Walk by Union South and you might hear the faint buzz of power tools. It’s the hum of creativity in the UW Makerspace next door in Wendt Commons, where students design and build whatever they can imagine …
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Inventors and tinkerers, designers and builders, engineering students from across the UW-Madison campus: Rejoice and behold the splendor of the newly opened Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory, a makerspace where creativity knows no bounds.
The brand-new makerspace, located on the ground (2nd) floor of the Wendt building, is open to all College of Engineering students, faculty and staff, as well as their collaborators from other parts of campus. The 12,000-square-foot space is a maker’s dream; it houses 3D printers, laser cutters, machine tools, virtual and augmented reality hardware, microscopes, soldering irons, bicycle tools and many more instruments and gadgets to assist engineering students in bringing their ideas to life.