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Maker Space

Join your local maker space today.

Our maker space in Berkhamsted has all the tools and machines you need to innovate within your craft, take your hobby project to the next level, or discover a new passion for making.

Run by and for our members, when you join the space, you join a local community of makers, designers, hackers, and hobbyists and have a say in the way in which the space is setup and managed. Choose to use the space during our open hours with our maker membership package or become a community member and join us during our open workshop evenings and events.

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Facilities

Wood Shop

The wood shop is our dusty work space with a wide range of hand and power tools alongside some of our CNC routers and other bits of kit. You can reserve a bench in the workshop and use all the hand tools for £5 an hour or book the larger machines individually.

  • Band Saw
  • Pillar Drill
  • Hand Tools
  • Belt Sander
  • Inventables X-Carve
  • Roland MDX-650
  • Vacuum Former
  • Jigsaws

Digital Maker Space

The digital maker space is for electronics, 3D Printing, programming, VR, and some ceramics work. It's where are members like to hang out when having a cup of tea or discussing their latest projects.

  • UP Mini 3D Printers
  • GCC Laser Cutter
  • Dremel
  • Soldering iron
  • Form Labs 2
  • Knitting Machine
  • Electronics Equipment
  • Large format printing

Laser Cutting Space

We've got three laser cutters at D-Lab which are always really popular. They're kept in top condition by our volunteers and are great for cutting plywood and acrylic.

  • Trotec Speedy 300
  • Trotec Speedy 500
  • GCC Laser Cutter

    FAQ

    How do I join?

    You can sign up as a maker member and visit anytime during the week or register as a community member which means you can visit during any of our open workshops. Find out more below.

    Do I need to have experience with the machines?

    All members must attend an induction for each machine they wish to use (excluding hand tools) - after the induction you'll know everything you need to get making.

    How often are you open?

    The maker space is open during our normal office hours and Tuesday evenings until 9 pm. We would like to open more often but rely on volunteers.

    How do I volunteer?

    If you'd like to become a volunteer, host community events, or run a workshop please get in touch.

    Who runs the maker space?

    The maker space is run for and by its members. It is financed by our co-working space and membership contributions. All profits are redirected back to the space to renew and maintain the equipment.

    Membership

    Maker Membership

    Use the space whenever you need during our open hours.

    Our maker membership is perfect if you have an etsy style business, make for a living, or just want to use the space during the week.

    • Access 9 to 5 / Monday to Friday
    • 8 hours machine time a month included
    • £5 an hour thereafter
    • Sell your products on our website

    £25 a month

    Join us

    Monthly contract - terms and conditions apply - £15 admin fee on sign up - Please read our membership pack for more details.

    Community Membership

    Use the space during our open workshop evenings

    Join us during our community open workshop evenings for a small donation. Learn from other makers and meet the community.

    • Come along to our open make evenings and pay a donation when you use the equipment
    • Learn how to use the machines from other members
    • Join us at events, BBQ'S and drinks

    Free

    Join us on meetup

    Pay as you go

    Use machines for one off projects

    Ideal if you only need to use a machine a few times a year for your business or hobby project. Contact us for a quote.

    • Use a machine for a set fee
    • Get support from a technician
    • Choose from laser cutters, cnc routers, or wood shop rental

    From £15 an hour

    Contact us for a quote

    Latest Makes

    Stephen Pearcy

    Charlie + The Cabbage Factory Model

    Louise Holden

    Paper Cup Study

    Alice

    3D Printed Ceramic Jewellery Stand

    Andrea McPherson

    Laser cut box

    David Kirkland

    3D Printed Ceramic Pot

    Find us

    Just a 10 minute walk from Berkhamsted station.

    10 -12 Clarence Rd Depot
    Berkhamsted
    Hertfordshire
    HP4 3AS

    info@d-lab.co.uk

    01442 864 673

    Latest awards
    BDCC Business of the year 2018
    Dacorum Business of the year 2019
    Dacorum Skills Hero Award 2019

    Learn

    Creative workshops for all ages.

    D-Lab Pop Up
    Intro to Practical Electronics
    Sep 17, 2019 19:00
    adults
    SOLD OUT!

    A 8 week introductory course in electronics.

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Intro to Practical Electronics
    Sep 16, 2019 19:00
    adults
    SOLD OUT!

    A 8 week introductory course in electronics.

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Open Make Saturday!
    Dec 7, 2019 10:00
    adults
    Come and join in with our maker community!

    Join our open workshop this Saturday morning

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Health and Safety Induction
    Nov 18, 2019 10:00
    adults
    Free

    Learn how to keep safe while using our facilities

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Laser Cutting Induction
    Nov 18, 2019 11:00
    adults
    £15

    Learn how to cut and engrave plywood and acrylic

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Open Make
    Nov 19, 2019 19:00
    adults
    Come and join in with our maker community!

    Join our open workshop every Tuesday evening.

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Coder Dojo
    Nov 19, 2019 18:30
    kids
    Free

    A free coding club for young programmers and parents

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Eco Stitch-Up - Saturday Class
    Dec 7, 2019 9:30
    adults
    £15

    Textiles recycling workshop

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