What is the Makerspace

The Makerspace is a unique, collaborative learning space that is open to everyone. It 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). It has 16 seats in total.

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 contact us. Please book in time, at least one week in advance.

Reserve the Makerspace

To reserve the Makerspace and/or tools and facilities, such as the podcast-equipment or the 3D-printer during instructions, you can fill in this form:

Think, Make, Share

The theme of the Makerspace is ‘Think, Make, Share’. The Makerspace captures thinking in the broadest sense, because the space invites you to think critically and reflect on various aspects of the human experience, society, culture and technology. The makerspace facilitates you in making objects, both digital and non-digital, in a creative environment. The Makerspace also encourages users to share their knowledge and expertise with others who share the same interests, or the broader UM community.

Tools & facilities

The Makerspace provides you with various (digital) tools to help you sharing your ideas, research or solutions:

  • Professional podcasting equipment (4 mics + mixer)
  • Raspberry Pi’s (6)
  • 2 workstations: 1 Windows, 1 iMac, both with video editing and 3D design software
  • Two 55″ Prowise Interactive touch screens with motion sensor cameras
  • Laptops (4)
  • Whiteboards
  • 3D printer

If you want to use these tools, you can contact Ask Your Librarian for more information.

The Makerspace also connects users to other Library services or initiatives like the professional Do-It-Yourself video studio, the Smartphone Kit and Open Science related services.

3D printing

Are you interested in 3D-design and 3D-printing? We are currently working very hard on developing our 3D-printing tutorials and services. If you cannot wait to start printing a 3D-design, please contact us via Ask Your Librarian.

Activities and workshops

At the Makerspace we organise many creative workshops and activities. Think about workshops focusing on digital skills, activities on sustainability, well-being and information literacy. There is something for everyone!

“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 makerspaces are crucial to contextual and collaborative PBL at UM.” 

Dr Annika Richterich, Assistant Professor at FASoS and Director of Studies MA Digital Cultures

Upcoming activities

No new dates announced yet

Discover all our activities and workshops

House rules

Want to use the makerspace? Please keep the following in mind:

  • When using the makerspace please 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 timeslots.