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Makerspace

Makerspace Guidelines

What is the Makerspace?

The Makerspace is a space designed to help students, faculty and staff bring their creative ideas to life. Access tools like our sewing machine & button maker, and experiment with items in our emerging technology collection, like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Record a podcast or video in our Recording Studio or test out our virtual reality headsets. Experiment, discover, tinker and collaborate.

Who can use the Makerspace?

The Makerspace can be used by all current Centennial College students, faculty and staff.

When is the Makerspace open?

The Makerspace is staffed Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. After 5:00pm, the Makerspace can be used as an open study space.

Where is the Makerspace?

The Makerspace is room L3-08, located in the Progress Library, on the 3rd floor of L-Block.  

How can the Makerspace be used?

To use the Makerspace either:

1. Book a Table or Computer : 

Use our online booking system to reserve a table in the Makerspace for a collaborative project or to test out technology.  Computers come loaded with AutoDesk Inventor and AutoDesk AutoCAD. Bookings can be made for up to 2 hours. For more information, see p.4 of the Makerspace Guidelines.

Users may also wish to borrow items from our Emerging Technology Collection to use at their Makerspace table. For more information, see p.6 of the Makerspace Guidelines.

2. Book Equipment :

Use our online booking system to book access to the Button Maker or Sewing Machine for up to 2 hours. When you arrive for your booking, you will be asked to sign a Makerspace Equipment Use Agreement.

For more information, see p.7 of the Makerspace Guidelines.

3. Book the Recording Studio

Use our online booking system to book access to the Recording Studio to record a video, audio, or podcast, take pictures, or to use virtual reality equipment.

The Recording Studio features one green screen wall. Other audio and video equipment to use in the Studio can be borrowed through the library's Emerging Technology Collection. For more information, see p.9 of the Makerspace Guidelines.

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff can book Makerspace tables, computers, and the Recording Studio, as well as the full Makerspace for workshops and events, using our Makerspace Equipment & Room Booking form. 

The form can also be used to book faculty- and staff-only emerging technology equipment including our Google Cardboard & Makey Makey classroom kits, as well as our Insta360 Pro camera.

Book a Room or Equipment

Can I use the Makerspace without booking ahead of time?

Yes! Drop-ins are welcome! If you haven't made a booking, but would like to use the Makerspace, drop by the space to see if a booking is available. Our Makerspace staff can assist you in booking the space or borrowing the equipment you would like to use.

Makerspace staff

One Makerspace Peer Tech Mentor is available in the Makerspace for limited assistance. Our Peer Tech Mentors are not experts; however, they will assist as much as they can and both staff and users can learn together.

Looking for more help?

Interested in using a piece of technology but not sure how to get started? Book an appointment with a member of the Makerspace team to kickstart your learning. We may not have all the answers, but we're happy to learn together.

Book an appointment

For more information read our full Makerspace Guidelines.