Welcome to Helios Makerspace
a community workshop for makers of all ages
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We provide affordable tools & space
for hobbyists, artists, students & entrepreneurs
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Join us for some serious & fun classes to improve your maker's skills this spring. Hurry, places are limited!
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Helios Makerspace is a non-profit workshop in Montreal dedicated helping the community materialize ideas by providing easy access to tools and training. We provide access to a wide selection of equipment, a great creative community and a broad base of expertise. We pride ourselves on always having trained staff on-site.
Has an inexplicable fascination for popcorn & toolboxes.
Thinks that any fact about him is in a superposition of interesting & not.
Loves numbers. From counting steps to calculus, he is always doing something with numbers.
Builds furnitures; he made his own bar & beer rack. Oh, & he also brews beer!
Has a strange obsession with robotic actuators. As a matter of fact, he has a box of them.
Is fascinated by all living things.
Yes, even the creepy-crawly ones.
Enjoys developing tools to enhance learning & creative practices as well as the company of DIYers.
Loves coffee, designy stuff & lego in no particular order except on early mornings.
Boy Scout tendencies; likes to invent mostly harmless things.
Lambert is an entrepreneur and has graduated from Concordia University in Computer Engineering. He has expertise in hardware development such as robotics. He gained experience in team management through the societies and companies he led or founded such as IEEE Concordia, Helios Makerspace and Helios Laboratories Inc.
LAMBERT could probably help you with:
Soldering, PCB Design on Eagle, Digital Electronics, Arduino, 3D printing, Woodworking.
Corey has been a part of the DIY movement for longer than he can remember. The internet introduced Corey to the world of open source and the economy of sharing which led him down the path of computer science. Professionally, Corey develops embedded software systems but works on all kinds of projects in his spare time. Recently he has been working on projects involving high/low temperatures, 3D printers and Concrete.
COREY could probably help you with:
Programming, 3D Printing, Welding.
Eric is fascinated by teaching and sharing knowledge. His role in the team is to organize tutorial and provide opportunities for members to learn new aspect of Making. He can teach programming, electronics, 3D printing and laser cutting.
ERIC could probably help you with:
3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Programming.
Alex has great discipline in his work. He can design and build a variety of things using wood, metal, plastics, electronics. He is proficient with almost all the tools in the workshop.
ALEXANDRE could probably help you with:
Soldering, Analog and Digital Electronics, PCB Design on Altium, Woodworking.
Aaron is a highly motivated Mechatronics Engineer currently working in the wearable tech industry. He enjoy working on complex technical problems that have no obvious solutions. He thrive in high-pressure, fast paced and highly technical environments. He takes personal pride in continuously sharpening and updating his skill-sets to meet constantly evolving and increasingly complex engineering challenges.
AARON could probably help you with:
3D Modeling, Woodworking, Metal Working.
CEDRIC BRETON DAIGLE,
Cedric has a background in communications and biology. He currently studies Museology in hopes of soon building whole exhibitions in science museums.ﾠ He never could choose one subject to focus on, so he just decided to learn about them all. To his eyes, Helios Makerspace thus represents far more than just a glorified workshop: it’s the perfect learning environment, complete with skilled enthusiasts of various fields.
CEDRIC could probably help you with:
He excels at breaking things. Incidentally, he got somewhat good at repairing stuff with little to no resources or parts. Ask him if you want something to “work” and you’re not too picky about how it does: see him as a lazy MacGyver.
Meet at Helios:
* The best time to connect with Justyna is in person at Helios
Justyna is into creative computing and emerging technologies. Her passion for making was born with her on the day of love in Szczecin, Poland. She enjoys working with people, machines, hand tools, software, electronics, researching new interactive techniques and combining her computing knowledge with crafts and other disciplines. Her favourite material is wood. Beside doing workshops, building and improvising technical solutions, she likes looking at the horizon and dislikes mountains since they block ears as well as the view.
JUSTYNA could probably help you with:
Front end programming, basic digital and analog electronics, Arduino, DIY PCB, Eagle, Fritzing, Max Msp, 3D modeling software, advanced wood working and design.
Meet at Helios:
* The best time to connect with Caroline is in person at Helios
Routine is definitely not part of Caroline’s vocabulary. After graduating in Industrial Design at University of Montreal, she worked as an product designer at Enta Design studio before leading the product development, brand positioning & creative direction for e-marketing conglomerate Evoplus. She enjoys getting back to the roots of crafting and making by volunteering at Helios.
CAROLINE could probably help you with:
3D Modeling & printing, laser cutting, vacuum forming and anything related to graphic, packaging or product design.
Visibly age-advantaged, Jeff has twenty-five years of experience developing and implementing Lean and Six Sigma programs and fifteen years of experience developing, supporting, and selling software for a variety of engineering and product development applications. A recovering engineer, he also has plenty of scars on his knuckles from hands-on work in model making shops, solar energy startups, and general bricolage. In his spare time he likes to help firms build their problem solving knowledge engines.
JEFF could probably help you with:
Woodworking, Metalworking, Welding.
Helios Makerspace is run by a Council and dedicated volunteers. Our Council is responsible for keeping Helios Makerspace fiscally and legally sound and true to its stated mission. The Council will generally addresses financial, contractual, legal, and liability issues while volunteers will get the shop running on a daily basis.
Need help? Below are the familiar faces that run, meet & greet fellow makers whenever they come to Helios Makerspace.
We are ideally located 10 minutes away from downtown Montreal & 5 minutes walk from metro St-Henri.
WED-FRI: 1.00-9.00 PM
SAT: 1.00-8:00 PM
SUN: On request* (min. one week notice)
Open to the community (FREE)
THU 5.00-9.00 PM
For special events or training, please check here
We would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their gracious support: