What we're about

Make Lehigh Valley (http://makelehighvalley.com/blog/)is a shared workspace and a community of makers, hackers, and creatives in the Lehigh Valley who are convinced that we can do even cooler things by interacting with other people who are doing cool 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, art, photography, physical building security, electronics, sewable circuits, molding, and more.

Interested? Email us at info@makelehighvalley.com to arrange a visit.

Due to COVID, we are currently open to the public by appointment only instead of our traditional Open Hack Night. We still want you to visit! Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit.

We are located at 905 Harrison Street, Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103 (http://goo.gl/maps/BA7N5). Our entrance is the last loading bay door on Harrison Street, closest to the water tower. We can then let you in the garage door (if the door is down, just lift it up!), the side door with steps by Hijinx, or the handicap entrance.

The makerspace is a 3,500 square foot suite for hobbyists, artists, makers, and geeks to make projects together. It is located in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center (http://allentownedc.com/business-resources/bridgeworks-enterprise-center/), a former Mack Trucks plant that has been rededicated as the business incubator owned and operated by Allentown Economic Development Corporation (http://allentownedc.com/).

When we aren't experiencing a pandemic, the space is open to Members from 6:30-9:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and 6:30-9:00pm on Saturdays. Right now, new members are coordinating with key holding members to arrange times to come in. If you decide you’d like to join us, membership is a very reasonable $20 per month.

Join up and be part of the creative vibe in the Lehigh Valley!

Upcoming events (4+)

Make Lehigh Valley - Open Hack Night

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Open Hack Nights are back! We're reopening our space to the public and getting open hours back on the calendar.

Open hack nights provide an opportunity for folks who are interested in learning more about Make Lehigh Valley (http://makelehighvalley.com/) to come on out to the makerspace and join in the fun!

FAQ for first-time hackers:

• For the time being, please RSVP. We're still avoiding hosting big crowds in the space, so we may limit the number of people who attend.

• Likewise, we ask that you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to enter the space. Just like safety goggles and ear protection, shop safety is everyone's responsibility.

• We're pretty informal, expect that your clothes may get messy.

• No need to be on-time or stay for any length of time, there is no formal program. Come as you like when you like.

• We'll probably close up after 9:30pm.

• Feel free to ask about a tour of the space if we forget to offer it.

• You don't need to bring anything to work on, but are welcome to.

• Children are very welcome, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult and supervised at all times. There are tools and equipment in the space that can be dangerous.

Make Lehigh Valley - Open Hack Night

Needs a location

Open Hack Nights are back! We're reopening our space to the public and getting open hours back on the calendar.

Open hack nights provide an opportunity for folks who are interested in learning more about Make Lehigh Valley (http://makelehighvalley.com/) to come on out to the makerspace and join in the fun!

FAQ for first-time hackers:

• For the time being, please RSVP. We're still avoiding hosting big crowds in the space, so we may limit the number of people who attend.

• Likewise, we ask that you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to enter the space. Just like safety goggles and ear protection, shop safety is everyone's responsibility.

• We're pretty informal, expect that your clothes may get messy.

• No need to be on-time or stay for any length of time, there is no formal program. Come as you like when you like.

• We'll probably close up after 9:30pm.

• Feel free to ask about a tour of the space if we forget to offer it.

• You don't need to bring anything to work on, but are welcome to.

• Children are very welcome, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult and supervised at all times. There are tools and equipment in the space that can be dangerous.

Make Lehigh Valley - Open Hack Night

Needs a location

Open Hack Nights are back! We're reopening our space to the public and getting open hours back on the calendar.

Open hack nights provide an opportunity for folks who are interested in learning more about Make Lehigh Valley (http://makelehighvalley.com/) to come on out to the makerspace and join in the fun!

FAQ for first-time hackers:

• For the time being, please RSVP. We're still avoiding hosting big crowds in the space, so we may limit the number of people who attend.

• Likewise, we ask that you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to enter the space. Just like safety goggles and ear protection, shop safety is everyone's responsibility.

• We're pretty informal, expect that your clothes may get messy.

• No need to be on-time or stay for any length of time, there is no formal program. Come as you like when you like.

• We'll probably close up after 9:30pm.

• Feel free to ask about a tour of the space if we forget to offer it.

• You don't need to bring anything to work on, but are welcome to.

• Children are very welcome, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult and supervised at all times. There are tools and equipment in the space that can be dangerous.

Make Lehigh Valley - Open Hack Night

Needs a location

Open Hack Nights are back! We're reopening our space to the public and getting open hours back on the calendar.

Open hack nights provide an opportunity for folks who are interested in learning more about Make Lehigh Valley (http://makelehighvalley.com/) to come on out to the makerspace and join in the fun!

FAQ for first-time hackers:

• For the time being, please RSVP. We're still avoiding hosting big crowds in the space, so we may limit the number of people who attend.

• Likewise, we ask that you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to enter the space. Just like safety goggles and ear protection, shop safety is everyone's responsibility.

• We're pretty informal, expect that your clothes may get messy.

• No need to be on-time or stay for any length of time, there is no formal program. Come as you like when you like.

• We'll probably close up after 9:30pm.

• Feel free to ask about a tour of the space if we forget to offer it.

• You don't need to bring anything to work on, but are welcome to.

• Children are very welcome, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult and supervised at all times. There are tools and equipment in the space that can be dangerous.

Past events (503)

Make Lehigh Valley - Open Hack Night

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