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:

Makerspace staff offer help with projects from idea to creation to project refinement.  

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Equipment and supplies

The Makerspace has a variety of equipment, materials, and supplies, including:

Upcoming Makerspace workshops

Workshops are free of charge on a first come, first-served basis. Registration requested.

Make art with code

October 29, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to make interactive and generative art using Javascript and the P5.js library.  Whether you have coded before or are brand new to it, this workshop is for you.  Participants will write their own code, explore creative coding techniques, look at advanced uses, and get suggestions for where to go next. Check out for ideas. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the day before the workshop.

Get to know Linux

November 2, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Linux operating system (OS) family is a great tool for makers. While learning these OSes is itself an interesting DIY project, Linux OSes are also the go-to system for single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBoards. In this session you’ll learn some of the basics of navigating and using Linux OSes, as well as a few tips and tricks for diagnosing problems and being an effective user.

Design for 3D printing

November 10, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In this session we’ll go beyond the basics of using 3D printing and learn a little bit about how to design your very own model that you can print. We will talk about how 3D design and printing work, use an easy tool (Tinkercad) to explore the concepts and design an object, and discuss other software programs and methods of making printable files. This session is oriented towards beginners with little to no experience with 3D design, but all are welcome to attend. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the day before the workshop.

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