What is the Makerspace and what can I do there?
The Makerspace is a multipurpose flexible space for students and staff to study, join or organise workshops and tutorials and collaborate on projects, generate ideas and content, and develop 21st-century labour market skills. The Makerspace is located in the Inner City Library (route 160, Room D1.228/1.232). It has 16 seats in total.
The theme of the Makerspace is ‘Think, Make, Share’: THINK critically and reflect on various aspects of the human experience, society, culture and technology. MAKE digital and non-digital objects in a creative environment. SHARE your knowledge and expertise with others who share the same interests or with the UM community.
The Makerspace provides you with various (digital) tools to help you sharing your ideas, research or solutions:
- Two 55″ Prowise Interactive touch screens with motion sensor cameras (freely available in the Makerspace)
- Whiteboards (freely available in the Makerspace)
- Laptops (4)
- 3D printers
- LEGO sets
- Raspberry Pi’s (6)
If you want more information on the use of specific tools, please contact us via Ask Your Librarian.
How to prepare for using the Makerspace?
When using the Makerspace, please keep the following in mind:
- Be mindful of other students.
- Handle the equipment and furniture with care.
- Follow the library house rules and the instructions of the members of staff.
- Faculties and course coordinators can book the room for their own maker-activities.
- Students are allowed to use the Makerspace for studying during free time-slots (but can be asked to find another spot when the room is booked for use).
How to book the Makerspace?
Students, teachers and researchers can book the room for their own maker-activities. If specific tools or facilities are needed during these bookings, you can let us know via the form for booking the Makerspace. Please book in time, at least one week in advance.
Currently it is not possible to book the Makerspace after 17.00h and during weekends.
Dr Annika Richterich, Assistant Professor at FASoS and Director of Studies MA Digital Cultures
“It was brilliant that we could take our students to the 3D printing introduction at the library’s Makerspace. As part of a course on “Design Thinking and Maker Culture”, it was the perfect addition to our teaching – allowing our MA students to experience some digital-material making in practice. To me, environments like the Makerspace are crucial to contextual and collaborative PBL at UM”.