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What is MakeX?

MakeX offers free access to cutting edge tools in a casual, peer-driven environment. With funding and support from the City of Palo Alto, MakeX provides visitors with the opportunity to learn how to use tools and software under the guidance of teen mentors, or work individually on their own projects.

Our Mission

MakeX aims to bring the daunting but immeasurably rewarding world of making to the community. For years, the maker movement has been thriving, offering thousands with the satisfaction, education, and self-sufficiency gained from making instead of consuming. However, this movement has long been inaccessible to those who could perhaps benefit from it most. At MakeX, we believe that by helping community members to discover their inner capability for creation and innovation, we are cultivating the confidence needed to thrive after high school in our generation and in ourselves. 

Awards and Milestones

  • Urban Libraries Council — 2014 Top Innovator

  • Bryant Street Garage Fund Impact Award

  • Presented to delegation from UAE Ministry of Education

  • Breakout session leader at Teen Tech SF conference

  • Demonstrator at Mitchell Park Library Grand Opening

  • Demonstrator at Rinconada Library Grand Opening

  • Stanford international student outreach program demonstrator

  • Presented at Stanford's FabLearn Conference (2015, 2016)

  • Demonstrated for DreamCatchers (2015, 2016)

  • Hosted Girls Make Workshop

  • Co-ran mechanical design workshop with the Tesseract Initiative

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