Using the Makerspace
- First: Watch the initial training videos, as well as the training videos for the piece of equipment you'd like to use, that are available on the Makerspace Guide.
- Second: Attend an open training session (listed on the Makerspace Guide each term), or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a different time.
- To have your access renewed from a previous school year, complete the Makerspace Access Reinstatement Form.
Reserving Makerspace Equipment
After training has been completed, students need to reserve time with the makerspace equipment when they wish to use it.
The makerspace guide is a helpful tool that includes instructions, tips, links to design programs and places to find 3D objects, policies, and more!
- To remind students to think sustainably while thinking creatively, we created this sign for the space. Text reads: IN OUR MAKERSPACE, WEREDUCE: Take care of materials and supplies to reduce waste. This means putting filament in bags with ends secured to reduce filament spoilage and tangles, which leads to bad prints. Put supplies back where […]
3D Printing and Ecology: Utilizing Additive Manufacturing to Save a Federally-threatened Native Plant SpeciesBy Harsimran Kalsi Previously, I collaborated with Prof. Alyssa Hakes of the Biology department on a very interesting project, which highlights 3D printing’s high versatility and interdisciplinary potential. We worked on a project which may allow us to protect an endangered plant species known as the Pitcher’s Thistle (Cirsium pitcheri). This unique intersection of […]