Get started using a robust 3D design program during this session. We’ll go over the basics of Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software, including navigating the interface and generating solid objects. You’ll learn more about how to make something that you can 3D print. We recommend that you bring a laptop with Fusion 360 already installed (available free online to students and hobbyists). The workshop “Introduction to 3D Design” is a recommended prerequisite.
The Makerspace provides equipment, materials, and tools that promote innovation and creativity. The space is free to all U of M Twin Cities faculty, students, and staff.
Learners at all skill levels can visit the Makerspace to:
- explore new technologies,
- attend workshops and receive guidance on designs and tools,
- prototype ideas,
- build problem-solving skills,
- apply technology to coursework and research,
- and have fun, build community, and be creative.
Makerspace staff offer help with projects from idea to creation to project refinement.Connect with an expert
Equipment and supplies
The Makerspace has a variety of equipment, materials, and supplies, including:
- vinyl cutters,
- 3D printers,
- sewing machines,
- and soldering irons.
Upcoming Makerspace workshops
Workshops are free of charge on a first come, first-served basis. Registration requested.
Recent Makerspace news
Co-instructors Michelle Henry-Stanley and Donna Spannaus-Martin wanted to teach about genetic recombination using a tactile, hands-on educational tool. They connected with our Makerspace staff to produce low-cost sets of 3D printed immunoglobulin gene segments to support new ways of teaching and learning and meet their active learning goals.
Teresa Bisson works with the Bio-Medical Library to bring Virtual Reality to her neurorehabilitation classroom where students are immersed in a virtual experience. Through active learning, Bisson’s students are becoming thoughtful users of technology and leaders in a new health care environment.
As a radiology resident, Mickey Hafertepe has gained insights into the challenge of translating health information into medical practice. Learn how Hafertepe is using 3D printing to help students understand spatial relationships of medical imaging when viewing 3D anatomy on a 2D screen.
You may know Leah Grinvalsky as a Physical Therapy student at the U of MN, but we also know her as a friend to Katrina Simons. This friendship played an important role in Grinvalsky’s first visit to our Makerspace, where she explored adaptive technology solutions to help Simons participate in gaming.
Emerging Technologies Support Specialist
Emerging Technology and Innovation Strategist
Health Sciences Education Center
The Makerspace is closed until further notice due to the University's response to COVID-19. The University Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule.