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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 info@DuluthMakerSpace.com 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:Paul DambergDavid SullivanPeter WesselsBrian Houle

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

Give To The Max Day Is Nov 16 - Early Giving Is Live NOW (Saturday, Nov 4th - Mike )

    Give to the Max Day is Live here
   
    https://www.givemn.org/organization/Duluth-Makerspace
   
    And every day during early giving we could be eligible for a Golden Ticket donation of $500.00.
   
    Then Nov 16 there are additional Golden Tickets throughout the day worth $500, $1000, or $10,000.
   
    Share our organizations Give to the Max page on social media and help DMS raise some funds to raise the roof!
   
   

Raise The Roof Fundraiser (Saturday, Jun 10th - Mike )

    12/1/23 WE ARE NOW AT $43,448
   
    If you have been in the MakerSpace when it rains or thaws you know our roof needs some work. We sought bids last year and they were in the range of $65000-$70000. Considering Murphy and inflation we have set the fundraising goal at $75000.
   
    The good news is we have received a number of unrestricted donations as well as roof specific donations. We also have a commitment for matching funds. So, our fundraising thermometer now reflects the total of raised and pledged amounts.
   
    Donations and fundraising ideas welcome.
   
    Let's get a new roof!

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.


UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All

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Dec 11th

Meeting: Member (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Monthly Makerspace Member meeting to review current events, functions, and updates for the Duluth Makerspace Community. Scheduled the second Monday of every month(Unless changed due to holidays). Pizza will be provided.

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Dec 12th

Class: In Person - DMS Membership Orientation (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$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 - mikeolson@duluthmakerspace.com

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 mikeolson@duluthmakerspace.com to set up a time that will work.

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Dec 15th

Event: DMS Clean Up (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Get ready for the ultimate MakerSpace transformation with our festive Cleaning Party! Join us in sprucing up our creative haven in preparation for the upcoming Holiday Potluck. Grab your cleaning supplies and enthusiasm as we sweep away the dust, organize the tools, and add a touch of sparkle to our shared workspace. Let's come together, share laughs, and make our makerspace shine just in time for the joyful festivities ahead!

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Dec 16th

Event: Member Holiday Potluck! (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Celebrate the season of creativity and community at our MakerSpace Holiday Potluck! Bring your favorite festive dish to share, whether it's a homemade treat or a culinary masterpiece. Enjoy an evening of good food, great company, and the chance to connect with fellow makers in the spirit of holiday cheer.

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Donations: Donate
Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to Devan Burnett for giving $100 on 2020-12-08

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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