The basement is too small or you would disturb the neighbors? Renting a garage is too expensive? Let's share our workshop and split the cost!
The CoMakingSpace is an open workshop for Makers from all backgrounds. We aim to provide everyone with the tools, space and skills to make whatever they come up with.
Wouldn't it be awesome if you could work on your projects any time, even after work hours? You just need a large workshop with proper tools in easy reach.
This idea is not new: the so-called Maker Movement started years before we became active in Heidelberg and is a worldwide phenomenon driven by a vast community of Makers who want to regain control over the objects surrounding us in our everyday life. The workshops they maintain for this purpose are also called "Makerspaces" or "Fablabs". Besides being highly innovative, the principle of local or "desktop" design and fabrication has the potential to replace conventional industry in certain sectors as the importance of sustainability is increasingly acknowledged.
The availability of a diverse range of hand tools, power tools, workshop machines, rapid prototyping equipment and much more enables our communtity to develop ideas into tangible projects.
The CoMakingSpace is the ideal place to find people to collaborate with on your crazy projects. Collaborative creation is an excellent way for learning and sharing skills.
Learn by doing - together!
Making is a journey, it is a way of life. There are always new experiences and learning opportunities ahead. The CoMakingSpace is a supportive community-based resource that helps individuals strive to develop their personal skills and experience.
Making things in a shared space as a community has a lot of benefits: for instance, there is a lot more space that can be used temporarily, as well as a lot of equipment that you might only need infrequently or can not even afford.
Besides these aspects we are a friendly community that can provide inspiration or new insights. Finding collaborators for larger projects or just having a chat in the social area is just as important as actually swinging a hammer! When a project involves unknown techniques, there is usually someone with more experience who can help or point you into the right direction.