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Welcome to Telford Makerspace

Located at 2 Park Street, Wellington TF1 3AE, we're busy renovating the space, and will be officially opening in early September, but there is a LOT of work to do! We have now moved our kit out of the old place, and are starting work on the floors - if you're able to help out with this, please let us know. Keep an eye out for announcements here and on our social media - we will be posting about progress as it occurs.

We have just launched our CrowdFunder campaign!

Please see the Blog post for more details: Our crowdfunder is now live!

You can jump straight to our CrowdFunder page here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/telfordmakerspace and please tell all your friends about it!

What we're currently working on:

Task

Who

Details

Progress

Grants and funding

Trustees
  • Submission of bids
  • Fundraising activities
  • Awards for All submitted.
  • Crowdfunder LAUNCHED.
  • More to come.

Moving out of the Belfrey

Trustees + Volunteers

 

  • Move everything out of the Belfrey, taking stuff we want to keep to Park St.
  • Surplus and junk to be disposed of.
  • Clean and sweep.
  • Shelves, suspended racks and fittings need taking down. 
  • We have now moved everything out.

Refurbishment and fit-out of Park St.

Trustees + Volunteers

  • Volunteers needed for this weekend 2-3 July.
  • Floors need clean up and sealing prior to new surface being installed. 
  • Walls need cleaning down, filling and painting.
  • Understairs cubby hole needs removing.
  • Inventory of assets.
  • Get rid of what we don't need
  • Window cleaning
  • Procure floor covering
  • Inventory started. Continues.
  • Equipment and furniture moved into back rooms to clear floors at front.
  • Front room floors scraped, cleaned and sealed with PVA.
  • Windows partially cleaned and posters put up.
  • Potential donation of floor covering being negotiated by Emily.

We will need lots of help, so if you'd like to volunteer, or donate, please get in touch via any of the methods on our Contact us page!

New premises

The new space will have four primary zones: Shop and chill-out zone where you will find member-made items for sale, plus spares and materials for all your making needs; Clean zone for art, crafts, textiles, electronics, digital design and 3D printing; Dirty zone for the more messy and noisy pursuits like woodwork, metalwork, and laser cutting; and a Media zone for digital audio and video recording, editing and presentations. We have big ambitions - come and be part of building an awesome resource for the people of Telford to fulfil their making ambitions!

Enquiries

Please use the following channels for any enquiries:

  • Discord - send a direct message to one of our trustees - Adam, Andy, Emily, Glyn or Paul - on our Discord server
  • Email - send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Facebook - facebook.com/groups/telfordmakerspace
  • Twitter - send a direct message to @telfordmakers
  • Telephone or SMS - 07738932607 (AndyDJ's number)

Hope to see you soon!

About Telford Makerspace

Telford Makerspace is a community run group with a small membership fee, aimed at makers, tinkerers, fixers and artists. The aim is to help each other on a variety of technology projects. There are various tools and equipment available for everybody to use, and there are more being added all the time. You don't have to have any particular skills or experience to join us - just enthusiasm and a willingness to join in and give it a go.

We will be back to having regular meetings once we have the one or two rooms ready to a basic standard. Previously, we used to have regular sessions on on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 to 10pm, and also most Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, and we are aiming to start running these sessions again as soon as we can.

Please see our "Join" page in the menu above to register for membership.

Some of the things we are interested in:

  • 3D Printing
  • CNC Machining
  • Laser Cutting
  • Electronics
  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other small computers
  • Programming and computers
  • Wood work and up-cycling
  • Raspberry Pi - robots and autonomous vehicles
  • Making, Fixing and Customising gadgets for fun