Makerspace

Providing hands on access to technologies for DIY making and collaboration.

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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.

Orientation

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

Tours

Interested in a tour of this space for your class or group?

Book a tour

3-D Printing

We offer both DIY and full service options. Learn more about DIY options below.

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Where is the Makerspace located?

Lab NEXT is located on the third floor of the TFDL.

Services

3D Printing

Make your own three-dimensional object in almost any shape from a 3D model. Use our DIY printer in the makerspace or request a full service 3D print job. Learn more about DIY Printing.

Request full service 3D print job

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

Raspberry Pis

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.

Learn more about Raspberry Pis

Arduinos

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

Staff

Our team members.

Jed Baker

Emerging Technology Specialist