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Upcoming Makerspace Workshops

3D printing drop-in Come and print your own 3D model. All levels of experience and design completion are welcome.
Every Thursday 1pm4pm

Laptop Sticker Workshop Make your own laptop sticker. You can use whatever art you like. Feel free to email ideas to to check if they are usable.
Friday (Oct. 13) 1pm – 4pm

Halloween pumpkin build Learn how to sew while making a fabric pumpkin. The exact time can be voted for on the sign-up. (sign-up here)
Monday (Oct. 30) Time TBD

Introductory Arduino workshop Learn the basics of Arduino programming and prototyping. We will cover how to use LEDs, buttons, and switches. (sign-up here)
Wednesday (Oct 18) 4pm – 6pm

Pinewood derby car build and competition This will consist of 2 consecutive sessions involving 3D design and woodworking. It will culminate in a competition to see whose car is fastest! (sign-up here)
October 25 (Wed.) and November 8 (Wed.) from 6pm – 8pm

Have any workshop ideas of your own? Click here to submit them.

The Makerspace Clock Workshop: In Conclusion

Last Wednesday was the 2nd and last day for our build-your-own clock workshop. During the first session, students were introduced to Fusion 360, which is a free-for-students, cloud-based, and intuitive 3D modelling software. After quickly learning the basics, students spent the rest of the session designing their own, unique clock faces. Fast-forward to last Wednesday, and the clocks were all roughly milled out. The students then brought their projects to life by sanding, cutting, and assembling their own timepieces.

Having started with no 3D modelling experience, the completion of last week’s session marks the end of a successful introduction to 3D design and “Making” in general. By going from nothing more than a computer file to seeing the designs become reality, this workshop illustrates how fun and easy “Making” really is. When all was said and done, this workshop covered lots of new skills, including introductions to 3D design and CNC milling, sanding and wood-working, and clock-building in general.

If you have any interest in bringing your own creative ideas to life, come visit the Commons Makerspace for an inclusive environment where learning is done by doing! You can also sign up for our email newsletter HERE so you can keep up-to-date on all our drop-in programs and more free workshops.

Free Clock-Building Workshop

Learn the basics of 3D modelling as you design and build your own wooden clock!

Please bring your own laptop. If you don’t have access to a laptop, there is a limited number that can be provided for your use. The software we will use is a popular modelling program called fusion 360, for which we will email download and setup instructions.

Schedule: The workshop will be held over two sessions (both of which need to be attended) from 6 PM to 8 PM on Wednesday, September 27 and Wednesday, October 4.

If you would like to participate, please sign up here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email for more information.


3D Modelling and Makerspace Drop-In

Come visit us Thursdays from 1 – 4 PM and take advantage of our 3D printers, sewing machines, vinyl cutter, and more!

To use a 3D printer, please (for best results) bring a laptop with your model in Fusion 360. If you don’t have a laptop or a Fusion 360 model, that’s OK; extra computers and help will be available on-site for any modelling questions you may have.

Prices are charged to your MUN account and they will be based on print time and materials.

Also available for use are two Singer Stylist sewing machines and a Cricut Explore Air 2.

the Makerspace Newsletter

Signing up for the Makerspace Newsletter will keep you informed on new workshops and the services that the Makerspace can provide. Click on this post and then click here to fill out the form.


Summer Pup Pup Boat Workshop

Picture of a pup pup boatThe Makerspace is hosting a workshop to build a Pup Pup Boat. This is a two-day workshop. On the first day, we will teach you in the basic use of Fusion 360 and then you will have some free time to design some boat components. Your parts will then be printed between classes and on the second day, you will assemble your boat.

To sign up for this workshop, please fill out this google form.

Schedule: 6:00 pm on July 19th and 26th

Smartphone Gimbal

We’ve started working on building a gimbal for use with smartphones for a workshop that we’re doing with an english course in the film and stage program in the fine arts faculty. Stay tuned for the finished product pics and actually footage of it in action!

Makerspace Renovations

Renovations on the future home of the Makerspace are tentatively scheduled to start in early March 2017. The space is located where Copy Services on the main floor of the QEII Library used to reside.

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