Vector Space is a nonprofit makerspace: a physical place for people interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math to collaborate, invent, discover, and build the things that interest them. A place where students, hobbyists and professionals hone their craft, share their knowledge, and learn new things. Our mission is to build an open and collaborative community that fosters innovation, creativity, and the pursuit of science-based knowledge. Vector Space is a place where lifelong learners can come to expand their knowledge and explore their interests through hands-on projects. We place a focus on making the connection between personal interests and academic learning of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Our classes, workshops and projects will inspire members to share knowledge, learn from each other, and mentor others. Each lesson is hands-on and taught by local experts and professionals: professors, engineers, graphic designers, woodworkers, computer scientists and more. Vector Space a is nonprofit corporation managed by a Board of Directors and organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible.
How Does it Work?
Members pay a monthly fee for 24/7 access to the space, tools, and basic materials. For members under 18, access to the space will be limited to operating hours. Access to the space means having access to the computer and electronics lab, the textile room, the 3D printer, and the lounge, class, and conference rooms. Once you pass our tool safety course, your RFID tag will be given access to the fabrication workshop, giving you access to all of our woodworking and metalworking tools. Once you’re done for the day, you can leave your work in progress in our storage area. Basic materials are also included, such as plywood, sheet metal, and resistors; not included: Zebrawood, carbon fiber rods, and type K thermocouples. With access to 4,000 sqft of space, tens of thousands of dollars worth of tools, and an incredible community of diverse and talented makers, you won’t have any excuse as to why you haven’t finished building your solar powered stink bug collecting robot. Members also enjoy discounts on workshops and events.