Welcome to the Bodgery

Bodge: to make or repair hastily, to MacGyver

A makerspace and social group for makers in Madison, WI. We are a member-run group, pitching in our time and resources to build up Madison's maker community.

And you can help! If you have tools you'd like to share with the community, check our Wishlist on the wiki. You can also make a financial donation if that's more your speed. And thanks!

Member Project – the JUTbox

In about two days, Mark took this assortment of parts – a tiny black & white tv, wifi router, audio components, an old box and some mounting hardware (left image)… and turned it into this! (right image and below)

Because Art

Friday Open Shop was PACKED, as Gallery Night swept through, between Evolution Arts and the live band just outside our door.  We set out some amazing things our members have made, including a “retro futurist” Youtube jukebox that served up rockin’ … Continued

We Came, We Saw, We Made (Friends)

So that went well. The Milwaukee MakerFaire, first year as a larger-than-mini status, was a smashing success.  We filled our booth with things our members and guests had made, talked with hundreds of people, and strolled the aisles in amazement. … Continued

MakerFaire Milwaukee

We came, we saw, we talked to a thousand people. If you missed us on Saturday, stop by Sunday for more fun!  Don’t miss your chance to watch a giant MouseTrap game, drool over the newest maker toys, and meet thousands … Continued

Open Shopirthday!

One of our co-founders (Karen) decided to GO BIG with her birthday celebration, and merge it with our weekly Open Shop on Fridays. Then we found out our newest member just had her birthday last week. It’s a BirthdayStravaganza! Please join … Continued

Stickers, Stencils and Silk Screening

The question?  “What can a vinyl cutter help you create?” And we now have just such a machine upstairs in the craft/electronics area. Cut an image out of a rainbow of vinyl, apply to your vehicle, laptop, shop window or wall, … Continued