About Us

Our Mission:

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.

Please Abide…

  1. Be most excellent to each other.
  2. Safety is important. If you are unsure of how to safely do something, don’t do it.
  3. When you break something, own up to it. If you have any doubt about fixing it, ask for help.
  4. Don’t make someone feel bad for breaking things, help them understand what went wrong.
  5. Clean, Maintain, Organize, Improve. Always leave the space better than you found it.
  6. There is no smoking indoors, and please be mindful of proximity to entrances.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Makerspace bylaws

The Manchester Makerspace official bylaws can be viewed on Google Drive here.

Our Board of Directors

Steve Korzyniowski

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.

Michael Cullerot

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.

Will Lynch

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.

Alex Duran

Board Member At Large, Resource Manager 

Energetic and helpful

Loves old motorcycles and fabrication

Believes fully in the Makerspace movement

Tattoo artist

 

N. Chris Perry

Co-Founder, Metalworking Resource Manager, Board Member 
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.

Todd Hanneman

Board Member At Large

Todd has a wide breath of Knowledge with everything at the space.   More info to follow.

Our Resource Managers

Nick Lacroix

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.

Zoov Guitars

David Collins

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.