STEM Library Makerspace
Located on the first floor of the STEM Library, the Makerspace is home to many kinds of equipment.
STEM library, in partnership with Terrapin Works in the James A. Clark School of Engineering, also provides loanable tool kits which students can check out and use for projects on the go. These kits can be checked out from the STEM Library Circulation Desk for up to three days at a time.
Types of kits that are available are:
- Electronics: Soldering iron, Multimeter, Helping Hands, Wiring, Breadboard and more.
- Fastening: Screw Drivers, C-Clamps, Hot-Glue Gun, Tape Measure, Combination Square and more.
- Woodworking: Hammer, Mini Hacksaw, Scribing Compass, Torpedo Level, Files and more
- General Engineering: Screw Drivers, Files, Mini Pliers, Rachet Set, Hot Glue Gun and more.
General Engineering Tool Kit
Woodworking Tool Kit
The Augmented Reality Sandbox (ARSandbox) is an interactive box of sand connected to an XBox Kinect and projector. Faculty and students can use it for a variety of activities including modeling topographic maps, exploring hydrologic systems, and demonstrating geomorphology principles.
We strongly encourage the use of the Sandbox for Research and Instruction. If you are interested in seeing a demonstration, having a librarian teach an instruction session with the sandbox, or would like to set up a time to use the box, please contact Jodi Coalter.
STEM Library patrons have access to 3D printing in two forms:
1) Book an instruction session and have library staff show you the ropes. Learn where to find models, how to change filament, and print your first job for free.
2) Submit a part to be printed by staff and picked up at the STEM Library services desk.
The cost for the 'print a part' service is $0.20/gram and requests for 3D printing are done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment is via Terrapin Express, Credit Card (must be over $5) or Copy Card.
Ready to print? Fill out our 3D Print Request Form to get started.
STEM Library patrons have the ability to cut, engrave and score with our new Glowforge laser cutter. First time Glowforge users are encouraged to book an instruction session with library staff to learn some simple best practices before starting on a project.
If patrons have already been given instruction by STEM library staff, or can prove they've completed training at another campus makerspace, patrons should complete our project request form, so we can approve the project, and schedule a time for you to use the equipment.