Locate a Maker Space

Where You Can Build, Craft, and Make

Maker spaces are typically hosted by businesses, community groups, libraries, museums, and other types organizations for the purpose of creating access for members of the community to engage in design and manufacturing on a small scale. Maker spaces are important because they allow the creativity of individuals to flourish by providing the necessary equipment and expertise that would otherwise be difficult to access.

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Pittsburgh Region Maker Spaces
AlphaLab
Business / Incubator
2325 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh PA 15206
http://alphalab.org/contact/
AlphaLab provides early-stage technology companies with an extensive mentor network, educational sessions with industry leaders, and a rich entrepreneurial work environment within a nationally ranked accelerator program.
Assemble
Community Organization
4824 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15224
http://assemblepgh.org
Assemble connects artists, technologists, and makers with curious adults and kids of all ages through interactive gallery shows, community talk backs, learning parties, and workshops focused on teaching STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). We host these activities at our space in Garfield’s Penn Avenue arts district and at events throughout Pittsburgh.
Bethel Park Public Library
Library
5100 West Library Avenue
Bethel Park PA 15102
http://bethelparklibrary.org/
Bethel park public library provides workshops for people in the surrounding areas
Carnegie Library of Homestead
Library
510 East Tenth Avenue
Munhall PA 15120
http://carnegieofhomestead.com/
Library encourages community members to create.
Carnegie Science Center Fab Lab
Museum
1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15212 http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/
A Fab Lab is a digital fabrication laboratory for innovation and invention. It’s a workshop for learning and innovation: a place to play, create, learn, mentor, invent. Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center is part of a global network of more than 500 Fab Labs. Fab Lab welcomes people at all levels of experience.
Center ICE at the Intermediate Unit 7
Intermediate Unit /
PD Space

102 Equity Drive
Greensburg PA 15607 https://www.wiu.k12.pa.us/
Provides workshops for children in Westmoreland county and surrounding areas.
Community Library of Allegheny Valley
Library
400 Lock Street Suite A
Tarentum, PA 15065 http://alleghenyvalleylibrary.org/
Encourages community members to create.
Community Library of Castle Shannon
Library
3677 Myrtle Avenue
Castle Shannon, PA 15234 http://www.castleshannonlibrary.org/
Encourages community members to create.
Hack Pittsburgh
Community Organization
116 Central Square
Pittsburgh PA, 15228
https://hackpgh.org/
We encourage fixing things instead of replacing them and finding meaningful solutions to everyday problems.
Hosanna House Makerspace
Community Organization
Wallace Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
https://www.hosannahouse.org/makeshop_teacher.asp
Encourages teens to use their creativity freely through making.
IDEATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University
Higher Education Institution
500 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213 http://www.cmu.edu/
Higher Ed IDeATe is a makers space on CMU’s campus, where students and faculty can learn how to work with technology like lasers and digital video.
Innovation Works
Business
200 Technology Drive, Suite 250 Pittsburgh PA 15212
https://www.innovationworks.org/
Invests capital, business expertise and other resources into high-potential companies with the greatest likelihood for regional economic impact.

 

Intermediate Unit 1 Fab Lab
Intermediate Unit/PD Space
6353 National Pike Road
Grindstone PA 15442
http://www.iu1.org/fablab
The IU1 Fab Lab located at the IU1 Colonial Educational Campus serves as a motivational environment to encourage student engagement to dream it, design it, and make it!

 

Made Right Here
 Adult/Economic Development Focus
192 Bakery Square Boulevard
Pittsburgh PA 15206 https://www.maderighthere.me/contact
Helps Pittsburgh makers advertise their projects and make connections.

 

MAKESHOP at Children's Museum
 Museum
10 Childrens Way
Pittsburgh PA 15212 http://www.pittsburghkids.org/
MAKESHOP® is a space for children and families to make, play and design using “real stuff”— the same materials, tools, and processes used by professional artists, builders, programmers and creators of all kinds.

 

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Community Organization
1815 Metropolitan Street
Pittsburgh PA 15233 http://mcgyouthandarts.org/
MCG Youth & Arts’ mission is to educate and inspire urban youth through the arts.

 

Millvale Community Library
Library
213 Grant Avenue
Millvale PA 15209 http://www.millvalelibrary.org/
Encourages community members to create.
Monroeville Public Library
Library
4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard Monroeville PA 15146 https://cityseeker.com/monroeville-pa/945509-monroeville-public-library
Encourages community members to create.

 

Moon Township Public Library
Library
1700 Beaver Grade Road # 100 Coraopolis PA 15108 http://www.moonlibrary.org/
Encourages community members to create.

 

Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Library
16 Castle Shannon Boulevard
Mt. Lebanon PA 15228 http://www.mtlebanonlibrary.org/
Encourages community members to create.

 

New Century Careers
Adult/Economic Development Focus
305 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh PA 15219
http://ncsquared.com/
A company that focuses on training manufacturers in Pittsburgh.

