The Breakerspace is a free-to-use, student-run makerspace managed by the Libraries. You are welcome in the space regardless of your major, year, or skill level. If you're a student, all the equipment and materials are free. Have fun, be safe, be kind, and report broken equipment.
The Libraries value knowledge, openness, service, collaboration, and diversity. The Breakerspace team is driven to provide a welcoming place for students to brainstorm, experiment, innovate, and create new things.
- Come to a workshop
- Volunteer with our team of makers
- Bring your own project
- Try an intro project (coming soon)
3D Printing and Design
The PRUSA i3 MK3 printers are user-friendly and do fast, high-quality prints. We use PLA filament and have software to create files the 3D printer can read. You can design 3D models with OnShape or request a student Solidworks license, or download premade models from Thingiverse.» OnShape online 3D design, SolidWorks at UMN, PRUSA i3 MK3, 3D design gallery
The Brother SE400 is a combination sewing/embroidery machine. Sewing projects of all kinds of welcome - big or small. The embroidery settings have built-in patterns, or upload your own. Thread, iron and ironing board, cutting mats, and other supplies are available as well. Coming soon: create your own design with SewArt software.
The Cricut Maker cutter is a die-cutting machine that can cut paper, fabric, vinyl, and other materials. It has a variety of blades and cutting mats available.
We are volunteer-run. Do you want to join our team of makers? No experience is necessary, we will train you. You choose your own hours, have the opportunity to teach workshops, and welcome folks into the space. Get involved!» Sign Up
Our equipment and workspace is housed in a 700 square foot repurposed classroom on the second floor of Walter Library next to the SMART Learning Commons. The room has large tables to work, dry erase boards, and neighborhoods for each type of equipment. We host workshops and demos regularly during the semester. Do you want to collaborate with us on a workshop? Contact us.