The Breakerspace is a free-to-use student-run makerspace managed and funded by the Libraries. All majors, years, and skill levels welcome. If you're a student, all the equipment and materials are free.
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We need volunteers!
Do you come to the Breakerspace often? Volunteers are needed to help other students use the equipment, keep the space organized and tidy, and record how the equipment and materials are being used so we can tell our story. You can choose your hours and you will help keep this amazing space going.
Students and staff teach workshops all year. Bullet journaling, 3D printing, bookmaking, cross stitching, and podcasting are just a few! Can you teach a craft or skill in 30 minutes with minimal preparation? Suggest a workshop for our calendar!
What is this space used for?
Students have used the craft and sewing area to fulfill creative assignments in an introductory biology course, draw figures in statistics, mend their clothes, and create a carrier for a medical device as a biomedical engineering senior design project. The cutter has been used to create custom packaging in a design course, decals for a small business, and handouts for a student group. The button maker is used regularly by student groups for outreach.
This is the tip of the iceberg. Next time you visit, ask someone what they're making. It will surprise you!
- Have fun
- Use the space safely and responsibly
- Use only what you need
- Share your knowledge
- Report broken equipment
About the Breakerspace
The Breakerspace provides students with access to materials and resources they can use to brainstorm, experiment, innovate, and create new things. The Libraries makerspaces provide a discipline-agnostic space for creativity that contributes to academic success and wellbeing.
Materials for simple projects, including adhesives, yarn, beads, paint, embroidery thread and fabric, and cutting supplies.
Three 3D printers (Two PRUSA MK3 i3 machines and one Monoprice Mini v2), PLA filament, materials and tools for quality prints. Slicing software is available on the computer.
Cutter and button maker zone
Cricut Maker, vinyl, cardstock, an inkjet printer for custom stickers, printable sticker paper and printable vinyl. Button maker, supplies, magazines and paper.
Brother SE-400 sewing and embroidery machine, accessories, pins, rotary cutter, cutting mats, thread, iron, ironing board, scrap fabric. Sew Art custom embroidery software is available on the Cricut computer.
Make of the week
Simple 5-10 minute craft that involves materials available in the Breakerspace. Take a short study break!