Open Shop – Wilmette

Open Shop – Wilmette

Design – Build – Iterate @ Bit Space Wilmette


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Learn how to safely and effectively use hand tools and power tools. Design and build complex wood projects. Create 2d, 3d, and virtual reality games populated with your own 3d models. Design circuits, solder them together, and control them with programmable electronics. Bit Space’s expert Guides will work with your child to enable them to create these and other amazing projects!

Open Shop hours are like a gym membership for your brain! Each participant receives regular guidance on his/her project(s) from one of our Guides, as well as the training, time, space, and tools necessary to complete that project. Guides work with each student to set achievable goals and benchmarks to keep the project(s) moving towards a realistic end given each student’s skills and interests. Attendance is limited to ensure a better-than-10-to-1 ratio of students to Guides.

Our 3500 sq ft youth-only maker lab has been custom designed and built to accommodate kids’ learning and making. From hand saws to laser cutters, 3d modeling to 3d printing, lumber to electronics, our flagship location has everything your child will need to learn, make, and grow!

Bit Space Wilmette offers Open Shop hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:30 pm, and on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Come in at the time most convenient for you and your child.