Why Westside makerspace

Space to learn, create, and collaborate together a we design, repair, and make our own goods and structures


Visit us inside the new West Dayton Library with access to our space, tools, equipment, supplies and knowledge sharing

Workshops & Events

Our workshops offer you hands-on experience with a range of cool tools and equipment


Your feedback, interests, skills, passions and every day needs will shape how we organize our permanent space

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Co-op model

As a co-op rooted in West Dayton, the benefit and control of Westside Makerspace belongs with our West Dayton Residents

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New library, jobs, amenities coming to West Dayton

The makerspace will host workshops and provide workforce development and entrepreneurship opportunities. The project has been recommended to receive more than $1 million in Dayton’s federal recovery funds.

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Residents get sneak peak at new West Dayton library branch

WYSO - Nov 2021
“The west side of Dayton is near and dear to my heart, having been raised here and grew up here,” said Marcus Smith, a member of the Westside Makerspace. “Very excited to bring back something that was once taken out of the community. The huge manufacturing industry taken out of the community, we’re able to bring it back.”

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University of Dayton Flyer Pitch awards $137,500 in cash, support to promising start-up companies, inaugurates social venture track

Winner in the new Greater West Dayton Incubator (GWDI) social venture track is the Westside Makerspace, which took first place and a $10,000 cash prize for its plan to create a West Dayton-based collaborative to spur creativity and new ventures.

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Meet the Makers: Westside Makerspace to help West Dayton Learn, Create, Collaborate

“We started as a grassroots makerspace,” says Gardner. “We built out one of our teammate’s garages… with the goal to create a community workshop.”

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