It’s the new innovation hot spot in downtown Saskatoon.
Makerspace provides access to an assortment of design and do-it-yourself tools to help creators transform their visions to reality.
“Our goal is to have a space where a creative person can walk into it and the only thing that holds them back is their own creativity. There will never be a lack of tools or education to be able to accomplish what they want to create,” co-founder Devon Plett said from the Avenue C South location.
Plett came up with the idea for Makerspace after being frustrated that he couldn’t get access to design and production equipment after high school.
“Throughout high school I ran a small skateboard company with a couple friends and through that became really familiar with silk screen and decals.”
The multi-use space has a 3D printer, decal and laser cutter, silk screen to print on textiles and a wood shop.
“Another thing we like to do is provide a spot for our members to come and take photos of what they just made. They can rent a camera from us and take nice photos of a piece of furniture they just made or t-shirts they just printed,” Plett explained during a tour of the building.
To use Makerspace, you have to purchase a membership or pay a drop-in fee, and go through mandatory equipment training.
Devon and his wife Kendra see the space as a community for creators and a hub of collaboration.
“They can create something that they couldn’t necessarily at home.”