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A community of creators, innovators and makers with a goal of improving equity of access to tools, technology and education in Northumberland County, Ontario

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Venture13 maker lab

A makerspace of technology based DIY culture, encouraging applications of technologies, and the exploration of collaborating between traditionally separate mediums and ways of working including wood-working, calligraphy, film making, and computer programming. 

Unfortunately the MakerLab will be closed to the public for the time being due to precautions against the spread of COVID 19. If your maker space, sewing room, crafts table is open you may be able to help.

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April 13, 2020


Northumberland County – A community working together to innovate.


Northumberland Makers, is proud to play an essential role in The Northumberland.io Producer Alliance. This Alliance is a self-organized group of local manufacturers, makers, engineers, producers and volunteers who have come together to rapidly innovate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


On March 20, 2020 the Government of Canada released the Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 which “focuses on domestic capacity building, innovative solutions, and procurement of essential supplies.” All levels of innovative industry from large scale manufacturers to hobbyists are being challenged to “develop research-based solutions, technologies, and products that can address a variety of COVID-19 issues.” (https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/03/20/prime-minister-announces-canadas-plan-mobilize-industry-fight-covid)


Northumberland Makers together with a network of makers throughout Northumberland County, have plugged-in their 3D printers and Sewing machines and have picked-up their scissors to produce essential supplies for first responders which are in short supply.


“Northumberland Makers is proud to be playing an essential role in the production and assembly of 3D Printed Face Shields. Dozens of local Makers have been contributing by printing the Face Shields on their 3D printers and sewing the elastic headbands. On Sunday April 12th, Northumberland Makers participated by assembling over 100 masks which are to be delivered. The parts for another 400+ masks are working their way through the Alliance pipeline and will be assembled soon.” Phil Mandryk – President, Northumberland Makers (pmandryk@gmail.com). “We would appreciate any local Makers interested in lending support to go to the “Join” page at Northumberland.io Producer Alliance (https://northumberland.io/)”.

Northumberland Makers is based out of the Venture13 MakerLab in Cobourg, Ontario. The MakerLab is shared with the Microfactory Co-operative – a small scale innovation and production facility. The MakerLab serves as the intersection of curiosity and expertise in Northumberland County. Makers of all ages benefit from educational programs and summer camps; skills workshops and of course – access to great tools. Our programs (including our popular summer camps) have all been cancelled and we are focused on solving the immediate need for medical supplies in Northumberland County.




Closed due to COVID-19

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Our monthly membership gives you access to the MakerLab during member's hours plus free training on equipment and safety protocols and discounts!


community makerspace where people of all ages and abilities come together to practice digital fabrication, coding, hands on making and electronics.

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We're looking for skilled volunteers of all ages to help manage the MakerLab, outside events, classes and more. What kind of Maker are you? Chances are there is someone in our community that can benefit from your skills. Please introduce yourself!