Welcome to the Class of 1969 Makerspace!

The Makerspace, funded by the Class of 1969, offers creative resources for all students! Our space features high-tech tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and drilling machines as well as computers, microprocessors, electronic components, and soldering irons. We are also home to an extensive collection of crafting supplies for sewing, knitting, sculpting, painting, woodworking and more! Stop by sometime to explore!



Who Can Use the Makerspace?

The Makerspace is available to enrolled students in all majors, as well as faculty, staff, alums, and members of the larger Northfield community. It is an intentionally interdisciplinary effort to bring together artists, aspiring engineers, tinkerers, and more. In addition, the Makerspace is a welcoming environment for people of all genders, sexual orientations, and levels of experience or ability.

"The Makerspace will provide a new hub for making that isn’t tied to any one department. This will be a place where students with a variety of interests and levels of experience can gather to design, prototype, and build projects for curricular purposes, for co-curricular activities, and for fun!"

Dr. Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Physics Professor

Are The Materials Free?

Not exactly. At this point, the expectation is that all students have a virtual credit of $40 to spend on the resources of their choice. This means that most crafting projects are supported free to students, but that you should consult our Makerspace manager Aaron Heidgerken-Greene if you want to pursue a project that will cost over $40.

What Sort of Projects Can I Do?

All sorts. The Makerspace supports 3D modeling, design, and printing; it supports woodworking, knitting, sewing, painting, and general crafts. We have lego robots! We have a drone! And we have lots of useful odds and ends from tape and scissors, to hand tools and electrical components.