The last six months at the MakerSpace

The MakerSpace has been logging usage of the space for the last six months. After a lot of data entry and a bit of number crunching we have our first report.

The report covers a busy time for the space, we have hosted three open days for the public, worked on projects for local groups from orchard signs to wooden animals for nursery kids, and our Makers have completed loads of personal projects, a small selection of the last six months work above.  ↑

The MakerSpace has been in use for a total of 559 hours in the last 6 months, the average length of a session was 1hr 52min and the longest session was 6 hours!

Hours of use

Counting the individual visits by Makers the total comes to 297 sessions  

Sessions

The MakerSpace provides training sessions to anyone who is interested in getting to grips with our machines, no specialist knowledge or skills required, just a desire to learn.

The training sessions are volunteer run and it’s a testament to their dedication that we provided 148 hours of training in the last six months.

If you are interested in learning to use our machines check our Events page for the next session 

 

Hours of training

Wednesday is the day! The busiest day by a large margin, Wednesday is also when the 3D printing and Laser cutting training nights happen and the Wednesday morning Laser drop in.

Tuesday, the second most popular day hosts the CNC training night.

If you would like to learn how to use one of the MakerSpace machines check our Events page for the next session

Over the last six months all the machines have seen a lot of use, but the Laser cutter has been the most popular at almost half the sessions with the CNC machine in second place.

 

 

Makers can access the space at anytime, no matter if you are a night owl or early bird!

In the last 6 months the evening, when most of the group and training nights happen has been the busiest but mornings and afternoons are popular too.

 

 

The last six months have seen the MakerSpace go from strength to strength but what the numbers don’t show is the enthusiasim and inventiveness of our makers and the dedication of our volunteers working with the community.

If you would like to learn more about the MakerSpace and try out the machines check the events page for the next Open Sessions