What we're about

What is Splat Space?

Splat Space is a multidisciplinary makerspace and hackerspace at 800 N. Mangum in Durham.

Are you a non-profit?

Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit. We are 100% member-funded and member-driven.

Who can come to Splat Space?

Everyone is welcome! Our members are crafters, engineers, mad scientists, artists, programmers, tinkerers, and makers of all kinds!

Where are we?

800 N. Mangum in Durham, just north of downtown. Full directions are at https://splatspace.org/location/ . It's tricky to find our door if you haven't been here before, here's how to get in:


When do we meet?

We're open to the public every Tuesday at 7pm for our Open House. There is no charge.

What about kids?

Children are absolutely welcome as long as they're with an adult.

What about joining?

Full Member(24/7 key access): $60/month

Student Member(24/7 key access with discount): $35/month

Associate Member(access during events): $25/month

We'd like you to visit a few times before you join. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about membership, or visit our website at http://splatspace.org/membership

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Join our Google Discussion Group/Mailing List (http://groups.google.com/group/durham-makerspace)

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Upcoming events (4+)

Saturday Science

Splat Space

Saturday Science meetups have resumed. We have recently moved from #24 Shoppers St to the main Splat Space location (see below for directions). Come to see & hear about member projects, or to talk about or work on a project or idea of your own. This is also a good opportunity for potential Splat Space members to get a tour of our site. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we encourage visitors to bring masks and observe social distancing.

The community lab effort is led by TriDIYBio (tridiybio.org), the biology interest group of Splat Space. Our goal is to create a Community Laboratory open to all, focusing on the interests of its members. These interests currently include: Citizen Science, Biotechnology, Entomology, Teaching and Experimenting with Biology, DIY Lab Equipment, Electronics, and Science-y art. New members are invited to join in ongoing activities, or to use the space to work on your own projects and ideas.

Saturday Science events are free and open to the public. Everyone is very welcome to attend, regardless of prior science experience.

TriBRAE -- Triangle Beginning Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Electronics

This month: Continuing input & output fundamentals; Show & Tell; Questions & Answers
Follow up to last month: A tour of the electronics parts and tools available at SplatSpace

Once a month, get together with other folks to work on projects using Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Launchpad, Beaglebone and other single-board computers and microcontroller starter boards. New topics are introduced most sessions but the workshops are open so you can work on projects introduced in previous sessions. No prior experience is required to attend, and don't worry, there are limited supplies and boards available to borrow. If you have your own parts, you are encouraged to bring them, as well as a laptop or small computer for programming.

Online participation available too! https://meet.google.com/kht-sotk-vvt

More info can be found on the Splat*Space wiki at


You don't need to be a member of Splat*Space in order to attend, but please do ask about membership options while you're there. It's a great group of folks and if you're into Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or introductory electronics or embedded programming there's a good chance that you'll share interests with many of the other members and attendees.

TriDIYBio Third Sunday Meeting

Online event

We meet and discuss current topics in biology. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TriDIYBio Third Sunday Meeting meetups will take place via google meet until further notice. This month there will be a talk entitled "DNA Analysis: What Companies like Ancestry and 23andMe Can and Can’t Tell Us about Who We Are".

Meanwhile, please visit us at TriDIYBio (http://www.tridiybio.org/home.html)!

Makers Connect Social Get-Together

Online event

Are you a new (-ish) Splat member who'd like to meet other members, or
a long-time member who'd like to meet the folks who've joined since we last met in person, or just get back in touch after our long mutual absence?

If so, please join us Tuesday evening for an on-line chat. The meeting is open to the public, but is mainly intended to let members who have joined during COVID meet other members, and for long-time members to reunite.

We'll start off just getting to know each other (or catching up on a year's worth of news). We're as interested in how you, your SO's, your kids, and your pets are doing as we are in what you're making.

Since we are makers and hackers, we'll eventually get around to show-and-tell, new ways you have of doing things, new resources from the web or magazines or books, or questions or ideas about projects. But mainly, we hope just to get in touch and stay in touch while in-person meetings are on hold.

This meeting is open to all members and the public alike.
Due to current pandemic precautions, this event will be held online, but members who have been vaccinated are free to join us at SplatSpace in the main room -- limited to 10 persons.
Join us on our video call: https://meet.google.com/equ-zyfp-vsa
Or via phone:[masked], PIN:[masked]#

Past events (2,171)

Triangle Helium Interest Group

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