InterEGR 170 at the Makerspace

Hello InterEGR 170 Instructors:

We’re looking forward to having your 170 sections here in the Makerspace this fall! I wanted to check in regarding a few things to make sure we have the space ready to go for you that first day:

To help students who are unfamiliar with the Makerspace find your class, I recommend sharing this link with them: https://making.engr.wisc.edu/glance/location/, which includes some very helpful photos and directions.

Things to Note:

  1. Include information regarding ongoing construction, staffing model, project support, permits, and storage policies
  2. Labs will be meeting predominantly in room 140 on the 1st floor of Wendt Commons;
  3. The Makerspace (2nd floor of Wendt Commons) will only be accessible during our operating hours (listed below);
  4. The machine shop in the Makerspace is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
  5. The Kohler Vis Lab on the 1st floor can be reserved for design reviews or class meetings online here;
  6. Please let us know if you have a specific layout in mind for your lab (rows of tables/benches or groupings; focal point of space; etc.) and any tech needs:
    • Screens – We have the following options available:
      • Large rolling monitors that can connect to your computer via an HDMI cable or Apple TV
      • Kohler Vis Lab – Wall of T1V touchscreens; four large wall-mounted monitors that can broadcast from the main touchscreen or present screens independently of each other.
    • Microphone & Speaker – We can make sure our mic & amp and charged up and ready for you if you need a vocal boost.
    • Anything else – white boards, prototyping cart, etc.
  7. Students will be able to check out or purchase tools & equipment from the Makerspace starting at 9am. See below for more info regarding Wendt Commons & Makerspace operating hours.
    • If you’d like your students to be able to purchase materials at the Makerspace using the InterEgr 170 account, please add your class roster to this spreadsheet. (Note: you’ll need the following fields – First Name, Last Name, email, instructor and section number.)
    • You can track your class’ Makerspace purchases online here
    • Students will need to tell Makerspace student staff the name of their course and section number to ensure they are authorized to charge to the account.
    • The Procurement SAs can then do occasional checks to make sure teams are not overspending and relay the info to the instructors as needed.

Wendt Commons & Makerspace Operating Hours

Wendt Commons Hours (Main Building Doors & 1st Floor Instructional Space) 9/4 – 12/11*:

  • Monday through Thursday
    • Open to all users 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Open only to engineering faculty, staff and students 9 p.m. to midnight via Wiscard access.
    • No occupants after midnight.
  • Fridays
    • Open to all users 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open only to engineering faculty, staff and students 5 to 9 p.m. via Wiscard access.
    • No occupants after 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays
    • Closed to public users.
    • Open to engineering faculty, staff & students noon to 5 p.m. via Wiscard access.
    • No occupants after 5 p.m.
  • Sundays
    • Open to all users noon to 9 p.m.
    • Open to engineering faculty, staff & students 9 p.m. to midnight via Wiscard access.
    • No occupants after midnight.
  • Legal holidays & Home Football Games —Closed.

*170 Instructors will have 24/7 access to the instructional space on the 1st floor of Wendt Commons. To allow access, I’ll need the missing info from the list below:

Name Title Unit ID (9 digits) NetID Reason Location Access Dates
90####### InterEGR 170 Instructor WendtCommons Building Access 24/7 8/26/19 – 12/31/19

Makerspace Hours (2nd Floor of Wendt Commons)

During the times below, the Makerspace will be open and staffed: 

  • Wednesday, Sept 4th – Friday, Oct 4th
    • M, W, Th, F 9am – 5pm
    • Tu 9am – 9pm
    • Closed weekends & holidays
  • Monday, Oct 7th – Wed, Dec 11th
    • M – Th 9am – 9pm; F 9am – 5pm
    • Sa & Sun 12-5pm
    • Closed holidays & home football game Saturdays

Please let us know if you have any questions or if you’d like a walk-through of the space before the semester begins.