How old do I have to be to use the space?

On Fridays, MakeX is open to high school students only. On Saturdays, anyone from the public ages 12 and up is able to visit.

Is everything free to use?

Benchtop tools are for mentor use only, while all other power and hand tools are free access to anything over the age of 12 and with mentor supervision. Materials are also free for small projects (under 4 square feet of sheet goods) but we ask that you bring in your own materials for larger projects. Contact us if you have project-specific questoins.

Do I have to complete a waiver before participating?

Yes, you must fill out a waiver. It can be found at tiny.cc/makexwaiver.

Is MakeX only open to the public during open hours?


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MakeX Palo Alto


Wednesday: 4:15pm-6pm (general public)

Friday: 4:15pm–6pm (high school students)

Saturday: 11am–2pm (general public)


Cubberley Community Center, Room V

4000 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Email: makexpaloalto@gmail.com

Fax: (011) 899-988-199-911-9725-3

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MakeX is a program of the City of Palo Alto.
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The official MakeX makerspace is funded and supported by the City of Palo Alto.

The website makexpaloalto.org is managed by student mentors in coordination with the City of Palo Alto.