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Make space for creativity.

 

Open hours resume on September 17, 2023!
Thurs 4-7pm | Sun 1-4pm


If you have an idea for a class or workshop, let us know!
Contact the Makerspace coordinator: makerspace.sooke@gmail.com.

 

Join the SMS Facebook group to stay up-to-date.
 

Edward Milne Community School - 6218 Sooke Road

CREATE & COLLABORATE

Learn about the concept, tools and equipment you'll have access to.

GET
INVOLVED

Have a workshop or class idea? We pay instructors to share skills and support community!

SEE WHAT'S
HAPPENING

Open house hours, workshops and classes will all be listed here.

donations
welcomE

Donations help with ongoing operation costs and acquisition of new equipment.

The Makerspace is a collaborative project being developed in the Sooke community. The Makerspace provides shared work space, tools, equipment and materials, and hopefully a little inspiration! Users (Makers) bring their interests, ideas, creativity, effort and motivation to the making of things.

 

The spaces contain a wide variety of tools, equipment, and materials providing education, training and mentoring for the purposes of enabling community members to design, create, invent, tinker, explore, discover and make works that would not be possible with the resources generally available to individuals working alone. It is part workshop, part tech lab, part arts & craft room, and hub for creativity, connection and collaboration.

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IN THE WOOD SHOP
  • Various Hand Tools

  • Various Power Tools

  • ShopBot Desktop CNC with Vcarve Pro software

  • Sawtop Table Saw

  • Planer

  • Jointer

  • Drill Press

  • Band Saw

  • Miscellaneous: moisture meter, combination squares, measuring tapes, drop cloths, dust masks, heat guns, etc.

IN THE MULTI-USE SHOP

  • Icon Elite 4x8 Plasma cutter (NEW!)

  • Various hand tools & craft tools

  • Space to hold workshops or work on bigger projects

IN THE TEXTILES ROOM
  • Sewing Machines

  • Sergers

  • Quilting Machine

  • Glue guns

  • More coming soon!

IN THE ROBOTICS ROOMS
  • Prusa 3D Printers

  • CAD Workstations

programs

SOOKE MAKERSPACE EVENTS & SCHEDULE

 

Open hours resume on September 14, 2023!
Thursdays 4-7pm | Sundays 1-4pm

Sooke Makerspace Map

HOST A WORKSHOP OR CLASS

We always welcome new hosts and instructors for our programs and workshops. We‘d love to hear from you!

PAID INSTRUCTOR OPPORTUNITIES

Please contact us with your area of expertise if you are willing to work as a paid instructor. Potential workshop ideas include:
 

  • Little Carpenters

  • Bike Building & Maintenance

  • 3D Printing for Kids

  • Surfboard & Paddle Board Building and repair

  • Art classes

  • Woodworking classes

  • CNC or 3D Printing classes

  • Sewing and quilting workshops

  • Welding and metalwork

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donate

SUPPORT THIS COMMUNITY PROJECT

Sooke Makerspace is a non-profit initiative that relies on support from grants, donations and volunteering to provide opportunities for creative innovation, skill development and community building.

If you're interested in supporting Sooke Makerspace with financial or material donations, or by offering workshops or classes, please contact our coordinator at makerspace.sooke@gmail.com

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