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Our Mission

Raise humanity's collective creative ability :

We’re all about connections and creativity.  The two fuel each other so we’re facilitating the expansion of both communities throughout the country.

Why Abacus?


You can have amazing creative experiences from the safety and comfort of your own home. Whether you're putting a kit together or interacting with a Maker as they walk through a video, Abacus has something engaging for you and your family.


Our system of peer-to-peer reviews ensures the best possible experience for both Seekers (learners) and our Makers facilitating the sessions. Both are reviewed by one another giving everyone the opportunity to improve.

Less waste

Abacus eliminates the guesswork of getting into something new and creative. You waste less time and materials getting information straight from experienced people rather than trial and error.


What our customers think of our Makers

Steve introduced my wife and I to Adobe illustrator, demystified the toolbars and then gave us a demo of his Glowforge laser. We cut out and engraved the project he helped us with. What an intro! This was the most fun we've had learning a new skill and now we're not intimidated by design software anymore. Thank you Steve!

Kevin H
October 24, 2019

My son and I had a great time! This really beats watching tons of videos and trying to white knuckle it through trial and error! Also, John recommended beginner equipment which takes the guesswork out of getting into 3d printing. Thank you!

Brian T
January 10, 2020

I spent so much time watching videos and thought it would easy...welding is an ART! I was able to try it for the first time and Tyler was very patient with me. Experience beats hours observing and the Abacus session was well worth it. Thanks Tyler!

Gary S
March 3, 2020