Chicago skill-share organizations

the Midwest Mondragon

North Branch Projects north branch Albany Park bookbinding
Teaches bookbinding. Make a book for them, then make a book for yourself. The shop is open 24 hours a week.
FreeGeek Chicago freegeek Logan Square computer refurbishing
Teaches computer hardware refurbishing and Linux installation. Build a computer for them, then build a computer for yourself. The shop is open 12 hours a week.
West Town Bikes west town West Town bicycle repair
Provides tools and equipment to repair bicycles. The shop is open 9 hours a week.
Pumping Station: One pumping station Avondale hackerspace
For $40/month, members get access to several 3D printers, a laser cutter, a woodshop, a metal shop, electrical engineering equipment, and looms and an industrial sewing machine.
South Side Hub south side Hyde Park woodwork
A cultural community space. Provides a woodshop for use by the public. The shop is open 2 hours a week.
Mess Hall mess Rogers Park ecology & self-sufficiency
Monthly skill-share sessions on a variety of topics.