matters.
Q: Do you have tool X or can you support hobby X at the shop?
A: If we do not already have the tools we will look into finding a way to integrate it into our offerings. We encourage you to help us gear up and teach the equipment! Our equipment list is helpful.
Q: I'm interested! What are ways I can be involved?
A: Come take a tour. Become a Member. Come volunteer working on space. Donate or lend some needed equipment or funds. Join our facebook page. Tell a friend. Come take a class. Anything is appreciated!

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