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.”



  • OBP Open House
    Sat May 25 2019, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat Jun 1 2019, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat Jun 8 2019, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat Jun 15 2019, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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Kids and Makerspaces

Kids, makerspaces, science, technology, engineering, art, and math all go well together. Perhaps it goes without saying, but awesome things happen when curious minds meet creative opportunities. We found a few shining examples from recent national and global science competitions. Read on to learn more.

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Raspberry Pi Projects and Dessert

Originally intended to help spur interest in computing among school-aged children, the Raspberry Pi is contained on a single circuit board and features ports for HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video, analog audio, power, internet, and an SD Card. The computer runs entirely on open-source software and gives users the ability to mix and match software according to the work they wish to do.

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Are you interested in making a group reservation, reserving studio or shelf space or inquiring about discounts available to our members? Perhaps you just want to ask us a question. Just drop us a line or drop by. We would be happy to hear from you.

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971 Congress Street Portland ME, 04103
(207) 329-8606 • info@obportland.org

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