What is the Makerspace
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.
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.
Reserve the Makerspace
To reserve the Makerspace and/or tools and facilities, such as the 3D printer, 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 with the broader UM community.
Tools & facilities
The Makerspace provides you with various (digital) tools to help you sharing your ideas, research or solutions:
- Raspberry Pi’s (6)
- Two 55″ Prowise Interactive touch screens with motion sensor cameras (freely available in the Makerspace)
- Laptops (4)
- Whiteboards (freely available in the Makerspace)
- 3D printers
- LEGO sets
If you want more information on the use of specific tools, please contact us via Ask Your Librarian.
The Makerspace also connects users to other Library services or initiatives like the professional Do-It-Yourself video studio, the Podcast studio, the Smartphone Kit and Open Science related services.
Our fully equipped Podcast studio helps you to create a professional podcast. See this website for more information.
Are you interested in 3D design and 3D printing? We are currently working very hard on developing 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 of 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 makerspace are crucial to contextual and collaborative PBL at UM.”
Dr Annika Richterich, Assistant Professor at FASoS and Director of Studies MA Digital Cultures
Upcoming activitiesNo new dates announced yet
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.