MakeShift is a workspace that is run by the community, providing a meeting ground for individuals who share common interests in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, to connect, socialize, and collaborate.
Join us on Mondays for our weekly MakeShift Maker Meetup at 1135 N. 22nd St. (behind Turbine Flats) - 5:30 to 7:00 PM.


Also known as a hacklab or hackspace, "Fab Lab", and tech shop.

Community Impact

MakeShift was originally started at the Turbine Flats Project, located at 22nd & Y streets since 2007. Turbine Flats has successfully transformed an old and vacant warehouse into office spaces. The businesses inside attract an array of clients and friends of the neighborhood. Many tenants, past and present, have started successful projects and businesses inside of these walls.
Neighborhood CatalystWe intend to be an anchor-point for technological growth and economic development driven by the members of this neighborhood.

A Helping HandMakeShift provides access to basic tools that can help people complete home improvement projects economically, start gardens, eat locally, and get to know their neighbors.

Boosting Technical SkillsOur aim is to promote the growth and wider adoption of tools such as engineering, coding, web development, and graphic design in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Who Can Use MakeShift?

Open To All

The 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.

New Permanent Location

While the completed space is still under construction, we have officially moved into it! 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.


MakeShift aims to be self-sufficient by obtaining funding through memberships, donations from members for raw materials, and fundraising campaigns, among other means.
Clinton Neighborhood ResidentMakeShift currently resides in the Clinton neighborhood (which spans from Vine St. to Holdredge St. and 17th St. to 33rd St.) of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Member-Driven Non-ProfitThe organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that operates on a member-driven model, ensuring its self-sufficiency. It is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members.

Fostering CollaborationMakeShift offers a space for workshops, classrooms, computer labs, and a tool and book library. This allows for individuals to come together, share knowledge, and generate new ideas.

The Mission

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.

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