A Home at the Dome

MotherLode MakerLabs now open on the KASA/Dome campus!

welcome to your community makerspace

The MotherLode Makers are happy to announce that we have found a home at the Dome with the Tuolumne Co. Arts Alliance! We are opening our doors and welcoming the makers, hackers, and DIY denizens of this area to come and check out our great new location and get plugged in to what's brewing up at the Dome... which is quite a lot!


MotherLode MakerLabs is a non-profit, all-ages, grassroots community organization with founding membership opportunities. Our goal is to develop a thriving community workshop that generates a collaborative environment of inspiration, exploration, and shared resources. While supporting and encouraging local making & hacking, learning & mentoring, repairing & repurposing, and entrepreneurial endeavors, our goal is to create a local establishment where people can bring their ideas to life. Our members' interests and talents cover a wide spectrum and so our makerspace will reflect that... and will always be evolving to try to meet the needs of our members and community. We are hip to the sharing economy and believe in messy learning within a culture of collaboration. We are planning some exciting events for this summer so we hope to see you at MotherLode MakerLabs soon! Be sure to check us out on Meetup.com for all the latest!


Come find us at 251 Barretta... we are in the buildings on the north side of the Dome, with Cassina High School on the opposite (south) side. Look for the sign at the road for the Sonora Lion's Park and walk up to the first building and you'll see us!


Here are some of the upcoming events...

Celebrate with STEAM!

Starting this summer, MLML is offering STEAM/Maker Parties to those looking for something different for their next celebration or get together!

(STEAM is a buzz word acronym for "Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathmatics") Kids' birthday parties, team building, family night... any occassion is a good reason to celebrate with STEAM!

For a donation, and up to 12 guests, MLML will work with you to tailor a DIY party just for you. We offer a range of fun and educational hands-on activities and projects - for kids and adults! From DIY crafts, jewelry, and silkscreening to Maker-Faire science experiments and more, we've got something for everybody! Contact us for more information and availability - and let us host your STEAM/Maker Party!

Now accepting donations of tools and maker materials of all sorts

Got some extra tools laying around or leftovers from your last project? Donate them to MLML and watch them get put to good use. Your donation is also tax deductible!

Contact us to schedule an appointment today!