WE’VE MOVED!!!

RUCKUS Makerspace is now completely moved into its own building just beyond the CCIC at the intersection of Mass Ave and Commerce Ave. Come check us out at First Friday, November 1st, to see the new RUCKUS Makerspace. We are excited to share how we are growing and what we have to offer! The beauty of what we do is that we can share how it’s made when you come visit us. Prepare yourselves for sewing, 3D printing, and woodworking demos this month!

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The Basics

RUCKUS is part of a national "Maker" movement toward entrepreneurship, technology, and start-up manufacturing.  Local can now be global.  Access to affordable, high-tech equipment, such as 3D printers, CNC machines, DTG Printers, and laser cutters are accelerating the prototyping and fabrication of an incredible range of new locally-developed products.

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The Industrial Design Lab At RUCKUS

The Industrial Design Lab At RUCKUS

With RUCKUS' partnership with the Industrial Design Program at Purdue University and IN-MaC, RUCKUS' Resident Makers and Maker Members get access to shop space, common and advanced tools, and key resources in design, prototyping and expertise to make their products right here in Indiana.   IN-MaC provides access to on-site high tech equipment and testing both locally in Indianapolis and at the Purdue University main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.    Taft Law, the IU Legal Clinic, Impressive Prototypes and EchoEngagment provide technical assistance to help grow your idea. 

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RUCKUS' Key Components:

SHARED SPACE   High speed internet, comfy chairs, and work tables, as well as all types of woodworking, metalworking, laser-cutting, 3D printing, and sewing equipment.

SHARED SPACE

High speed internet, comfy chairs, and work tables, as well as all types of woodworking, metalworking, laser-cutting, 3D printing, and sewing equipment.

INDIVIDUAL SPACE   Tables, shop workpods and office studios for individuals and small businesses. A place where you can build out your branding in physical space, work privately, store and lock up your things.

INDIVIDUAL SPACE

Tables, shop workpods and office studios for individuals and small businesses. A place where you can build out your branding in physical space, work privately, store and lock up your things.

WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES   Workshops providing practical advice and inspiration to all Indy entrepreneurs. We offer free workshops throughout the year thanks to our sponsor, PNC Bank  Resident Makers and Maker Members get more in depth access to Indy's top attorneys, marketing experts and business development coaches as part of technical assistance programming.

WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

Workshops providing practical advice and inspiration to all Indy entrepreneurs. We offer free workshops throughout the year thanks to our sponsor, PNC Bank

Resident Makers and Maker Members get more in depth access to Indy's top attorneys, marketing experts and business development coaches as part of technical assistance programming.

 
2018 Workshop Series Sponsor

2018 Workshop Series Sponsor

 
PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO   A photography studio with basic lighting equipment for use by Resident Makers and Maker Members.

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

A photography studio with basic lighting equipment for use by Resident Makers and Maker Members.

 
Legal Services Supporter

Legal Services Supporter

COLLABORATIVE SPACE AND COMMUNITY   Meet-up and event space for small inspirational gatherings, education, community groups, product pitches and focal space.  RUCKUS is NOT a "for hire" event venue. We have community space inside our two makerspace facilities for fundraisers, education, meetups and community organzing. We like to align the use of our spaces with groups that support art, economic development, community building, and startups. Please complete this form to help us understand your event request at RUCKUS.

COLLABORATIVE SPACE AND COMMUNITY

Meet-up and event space for small inspirational gatherings, education, community groups, product pitches and focal space.

RUCKUS is NOT a "for hire" event venue. We have community space inside our two makerspace facilities for fundraisers, education, meetups and community organzing. We like to align the use of our spaces with groups that support art, economic development, community building, and startups. Please complete this form to help us understand your event request at RUCKUS.

 
Wood/Metal Shop and 3D Modeling Partner

Wood/Metal Shop and 3D Modeling Partner

Interested in joining the Ruckus?

Our mission is to support low-to-moderate income start ups, artists, and entrepreneurs who may be facing barriers. We appreciate having makers who can value and utilize our equipment, tools, and workshops. You can join as a Resident Maker, a Maker Member or as a volunteer. We understand everyone has something to offer and try to work with them on a case-by-case basis. So please reach out if you think there’s another way you want to get involved.

Resident Maker:

  • Affordable rental rates based on square footage varying from $100 - $700/mo with additional fees for some use of industrial equipment.

  • 24/7 Access to space, shared studios, and conference room.

  • Access to workshops, tools / equipment and other professional resources.

  • Discounted equipment and maker classes.

  • Designated work space with the opportunity to host events, workshops and classes.

Maker Member:

  • Affordable membership rate of $50/mo with additional fees for some use of industrial equipment.

  • 24/7 Access to space, shared studios, and conference room.

  • Access to workshops, tools / equipment and other professional resources.

  • Discounted equipment and maker classes.

  • Opportunity to host events, workshops and classes.

Volunteer:

  • Instructors for Classes: Woodworking, Metal Working, CNC, 3D Printing, Photography, Sewing, etc… Let us know what your speciality is!

  • Event Support - We’re still working on scheduling but we always appreciate an extra pair of hands with our events.

  • Hosting a Business focused workshop - We have a line up for the year but are always looking for ways to get professional support for the makers in our space and the community.

  • Mentors: We have a variety of business owners in our space who would love to find some support.

 We require all potential Resident Makers and Maker Members to complete our application process.

Get the ball rolling today!

 STEP 1: Maker Intake Form - We want to get to know more about you! (click here)

STEP 2: Tour Request Form - We want to meet you! (click here)

STEP 3: We will evaluate if it’s a match for both of us and have you fill out our Maker Profile!

STEP 4: It’s time to sign the contract, move in and let the making begin!


Do you want to see what all the Ruckus is about?

We welcome all school tours, community groups, travelers and pups to come visit our space!

There’s no commitment for just looking!

BUSINESS HOURS:    

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9AM - 5PM

TOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: ruckusmakerspace@gmail.com

 

OUR HOME: We are housed in a building owned by Riley Area Development Corporation that is split up into three sections. One section of the building is a private commercial kitchen for Best Chocolate in Town. One of our Resident Makers Rebecca Graves-Prowse with Gravesco Pottery recently expanded into the other section of the building and we are thrilled to be a part of their growth! And the rest of the 12,000 square feet is where you will find our many different resident makers who make RUCKUS Makerspace the amazing place it is.

Address:

1417 Commerce Ave, Suite A

 Indianapolis, Indiana 46201