The MakerSpace is a vibrant, student-oriented place for creativity, prototyping and experimentation, located on the first floor of the Dion Student Center. With a variety of tools and equipment readily at hand, and trained student staff available, members of the campus community can learn maker-centric software and hardware, and experiment with laser-cutting, 3D printing, vinyl cutting, sewing, arts and crafts, and creative engineering.
The MakerSpace is collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature, and supports STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) academic projects. Classes meet to use the resources within the space on occasion, or sometimes on a regular basis. Never been to the MakerSpace? Stop by for a tour during the hours we are open.
Both equipment certification workshops and creative workshops are held regularly each week throughout the academic year. These are posted in the daily digest, on social media, around campus, and on the activities page.
Want to learn a new skill and explore the exciting technology at the SMC MakerSpace? Drop in to one of our workshops. Workshops run 4:00pm – 6:00pm Every Monday, Wednesday and provide an overview of how to operate our machines and what file formats they can use. Check the calendar for specifics!
DIGITAL DESIGN WORKSHOPS
Want to take your making to the next level by creating your own 2D and 3D Designs? These two-part workshops run from 5:30pm – 7:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday workshops cover 2D digital design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for laser and vinyl cutting. Thursday workshops cover 3D digital design for art using Blender 3D. Check the calendar for specifics!
Do you have a project in mind that will take multiple days? Do you have an idea but need help realizing your vision? Fill out the form below that applies to you to have the MakerSpace manager set up a time to meet, talk about project goals, requirements and timeline.
Hours and Contact Info:
Monday – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday – 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday – 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Please contact MakerSpace Manager Solomon Garza for more information.