• If you build it, come join us!

  • Working together

    Our space is created, used and mainted by members. If we don't have something we need, we just get together and make it happen. From a metal bandsaw to the laser cutter, it's all members making it work. 

What Is Makerspace?

A Makerspace is a member operated shared space where people come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge. One tool can be effectively duplicated many times over by sharing it, in the same way that our learning experiences are shared.

When you walk into our Makerspace, your first thoughts may be, “Wow, I could make anything here, if only I knew how.”  Then after talking to a few people, you realize the vast amounts of experience and knowledge that exists.  Anything you would like to know about, someone has either done it or has a really good idea how to do it.  It soon becomes apparent that almost anything is possible.

What Can I Do?

The real question is “What do you want to do?”  Would you like to design a mechanical part or an organic model and print it using the 3d printer? Or laser cut acrylic, leather, wood, paper? Or etch circuit boards? 

Maybe you would like to learn robotics or how to program a microprocessor? Really, there is no limit. If we don’t have it, help us get it going. If we have it, you are welcome to use it. Come check us out!

How Can I Get Involved?

The best way to start is to come by one of our open house events on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm. [Holiday note! Because of vacations we're going to cancel the Dec 27th open house, so your next open house opportunity is on January 10th. There may be a chance to come to a work party and get a tour and join up prior to that, though, have a look at the forum at talk.makerspace.ca)

New memberships, as a rule, are only processed on Tuesday nights at the open house. In special circumstances directors may make themselves available at other times to do so, but processing new membership applications only at the open house is strongly preferred.

We are located at: 4476 Markham St. (in the Vancouver Island Technology Park), in Saanich, BC

Find Us!

4476 Markham St. (in the Vancouver Island Technology Park), Saanich, BC


Derek is in the midst of collecting interest in a dedicated virtual reality space, to be in the same building as Makerspace. Still in the early discussion stages, but if you'd like to be in on the discussion please email him at derekja@makerspace.ca


Internet of things!

In January, Mike is going to be teaching the first of hopefully a series of neat classes on the Internet of Things and the ESP8266 microcontroller. This first course offering is at a discount while he tunes the class, so sign up quick! More info can be found here