Charlottesville Makerspace Tours

Makers in Action.

Tinkersmiths offers tours of our Makerspace upon a scheduled request.

Costs are:

  • $10 per individual
  • $50 for groups of 5 to 9
  • $100 for groups of 10 or more

Why are we charging for this? Tinkersmiths offers workshops several times a week. No cost access to tools and talent. If you want to see what really happens here than sign up and RSVP for workshop. During non-workshop hours we are a for hire business that needs to produce goods or provide services to our clients to pay our bills. We also have a moral obligation to provide an interruption free environment to members/artisans working on projects.

Tours do not come with "Tinker Time" but we do offer private workshops and are a team building exercise destination in Virginia. These range from school groups to one on one session to discuss the various steps in prototyping a product. In depth discussions on using the equipment. Email Brian Williford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to set up a tour or get a quote for a private maker session.

Imagine how disruptive it could be at your job if there was a line of folks wanting to walkthrough your place of business. During this time you must address a verity of particulars and questions. You must shut down billable equipment that insurance regulations don't allow to be run in the presence of non members. That has become a very common reality for Makerspace operators around the world. Many of them address this fiscal reality by offsetting lost billable time to show off the space by making a tour a positive, inviting but paid experience. Many other types of manufacturing businesses offer private tours, such as craft breweries and distilleries.