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.
Students are welcome to use MakerSpace. Production related requests, School projects and Class projects take priority.
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.
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!
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.
Currently all prints have to be finished during the opening hours of the Makerspace. Overnight printing only permitted upon discussion with our facilitators.
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.
The equipment tab on our website will inform you on the most updated list of technology available.
We appreciate your donation, please email us with your ideas.
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.
PLA - Polylactic Acid
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.
Our biggest 3D printer, the Raise3D Pro2, has a build volume of 12x12x23.8 inches (dimensions differ if printing with dual material).
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!
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!
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.
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.