 

Pine-Richland Makerspace
Library
Northern Tier Regional Library
4015 Dickey Road
Gibsonia PA 15044
http://northerntierlibrary.org/?page_id=2672
A maker space that encourages users to do arts and crafts, woodworking, sewing, and other projects.

 

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Community Organization
214 North Lexington Street
Pittsburgh PA 15208
http://pccr.org
Encourages community members to create.

 

Prototype PGH
Community Organization
460 Melwood Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213 https://prototypepgh.com/
What started as a personal studio for co-founders Erin Oldynski and E. Louise Larson is now a feminist makerspace. Prototype was born from the idea that we are constantly prototyping the kind of world we want to live in. As two women who love making, educating, and Pittsburgh, this is our first prototype for the future. We see Prototype as a space where feminists of all genders are welcome to make things, fail quickly, and find the support to start all over again.

 

Robert Morris University School of Education: Teacher Make Shop
Higher Education Institution
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township PA 15108 http://www.rmu.edu/
We invite teachers and education students to come learn how to integrate making into your lessons with easily accessible materials and how to organize materials for a project with our mobile maker spaces.

 

Springdale Free Public Library
Library
331 School Street
Springdale PA 15144 http://www.springdalepubliclibrary.org/
Encourages community members to create.

 

TechShop PGH
Business/Education
192 Bakery Square Boulevard
Pittsburgh PA 15206
http://techshop.com
A playground for creativity, TechShop is an open-access, DIY workshop and fabrication studio. We are a community-based space where entrepreneurs, artists, makers, teachers, and students come together to learn and work together.

 

The LABS at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny
Library
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
1230 Federal Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212 http://www.carnegielibrary.org/clp_location/allegheny/
The Labs is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s learning lab. This is a chance for teens to make a movie, build a robot, learn photography, create music and more. The Labs provides teens with access to equipment, software and mentors in an innovative learning environment with a focus on creativity and creation.

 

The LABS at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty
Library
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
130 S. Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh PA 15206 http://www.carnegielibrary.org/clp_location/east-liberty/
The Labs is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s learning lab. This is a chance for teens to make a movie, build a robot, learn photography, create music and more. The Labs provides teens with access to equipment, software and mentors in an innovative learning environment with a focus on creativity and creation.

 

The LABS at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Oakland
Library
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15213
https://www.carnegielibrary.org/clp_location/main-oakland/
The Labs is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s learning lab. This is a chance for teens to make a movie, build a robot, learn photography, create music and more. The Labs provides teens with access to equipment, software and mentors in an innovative learning environment with a focus on creativity and creation.

 

The Maker's Place (Homewood Bible Center Church)
Church
Homewood Bible Center Church
717 N. Homewood Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15208 http://biblecenterpgh.org/?view=mobile
 Church Encourages Homewood teens to use their imagination.

 

The Pittsburgh Project's MAKESHOP
Community Organization
10 Children’s Way
Pittsburgh PA 15212 https://pittsburghkids.org/exhibits/makeshop
A maker space where kids are in charge and encouraged to exercise their creative muscles.

 

transformEd at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Intermediate Unit/PD Space
East Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA 15120 http://www.centerforcreativity.net
The Center provides K-12 educators with instructional resources, grant opportunities, and professional development as they integrate STEAM learning and literacy into teaching and learning practices.

 

Upper St. Clair Township Library
Library
1820 McLaughlin Run Road
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 http://www.twpusc.org/library/library-home
Encourages community members to create.

 

West Liberty University Center for Arts & Education
Higher Education Institution
West Liberty University
208 University Drive, CUB 148
West Liberty, WV 26074
http://westliberty.edu/
Encourages students to work creatively.

 

WorkshopPGH
Community Organization
5122 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15212 http://www.workshoppgh.com/
We are a DIY school that hosts classes, events & art. We work with small businesses, makers and artists to grow their businesses through education & teaching. We keep classes lo-fi, affordable & easy duplicate at home.

 

Y Creator Space (Hilltop YMCA)
Community Organization
YMCA Greater Allegheny
420 Ft. Duquesne Boulevard, Suite 625 Pittsburgh PA 15222 http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/contact/
Y Creator Space is revolutionizing learning in Pittsburgh. We prepare youth for the 21st century by teaching them how to think, not what to think. Through STEM-based maker projects, YCS youth learn human-centered design, a problem-solving approach that can be applied to any problem.

 

Y Creator Space (Homewood-Brushton YMCA)
Community Organization
YMCA Greater Homewood-Brushton
7140 Bennett Street
Pittsburgh PA 15208 http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/homewood/
Y Creator Space is revolutionizing learning in Pittsburgh. We prepare youth for the 21st century by teaching them how to think, not what to think. Through STEM-based maker projects, YCS youth learn human-centered design, a problem-solving approach that can be applied to any problem.