Makerspace

Building Up STEAM Together

STEAM PEI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire young Islanders to pursue learning and careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math fields by fostering their curiosity and confidence through experiential learning opportunities.

We offer engaging hands-on programs across PEI including camps, in-school workshops, after-school classes, birthday parties, special events, and team-building workshops.


Our Location: Etl-kisite’tasik

In April 2022, in partnership with Ulnooweg Education Centre, and with the support from several funders, STEAM PEI found a place to call Home. This beautiful new space on the main level of the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils building at 8 Stan MacPherson Way has been named Etl-kisite’tasik (pronounced et L gi see day da sick). Etl’kisite’tasik is a Mi’kmaq word meaning thinking and creating something inanimate.

The Etl-kisite’tasik Makerspace is a 3200 sq ft facility designed to give Islanders the place, equipment, education, and materials to create, innovate, and learn. We currently offer 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics/robotics, sewing, and much more. We also offer classes to help you get safely started on equipment and improve your skills. We are a place to meet new people, learn new skills, discuss common interests, and network. We are always welcoming visitors and new members regardless of skill level. 

Our main entrance is on the side facing Founders Hall/Receiver Coffee with the STEAM PEI sign over the door. Parking is available in spaces 16-20 on the water side of the building and overflow parking is available in the spaces that are not numbered in the lot closer to the Hillsborough Bridge.

Our space will be available for rent during the school year before 2pm when students are not available.

If you would like to know more about us, we invite you to stop in during open makerspace hours for free tours of our space. You will also have the opportunity to ask our staff about the makerspace and what we do.


Daily Makerspace Activities

Have an interest in all things science? Join us every Monday from 5PM-8PM as we offer a variety of activities and experiments related to biology, physics, and chemistry. Come in and check out microscopic specimens, create colour changing liquids, or learn about the physics in our everyday life. Each week will have a new topic with a range of new and returning activities, so you’ll have the option to check out experiments many times. Be sure to check out our social media to see the topic of the week.

This program is free for members or $20 for a drop in. These activities are typically suitable for all ages. Those patrons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian while in the makerspace.

No registration needed.

Want to pick up a new skill? Join us every Tuesday from 5PM-8PM to learn how to sew, laser cut, 3D print, and so much more!

This program is free for members or $20 for a drop in. These activities are typically suitable for all ages. Those patrons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian while in the makerspace.

No registration needed.

Wednesday night is Art Night here at STEAM! From 5PM-8PM we will have a mix of drop in style activities and instructor led projects for you to participate in and learn some new art techniques. We have equipment for supporting a wide variety of activities including sketching, painting, origami, beading, sewing, kitting, and much more!

This program is free for members or $20 for a drop in. These activities are typically suitable for all ages. Those patrons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian while in the makerspace.

No registration needed.

Have a curiosity about engineering and what engineers do? Come by the makerspace on Thursdays from 5PM-8PM to participate in weekly design challenges or work on your own personal projects. This program is designed as a club for like minded people to get together to design, build, and create. Participants can come hang out, socialize, work together, or suggests projects for the group to work on.

This program is most suitable for those 14+, including adults. Our makerspace has a variety of equipment that can help you complete whatever task you may be working on.

This program is free for members or $20 drop in fee for the day.

No registration needed.

Are you a teenager looking for something to do on a Friday night? Come by STEAM from 5PM-8PM every Friday for our STEAM 4 TEENS night. This time is dedicated for those age 14-18 to come hang out, socialize, build, and try new things with our equipment in our makerspace.

This is a drop in event where participants can bring their friends, come alone, stay as little or as long as they like. We will have maker challenges and equipment available, and our staff will help answer any questions you may have.

Some of our equipment includes:

  • Gaming laptops
  • 3D printers
  • Laser cutters
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Sewing machines
  • Cricut

This program is free with the purchase of a membership, or $20 drop-in fee. This program is open to further development based on the feedback received from our participants.

No registration needed.

Come by the makerspace on Sundays from 12PM – 4PM to work on, learn, or get help with anything digital skills and computer related. Our Sunday staff are educated in computer science and engineering and will be able to meet you at your skill level to help with any project you may be working on. We have several gaming laptops and a variety of software available for participants to use.

Our Cyber Sundays are drop-in style events that are free for all participants to come in and try out.

Please note: this program is most suitable for those ages 8+. Children 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the makerspace. This is not a drop off program.

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