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Makerspace FAQs

You've got questions and we've got the answers!  Learn more about using the Makerspace below:

Do I have to make a reservation to use the Makerspace?

The Makerspace is open to the general public twice a week: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturdays, noon-4:00 pm. Anyone can stop by during these hours to work on a project without a reservation. If you'd like to access the Makerspace outside of these hours, you will need to make special arrangements with our Makerspace Manager, Evan Keto

Is there a fee to use the Makerspace?

Individual users are welcome to use the Makerspace free of charge. Minimal fees for materials may apply. We encourage you to access the facility during open project hours if possible, however other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis with the Makerspace Manager. If your group would like to reserve use of the Makerspace, an hourly fee will apply (see below).

Can my group reserve the Makerspace for an event or class? 

Groups of up to 20 people may reserve use of the Makerspace for one-time events or ongoing programs. The rate is $50/hour. You can learn more and request a reservation here.

Can my kids use the Makerspace?

The makerspace is open to all ages however users under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

What tools do you have?

The makerspace is equipped with a wide variety of basic tools, including screwdrivers, hammers,drills, wrenches, soldering irons, electrical components (resistors, capacitors, and motors), and craft supplies such as colored pencils, wood sticks, painting supplies, and glue. The following specialized equipment requires training from RSC staff before users will be allowed to use it independently: 3D printer, scroll saw, drill press, bench grinder, CNC machine, and sewing machines.

Do you offer classes? 

You can check out the latest classes and workshops here. If you'd like to learn a specific skill or receive training on equipment, please check with Evan Keto, our Makerspace Manager.

What about safety?

The Makerspace is home to tools that, if used improperly, could cause harm or injury to you or other visitors. Our first responsibility is to ensure the safety of all our guests. We ask that you review the Makerspace Terms & Conditions and sign a waiver before using the Makerspace for the first time.

How do I get in touch with the Makerspace?

You can email our Makerspace Manager, Evan Keto, or call the Rockville Science Center at 240-386-8111.

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