Maker club

Calling Young Makers, Crafters, Inventors and Designers  – if you are aged 12-17 and interested in opportunities to experiment with science and art, get creative and learn new skills, then why not come along to our Make Oxford makerspace in The Basement at the OCFI.

Visit our What’s On events section to book a place.

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What is maker club?

Think of it as a club for inventors, a place where you can get creative, experiment with ideas and hang out with other young people with similar interests. You can learn how to use cool, cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printers and laser cutters. Explore themes such as wearable tech, product design and engineering. You can work on your own creative project or join in with team projects, for example First LEGO League, Raspberry Pi Jams and video game challenges are just some of the things we have planned.

Is maker club for me?

Maker Club is open to young people aged 12-17 who are interested in creating, designing and making. Whether you’re already part of a young maker community or have never picked up a soldering iron in your life, our experienced, trained staff can help you to bring your ideas to life. You decide how you get involved and there’s no pressure to complete every project – you’re free to go at your own pace.

When can I come?

Maker Club happens once a month, on a Saturday, in our Make Oxford makerspace in The Basement at the Oxford Centre for Innovation (a 2-minute walk from The Westgate.) Our doors open at 1pm and the club runs until 4pm. We also have a ‘tuck shop’ with drinks and snacks.

The boring (but important) stuff

Maker Club is for young people aged 12-17, not adults, but we need to ensure your safety while you’re with us. Your parent or guardian needs complete this Parental Permission Form before your first session. They can send it in to us at [email protected] or you can bring it with you on the day. We will keep the form for a year, so there’s no need to fill in a new one every month – unless your details change.

Maker club juniors

For YOUNGER Makers, try our new monthly Maker Club Juniors for ages 9-12.

Visit our What’s On section for information, upcoming events and to book a place.