Welcome to the Makerspace!
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit collaborative organization of members who maintain a shared workspace, tooling, and skills in the Manchester, New Hampshire community. As a member maintained and operated organization, Manchester Makerspace provides access to shared resources, training, and mentorship for the benefit of Manchester’s local entrepreneurs, makers, students and artists of all ages. This is a member maintained and operated Makerspace!
Manchester Makerspace is a collaborative organization of members who maintain a shared workspace, tooling, and skills in the Manchester, New Hampshire community. As a member maintained and operated organization, Manchester Makerspace provides access to shared resources, training, and mentorship for the benefit of Manchester’s local entrepreneurs, makers, students and artists of all ages.
Code of Conduct
We’re voicing our strong, unequivocal support of appropriate behavior by all members, guests of members, and participants at the Manchester Makerspace (MM) and associated events. This applies to activities inside the MM, as well as any off-site community events where members of the MM are representing our organization. We invite you to help us make the MM a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. We want everyone to focus on the great networking and community richness that happens when we get together in person, and we will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, unwelcome criticism, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. If you would hesitate to show your creation(s) to a child, your family, or a stranger on the street, we expect you to exercise discretion by keeping it out of sight whenever it’s not actively being worked on.
- Be most excellent to each other.
- Safety is important. If you are unsure of how to safely do something, don’t do it.
- When you break something, own up to it. If you have any doubt about fixing it, ask for help.
- Don’t make someone feel bad for breaking things, help them understand what went wrong.
- Clean, Maintain, Organize, Improve. Always leave the space better than you found it.
- There is no smoking indoors, and please be mindful of proximity to entrances.
- Members may bring guests to the Makerspace, for a limited duration, under the hosting member’s direct supervision. Guests are not permitted to use any Makerspace equipment requiring a resource manager checkout.
- Do not bring pets or animals to the Makerspace for the safety of them and others. Service animals (RSA 167-D) are permitted, though their safety is still a concern around our equipment and materials. Be most excellent to our animal friends.
The Manchester Makerspace official bylaws can be viewed on Google Drive here.
Our Board of Directors
President, Electronics Resource Manager
The world is my home, and wherever I live, I will quickly learn and adapt with my neighbors customs. I will invest myself in my new community and leave it better than I found it. Our team at the Manchester Makerspace volunteers tens of hours per week to build a Manchester community better than we found it.
I am a software engineer who loves to disconnect fully and spend most of my time outdoors. Notoriously frugal, you’ll find me at the Makerspace upcycling many different materials and saving them from the landfill.
Co-Founder, Vice President, Facilities Resource Manager
Steve is a constant tinkerer, mechanical engineer, MBA, musician, artist, custom metal salesman, father and husband. Steve is a third generation resident of Hooksett/Manchester, whose mother worked in Manchester’s Waumbec mills during WWII “making” parachutes for American soldiers, and whose father was a machinist for a Manchester manufacturer. Making is in his blood and he is thrilled to have co-founded Manchester Makerspace in an abandoned mill in the city.
Treasurer, Rapid Prototyping Resource Manager
Will is an avid maker and outdoorsman. From ecology to robotics, he loves understanding how systems function and interact. He lives by the mantra “I could make that” and loves helping others realize their talent for making.
Co-Founder, Director of Public Relations
Jesse is a DevOps Engineer by day, and race car fabricator/driver by night. His personal projects primarily involve metal and composite fabrication to allow cars to drive up mountain roads in State Parks more quickly.
From an early age Jason drove his parents crazy by disassembling most of his toys, as well as a few other things around the house (some of them he even got back together). He’s always been interested in understanding how things work, as well as how things can be used in ways they weren’t necessarily intended. When Jason isn’t riding or working on his motorcycles he likes to spend time in the metalworking shop.
Members Relations Director
Amanda’s day job is Operations Supervisor, but at night you will find her punching things at her favorite Dojo with her training partners. Her previous experience includes Customer Service and Information Systems. She loves taking her black Labrador Retriever on adventures and trying new things. She has a passion for learning, Dunkins coffee and all things geeky.
Our Resource Managers
Information Technology Resource Manager
Christopher is a USAF Veteran with a background in Information Technology, Electronics, Avionics Systems and Iterative Design. He is a designer of anything from landscapes to robots and gadgets. Christopher believes Makerspaces should be a part of every city: to encourage ingenuity, jump-start small businesses, improve education and creativity of youth, and inspire people of all ages bring their art and ideas to life.
N. Chris Perry
Co-Founder, Metalworking Resource Manager
Christopher likes to say he’s an engineer every minute of the day & night. When he isn’t sailing, cooking or drinking he is creating something. During his career he’s worked as an electro-mechanical engineer, machinist, sheet metal mechanic, fabricator, and model maker. These career choices have all been part of his master plan to make his own creations by any means necessary.
Wood Turner Resource Manager
David is an autodidactic polymath with too much time on his hands. A maker since birth (or thereabouts), David is an artist, software engineer, woodworker, and inventor. He has demonstrated his unique approach to woodturned art internationally and has won numerous awards. He is an active member in the Guild of NH Woodworkers and a past president of the Granite State Woodturners and a former juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen. His artwork can be viewed at davidbelser.com.
Education Manager, Co-Founder
Paul is passionate about personal empowerment through technology and alternative learning. He is a self-taught inventor, entrepreneur, and software developer. He enjoys helping others find their niche through curiosity and interest, whether those interests be programming or any other creative endeavor. His projects normally focus on communications tech, photography, and minimalist living. Putting tech aside, Paul also enjoys photography and hiking in the White Mountains.
Automotive Resource Manager
Bio coming soon!
Board Meeting Minutes
Our board meeting minutes are open to public view. The most recent minutes are provisional. They are expected to be approved during the next meeting. Meeting minutes in the future are agendas that we’ll follow for the next board meeting.