Accessing the Makerspace

Users must be certified to use some specific pieces of equipment in the Makerspace, including individual certification for the laser cutters, FDM style 3D printers, LCD style 3D resin printers, the sound room, 3D scanner, latex printer, and cameras. Some equipment can be reserved ahead of time; the remainder is first-come-first-served. Smaller items will be checked out for internal use inside the Makerspace or library.  

When you can use the equipment

Equipment can only run during the hours in which the Makerspace is open. Use of machines, such as the 3D printers, must be finished before the Makerspace is closed. Click Here, For hours of operation. Some printers are capable of restarting prints the next day for larger projects. All checked out equipment must be returned prior to closing.

Code of Conduct

  • Respect everyone. This space is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

  • Ask for help when you are uncertain of what to do or how to operate equipment.

  • Report the following to Makerspace or University Libraries staff:

    • Accidents or injuries. Call 911 if needed. We want everyone to be safe.

    • Broken equipment or tools. Failing is part of making. We break lots of stuff. We just want to know if we need to repair or replace something.

    • All spills. Electronics and fluids do not get along. Please keep drinks without lids and all food away from the machines. However, we know that accidents happen, and we ask that you report spills so that we may take care of them quickly.

  • Be safe. Work and behave in a way that protects the safety of yourself and others. Use safety guidelines and safety gear (glasses, gloves, and vents) as instructed or shown on the equipment information sheets. Clean up after yourself.

  • Do not create any tools of vandalism, weapons or weapon-like items, including parts of weapons, ammunition, and defensive as well as offensive weapons. If you are not sure if it is technically a weapon, you should probably not make it.

  • Respect intellectual property. Do not use the Makerspace to violate the intellectual property rights of others. This includes making copies of artwork, objects, or other material that you are not authorized to reproduce.

  • Innovate and prototype. Commercial or large-scale production use of the makerspace is not allowed at this time. In practical terms, do not use the equipment or materials in the Makerspace to create things that you intend to sell or you plan to make more than 5 copies of a project for distribution.