What is the Columbus Idea Foundry?
We’re a community workshop space, also called a hackerspace or makerspace. We have a simple mission: teach people who want to learn and provide tool and technology access to people who want to make. We have over 100 members and at least a third represent independent, local small businesses.
We offer tools from conventional woodshop, metal- working, welding, and blacksmithing stations to leading technology such as CNC ShopBot, laser cutter and engraver, and 3D prototyping printers. We also have fine-art stations: jewelry-smithing, screen printing, warm glass shop, and a privately operated dark room.
We can also design and build things directly for consumers and businesses—such as meeting small business retail needs, signage, and commissioned merchandise.
The Columbus Idea Foundry operates out of a 25,000 square foot building featuring:
4,000 square feet of gallery and classroom space
10,000 square feet of studio space
11,000 square feet of workshop space
Full Wood and Metal Shops
Shopbot CNC Table
Epilog Mini Laser Cutter/Engraver
MakerBot 3D Printer…
…and much more. Check out our tools page for more information.
Our Tools and Equipment:
Use of our tools and facilities is restricted to members only.