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
Co-Founder, President, Facilities Resource Manager
Steve is a constant tinkerer, mechanical engineer, MBA, musician, artist, and frustrated entrapreneur. 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.
Automotive Resource Manager, Vice President
Mike is passionate about everything outdoors. He spent 30 years working in the outdoor industry.
Hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, sailing and whitewater kayaking. Loves Adventure Motorcycles.
One of our most energetic, creative, and helpful members!
He is always happy to help out with a project.
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.
Board Member At Large, Resource Manager
Energetic and helpful
Loves old motorcycles and fabrication
Believes fully in the Makerspace movement
Co-Founder, Board Member At Large
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.
Our Resource Managers
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 shop Resource Manager
Loves to work with wood and play music. Nick produces and sells hand made electric guitars. He is currently teaching am amazing course at the space on how to build a quality electric guitar with you owning a hand made guitar at the end of class.
See images here.
Electronics Shop Resource Manager
Dave has enjoyed being inventive and solving problems through electronic and electro-mechanical design. With a 30 year career designing and building instruments for chemistry, space physics rocket projects and earth sciences ice projects. The most rewarding part of his career has been mentoring students on projects with a focus on designing and building innovative electronic devices.
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.