A makerspace is a community driven working space, where all inventors & innovators can get their hands on the right set of equipment to bring their ideas to life. With the technology wave bringing out the entrepreneurs among so many Indians, these places will certainly act like a stepping stone for many of them.
Here is a list of 11 of such makerspaces in India, in no particular order, that are enabling hardware entrepreneurs, inventors, professionals and even students!
1. Workbench Projects
Workbench Projects is a 5000 sq. feet makerspace in Bangalore aiming to create an ecosystem for makers where the focus is to promote research and responsible innovation.
Timing: 10 AM to 8 PM, Seven days a week
Equipment Available: CNC Router, 3D Printer, Milling machine, Power tools and Hand tools.
Facilities Offered: WiFi & electricity, Studios(Hall of Hobbies, Robotics, Shop Floor, Coding Space), indoor and outdoor work areas, Coworking space, Meeting Space, Startup Accelerator, Backyard Cafe, Residency and International Opportunity, Locker facility and Shower.
Contact: Pavan Kumar | email@example.com | +91 9663090123
NutsandBoltz is a 1800 sq ft makerspace for makers, creators, enthusiasts, programmers, scientists and engineers to meet, work, socialize, share ideas and collaborate to bring newer technologies and inventions.
Location: New Delhi
Timing: 10 AM to 7 PM
Equipment Available: It has all basic hand tools and other tools required for 3D prototyping, Woodwork and Electronics
Facilities Offered: WIFI, workstations, conference room, display gallery, project storage area, dining area, pantry, a product inventory to buy the basic supplies for projects.
Contact: Sufian Suhail | firstname.lastname@example.org | +91 9599587018
3. Maker’s Asylum
Maker’s Asylum is a community driven makerspace based in Mumbai and Delhi, that’s suitable for both hardware entrepreneurs and hobbyists. It aims to bring together interdisciplinary activities covering Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) to foster a culture of innovation, exploration and learning.
Location: Mumbai & Delhi
Timing: 10 AM to 9 PM
Equipment Available: All basic hand tools, array of 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, electronics lab and prototyping tools for woodworking, robotics, bicycle building and repair, rapid prototyping, open source computer-aided design.
Facilities Offered: WIFI, workstations, workshops, late night access, pantry, coffee.
Contact: +91 9004686828 | +91 9004686828
4. Fablab Kerala
Fablab Kerala was started by Kerala Startup Misson (KSUM), and consists of two MIT USA Electronics Fabrication labs each at Technopark, Trivandrum and Kerala Technology Innovation Zone (KTIZ), Kochi. The aim is to promote entrepreneurship in the local areas.
Location: Trivandrum & Kochi
Timing: 9 AM to 7 PM
Equipment Available: All basic hand tools, power tools, 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, PCB Milling machine, Vinyl Cutters etc.
Facilities Offered: Besides the basic amenities, both the fablabs offer certification courses as well
5. JMoon Maker
JMoon Maker, is a maker space dedicated to work around Robotics, Home Automation, Internet of Things, Wearables, 3D Printing and Cosplay.
Location: New Delhi
Timing: 3:30PM to 8:30PM, Monday to Friday | 10AM to 6PM, Saturday & Sunday
Equipment Available: All basic hand tools and power tools, prototyping softwares
Facilities Offered: Besides the basic amenities, it offers an in-house entrepreneur program offering mentorship
Contact: email@example.com | +91 9555956666
6. IKP-EDEN™ Bangalore
IKP–EDEN (Engineering, Design and Entrepreneurship Network), is a 25,000 sq ft fablab in Bangalore, set up by IKP Knowledge Park Hyderabad. It’s space that can accommodate 250 individuals, or 40-50 startups.
Equipment Available: A whole range of equipment for hardware prototyping including a metal working shop, a wood working shop, plastics and composites shop, electronics, fluidics, medical devices, 3D Printing & Laser Cutting.
Facilities Offered: Besides the basic amenities, it offers workshops, lockers, co-working spaces, mentorship and even fundraising assistance
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | +91 9570061382
7. FabLab CEPT
FabLab CEPT is co-run by CEPT University and The Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation. It is committed to offering a supportive and creative environment in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Timing: 10:30 AM to 8 PM, Monday to Saturday
Equipment Available: All basic hand tools and power tools, 3D Printers, CNC cutters with required prototyping softwares
Facilities Offered: Besides the basic amenities, it offers workshops and training to manufacturing enthusiasts.
Contact: Henry Skupniewicz | email@example.com | +91 9825014578
MakersLoft is Kolkata’s first makerspace for entrepreneurs, professionals, hobbyists and students.
Timing: 10 AM to 8 PM
Equipment Available: 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, Knitting machine, Block printing, Screen printing, Hand & Power Tools etc
Facilities Offered: Workspaces, Training, Workshops, Networking
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | +91 9830105231
9. The Workshop
The Workshop is a makerspace in Bangalore for designers, innovators and makers to pursue their own interests, or collaborate and work together.
Timing: 10 AM to 7 PM
Equipment Available: 3D Printer, CNC Machine (DIY), Electronics Table, Metal Work Bench, Wood Work Bench, Power tools and Hand tools.
Facilities Offered: Besides the basic amenities it offers incubation facilities as well
Contact: email@example.com | +91 9673686059
10. Collab House
Collab House is a co-working space and maker space rolled into one. It’s a collaboration focussed workspace that allows inventors, entrepreneurs and hackers to grow together.
Equipment Available: Tools for electronics, IoT, 3D printing projects
Facilities Offered: Co-working, workshops, events, training
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | +91 9985258603
11. Curiosity Gym
Curiosity Gym is a space for people of all ages and professions, including young students. It provides tools and space for entrepreneurs to work on their own projects as well.
Timing: 10 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Saturday
Equipment Available: 3D Printers, Power tools and Hand tools, 3D doodlers, IoT kits
Facilities Offered: Training, mentorship, prototyping kits
Contact: email@example.com | +91 22 22617244