A combination of artist studio, classroom, and business incubator at the intersection of

art, science, and technology.


  • Generator was founded in 2013 by 11 original board members: Denise Shekerjian and Michael Metz, Dan Harvey, Doug Webster, Chris Thompson, Ken Howell, Doreen Kraft, Pauline Law, Peter Owens, John Cohn, and Christy Mitchell
  • First opened as pop-up shop in the 250 Main St. location on March, 2014



  • Roland 4-axis CNC Mill  and uPrint 3D printer donated by Champlain College
  • Computers donated by Logic Supply
  • Internet provided by Burlington Telecom
  • Vertical Milling Machine and First Operations Engine Lathe by UVM

Important Stats:

It is our hope and expectation that Generator advances several goals:

  • Welcome, host and connect makers in a makerspace where we all work, learn, develop ideas, grow businesses and have fun.
  • Provide our community access to high-end equipment.
  • Create workforce development/training in next-generation manufacturing tools and techniques and help to catalyze and strengthen Vermont’s creative and entrepreneurial economy.
  • Provide support and networking among makers and creative thinkers.


Generator is located at 40 Sears Lane, Burlington VT, 05401. The front entrance is adjacent to the Champlain Miller Center.


Generator is open 10am – 9pm every day. Studio members are free to use the space 24/7/365. General members have access during open hours. Guests should register for an official tour to get acquainted with the space and tools that are available.


Parking, generally, is available between the tree and Generator in the main building parking lot on the South West side.  There is a nearby lot one driveway over West on Sears Lane on the same side as Generator.

Hints: Weekends and evenings after 4 pm are welcomed times to park in the Miller Center parking lot. Walking, busing, biking, and carpooling are always encouraged!


  • General membership: $90/mo
    • Access to equipment use
    • Tool training and class discounts
  • Studio membership: $265/mo
    • Personal studio and storage space
    • 24/7 keyed access to facility
    • Tool training and class discounts
  • Family membership: $100/mo
    • Two parents and up to three children or guardians (under 18)
    • Children must be supervised at all times
    • Full access to shops and equipment for the adults only
    • Tool training and class discounts
  • Company membership: $3000/year
    • Packages start at 3 employees
    • Full access to shops and equipment
    • Discounted training and classes
  • Member Scholarship: $35/mo
    • In exchange for working a 3 hour shift a week, receive a discounted General Membership
Additional Costs

  • Registration
    •  $15 Orientation fee: One-time fee for the required orientation for new members.
    •  $265 Studio deposit: Due at registration, one-time refundable deposit for studio rental.
    • Tool Trainings vary in cost and are a required safety course for use of tools in Rapid Prototyping, Metal, Wood, and Jewelry shops.
  • Consumables/Shop fees
    •  $5 per cubic inch: Cost of 3D printing filament for all builds.
    • $5 build plate: Cost of a 3D printing build surface for all builds.


  • Volunteer rates available, $30/mo. for General and $175/mo. for Studio memberships.
  • Scholarships available for courses and memberships on request, first-come, first-served. Apply>>

Membership Documents