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Ideasplace is a space for information useful to people who make stuff, either for fun or for work (or both).

It contains links to manufacturers, suppliers and other pages of information that we have found along our way that we think might be be helpful to fellow makers and other like-minded curious creative people. We hope that the content here is useful to you too.

If you like our site and feel happy that we share these pages (or even not so much), please let us know on - we would love to hear from you, but please always be nice.

The site is in no way complete but is under continual development and edit, so if you see something inaccurate, if there is something that you would like removed or there if there is something we are missing that you would like posted, please email us.

Pages of useful or interesting links

  • Suppliers - Companies and organisations that sell stuff
  • Manufacturers - Companies and organisations that make stuff (and OEM)
  • Organisations - Sites that have information about clubs and organisations such as Maker spaces and Fablabs etc.
  • Information - Sites that have information useful to makers (Enthusiast and Commercial)
  • Training - Sites and channels that contain courses or tutorials (Commercial and Enthusiast)
  • Video Resources - links to video content on YouTube and other platforms about maker and crafting related subjects
Note on links: These links are provided as-is. They are not endorsements of the organisations listed, we have no affiliation with them and are provided here for education and reference use only. If you find a broken link please let us know.

Pages of useful or interesting information

About our site

Our site is not sponsored or externally funded, this is purely a non-profit enthusiast site that was founded on the basis of sharing and collaboration so please share and contribute.

We do not endorse any organisation linked from this site and we are not paid to post any links, all information including web links and articles are posted here for our own convenience and if you find them useful too then that is great. Web links to external sites are not in any particular order of preference, they are just a list that grows over time - we are not playing favourites!

Apart from use within the software maintaining the site, which may maintain cookies and some server-end statistics, we do not record, keep or use any user information. We don't have a mailing list nor do we spam or advertise to our visitors in any way nor do we look at what you are doing - that is not what this is for, we are too busy with our own stuff to do all that.

All rights reserved by their respective copyright holders, The information provided on this site is for informational and educational purposes only - use your own common sense regarding the actions you take based on any information found here. We recommend that you do not try any of this at home or in a professional setting, it is only here for our own reference.

If you would like something removed please let us know on removemystuff@

We have a site news page here Ideasplace News

Note on content: for those of us posting pages of textual or pictoral content onto this wiki:

Please ensure you have an explicit rights to use the content you are posting.

Do not post any text or images you didn't create yourself or know for 100% sure are open source and you can use it. Be sure to provide attribution (..and even then, that stuff often has a license attached.). If site moderators see something that they suspect to be contentious, we will remove it - no matter how long you spent making it look nice on this platform. It usually is better and safer to just provide a link to the content, we are not in this for the view counts so let the original site earn on the click-thrus for their hard work generating original content. Ideasplace cannot afford to fight legal battles just because someone posted another person or organisations's content, in good faith or other, without permission. Lecture over.

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Note: Membership signup to Ideasplace is currently disabled due to extreme spamming, if you would like to join or submit entries please email us.