About Us

About Us

Twin Cities Maker is a non-profit, volunteer-driven community of artists, engineers, and makers. We help people develop the skills they need to pursue creative goals, and we provide the space and tools necessary to bring creative vision to life.

Our Workshop

We operate a shared community workshop, located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. We’re always expanding our capabilities, but here are some highlights:

  • A machine shop for producing high-precision mechanical parts out of steel, aluminum, or brass.
  • A large metalworking shop, for cutting, bending, forging, and welding
  • A woodworking shop with almost any kind of power tool you could ever need.
  • A high-end laser cutter, capable of cutting and engraving a wide range of materials.

Our shop is run entirely by volunteers and is available to members all day and all night long, every day of the week.

Our Community of Members

More than just providing access to tools and electricity, our workshop is a meeting place, where members can collaborate on projects, share and learn new skills, and enjoy shared interests together. We host special interest groups dedicated to locksport, robotics, and computing. And sometimes, we just get together and watch bad movies.

Every Wednesday night, we open our doors to the public. It’s a great time to meet people, tour of our workshop, and talk about the projects you want to build.

Outreach

While running our workshop is a large part of what we do, our larger goal is to contribute, however we can, to the community around us. Over the years, we’ve sponsored middle-school and high-school robotics teams, hosted hackathons, and assisted other makerspaces both in Minnesota and elsewhere in the nation. We offer inexpensive classes to the community, so that others have the opportunity to learn, grow, and express their own creativity