Our Mission

Benicia Makerspace is a place where people come together to learn, collaborate, invent, prototype and test new ideas using state of the art equipment. We are a IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in California as a Non-Profit Corporation. Our space is a community shop where individuals and entrepreneurs can make things, use shared equipment, learn new skills, and incubate new business ideas. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, 3D printing, electric vehicles, alternative energy, sustainability, resource conservation, robotics, arduino, raspberry pi, woodworking, and metalworking.

We are located at 4594 East Second St., Suites O&P, Benicia, CA USA. You can see a map and contact us on our Contact page.

Meet Our Officers And Board

Aaron Newcomb – President
Aaron has been tearing things apart to see how they work since he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. He works at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA and hosts online technology videos on the TWiT TV network.

 

Ben Parsons – Treasurer

 

Doug SnyderDoug Snyder – Board Member
Owned and operated Snyder Systems, a manufacturing business for specialized machine design and CNC machining until 2003 when the business was sold to C&C Enterprises. Since that time, I have worked as a manufacturing resource consultant, started California Ebike and occasionally publish a newsletter (Manufacturer’s Exchange) for the small manufacturer’s of our community.

Jim Kennon – Board Member
I’ve been a maker my whole life, from before I knew what a maker was.  As a child I took all of my toys apart to learn how they worked and then put them back together.  As an adult I still have that same curiosity and still want to know how everything works.   I believe my interest in electrical engineering stems from my early days of exploring and figuring out how mechanical things worked.  When I came across electronics there wasn’t an obvious solution of what happens inside the plastic packages that housed diodes, resistors, capacitors, transistors or integrated circuits.  To this day I still want to know how to operate any machine I come across, how to process all materials I come across, and how make anything I’m interested in regardless of the trades involved.  I enjoy being involved with the Benicia Makerspace because I want to help others satisfy their curiosities and share my knowledge with them so they can experience the joys of making anything their mind can create.