Open Bench Project: Portland

Our makerspace provides members with access to studio/work space, tools and community, as well as discounts on classes and supplies. We help people bring their ideas into reality by encouraging critical thinking and fostering confidence in a curious, supportive environment. Become a member today.




“I can’t imagine losing my membership. I’ve just had so many opportunities come through here for my business.”

“7500 square feet of awesomeosity. A maker space extraordinaire. I love this place.”

“Is it wrong that I never wanted to leave?”

“Open Bench has been SO important to me in my journey to America.”

“AWESOME location and resource. Looking forward to seeing how we can integrate that resource in our school…”

“Open Bench was a great space to “mess about”.

“OBP was the perfect place…a makers dream. You couldn’t hurt the place.”



Great event, great friends

What a good time we all had on Thursday night down at SPACE Gallery. I was super happy when so many people showed up to help us launch our fundraising campaign. Thank you all for coming. Let's keep all working to support this effort to get a makerspace here in Maine's...

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Contribute to our Indiegogo Campaign.

Contribute to our Indiegogo Campaign.

We are excited to announce that we are now LIVE with our Indiegogo campaign. You can contribute here! [wpvideo RKSAXih9] To contribute to our campaign click here or any of the text in this post. After months of preparation we now invite you to help us "Build the...

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I want to be an engineer when I grow up…

I want to be an engineer when I grow up…

A recent interview with Karen Wallingford has reminded me of the importance of exploring. While we often find our selves chasing down ideas that we think are appropriate solutions, it is often the things that we stumble upon along the way which lead to the greatest...

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