• 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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Tinkersmiths Makerspace

Shared Learning, Making and Tactile Experiences for All Ages

Free Community Workshops

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

 

Community Tools and Technology

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

 

Learn New Skills While You Tinker

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

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.

Arduino
Raspberry Pi
Robots
Music

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

CNC
Toolpaths
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!

LEDs
Sound
Interactive
Responsive

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What Goes On Here

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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  • "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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