Welcome to the Makerspace.
We are a community of designers and builders at UW-Madison within the College of Engineering (CoE). The Makerspace facilities include 25,000 ft2 of shop and flex space with a wide range of rapid prototyping equipment, made possible by a donation from the Grainger Foundation. Largely student run, the Makerspace strives to empower students by creating a community immersed in emerging technologies, focused on creating innovative products.
The Makerspace is a part of the CoE ecosystem of fabrication facilities, which includes the Makerspace (rapid prototyping), TEAM Lab (Technical Education and Manufacturing Lab – precision machining, fee for service job-shop), and the Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio (virtual & augmented reality, 3D scanning, and data visualization). The CoE fabrication facilities combined are over 40,000 ft2, run by 9 professional full-time staff members and ~60 student workers. Each space contains millions of dollars of high-tech equipment. Students can build anything here – from micro to macro and from virtual to the physical.
Makerspace Workshops + Events
- March 22Laser Cutting Seminar EMU or M-Pass Registration Required3:00 PM, Makerspace Laser Area, Wendt Commons
- March 24Laser Cutting Seminar EMU or M-Pass Registration Required11:00 AM, Makerspace Laser Area, Wendt Commons
- March 243D Scanning FundamentalsComputer required1:00 PM, UW Makerspace, Wendt Commons
- March 24
- March 27Embroidery FundamentalsWeek of 3/27-3/31, date to be finalized1:00 PM, Makerspace Textiles Area, Wendt Commons
Bridging the gap between theory and practice
A welcoming community fostering team-based collaborations; diverse in terms of gender, race & discipline
A place where students teach and learn from other students
Empowering students to design and build on their own initiative
A hub for inventing and designing new products
Open Access to Technology
Offering an expansive library of technology, equipment and tools
The staff and students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Makerspace recognize the land our building occupies is the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation, who have called this land Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial.In the first treaty following the Indian Removal Act in 1830, the state government forcibly removed the Ho-Chunk from their home in 1832. In the decades that followed, the federal and state government sought to completely remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. Despite these attempts, many Ho-Chunk people continued to return to their home in present-day Wisconsin.We acknowledge the circumstances that led to the forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people, and honor their history of resistance and resilience. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the other eleven First Nations residing in the boundaries of present-day Wisconsin remain vibrant and strong. We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the twelve First Nations that reside in the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin. This history of colonization informs our work and vision for a collaborative future. We encourage you to visit their web sites for more information: https://ho-chunknation.com