Make Lehigh Valley Make Hardware, Make Software, Make Art

About Us

 Make Lehigh Valley is a shared workspace and a community of people who enjoy making things. We work with lots of different materials and lots of different tools. The space provides access to tools you probably don't have at home, like our 60W laser cutter and 3D printers, but that's just the beginning. We have members with skills in astronomy, glass work, bike wrenching, physical building security, electronics, molding, and more.

Interested? Stop by for a visit on Thursday evening for our "Open Hack Night"!

On Thursdays we're open to the general public from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Drop in, take a tour, bring a project to work on, and have fun! If you decide you'd like to join us, membership is a very reasonable $20 per month.

We're working on various workshops and classes to help others find the joy of making things with their own hands and hope to encourage bringing together the tinkerers of the Lehigh Valley, a place that has a rich heritage in making, manufacturing, and the creative spirit that drives hackers.

The best way to reach us is to post on our discussion list, but you can also email our Board directly.

Our space is located in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center at
905 Harrison St.
Suite 101
Allentown, PA. 18103

We are the garage door closest to the water tower parking lot, about where the blue dot is shown below:

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Other Resources about hackerspaces:

  • Alex

    Hello. My name is Alex, I’m a local inventor. I recently purchased a Uprint plus, a rapid prototyping machine. I just wanted to introduce myself to you and possibly obtaining info on your club and whether or not we can help each other bring a product to market. The machine makes models from ABS plus plastics. If I can offer your club a great deal on models, it would help me pay off the machine sooner and give your member a great deal on parts. Let me know if this is something you’d be interested in. If I don’t pick up please leave a voicemail.



    • Josiah Ritchie

      Thanks Alex, I’ll pass that along.

  • Poconohack1

    Hi, my name is Shawn, real estate investor and entrepreneur based in the Poconos area. I am hoping to learn basic 3d printing as I see real opportunity with this technology. Desktop prototyping and manufacturing can be a way to provide hundreds if not thousands of jobs to people. I am also very interested in understanding how a hackspace works. I would like to eventually have one started in my area.

    • Josiah Ritchie

      Come on out to our Open Hacks on Thursdays. Those are a great chance to learn more and run into others interested in 3D printing.

  • Logan

    Hello, your “business” caught my eye of interest and would like to join in. Please get back to me at my cell at 1-267-273-3237.

  • Cristen

    Wanted to thank your group for your soldering booth at the Lehigh Maker Faire today. You were all so incredibly patient with the kids and it was a great hands on, learning experience for them.

  • Dave

    Hi! I was wondering if I would be able to meet up with anyone besides the open hack on thursday due to the fact that I have school on Thursdays.

    • Josiah Ritchie

      I’d encourage you to get on the mailing list or IRC. You may find someone who would be willing to have you as a guest during non-open times.

  • Dan

    Very cool. Just curious… how many people generally attend the maker space? And, does the space have 220 electric? Thanks for your time.

    • Josiah Ritchie

      220 is available. Attendance varies by tons of factors, but 20+ is not uncommon.

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  • The Alternative Gallery

    The Alternative Gallery ( an Allentown based non profit) is interested in hosting some of your makers, and their projects for demonstrations and Q&A sessions. Who would be the best point of contact to arrange something like that?

    You can reach me via email:, or phone 484-929-4995

    he invite is open to makers of all sorts, with projects both functioning as well as WIP.

    thank you,


  • Skip Schloss

    Please spread the word!

    The Educational Development and Stimulus Fund has matching grants available for equipment purchase for Maker/Hacker spaces, robotics teams, and educational projects.


    Skip Schloss



  • cadcoke5

    I wanted to refer someone to your group, but always have difficulty finding your address. I would suggest that you put the makerspace address and some directions about things like where to park directly into a page you link to under your “The Space” menu above. Perhaps alternatively under the ‘About Us” menu. It might also make things a bit clear if the if the “Hive4a” Were renamed to “Our Spaces Sponsor” that would clarify what it was. (am I correct about what the hive is?). Then a new link called “Address”.