Who Can Use MakeShift?
Open To AllThe community of Lincoln, Nebraska can access MakeShift without requiring any particular skills or occupation. However, a mandatory training session must be completed prior to using the equipment for the first time.
Permanent Location Coming SoonWhile the completed space is still under construction, a temporary prototype space is available for use. In exchange for access, individuals can make a 'pay-what-you-wish' donation either monetarily or in-kind by volunteering. Once the new space is completed, membership guidelines will be established.
Self-SufficientMakeShift aims to be self-sufficient by obtaining funding through memberships, donations from members for raw materials, and fundraising campaigns, among other means.
MakeShift is a community space located in Lincoln, Nebraska that fosters creativity and innovation by encouraging individual and collaborative projects, providing access to resources and tools, and offering education and mentorship opportunities. The aim is to promote technical, scientific, and artistic skills, as well as to advance invention and innovation.
Makers, tinkerers, and D.I.Y enthusiasts can come together to explore the intersections of technology, science, art, and culture. The experiences offered are hands-on and driven by the interests of the participants.
Donate to MakeShift
Construction is currently under way for the new home of MakeShift! Behind the current location, Turbine Flats, resides an old warehouse that, once renovated, will provide increased space for new tools and bigger projects.
Your donation not only helps fund the new construction, but also provides funds for new and updated tools along with the annual MakeLincoln Maker Fair.
Completed Renovation Costs: $15,000
3D Printer - LulzBot - TAZ 5
Uses 2.85 mm - 3.0 mm filament, works best for more traditional filaments such as ABS or PLA
3D Printer - LulzBot - TAZ Pro
Dual head, auto leveling
Vinyl Cutter (Plotter Size) - US Cutter - MH 871
3D Printer - Elegoo - Mars
LCD Resin-based printer 5x3x6 build
Soldering Station - Generic - Generic
Digital soldering station with heat gun
Robotics Kit - Arduino - ESP8266
Reservable 8-10 cardboard battlebot kit. Includes 8 robot boards+motors, 8 tablets, tools and consumables to create simple sumo bots for workshops
Laser Cutter - HL - HL1060 (Purchased 2022)
24x40 bed 100 watt adjustable bed Lightburn software