Coming this fall: McIntyre Library Makerspace - a place where people get together to make things

| Brad Gehrke

Ultibots D300VS 3D printer creating a Julia Vase #004 - Bloom.
Ultibots D300VS 3D printer creating a Julia Vase #004 - Bloom.

Do you want to make things? Build a robot car, sew a quilt, 3D print a game piece? If that sounds interesting, the library will soon have the space for you! 

You can look forward to a collaborative space hosting a range of tools, from 3D printers and 3D scanners to sewing machines and vinyl cutters. Soldering irons, power tools, and Lego blocks will share shelf space with tools you would expect to find in any garage. Are you concerned that you don’t know how to use the tools? No problem! We plan on having all the expertise and training you need to accomplish your projects. For more details, watch the Makerspace page, the McIntyre Library webpage, and Library social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). If you would like to participate in naming the makerspace, please fill out our survey at https://goo.gl/KxS8DM

Faculty, staff, and students who want to collaborate, get involved, or just stay updated on the library makerspace should contact Dan Hillis (hillisdr@uwec.edu). He can also connect students with a newly formed student group MakeUWEC. 

We would also like to extend a big Thank You to the Information Technology Council (ITC) and the Student Office of Sustainability (SOS). These student groups provided significant funding for this project.