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.
- Allow yourself to be a beginner, no one starts off excellent.
- Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
- Greatness does not come with permission.
WHAT MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES
“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.”
WHO WE SERVE
The Maine Drone Society is a small group of open space technology UAV enthusiasts, advocates and entrepreneurs, all dedicated to broadening our own experience with drones. As a member of the Open Bench Project, we are excited to share their story here.read more
Every April we celebrate Earth Day and it’s a glorious reminder to recycle, reuse, and reduce! Here at The Open Bench Project, that’s practically second nature. We pride ourselves in taking whatever we can get our hands on and turning it into something, if even just a learning opportunity. For now, we’ll share one of our favorite recycled lighting projects that might make for a fun activity this week.read more
Prior to 1982, all animated films had to be done by hand, frame by frame. History shows that even in paleolithic cave paintings there is evidence of attempts at animation. Another example includes a 5,200-year old pottery bowl discovered in Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran....read more