makerspace

The Science Library Makerspace is available as a campus-wide resource that support students, faculty, and staff in creative making. It’s an active learning environment that inspires curiosity, critical thought, exploration, and innovative uses of technology that complement multidisciplinary curricular activities. 

Come learn, practice, collaborate, try, fail, and try again! 

The Makerspace welcomes all UGA students, staff, faculty, and affiliates for educational, non-commercial purposes free of charge. The Science Library Makerspace supports the UGA Libraries Strategic Plan and advances the University’s mission.

Location Room 381, Science Library

Hours Monday through Friday 9am-6pm Saturdays and Sundays CLOSED

Email makerspace@uga.edu

Phone 706.542.2403

Technology

  • 3D Printers (MakerBot Replicators 5th Gen. and LulzBot TAZ 5)
  • 3D Scanner (Structure Sensor)
  • Arduino 
  • Dremel LC40 Laser Cutter (workshops coming soon)
  • littleBits 
  • Raspberry Pi 
  • Vinyl Cutter (Roland STIKA)
  • Virtual Reality (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift)

Spring Semester Workshops

Workshops are open to all UGA students, staff, and faculty with a valid UGA ID

  • 3D Design and Printing Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm Reservations required 
    • Learn to design and print a 3D model using Tinkercad and MakerBot Replicator 3D printers. Workshops include pair-work and we ask that participants create a free Tinkercad account and complete the Let's Learn Tinkercad! tutorial before their session to be familiar with the tool. After successful completion of the 3D Design and Printing workshop, participants may independently use the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers in the Science Library Makerspace. Successful completion of this workshop is required to use the 3D Printers.
  • Hand Embroidery + Intro. to E-Textiles Monday, March 4th from 11:00am-12:30pm AND March 18th from 1:00pm-2:30pm Reservations required
    • Learn several basic embroidery stitches, including a running stitch, a chain stitch, and a satin stitch. Don't know how to thread a needle? We'll teach you! This workshop will include an introduction to e-textiles and possibilities of integrating this hand-craft with technology such as LilyPad Arduino. No previous experience required. All supplies provided.
  • Vinyl Cutting Images and Copyright Monday, February 25th from 1:00-2:30pm AND Monday, March 25th from 1:00pm-2:30pm AND April, 22nd from 1:00pm-2:30pm Reservations required 
    • Learn how to locate copyright-free images, convert file types using Inkscape, and how to use CutStudio, the print software for the Roland STIKA vinyl cutter. No previous experience required. All supplies provided.

Visit the Makerspace LibGuide for technology video tutorials, resources, and access and usage policies. If you are interested in integrating Makerspace technologies into courses, classwork, or research, please email Andrew Johnson, Emerging Technologies Librarian.