While the maker culture has been gaining popularity worldwide, the concept has also made its way to India, going by the few makerspaces in the country. With places that are well-equipped with tools and materials, these are spots where creative people can come together and design or work on projects. And, in case you’re wondering, our fair city also has its share of similar makerspaces. Whether it’s to make yourself a new bookshelf or just to learn a new skill, these places are where you can head to and tinker along with like-minded makers. Oh, and did we mention they also have regular workshops? LBB picks out three city-based makerspaces you can bookmark right away.

Workbench Projects

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Photo Source: Workbench Projects

Bringing the maker culture to the city, Workbench Projects {the first makerspace here, in fact} was founded by Pawan Kumar and Anupama Prakash for innovators, designers and DIY-enthusiasts. Whether you want to develop a prototype or create a cool, new app, they have quite a few mentors, collaborators and partners to help you out. Makers and DIY-lovers, their Shopfloor with its array of tools {think welding kits, power tools and sewing machines} might seem like a dream come true for you. Want to learn a new skill or hobby? Sign up for one of their projects or workshops, which includes everything from tyre upcycling to assembling a bicycle. And, when you’re done with all the creative work, hop over to their cafe and treat yourself to a cuppa. Read more about it here.

Think Happy Everyday Workshop

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Photo Source: Think Happy Everyday – Workshop

Described as “a makerspace, mentorspace and mindspace”, Think Happy Everyday {THE} Workshop has design-oriented workshops and programmes for makers in the city. Apart from tools like 3D printers, and woodworking and metal working materials which are available for use, they also have experts to guide you as you tinker away. Perfect for newbies as well as experts, their programmes are offered for different levels {beginner, intermediate and advanced} and include everything from metal origami and furniture design to joinery. Read more about it here.

IKP-EDEN

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Photo Source: IKP EDEN

A startup incubator with an in-house makerspace, IKP-EDEN {EDEN is for Engineering, Design, and Entrepreneurship Network} is where hobbyists and designers can try their hand at personal or work projects. From simple wood working workshops to ones on industrial design, there’s quite a lot for amateurs to try out, too. Along with laser cutting and metal working tools, their range of equipment includes a plastics and composites shop, electronics, fluidics and medical devices.

Feature Photo: Workbench Projects