• Tinkersmiths Makerspace
    Knowledge : Workshops
    Prototyping Services
    Fabrication Services

    mak·er [ máykər ]
    1. One that makes or manufactures
    2. Producer of Goods
    3. Creator or Cause


    Collaborative Learning Adventures
    Immersive Tactile Experiences
  • Tinkersmiths Makerspace
    ElectroFunk Workshops

    Explore Arduino - RaspberryPi - Electronics.

    Collaborate on new learning experiences.

  • Tinkersmiths Makerspace
    3D Printing Workshops

    We design and make machines.
    We share knowledge with the community.
    We can be hired commercially to help your enterprise which in turn supports the makerspace.
  • Tinkersmiths Makerspace Woodworking Workshops

    Check out the latest workshops on our calendar.
    Where out old clothes and make new friends.
    Equipment and tools in-house.
  • Tinkersmiths Makerspace Prototyping Services

    We can assist you in the design of your product idea and guide you towards market distribution.
  • Tinkersmiths Makerspace CAD / CAM Workshops

    We are proficient at a variety of design and manufacturing software packages.
    In-house CNC production is available.
  • Tinkersmiths Makerspace Shop Workshops

    We gather in the shop three times a week to share in the experience of collaborative fabrication.
    Join Us!
  • Tinkersmiths Makerspace

    522 Second Street SE
    Suite B - IX Art Park

    Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Support Our Kickstarter and Help Us Continue Creating Something Cool

Support the Tinkersmiths Dorkpod Kickstarter here to so this resource can continue. For three years we have been the only Makerspace in the US to offer free memberships, workshops and access to talent at no no cost.

Emerse ones self in our sea of creativity to unlock something wonderful inside of you.

No previous experience needed to make something super cool. Turn your inspiration into something fabulous at any level. A few failed attempts, working around a few pieces of broken equipment will not stand in anyones way here.

Donate Now

Maker Studios for Rent / Shop Space in Charlottesville

Maker studios now available. Great for starter businesses requiring tactile skills. If you want to be part of the awesome IX Art Park scene, this is the place. These bays are for fabricators and heavy crafters. Not suited for art forms that or folks that desire a cozy environment. Makerspace are made of noise and sparks.

Bay 8 x 8
Bay 8 x 16
Bay 12 x 16
Bay 16 x 16
Bay 16 x 24

Visit updated pricing on our online store here.

PLEASE! schedule ahead for a viewing. We have clients projects and workshops to maintain as you do with your day job.

Tinkersmiths Makerspace

Shared Learning, Making and Tactile Experiences for All Ages

Community Workshops - Learn While You Tinker

3D Printing, CNC Fabrication, Arduino, RaspberryPi, EggBot, Art, Woodworking , Metalworking, Music Machines, Prototyping, Robotics, Industrial Design, CAD/CAM, LED's, Makey Makey, LittleBits and More!

Share your talents with other tinkerers! Come out and make Arduino Projects and Robotics!. Explore Shop Workshops, Metalworking, Interactive Clothing, Industrial Design, and Musical Instruments!


Community Tools and Technology

Makers making with Electronic Workbenches with Kits, Woodworking Tools, Metalworking Tools, Computers Galore, Home Made 3D Printers, Slicers, CNC's, Cartesian Motion Enthusiasts and Brilliant Minds!


Professional Consumer Services

Need something made with our awesome equipment? CNC Cutting, Woodworking, Cabinetry, Casework and Millwork, General Fabrication, Signs, Product Design, 3D Printing

Create musical instruments with Arduino...
...send messages to Chris's LED Hat with your tablet...
...drive robots with your smartphone!
  • Microcontrollers
  • Industrial Design
  • Wearable Tech

We explore micro-controller programming every Monday night from 6 to 9 PM. Sign up and come see what the ElectroFunk Workshop is all about.

Raspberry Pi

Build 3D Printers, flatpack furniture, electric vehicles, interactive art, or try your hand at something new.

3D Models
RC Enabled

Check out our member's latest explorations in wearable tech! Creations have included programmable top hats and ties, eyeglasses that change color, shoes that respond to music, and more!


Get our iPhone, iPad and iWatch App

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Charlottesville Makers Explore

Sign up to share in the experience of one of our current projects. Or bring your own amazing ventures to work on. Good fun, too times, casual atmosphere.

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Schedule a Makerspace Tour

Hey guys, this space is the day job for many small business owners. It is difficult for us to do our jobs with folks trying to wonder in unschedule. It is also very unsafe for someone working a dangerous piece of equipment to be tapped on the shoulder. If you want a makerspace tour we ask that you schedule it in advance here. We would love to have you but please be courteous of our time and safety.

  • "We simply set out to make tools and equipment available. Today we have a shared economy based on personal growth, advanced knowledge, and love."

    Brian Williford moderates the shop-related community. He digs designing in the virtual space those projects which can tangibly be brought to life -- creativity combined with tactile skills.

    imageBrian Williford
  • "I stumbled into this wonderful band of merry misfits and it was like simultaneously going backward and forward in time."

    Gopal Metro moderates the long-standing ElectroFunk Workshop series. He engages with eager newbies on electronics-related projects. His group has a heavy emphasis on Arduino, RaspberryPi, and good old fashioned electronic circuity.

    imageGopal Metro
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