SALT Makerspace is a non-profit organization located in Syracuse NY.
We are open from Tuesday through Friday 2pm-10pm and Saturday 10am-6pm, located at 201 East Jefferson St. Second Floor Suite #200

Makerspaces are all unique, but share many things in common:

  • A vibrant community that loves to make, fix, invent and modify, all kinds of things- and loves to share knowledge and learn.
  • Shared equipment, tools and resources that most people cannot afford on their own or fit into their homes.

Like many makerspaces, we have a mix of high-tech things like 3D printers and Lasers, along with more traditional shops including a wood shop and metal shop. Ultimately, our members will determine the kinds of things we have at SALT. We would like to offer textile/sewing, metalsmithing and screenprinting spaces.

Mission

Empowering the Syracuse community to achieve their full potential as creative people, working alone and with others, to learn, share and create in a common space.

Vision

SALT serves the Central New York community by creating an environment in a centrally located facility that provides access to space for both working alone and in collaboration with others to learn, share, and create. We give members access to a full complement of machinery, equipment, and hand tools for the use of members and the community at large.

Our environment awakens the human spirit, inspires excellence, and nurtures curiosity, creativity, and imagination — elements essential for success.

Our members demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and a love of their craft that enables them to emerge as self-confident community members who feel good about themselves and the communities in which they live and work.

Members learn at their own pace in an environment which prizes cultural, racial, and gender diversity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a makerspace?

There are all different types of makerspaces depending upon your where you live- they come in all different flavors. Our SALT makerspace, is a community operated facility providing a collaborative artisan space with a wood shop, metal shop, and prototyping lab. SALT provides a convenient and economical space for established artists, designers and entrepreneurs to access workshops, develop innovative designs, and have a studio space.

What can I do here?

  • Learn from various instructors everything from basic skills to advanced techniques in Laser cutting, 3D Printing, CNC Fabrication, Arduino, and Mold-making.
  • Build a 3D printed prototypes, Laser etched jewelry, and plastic casting.
  • Meet new people, collaborate on ideas and work on your projects.
  • Interact with your fellow makers; everyone from designers, engineers to artist and fabricators.

Who can come here?

Anyone age 18 and older can have a membership.  Special programming will be available for all ages and high school students.

Is SALT Makerspace ONLY for members?

No, if you would like to take a workshop you are welcome!  But, if you are a member, you would receive a 20% discount on workshops as well as other membership benefits.

What is at SALT Makerspace for me to enjoy?

  • 24 x 7 security
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • On-site, off street parking
  • First floor with leveled concrete flooring
  • Prototyping lab
  • Flex area for other types of workshops
  • Work benches
  • Classroom space with tables, chairs, projector, and screen
  • Conference Room which is available to members for meetings
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • And lots of tools and equipment

Where is SALT?

We located in the Downtown Syracuse Coworks! Our main entrance and address is 201 East Jefferson st. We have a dedicated room inside the building on the second floor.

WOW! Tell me more!

Our mission is empowering participants to achieve their full potential as creative people, working alone and with others, to learn, share and create in a common space. We offer affordable single workshops, multi-day workshops, access to equipment, and storage space.

Our instructors and volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets, including:  engineers, artists, industrial designers, scientists, teachers, executives, and entrepreneurs dedicated to the belief that making things is essential to creativity in Syracuse.

Our business plan is to be a self-sustaining non-profit through memberships, workshops and rental space. In order to become self-sustaining, we plan to partner with a variety of private and corporate sponsors and apply for grants to fund our capital expenses.

Currently, we have a fiscal sponsorship under the umbrella organization, The Redhouse and we are in the process of getting our own 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

Media Coverage

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