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So Make It is a non-profit Makerspace in Southampton, UK. This wiki is intended to be a repository of knowledge about the space and its members - if you are a member of So Make It or one of its Subgroups then please jump in and contribute!

Check out our main website.

The Space

We are based at unit F, Liners Industrial Estate just off Pitt Road in Southampton a short walk from major bus routes, the central station and not too far from the city centre. As you would expect, there are plenty of facilities nearby.

See the History page for a brief overview of how we got where we are and our past activities.

We are filling the space with more Tools all the time, if you need something, please do suggest it. If you have something you can loan or donate to the space, that would be excellent!

Opening Hours

Tuesday 19:30–22:00
Thursday 19:30–22:00
Friday 09:30–12:30
Saturday 14:00–16:00 or later if interest

These are our regular opening times. More details can be found here.

Some subgroups organise regular meetings at the space in addition to the regular opening times. See the calendar above for details.

We can open at other times on request if a keyholder is available, and we'll let everyone know if we do this. Our Slack channels and our Google group are good places to keep up to date with or request ad hoc opening times.

HIDDEN AS VERY OUT OF DATE, XANADU:, including a list of Keymasters for the next month or so. Limited parking is available.

How to talk to us

The best way to talk to us is via the Mailing list, it's good for talking about projects, asking for help. Or organising an ad-hoc opening of the space. Important announcements go out to this list, so we recommend you subscribe.

A significant portion of us hang out on Slack a lot, it's good for much the same sort of banter. You might also want to check out smib the chat bot.


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How to Find Us
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So Make It, Unit F, Liners Industrial Estate SO15 3FQ

Also see our Opening Hours

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Important Pages

Relevant to Non-Members:
Rules - All members should read and abide by these rules
Membership - Details of current membership process, application, and future developments

Policies - Must Reads for Members:
Member Storage Policy - Our policy on members keeping their property in the space.
Junk policy - Our policy on the junk shelves and donations
Health&Safety - Information on our Health & Safety
Large Change Process - How to propose a large change to the space and form a subcommittee to do it
Grievance Procedure - Our Grievance Procdure
Environment - Information on our Environment Policy

Tools - Some of the more fun tools in the space.
Opening Hours - List of dates and times of when we are open
Infrastructure - Information on space infrastructure both physical and not
Cloud - So Make It's cloud services.
Processes - Example processes for making stuff.
Projects - A list of projects that our members are currently working on, feel free to add your own
Wiki members - List of members of this wiki
3D Printing Information on 3D Printing
Video Making - Information on making videos for the space or your projects
Marketing - Guide to So Make It branding and marketing
Equipment Donations - If you have some equipment you can spare to help us get off to a running start, please list it here
Thank-you's - We didn't get here on our own, find out some of the people that helped us on our way!
Nearby Makerspaces - Makerspaces, hackerspaces and similar organisations near Southampton.
Insurance - Details of our insurance policies
Tuck Shop - Info on our tuck shop snacks and drinks
Links - Links to other useful sites
All Wiki Pages! - Links to all the wiki pages

Pledges - How we gather funding to buy equipment.
Lost & Found - Lost property
Discounts - Details of the various discounts you can get as a paying member
Finance - Financial reports such as our quarterly report
Workshops - Learn new skills in one of our Generous courses.
Todo list Want to help? Pick something from our to do list!
The Fun Stuff page It's not all about soldering irons and wood bashing!

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Subgroups [Edit ]

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These are some of the groups who are planning to use the makerspace. We welcome any artists, engineers, programmers, hackers, makers, tinkerers or anyone creative. If you run a group, or are planning to start one, why not get in touch?

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If you run or are part of a group that you feel might benefit from working with us or at our space please contact us

  • Micro South Coast
  • Sew Bake Knit
  • Solent 3D Printing User Group
  • Southampton Costume and Props Meetup
  • South Coast Amiga Rendezvous
  • Southampton Council / Sustrans Bike Kitchen
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Current Projects [Edit ]
Project name Participants
433MHz Benjie
433Mhz Spathiphyllum Chris3DSmith
ARM Printer Electronics and Firmware Bracken
Aeroponics Xanadu
Bicycle Computer / Camera Stuphi
BrewSwitch Akbsteam
DSLR Camera Slider Antfurn
Dalek Chris3DSmith
Digital Callipers Bracken
Furby Protection And Rehabilitation Program (FPARP) Chris3DSmith
Generic CNC Tool Platform RichUni
GoPro 360 pano Antfurn
High Altitude Ballooning PaulChandler
LED LightBox Antfurn
Members Area Benjie
Mindful Music Benjie
More Environmental Sensing Jsr38
Motion Control Protocol Bracken
MultiCopter Chimicus
Nature Box Benjie
Dave Gillam
Open Source Brain Computer Interface James Hardiman
Orbiter CCTV Camera Benjie
PCB Manufacturing Kit Daverowntree
Pedal car bodywork RichardJ
PocketCNC Ak
QuadCopter Scratch Build Yommy
Quadricycle RichardJ
Reflow Oven Bracken
Repair Winkku units RichardJ
RiverMonitor Antonpiatek
Rover James147
Screen printing Xanadu
Shrimp based Simon Says game Tripleclones
Shrimpkey Tripleclones
Steadycam Scorpia
TLC5940 Driver for Rpi Scorpia
The Door Bracken
Tiny IR equipped dev board and receiver Bracken
Velocity Chronograph Benjacobs
WhiteBoard Plotter Daverowntree
Wireless Temperature Bugs Edbrereton

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