Southampton Makerspace

So Make It is a non-profit MakerSpace in Southampton, UK – a friendly and inclusive place for people who like making things to sharing knowledge, experience and tools.

The interests of the current membership focus on subjects of wood- and metal-work, costume design, craft, photography and technology (3D printing, microcontrollers (Arduino, etc), robotics, quad-copters, home automation, computers (Raspberry Pi, etc) and programming). We have a significant number of tools available to facilitate these activities and our members are often willing to lend their own personal tools too.

Membership is not required to use the space, please just pop in during our Opening Hours and see what we’re about; hopefully you might consider joining us on our journey to bring maker-culture to everyone!

* Excellent * Inspirational * A fun learning experience * Great atmosphere * Really friendly & very approachable * 

— Just a few comments from recent visitors

** Covid-19 Pandemic **

So Make It is currently shutdown due to the current situation. We plan to reopen as soon as we are legally allowed to do so.

** Thank you for your support **

Is So Make It for me?

Are you enthusiastic about making things? Then yes.

We’re a community workspace catering to a broad demographic; we have tools for people of all ages and backgrounds, 18 and over, to come together and create: costumes, woodwork, electronics, props, technology, metal work, 3D printing, sculptures, PCBs, even group endeavours such as our dalek.

All are welcome to drop in on any time we are open, Tuesdays being our busiest evening (great for introductions) and Friday mornings are particularly suitable for those no longer constrained by work.

Visit us

We’re located in Unit F, Pitt Road, Freemantle, Southampton (SO15 3FQ) – for more information about how to get here, see the Visit us page!

Opening hours

We’ve 54 keyholders (as of 2017-01-14) and more are being added all the time, the space opens whenever a keyholder is available to open it; however we commit to open at the following times in order for guests to come and visit the space:

Tuesday AM 09:30-12:30
Tuesday PM 19:30-22:00
Thursday 19:30-22:00
Friday 09:30-12:30

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Southampton Makerspace is located in Southampton, and serves Hampshire, Dorset and the surrounding area including Totton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Fareham, Portsmouth, the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. Other makerspaces/hackerspaces in the region include: Dorset Constructorium in Bournemouth, SHH! (Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace) in Farnborough, Reading HackspaceBuildBrighton Hackspace and Basingstoke Makerspace.

Wikipedia states:

A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialise and/or collaborate.

The Makerspace is a great venue for peer-to-peer learning and sharing of knowledge. A lot of what goes on in the Makerspace involves Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) – subjects of great importance to education!