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 Breakerspace team is driven to provide a welcoming place for students to brainstorm, experiment, innovate, and create new things.

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3D Printing and Design

The PRUSA i3 MK3 printers are user-friendly and do fast, high-quality prints. We use PLA filament. Design 3D models with OnShape, request a student Solidworks license, or download premade models from Thingiverse.

» OnShape online 3D design, SolidWorks at UMN, PRUSA i3 MK3, Thingiverse

Sewing & Embroidery

The Brother SE400 is a combination sewing/embroidery machine. All sewing projects are welcome - big or small. The embroidery machine has built-in patterns or you can upload your own. Thread, iron and ironing board, cutting mats, and other supplies are available too. Coming soon: create your own design with SewArt software.

» Brother SE400

Cutting machine

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.

» Cricut Maker

More making

Virtual reality headsets. Crafting, knitting, and embroidery supplies. Podcasting kits (coming soon!). Can we help with a project? Do you have ideas for the space? Contact us!

Volunteer makers

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

The space

We're 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 and floorspace to work, dry erase boards, and maker equipment. We host workshops, demos, and guest speakers during the semester. Do you want to collaborate with us on a workshop? Contact us at



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Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Mon: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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