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MakeSpace Madrid

self-managed maker community

Story by Rubens Ben December 9th, 2016

MakeSpace Madrid is a dedicated MakerSpace for digital creations and work. It offers the latest tools for prototyping & developing technological and creative products or projects. The space count 49 members and is open 22h/day. For 30 Euros per month, you can access to all machines and a very organized Eco-system with many meetings.

The community focuses on collaborative production and knowledge sharing with the following main areas of focus :

Furthermore, MakeSpace Madrid is also active on the international scene with events and workshops such as "Internet of Things Day" and "Freedom Hardware Day".

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The space is managed by a non-profit (Makespace Madrid Association) and fueled by it's members. The community is composed by a large spectrum of individuals, ranging from students to retired, passing by engineers and developers.

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Machines, Machines, more machines

MakeSpace is able to propose a wide range of machines. Also thanks to donations they can have a CNC (donated by a private company in the sector).

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A great example of what's happening there : Using open-hardware, these makers are building a led-based light system for wheelchairs, synchronized with music.

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Open to every curious

There is a tour every Tuesday from 19h to 21h so jump in the maker train if around !

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ABOUT

This photo-report is part of a series of exploration about self-organized communities.

It's a 100% self-funded project. If you like my work, you can help me to continue these explorations and shine a light on more amazing communities with a donation :

About me : I'm a freelance photographer on the road, passionate about communities. I believe in a world of independent communities based on ecology, open-source and decentralization. I'm also a music photographer. The whole spectrum on RubensBen.com. You can reach me at ola@rubensben.com

Thanks to Pepe for the visit, a special thanks to Janny Le for being the best guide !

Footnote: Text translated from makespacemadrid.org
16 Calle de Pedro Unanue, Madrid, Spain