A makerspace is a location where people with common interests can meet, socialize and/or collaborate. Makerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where makers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things. The makerspace provides the tools, the makers bring their creativity.
The Small Hall Makerspace is located in Small Hall 143. Although this places us in the physical confines of the physics department, use of the makerspace is not limited to physics students.
To safeguard the equipment, supplies, and (most importantly) the projects in progress, we have instituted some limited access restrictions. The preferred way for users to access the makerspace during business hours is to check out a daytime key from the physics main office (Small Hall 123). You will need to get a user card from Prof. Wouter Deconinck or Prof. Josh Erlich.
A very limited set of personal keys are available and can be requested by filling out the online form and notifiying [[physics|makerspace]]. Typically keys are only granted to students who are officers of student clubs or who are working on actively funded projects that require evening access. If you do not fit in one of these categories, please justify in the form why you need a key and cannot work with our user card access system above.
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