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Online alternatives to makerspace workshops

The U may be closed but we can still make things together!

We're offering some workshops online! Register to receive the Zoom link.

Don't see what you're looking for? Check out our list of online tutorials.

The Breakerspace is a free-to-use student-centered makerspace, managed and funded by the Libraries. All majors, years, and skill levels welcome.

The Breakerspace is free to use.

In return, we ask you to share your knowledge, teach others, and help us keep the space clean and in good repair.

Now located in the Toaster Innovation Hub

Helping you brainstorm, experiment, innovate, and create new things! More information about the Toaster

What is this space used for?

Students visit to repair clothes and backpacks, complete creative assignments for their courses, and work on senior design projects. Students have made decals for their small business and buttons for student group outreach. Instructors have incorporated virtual reality experiences into their classes.

Next time you visit, ask someone what they're making.


Students and staff teach workshops all year. Bullet journaling, 3D printing, bookmaking, cross stitching, and podcasting! Join us and check out the space while you're here.

We also welcome guest instructors! Can you teach a craft or skill in 30 minutes with minimal preparation? Suggest a workshop for our calendar.

Come to a workshop | Suggest a workshop

About the space

Craft Island

Materials for simple projects, including adhesives, yarn, beads, paint, embroidery thread and fabric, and cutting supplies.

A sign reading "Craft Island" sits on a large countertop. Underneath, clear bins filled with craft supplies sit on a row of shelves.

3D printing

Two 3D printers (Two PRUSA MK3 i3 printers), PLA filament, materials and tools for quality prints. Slicing software is available on the computer.

Two 3D printers on a table.

Cutting zone

Cricut Maker, vinyl, cardstock, an inkjet printer for custom stickers, printable sticker paper and printable vinyl.

Close up of the Cricut Maker on a table.

Sewing zone

Brother SE-400 sewing and embroidery machine, accessories, pins, rotary cutter, cutting mats, thread, iron, ironing board, scrap fabric.

Virtual reality

HTC Vive and access to popular Steam virtual reality experiences and games.

Close up of a sign that says "Gaming zone" at the virtual reality station.

Button maker and more

Button maker, supplies, magazines and paper. Small lamination machine, manual sticker maker, and a small light box for photos.

From left to right, two paper organizers with supplies, a button maker, a small Xyron sticker maker, and a laminator.

Make of the week

Simple 5-10 minute craft that involves materials available in the Breakerspace. Take a short study break!

Small table containing cross stitch supplies and instructions.