Because Life Doesn't Come with Instructions

The Leader in Maker Education

We teach how to use real tools to build real things. Students work with our Guides to learn how to use hand tools, power tools, electronics, robotics, 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, computer modeling and design software, computer game development software, virtual reality, and new media to design and build just about anything. Our goal is to inspire and guide the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem solvers by teaching kids and teens to be producers rather than consumers of technology.

Escape Room

For the past five years BitSpace has run some of the best, most interactive open houses to showcase the many talents of our guides and to build relationships with our customers. This year we're back and putting on a show like you've never seen at BitSpace before! We are pleased to debut Gitchcraft: A BitSpace Escape Room! We are thankful for the support we've received over the past few years and would like to offer a first round of presale tickets for those of you who have been around to watch us grow. Glitchcraft: A BitSpace Escape Room is a 30-minute, family friendly escape room that can be played by 2-6 people. Bring your friends and family to experience a video game style escape room adventure hosted by us!

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Latest Press

Make Magazine Features Bit Space!

Bit Space founder, Thomas Kearns, was interviewed by Make Magazine! The article touches on the positive impact the maker movement [...]

Bit Space on Windy City Live

Windy City Live visited Bit Space summer camp, and had our own Thomas Kearns talk more about our retail and [...]

Creating Opportunities

Bit Space is the leader in maker education for kids. Whether it's a kid or teen just starting their maker education, an experienced teacher trying to integrate new skills into their classroom, or an administrator trying to expand access to makerspace facilities across their district, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to bring the benefits of a well-rounded maker education to almost anyone. We offer camps and classes at our own makerspaces and in schools, publish a comprehensive maker curriculum, support educators with professional development courses, and design and build makerspaces for schools and school districts.

"The Bit Space team created a maker lab that is beyond our wildest expectations. They anticipated elements we would never have foreseen. Today our lab is by far the most sought after space in the school."
Katie Lechowski
Technology Teacher