The Collaboratory: Campus Makerspace

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The UWB Makerspace is a creative environment with the equipment needed for curricular and co-curricular maker endeavors. Located on the first floor of Discovery Hall, the Makerspace is a free resource for students, faculty, and staff. 

Do you love the Makerspace?  Volunteer!

We are now accepting applications for volunteers.  Click here to apply! Please bring printed applications to staff during Makerspace hours or email completed form to uwbmake@uw.edu.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn in depth about the makerspace tools, spend time in the Makerspace weekly, and get experience teaching and interacting with makerspace equipment.  Volunteers who commit to at least two volunteer hours per week, will have an opportunity to receive quarterly locker space in Discovery Hall.  All experience levels are welcome to volunteer, so apply now!

New to the world of Makers?  Please drop in when you have time for basic knowledge and skills workshops.  These workshops will cover what you will need to know to start using the equipment in the Makerspace, and can be performed by any staff member.  Simply ask to learn about the space.

Location and Directions

The Collaboratory is located in Discovery Hall on floor one, room DSC-152.


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Welcome back Fall 2017!

It was a fun and buzzy summer!  We hope you all caught yourselves a break.  This summer we were able to get some new equipment.  What's new?  

  • We have a Button Press for all your co-curricular button making needs!  
  • We also have a small scale vinyl cutter.  You can use this for many vinyl projects, but we recommend making stickers.  Want to deck out your car in new decals? This machine can cut stickers very precisely. 
  • Also new is four Printrbot 3D printers.  They print over a cloud service so no SD card transfer is necessary.  These increase our capacity for printer use.

Come check it all out! And, in case you missed it, we also have sewing machines in the space.  Now, you can patch up ripped clothing and create new cloth pieces in a stitch.  We hope you have a rewarding Autumn quarter, and we'll see you in the Makerspace!

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Now Hiring at the Makerspace

Now hiring! Open to applications through September 8th! See below:

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Makerspace Update

The Makerspace is open and operating this summer every Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm. New students and staff with ID cards are welcome to come in and use the space during summer hours.

We have had funds approved and released for new equipment.  Look forward to some new equipment including new 3D printers, more computer work stations, a button press, a brake, and a larger laser cutter!

We have already recieved a vinyl cutter for sticker projects.  If you want to know more about this device, come to the Makerspace and check it out!

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Social Media

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Hours of Operation: 

M-F 11a-5p

(Closed National Holidays and for Building closures.)


Equipment List

  • Rolling Tables & Chairs
  • Rolling Whiteboards
  • Projector and Screen
  • 3 Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printers
  • Ultimaker 2 3D printer
  • SeeMe CNC Orion 3D Printer
  • Wanho Duplicator 3D Printer
  • 4 Printrbot Simple Pro 3D printers
  • Makerbot Digitizer Scanner
  • Universal Laser Cutter System
  • Computer workstations with 3D  and Design software
  • Drill Press
  • Arduino kits
  • Raspberry Pi robot kits
  • Oculus Rift development kit (VR/AR)
  • Soldering iron
  • 2 Carvey CNC machines  
  • Vice
  • Button Press
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Sewing Machine and tools.
  • Manual Embroidery Machine
  • Various hand tools

Want us to add something? Send us a note and we’ll add it to the wishlist! We will be adding more equipment as the user community grows.