How it Works

If you want to know more about the Otley MAKER SPACE, then the simplest thing is to come along to one of our Open Sessions. These take place on either the last Thursday evening or Saturday evening of each month. The Open Sessions are free to attend and are a chance for all the Otley makers to get together for a chat and to welcome new members. The calendar page shows when the next open session is running. Come along, say hello and find out what we are all about.

If you would like to continue and start using the facilities of the Otley MAKER SPACE, you will need to sign up for one of the various tiers of membership explained here.

Once you have signed up and become a member, you will be given a basic induction into the workings of the Otley MAKER SPACE and the use of the standard hand tools. Other devices, like the power tools, the 3D printer and the sewing machines, will require a separate induction to make sure you know how to use them safely.

You are then free to come in whenever your membership allows and use any tools or equipment that you have been inducted onto. Storage for members' ongoing projects is available but space is limited. You will need to supply all your own materials for anything you want to make. That said, we have a stash of offcuts, nuts and bolts, screws and assorted electronic components you can help yourself to.

Members are free to bring children as their guests to the MAKER SPACE. They must be supervised on the basis of one child to one paying member and they will not be allowed to use certain, more hazardous equipment.

We look forward to seeing you and and sharing our creations with you.