Staten Island MakerSpace

Stapleton, Staten Island, New York
(52 Reviews)

Staten Island MakerSpace was founded in 2013 by sculptors, DB Lampman and Scott Van Campen.  DB works in mixed mediums, and has a background in dance, performance art, and arts administration. Scott is a metalworker and in addition to making sculpture, has operated his architectural metalworking business New York Custom Fabricators in the space at 450 Front Street for the last ten years. 

We are a non-profit, community co-working space for makers, builders, tinkerers, hardware developers, hobbyists, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a curious mind who wants to make something. We offer memberships to individuals and groups to use the tools and equipment in our 6000 sq ft facility. We also offer workshops and other resources to make your ideas come to life.

Our goal is to create a community of makers and foster an environment of entrepreneurial spirit and invention, by providing equipment and space to a membership that includes skilled craftspeople as well as weekend hobbyists. 

Our members are artists, craftspeople, engineers, makers, creators, and thinkers that work together to collect tools and resources for our membership who might not otherwise afford, store, or use them individually. We use these resources to encourage our members to develop and start small businesses in our community and to encourage collaboration and experimentation across disciplines.

Reviews of Staten Island MakerSpace

(52 Reviews)

ed c.

Attended: Plasma Cutting

Informative and fun class with a small group and knowledgable teacher. A great artists and artisan space with multiple uses. Look forward to more classes at Makerspace. If you take SIR from the south of Staten Island, sit in back of the train and exit is right there, space is short 2 blocks away. Easy access.

Dahlia B.

Attended: Valentines Day Couples Welding

This class was incredible and the instructors were attentive and extremely informative. They taught us plasma cutting and MIG welding (including the physics behind how the tools work) and each couple got to create their own design. My husband and I went for something simple since we were complete newbies and the instructors were beside us every step of the way. Other couples had a little bit more experience and they gave them more free range to use the tools. An amazing experience and would highly recommend!

Tricia G.

Attended: Cabinetry 101: Table Top Wooden Shelving Unit

Great class in a great space! Our teacher Allison was very knowledgeable. She covered all the basics and answered questions the students had about their individual projects. It was a good beginner class. I would highly recommend it.

Claudia T.

Attended: Cabinetry 101: Table Top Wooden Shelving Unit

Incredible woodworking workshop with Allison who gave me TLC as I progressed through the stages of learning to use the table saw, router, chop shaw and to assemble my "masterpiece." Am looking forward to the next phase.

Jon S.

Attended: Basic MIG Welding

I had a slight reservation signing up for this class thinking I might be out of place, but I couldn’t of been more wrong. Scott is a great instructor, very personable and made all students feel comfortable and welcome. Great introduction and background to welding with a great phased in approach to learning to do it. There is plenty of time for each student to physically weld, not just discuss the how to’s. Can’t wait to take other classes as this was quite enjoyable.

Chelsea T.

Attended: WWW: Women, Welding, and Wine

Scott and Emily were patient and awesome teachers, even despite my initial anxieties about burning my hands off, suffering inadvertent retinal damage, etc. Nothing to worry about here because they walk you through every step of the process beforehand and while you're working. They focused on technique, which I wasn't expecting in a course for first time welders, and we were encouraged to get creative with our projects. I'll definitely be back again for another class!


Scott B.

Attended: Stick Welding

Small class size. Lots of practice! Jimmy is a great instructor, He gives unvarnished advice and is very supportive. I look forward to him giving an advanced stick welding class.


Attended: Plasma Cutting Machine

Loved this class! We had a great time learning to use the plasma cutting machine with Scott. Good instructor and nice place.

Allison G.

Attended: Valentines Day Couples Welding

Amazing class with the nicest teacher. A great new and exciting experience. We wanted something different for Valentine's Day, and this was one of the best yet. Very helpful instructor and funny.

David Z.

Attended: Plasma Cutting

Very cool class. Great atmosphere.

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Questions about this school?
450 Front Street, Staten Island, New York 10304
Staten Island MakerSpace
Stapleton, Staten Island
450 Front Street
Btwn Canal St & Thompson St
Staten Island, New York 10304

Our address is 450 Front St, but our entrance is on Thompson St, between Bay and Front. Take the Staten Island Railroad two stops to the Stapleton station from the St. George Ferry Terminal. You can also reach us via the S78 bus on Bay Street. Our entrance is next door to Tony's Auto.

Upcoming Classes at Staten Island MakerSpace

DIY Pillows
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 23rd, 11am

Tangible Ideas: An Introduction to 3D Printing
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 24th, 12:30pm

Forge Your Way Through Spring
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 30th, 10am

Young Maker Camp - Game Camp! (Ages 9-12)
Next start date:

Monday Jul 9th, 9am

Young Maker Camp - Game Camp! (Ages 13 - 16)
Next start date:

Monday Jul 23rd, 9am