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General Questions

What is a makerspace?

The UNCSA Makerspace is a space where you can come learn, work and explore new avenues of expression. The space is equipped with 3D printers, sewing machines, large format printers, robotics and coding machines, and more. For the full list, visit the Makerspace page.

Who can use the Makerspace?

Students are welcome to use MakerSpace. Production related requests, School projects and Class projects take priority.

Where is the Makerspace located?

You’ll find the Makerspace on the Ground Floor of the UNCSA Library. Upon entering the building, It is to the right, passing the elevators and restrooms. You can ask for help at the Front Desk, or simply follow our signs. 

Is there a cost?

We do have some costs associated with material for laser cutter, 3D and large-formatting printing. Please book a General Visit with us to understand more!

What are the Makerspace operating hours?

Please review our calendar for the most updated operating hours or send us an email.

How do I reserve?

For first time users, please book a General Visit with us, our facilitators will be more than happy to discuss your project with you. Please be aware that Green slots are space operating time, Red means slots are not available. 

If you already know what equipment you would like to use, click on the Green slots for request equipment and submit your reservation time accordingly, before check out on your cart. Once you received the confirmation email, meaning your reservation is successed. 

Please make sure you fill-in your equipment waiver before your reservation time start. 

Can I 3D-print overnight?

Currently all prints have to be finished during the opening hours of the Makerspace. Overnight printing only permitted upon discussion with our facilitators. 

Is there a limit on how many times I can print or use the Makerspace?

You are welcome at the Makerspace as many times as you need, please remember that Production related requests, School projects and Class projects take priority.

Which equipment do you have?

The equipment tab on our website will inform you on the most updated list of technology available. 

Can I donate materials or tools?

We appreciate your donation, please email us with your ideas.

Materials and Design

Materials and Designs

Are there any restrictions on what I can make?

Please review the Makerspace Ground Rules

Please adhere to Copyright laws and other Legal Restrictions

Please adhere to UNCSA policies

Please adhere to UNC policies

Makerspace guests and users are expected to use the space and equipment with lawful intent and to respect the safety of all the community members as well as the building and equipment. It is prohibited to create anything that will endanger anyone.

What materials can you 3D print with?

PLA - Polylactic Acid

Do you provide materials?

We have a limited supply of filament, paper and consumables. Plan to bring everything you might think you need for your project and email us if you have further questions.

Please bear in mind filament specifications for each 3D printer.

How big can my 3D print be?

Our biggest 3D printer, the Raise3D Pro2, has a build volume of 12x12x23.8 inches (dimensions differ if printing with dual material).

Can you make something for me?

We are a completed student run space, and would like to encourage anyone come in space to learn new things with us, so email us and let’s talk about your ideas!


What classes do you offer?

We currently do not offer any specific regular classes but you can email us and we can start a conversation. If you want to teach a class, we can discuss that as well!

Can you show me how to use the tools and equipment?

Our facilitators will more than happy to show you how our equipment and tools working! Please make reservation on our website reservation page, or email us to let us know what you are interested in!

How do I book an appointment?

We open weekday based on our facilitators' availability and Sunday 2:30-8:30PM. You can easily find out our availability on our reservation page

I have a specific skill I would like to share, can I teach at the Makerspace?

For sure! Please email us and let us know what is the skill you want to share, when, what would you need and who is your targeted audience.