About Asmbly

What is Asmbly?

Asmbly Makerspace is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community makerspace in Austin, TX. We have a complete woodshop and metal shop as well as dedicated spaces for textiles, lasers, electronics, and 3D printing. In addition to our well-appointed shops, quality tools, and educational classes, Asmbly boasts a vibrant community of makers and artisans.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich Austin’s creative maker community

by providing a top notch creative space with tools and educational opportunities in a multidisciplinary, inviting, and member-focused setting.

Our Vision


As an educational nonprofit, we will continue to expand class offerings to both our members and the community at large.  Our classes already run the gamut from introductory woodworking to advanced welding, laser cutting, 3D printing and more.

We continually aspire to expand the disciplines offered at Asmbly, but want to be sure we do it right.  We would love to offer jewelry making and ceramics in the near future and expanding into a larger space will likely be the appropriate time for these additions.  Until then, we will be working to improve our current offerings.

Hiring a full-time staff to help manage our growing operations is one of our goals.  We’re proud to have a few part-time staff providing essential support to our Education and Membership Teams.  However, by and large, Asmbly runs on the efforts of dedicated volunteers.  Each member plays a part in helping the space to flourish, from keeping the workshop and bathrooms clean, to planning for the future and managing our finances.

As we continue to grow, we need each member’s contribution of time and creativity to keep us growing.  We thrive through the volunteer efforts of members like you!

Our Values:


We believe in the power of collective knowledge and expertise.


We are, above all things, kind and compassionate.


We explore new ideas with open minds.


We do what we can with what we have.


We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and interests.


We value continuous learning and skill development.


We are a refuge from chaos, united by our shared interest in creating.

How It All Began


The story begins in 2009 when four makers got together to create ATX Hackerspace as a community workshop – a place to work on projects together. Although originally formed as an LLC, ATXHS always operated in the spirit of a nonprofit as an all volunteer run organization with no paid staff. Any profits seen were always invested back into the space to improve the experience and offerings for members.

Meanwhile, Asmbly was created in 2019 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit community makerspace in Austin, Texas.  Asmbly aspired to bring the same caliber of tools and equipment to the community, while growing offerings and developing a professionally managed organization.



In mid-2020, Asmbly and ATXHS began discussing a collaboration to help grow the makerspace community in Austin.

After realizing each had a piece the other was missing, Asmbly and ATXHS decided to join forces in April 2021 to create Austin’s largest nonprofit makerspace operating as Asmbly at 9701 Dessau Rd, Suite #304.