Our Makerspace is back and better than ever now that it has moved to a larger location in Library West. Supplied with all the great machines and technology it had before, students, staff and faculty are now able to work on their projects on their own time after completing an orientation with the Creative Commons Lab Coordinator, Matt Losey.
Once you become an “approved user” for each device, the Makerspace is available for you to utilize during open hours. We are fully equipped with 3D printers, a Cricut machine, a Glowforge and a CNC milling machine which all have different printing abilities and project uses. Cost is minimal for most projects as we are charging for materials only.
Professors are encouraged to utilize this space when assigning course-related projects. There are no restrictions regarding major or program when using the Makerspace. Students, faculty and staff have used these machines for a variety of projects from diagrams or prototypes for class to 3D printing an adaptive writing device.
It may seem overwhelming or complicated to decide which machine is needed when starting a project, but Matt will be there to give personal orientations or consultations when needed. Whether you are an enrolled student, or are a faculty or staff member, know that you are never alone in this process and we are here to help!
The computers in the Makerspace have also been updated and equipped with faster processing abilities to better manage the design needs of prospective users.
For more information, request a consultation or orientation, or submit project files please visit https://library.fgcu.edu/makerspace
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