What Is FirstBuild?

Welcome to FirstBuild! Our free Makerspace includes access to many tools and materials.

Location & Hours

333 East Brandeis Ave. Louisville, KY 40208

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM & Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

How To Make With Us

Community members 18 and older (13+ with a parent) can get free access to FirstBuild's Makerspace and equipment during community hours. Membership is free but tool reservations are required.

Makerspace equipment includes a Universal Laser cutter, 3-D printers, and design computers. Shop equipment (craftsman certification required) includes welding, metalworking, water jet, and woodworking.


Want To Learn How To Make?

Our in-house artisans teach affordable classes on the water jet, ShopBot, and more. After successful completion of the class, participants can schedule a craftsman certification that will allow them to reserve tools in the future.

Sign up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming classes, or click the link below to see our current availability.

"FirstBuild is like a non-stop hackathon, building cool stuff all day every day."
-Tomas Garces, FirstBuild Engineer

Already A Pro Maker?

Individuals with experience and knowledge of the equipment in our shop—welding, water jet, metalworking, and woodworking—are eligible to receive sign-off and earn a craftsman badge for access to this high-end equipment.

Apply for certification here.


Can't Visit? You Can Still Co-Create!

Join our online community of makers, engineers, designers, and creatives of all types. Share product feedback, ideas, and engage directly with our development team through our online platform.

We value your input and hope that together we can invent the future!


FirstBuild Tours

Interested in a tour for your organization? Send an email to help@firstbuild.com

Don't just take it from us...

For California Residents:

FirstBuild is now open to the public. Click here to reserve a tool.