About us

The McKinney Makerspace aims to be a shared workshop & laboratory for a variety of technical and creative interests.  This includes electronics, home automation, 3D printing, photography, woodworking, networking, IoT, brewing, crafts and many other creative channels.  A community where resources, ideas, and efforts can be shared.


"What do you want to make today?" is not just a question, it is inquiry, it is a way of life. -Makoto Fujimura


Get Connected!

Before you do anything else, Register on this site now (Create an account)!

That is the best way to keep up to date with the events and activities.  You will also automatically get access to more resources on this site.

Þ  Meetup

Where Meetups and currently scheduled and where to indicate if you plan to attend a Meet-Up.

Þ  Facebook

If you are already on Facebook, like us here!

Þ  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For any questions or general feedback, just drop us an email!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the status of McKinney Makerspace?

We have established a committee to build the membership and establish a physical Makerspace location.

An already appreciable and growing list of tools and resources has already been pledged.  Establishing and maintaining a Makerspace requires a fair amount of financial and planning resources and is "in progress"!

How do I get involved?

Sign-up @ Meetup to know when and where events are happening.

Create an account here.  This site is the central communication resource for all members and interested Makers for the McKinney Makerspace community.

How can I help?

There are many ways that you can help.  The biggest requirement is your time and interest to make this happen! 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or come out to a Meetup.  More ideas on ways anyone can help can be found in this Facebook post.

The Maker category I'm interested in isn't listed here, will it be part of your Makerspace?

Probably?  Maybe?  Ask about it at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

A lot of areas of interest aren't specifically called out as the list of interests is very diverse.

Maybe you could help make sure that area of interest is properly represented!


























“Once the domain of DIY tinkerers, these hubs of urban experimentation are driving the circular economy."

-Thomas Ermacora


The following is Free and/or OpenSource software recommended  (maintain on MMS FileShares?)


(need to put in outline/category/table format)


Layout—Scribus (InDesign, QuarkXPress)

Photo—GIMP (Photoshop)

Vector—Inkscape (Illustrator, Acrobat [PDF])

Animation/Video—Blender (After Effects, Premiere)

Text/Charts—LibreOffice (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Web—WordPress (Dreamweaver)

File transfer—Filezilla (Fetch, WS-FTP)

e-Books—Calibre (InDesign)

Web conferencing—Big Blue Button (Adobe Connect, WebEx, ReadyTalk)

Project management—OrangeScrum (FunctionPoint)


VS Code








VMware Player (Free)

Visual Studio Community Edition

RD-Tabs - Remote Desktop Tabbed Console





Contact List


Contact Purpose
  General information or not sure if other contacts are correct.
Accounting Anything regarding membership fees, sponsorships, etc.


Sponsorships are available to businesses and individuals.  This is the best way for businesses, associations, and groups to show support for the McKinney Makerspace!

Interested in a Sponsorship?  Please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check back here for Sponsorship Package materials.  Coming soon!

Sponsorships are:

  • Tax deductible
  • Great way to show support for local community projects