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A Feminist Makerspace in Pittsburgh, PA

Prototyping the kind of world we want to live in.


Supporting women and innovation.


Space & Equipment

Home to CNC machines, cutting mats, looms, and more. Prototype's makerspace is open daily to members with a keycode from 12pm-8pm. Everyone is welcome to come and work on their projects. 

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Education is at the center of what we do. Workshops range from laser cutting to salary negotiation to 3D modelling for entrepreneurs. Everyone is welcome to take or teach a class

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Our network includes all Protobabes, as well as other organizations that we partner with on events. This list includes the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University, the City of Pittsburgh, Remake Learning Network and more. Contact us to find out how your organization can get involved.

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Our members and volunteers are Protobabes of all genders. Teach a class, participate in a workshop, co-work in our space. Become a Protobabe today!

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Learn something new, fail quickly, and find the support to start all over again. 

What started as a personal studio for co-founders Erin Gatz (Oldynski) and E.Louise Larson is now a feminist makerspace. Prototype PGH was born from the idea that we are constantly prototyping the kind of world we want to live in. As two women who love making, educating, and Pittsburgh, this is our first prototype for the future.


Member Studio Hours:
12PM - 8PM Every Day! Must have paid membership with key code to enter.

Monthly Open Houses: 
2PM - 4PM on the second Saturday of every month. Open to all!