Giving the Cape Breton community the place, equipment, materials and education to let them design and build innovative products.

  • Nova Scotia Power Makerspace officially opens its doors on March 25, 2019
  • Metal Working Shop includes horizontal bandsaw, Dewalt toolbox, Okuma CNC mill and lathe
  • Plenty of counter space to work on your projects!
  • Computer Lab
  • 3D Printing Lab includes Sense V2 Ed Scanner, Solidworks Modelling Software, Objet 30 Prime 3D printer, F170 3D printer and MarkForged 2 3D printer
  • The 3D printer in action!
  • Relaxing lounge area with TV
Important Dates: 
September 7, 2018
Makerspace announcement event
Monday, March 25, 2019
Nova Scotia Power Makerspace Official Opening

The Nova Scotia Power Makerspace gives Cape Breton start-ups, entrepreneurs, students and other creative minds the place, equipment, materials and education to let them design and build innovative products.

A creator’s dream, the 4,000 sq.ft. space in Sydney includes a general work area, a tool library, a metal working shop, a selection of woodworking tools, an electronics/robotics lab, as well as 3D drawing and printing abilities.

Makerspace members use the resources for prototyping projects, whether it’s a creative or business endeavour. Support is offered through formal training and mentorship or a shared interest over the water cooler.

Managed by Innovacorp, the makerspace gives the region’s diverse community of makers what they need for their next innovation, further advancing Cape Breton’s vibrant start-up community.

The Nova Scotia Power Makerspace officially opened its doors to the public on Monday, March 25, 2019.

The Nova Scotia Power Makerspace offers Cape Breton start-ups, entrepreneurs, students and other creative minds the place, equipment, materials and education to let them design and build innovative products. Members of the community are invited to stop by and check out the space, located at 100-37 Nepean Street, Sydney.  

Safety Orientations

Membership registration will only be processed by visiting the space in-person. Full details on membership rates can be found below. Once registered, all members are required to complete a safety orientation before using the space. 

Nova Scotia Power Makerspace Memberships

A Nova Scotia Power Makerspace membership grants access to equipment, special training, expertise and a community of like-minded individuals who love to make and build! The Nova Scotia Power Makerspace provides the space to realize creativity and bring new products to life.

Maker Membership

The maker membership is for everybody – seasoned professionals and brand-new creators alike! The maker membership grants members access to the space and a basic selection of tools. Maker members receive early and discounted access to training and events as well as free rental from the tool library. Members may also bring up to five friends to try out the space using buddy passes. 

Discounted Membership

- Student (with current ID)
- Educator (with current ID)
- Veteran
- Senior (65+)
- Partner Groups

  • Centre for Craft and Design
  • Island Sandbox
  • Navigate Startup House
  • New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation
  • Mentor Connect

Family Membership

We understand families come in all shapes and sizes. So, the Nova Scotia Power Makerspace family membership includes all family members living in the same residence.

Opportunity Fund

A makerspace is an inclusive space where ideas come to life. The Nova Scotia Power Makerspace offers financial assistance to families and individuals who face financial barriers to accessing the space.

Pricing

  Single-Use Monthly Quarterly Yearly
Maker Membership $20.00 $60.00 $160.00 $500.00
Discounted Membership $15.00 $45.00 $120.00 $375.00
Family Membership   $60.00+$10.00/person    
Corporate Membership Ask us about it!

*Tax is included

Partners

Contact

Matthew Swan
  1. 902.564.2951 x 3