The Maker Movement & Rochester

Dan Schneiderman

What is the Maker Movement?

  • Designing
  • Hacking
  • Creating
  • Painting
  • Sewing
  • Performing
  • Woodworking
  • Glass Making
  • 3D printing
  • Animation
  • Soldering
  • Re-using
  • Tinkering
  • Crafting
  • Inventing
  • Programing
  • Welding
  • Circuit bending
  • Exploring
  • Everything


physical location where people
gather to share resources, work on projects, teach, and help each other out

There are now over 400 Community Makerspaces in the World

Makerspaces In Rochester

Interlock Rochester

Rochester Makerspace

Rochester AdaSpace

Monroe County Library System

Other Libraries

  • Sully Branch - 3D Printers 
  • Greece Library - 3D printer
  • Irondequoit Library
  • Webster Library - considering adding a makerspace in the near future

Chili Library Teen Makerspace

Rochester Institute of Technology - The Construct

University of Rochester - Rettner Hall

Brockport  College - Drake Memorial Library Makerspace

Saturday, November 21st

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Over 100 Local Makers!

Rochester Maker Movement & Politics

In June of 2014, the White House held their first Maker Faire.

Rochester, along with 100 other cities, was declared a "Maker City" by the White House.

National Week of Making

June 12th-18th

You can learn just about anything through making

Makerspaces & Clubs at Schools

Harley School

Allendale Columbia - Design and Innovation Lab

  • Community Nights
    • Interlock Rochester - Every Tuesdays
    • Rochester Makerspace - Every Thursday
      • Crafternoons on the First Sunday
      • Art Shows on the Third Friday
  • Field Trips for schools to the spaces
  • Rochester Mini Maker Faire is November 21st
    • Educational Discounts Available
  • Start your own Maker Club
  • School Maker Faires

How to Get Involved

Future Maker Ideas for Rochester

  • Mobile Maker Space
  • Maker Cart for Hospitals (Project M@CH)
  • A Meeting of the Makers during the National Week of Making

Resources I recommend

Articles I recommend

Local Makerspaces

Hands On Activity

Paper Circuits




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