Edgerton Student Project Lab

Location: 4-409

Contact email: 4-409-admin@mit.edu

Website: https://edgerton.mit.edu/student_project_lab (Check here for training sessions, and updates to hours)

Hours and Access:  

  • Monday - closed for scheduled classes
  • Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00pm 
  • Wednesday 7:00 – 10:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00 – 10:00pm 
  • Friday 2:00 – 5:00pm 
  • Saturday 2:00 – 5:00pm

Why we're unique!

The Edgerton Student Project Lab Makerlodge is centrally located on the Infinite Corridor in the historic labs founded by Prof. Harold “Doc” Edgerton and made famous by his work in strobe photography.

Our lab includes the tools and materials need for projects including mechanisms and electronics – “Mechatronics”.  We value the artistic and musical elements of our creations, and strive to see that these features are expressed in our students’ work.

The EC Student Project Lab is a place to tinker, experiment, design, build, learn and have fun while doing it.  We provide access to a community of enthusiastic students, staff, and alumni with a range of technical skills in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, music, and art, and coding.  We see the design process as critical to making, and will help you figure out your design as well as build it. 


ACCESS FOR FRESHMAN MAKERLODGE GRADUATES

Freshman community members

Non-community members

Become a member!

Sign-ups are live. We will get back to you shortly after your submission to let you know if you have been accepted to our limited spaces within this community.

 

 

About our community

Members receive priority access including:

  • First priority to register for training on our collection of tools and digital fabrication machines
  • Lodge “playdates” where attendees focus on a specialty project/technology while sharing snacks and community
  • Invitations to presentations and events featuring local artists and engineers
 

Membership fee

  • None

Membership fee

  • None

Access days/times

  • Monday - closed for scheduled classes
  • Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00pm 
  • Wednesday 7:00 – 10:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00 – 10:00pm 
  • Friday 2:00 – 5:00pm 
  • Saturday 2:00 – 5:00pm

General Orientation: by appointment

Access days/times

  • Monday - closed for scheduled classes
  • Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00pm 
  • Wednesday 7:00 – 10:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00 – 10:00pm 
  • Friday 2:00 – 5:00pm 
  • Saturday 2:00 – 5:00pm

General Orientation: by appointment

Using equipment

 

Use equipment you've been trained on in Makerlodge and get trained on some of our other cool equipment at The Edgerton Center

Tier 1 training  AND Edgerton Center Orientation:

Hand tools, 3D printers: (Dremel 3D40, Dremel 3D20, UpMini, Flashforge dual extruder), Laser cutter (soon)

 

Edgerton Specific training:

Scroll saw, vinyl cutter, sewing machine, soldering station, electronics prototyping tools and basic test equipment

 

Tier 2 training: drill press, bandsaw, belt sander

Using equipment

 

Use equipment you've been trained on in Makerlodge and get trained on some of our other cool equipment at The Edgerton Center

Tier 1 training  AND Edgerton Center Orientation:

Hand tools, 3D printers: (Dremel 3D40, Dremel 3D20, UpMini, Flashforge dual extruder), Laser cutter (soon)

 

Edgerton Specific training:

Scroll saw, vinyl cutter, sewing machine, soldering station, electronics prototyping tools and basic test equipment

 

Tier 2 training: drill press, bandsaw, belt sander

 

Makerlodge score

  • Passing score

Makerlodge score

  • Passing score

Benefits

The Edgerton Student Project Lab Makerlodge gives you access to a community of enthusiastic students, staff, and alumni with a range of technical skills in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, music, and art, and coding.

 

Members receive priority access including:

  • First priority to register for training on our digital fabrication machines
  • Lodge “playdates” where attendees focus on a specialty project/technology while sharing snacks and community
  • Invitations to presentations and events featuring local artists and engineers

Benefits

Other Makerlodge members that have completed an Edgerton Orientation have access during the hours listed above.   Work within our community of enthusiastic students, staff, and alumni

 

Training offerings and events are available on a space-permitting basis

Requirements

  • Applications will be screened for:
    • (1) interest in mechatronics, art, music and

    • (2) positive, helpful and, community-focused attitude

  • General Orientation required for access

Requirements

  • General Orientation required for access