The Breakerspace is a student-driven innovation lab with maker equipment located in Walter Library at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. We offer free student access to our 3D printers, embroidery/sewing machines, robotics and other electronics. Our space is open to all UMN students. Not familiar with the equipment? No problem, this space is for you. Visit us and learn about our emerging technologies from your fellow students.

3D Printing and Design

Using software such as Tinkercad, Fusion 360 and Onshape, learn about 3D design and printing with our Ultimaker 2 Extended and MonoPrice Select Mini v2 machines.

» About, Submit a Job, Gallery

Embroidery / Sewing

With our computerized embroidery machine, stitch complex patterns on almost any type of fabric. Sew your next wearable technology gadget or bring a cosplay outfit to life.

Electronics / Robotics

From Raspberry Pi, Arduino, drones and other electronics, learn basic programming and build a cool new device or robot.

Other projects

By drawing on feedback from students, the Breakerspace will add new technologies and other equipment to meet the project needs of our users.

» Have a project idea? Let us know!

Student Volunteers

We are currently recruiting UMN student volunteers to help lead the Libraries Makerspaces. As a student-driven space, our volunteers play an important role in our community of makers.

» About, Sign Up

The Space

Located in the historic Walter Library, the Breakerspace can be found in Room 204D, next to the SMART Learning Commons.



Below are our regular open semester hours (Starting Jan. 20, 2018).



Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Equipment is available for use during the following scheduled volunteer hours. (Starting Jan. 20, 2018)



Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am - Noon
Tue: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Thu: Noon - 3:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

For information on our other UMN Libraries Makerspace location, visit the Bio-Medical Library located in Diehl Hall.