MakerWorks

Location: 35-122

Contact email: mw-exec@mit.edu

Website: makerworks.mit.edu

Hours and Access:  In general,

  • Mon-Wed 4-9:30pm
  • Thur 4-7:45pm
  • Fri 4-4:45pm

Why we're unique!

The mission of MIT MakerWorks is to foster a student community in a hands-on learning environment where modeling, prototyping, and validation resources coexist. MIT MakerWorks provides space and equipment for a community of innovators that focus on deterministic designing and problem solving. We are a student run space which focuses on increased access to a wider range of resources than available in many spaces on campus. Peer mentoring greatly impacts the learning in the space, as many shops have a large number of users, but a small number of experts available for teaching.


ACCESS FOR FRESHMAN MAKERLODGE GRADUATES

MakerWorks freshman makerlodge community members

Non-community members

Become a member!

Sign-ups start on Monday November 21, 2016. 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

  • Student run makerspace
  • Community of innovators focusing on deterministic designing and problem solving
  • MakerWorks community events all through the year
 

Membership fee

  • None

Membership fee

  • None

Access days/times

  • Monday - Wednesday 4-9:30pm
  • Thursday 4-7:45pm
  • Friday 1-4:45pm

Access days/times

  • Monday - Wednesday 4-9:30pm
  • Thursday 4-7:45pm
  • Friday 1-4:45pm

Using equipment

Once accepted into the community, you can sign up for machine specific training on any of the machines in our shop (3D printers, laser cutters, benchtop tools, water jet, CNC router, and more) except the mill and the lathe. For the mill and lathe, you need to have received formal training in the form of the course 2.670 (must be flashlight version) or the Edgerton flashlight course, before you can be trained to use our mill and lathe.

Using equipment

Once accepted into the community, you can sign up for machine specific training on any of the machines in our shop (3D printers, laser cutters, benchtop tools, water jet, CNC router, and more) except the mill and the lathe. For the mill and lathe, you need to have received formal training in the form of the course 2.670 (must be flashlight version) or the Edgerton flashlight course, before you can be trained to use our mill and lathe.

Makerlodge score

  • Passing score

Makerlodge score

  • Passing score

Benefits

  • Meet other makers at our Fab. Friday social events! Each usually has a theme, great food, and sometimes a chance to win prizes!
  • We are open later than most other shops on campus!
  • Gain access to over 30 student Mentors who have a broad range of expertise!
  • We are unique in that we focus on deterministic design, prototyping, and validation and have the tools to accomplish all parts of this process in our facility. 

Benefits

  • Meet other makers at our Fab. Friday social events! Each usually has a theme, great food, and sometimes a chance to win prizes!
  • We are open later than most other shops on campus!
  • Gain access to over 30 student Mentors who have a broad range of expertise!
  • We are unique in that we focus on deterministic design, prototyping, and validation and have the tools to accomplish all parts of this process in our facility. 

Requirements

  • If applying through the MakerLodge program, just a positive, helpful, and community-focused attitude.

Requirements

  • If you are not part of the MakerLodge program, we are only open to students, faculty, and staff affiliated with Course 2 or the Martin Trust Center. This means that as a student you can become a member if you have declared Course 2 (usually your sophomore year), are doing a UROP in a Course 2 research group, or are taking a Course 2 project-based clas

Miscellaneous

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Miscellaneous

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