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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.

Briefcase filled with tools that can be loaned at STEM Library

General Engineering Tool Kit

Briefcase filled with tools that can be loaned at STEM Library

Woodworking Tool Kit

AR Sandbox

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.

Email Jodi Coalter

** Happy Holidays! Due to this busy time of year, we will not be offering training on the 3D printers until the winter semester begins in January. Thanks for your patience.

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 how to use our 3D printers so that you can print objects yourself.

If you have already completed instruction you can request personal project time with the 3D printers.


2) Submit a part to be printed by staff and picked up at the STEM Library services desk.

We will no longer be charging for this service. However, we will be setting a maximum print time of 12 hours per print.

Requests for 3D printing are done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because of many unpredictable variables, we cannot make guarantees on turnaround time. Please take this into consideration if you have a tight deadline. 

Ready to print? Fill out our 3D Print Request Form to get started.

Print a part!

** Glowforge instruction and project time are currently unavailable because of equipment maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience. We're hoping to have these services up and running soon!

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.

New technologies to help you experiment and bring your ideas to life, including a CNC milling machine and Dobot Magician robotic arm!