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Rockville Makerspace
Tools & Work Areas

Welcome to the Rockville Makerspace, a place for all ages to come together and build, learn and create. We offer a wide variety of tools and the space for you to work on projects, collaborate with other makers, and learn new skills. This is a community-driven space where your ideas can become reality.

 

Questions? Contact the Rockville Makerspace Manager, Evan Keto.

Waiver (must be signed prior to using the facility)

Support Our Tool Drive
Got extra tools collecting dust in your garage or basement? The Rockville Makerspace needs your unwanted tools to                                                                 teach children, teens, and adults in our community important life skills and
                                                             inspire them to become Makers. All donations must be in good working condition.


                                                             Donations can be dropped off at the Rockville Makerspace on Saturdays,

                                                             12:00 - 4:00 PM or contact us at tools@rockvillesciencecenter.org 

 

Here's what we currently need:

Hand Tools

Hammers
Saws
Pliers
Screwdrivers
Wrenches and sockets
Chisels

Power Tools

Drills & drill bits
Jigsaws
Sanders
Power cords

Shop Supplies

Measuring tapes
Clamps
Sandpaper

Tool Storage

Tool Boxes

Storage Bins

Other

Sewing supplies

Painting supplies

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What's in the Makerspace?

We offer a wide variety of tools, including:

  • Basic tools such as screwdrivers, hammers,drills, and wrenches

  • Soldering irons and electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, and motors

  • Craft supplies such as colored pencils, wood sticks, painting supplies, and glue

 

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The following equipment requires training from RSC staff before users will be allowed to use it independently. Requirements for training will be clearly posted on the equipment. 

  • 3D printer (coming soon)

  • Bench grinder

  • CNC machines

  • Drill press

  • Laser Cutter/Engraver

  • Scroll saw

  • Sewing machines

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Makerspace Work Areas

The Makerspace can accomodate up to 20 participants 

1.  Classroom Area

Includes a large screen TV, a dry erase board, and 4 tables, suitable for up to 10 people at a time.

2.  Workbench Area

Includes 2 workbenches, 36" tall with 2 foot by 4 foot work surfaces, as well as a variety of basic hand tools, suitable for up to 4 people at a time. There is also a sink and small countertop nearby for projects requiring water or cleanup.

3.  Meeting Room

Includes table and 4 chairs, offering privacy for small meetings or projects.

4.  Workshop (Only available to trained and certified individuals)

Training and certification by RSC staff is required for every individual who wants to use the Workshop area, which includes the CNC machine, drill press, bench grinder, and scroll saw. 

5.  FIRST LEGO League Table (For FLL teams only)

6.  FTC Playing Field (For FTC teams only)

Materials: The Makerspace has some art and craft supplies, including colored pencils, markers, drawing paper, glue, and tape, as well as some basic electronics materials including wire, solder, and components. If you need additional materials, please let us know, and we may be able to provide them for your group for an additional cost. 

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