Pitt | Swanson Engineering
About

mac maker logo 2MISSION

The MAC Makerspace is an innovation and entrepreneurship facility that includes a makerspace for prototyping and fabrication as well as a full spectrum of resources for individuals, artist, organizers, & small businesses to reach their potential. This space is open to the public to encourage all members of the community to practice and creatively invent throughout their life through continuous skill building, entrepreneurial pursuits, and personal projects.

FOCUS

The MAC Makerspace provides training, workshops, and studio access to develop skills, connect eorts, & build momentum. We are for the individual running a business out of their kitchen, the creative who is one tool short from creating their next masterpiece, or the organization looking to connect its members to the skills of the future.

HOURS

The MAC Makerspace is open Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm. Special accommodations for evenings and weekends can be made with advanced notice.

FAQ

Is the MAC Makerspace open to the public?

Yes! Open shop hours are for all who are interested, regardless of skill level. All workshops are open to the public & free of charge to members of Homewood and Wilkinsburg.

How much do you charge?

We are currently experimenting with strategies to ensure a sustainable future. Currently, access is free of charge. However, you will need to provide your own raw materials.

What organizations can use the Makerspace?

Any age, any group! We are more than happy to accommodate and work with organizers to create programs and activities for your group.

Do you offer training on the equipment?

Yes! To ensure safety, you must pass a comprehension test to use the equipment independently. Otherwise, you will be limited to supervised use. Should you desire training, we will work with you one-on-one to train you. While you can pay for training, we also offer a work exchange through our Learn & Lead program.

How can I stay up to date on upcoming events?

Visit our calendar for scheduled programming. You can also visit our information page to learn about regular shop hours. However, be sure to check in with us on Instagram for daily updates.

When can I Visit the MAC Makerspace?

Our standard hours are Monday through Friday: 9am - 4pm. Accommodations can be made for evenings or weekends.

Do you offer business advice?

Through our partnerships, we can connect you with a variety of supportive organizations that offer consultations free of charge.

What if I’m interested in sharing my expertise?

We would love to invite you to lead a workshop! We will work with you to create relevant programming, gather materials, provide assistance during the workshop, and connect you with our vast network of makers of all ages.

What if I have a group whose interested in programming, but don’t see relevant workshops listed?

Reach out to us and we will work together to connect you with a teacher and create something that is relevant to your groups interest!

Is there an age limit?

Children under 13 have limited access to certain equipment. But, if necessary will are more than happy to prepare any materials that may require such use.

Do you offer evening or day-time programs?

Yes! The majority of our workshops are ran 6pm - 8pm. Training, workshops, and access can always be arranged if needed.