Using the Makerspace (2020-2021 school year)

  • If you are a current member of the LU community and need something 3D printed, laser cut, or a vinyl sign for academic use or to assist with your work or research, please submit the project request form. We're happy to help! We can even mail stuff to you if you're not on campus!
  • Open makerspace training sessions are on hold while we follow COVID-19 safety precautions and limit the number of individuals in the space at one time. If you need to use the space, please see the makerspace reservation page, or email
    • We are moving toward more online training that can easily be completed with COVID restrictions! See the Makerspace Moodle page for more details, and for the training videos (LU login required).

What is the Makerspace?
Our makerspace is a room on the first floor of the Mudd Library where all members of the Lawrence University Community are welcome to use a bunch of cool equipment to make things! We especially encourage faculty and students to use the space and equipment in their courses and academic work.

What's in the Makerspace
Thanks to a generous grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, the makerspace has two Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers, one Ultimaker 3 3D printer, and two 3D scanners. The makerspace also includes a standard sewing machine, a heavy duty sewing machine, a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter, painting supplies, laminator (up to 8 1/2" X 11" paper), a soldering station, and a Glowforge laser cutter.

For more information about our equipment and policies, see our makerspace guide. To read about what's happening in the space, see the makerspace website

Additional Services in the Makerspace
Audiovisual conversion and duplication equipment is available to convert and duplicate analog and digital media as allowed by copyright law, and is available for Lawrence University faculty, staff, and students. To request assistance, contact media services to make arrangements.