Providing hands on access to technologies for DIY making and collaboration.Request a consultation
Who can access the Makerspace?
Only currently affiliated students, faculty and staff of the University of Calgary may gain access to the Makerspace. Anyone may visit the Makerspace during our open hours to see example projects and learn more about our equipment and services.
This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, and an introduction to potential hazards and safe use of the space.
After this orientation, attendees will be given UNICARD access to use the Makerspace during open hours. Card access processing may take up to a week; in the meantime, staff will mediate access.Take online orientation
Interested in a tour of this space for your class or group?Book a tour
We offer both DIY and full service options. Learn more about DIY options below.Request full service print job
Where is the Makerspace located?
Lab NEXT is located on the third floor of the TFDL.
Carvey CNC Milling Machine
An entry-level, fully enclosed desktop CNC milling machine that you can use to create 3D carved objects out of materials like wood, plastic, wax and foam using digital designs. It is set up with a PC in the makerspace so that you can import images and set up your milling job on the spot.Learn more about Carvey CNC Milling Machine
Cricut Vinyl Cutter
Design and print shapes and letters using our vinyl cutter.Learn more about Cricut Vinyl Cutter
Laser Cutting Service
Submit designs to be laser cut by library staff on birch or acrylic.Learn more about laser cutting
A credit-card sized computer that is helpful for learning about programming and computer science. We can supply a wireless keyboard/mouse and screen for use with the Pis.
Arduino is an open-source hardware development board that is programmed with a simplified, easy-to-learn programming language. We can supply you with a laptop for use with the Arduino.Learn more about Arduino
Sewing and Embroidery
Create your own embroidery design using our software or use one of the preset designs to embellish wearable technology or garments that you’ve created yourself.Learn more about Sewing & Embroidery
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