Southend Makerspace

Join us at The Old Waterworks on a Monday evening from 7pm and at various other places and times such as Raspberry Jams around Essex for digital making.

Location :

The Old Waterworks
North Road
Southend on Sea
SS0 7AB

SatNav/Google Maps is often incorrect – please check before travel.
From West Road  BP petrol station 100m south; at the junction with North Road and Chelmsford Avenue turn left, just before the Islamic Centre.

What is a Makerspace ?

A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, creating, exploring and sharing. These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.  A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace.  If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business.  It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.  These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.  Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking. Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups.