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Makerspace

MAKERSPACE SERVICES UPDATE 

The Emerging Technology collection will be available to borrow in-person from each library campus. 

Equipment borrowers will be responsible for disinfecting equipment before use.

Please contact Muyi Ogunleye (mogunleye@centennialcollege.ca) or makerspace@centennialcollege.ca with questions or concerns.

Maker Space 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 Makerspaces at the Progress Library and the Story Arts Centre Library can be used by all current Centennial College students, faculty and staff.

When is the Makerspace open?

The Progress Makerspace is staffed Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. After 5:00pm, the Progress Makerspace can be used as an open study space while the library is open.
The Story Arts Centre Makerspace is available on a drop-in basis whenever the library is open.

Where is the Makerspace?

The Progress Makerspace is room L3-08, located in the Progress Library, on the 3rd floor of L-Block.  
The Story Arts Centre Makerspace is room 109F, in the Story Arts Centre Library.

How can the Makerspace be used?

The Story Arts Centre Makerspace currently operates as a first come first serve two-hour drop-in service.

To use the Progress 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.5 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.7 of the Makerspace Guidelines.

2. Book Equipment :

Use our online booking system to book access to the Button Maker, Cricut, 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.11 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, HTC Vive and Laptop, Oculus (Meta) Rift and Laptop and Revolution Lightboard..

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? Contact a member of the Makerspace team in person or via email at makerspace@centennialcollege.ca to kickstart your learning. We may not have all the answers, but we’re happy to learn together.

For more information read our full Makerspace Guidelines.