Learning & Technical Support

The Makerspace offers learning opportunities and technical support through:

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Project Support Sessions

Have a technical question or need general help with your project? Just stop in during our Project Support Sessions hours. Sessions are open to students, faculty, and staff at UW Madison. Registration is not required – just pop in and one of our student staffers will be happy to assist! To see when Project Support Sessions are happening, see the equipment page for which your project applies.

Workshops

Makerspace workshops are listed on our Facebook events page as well as the calendar below.

Workshops at the Makerspace typically:

  • Are open to anyone in the UW community (students, staff, faculty, alumni)
  • Are geared towards newbies and thus cover a basic introduction to the topic.
  • Taught /run/created by our incredible team of student employees.
  • Are free. Occasionally there may be a small fee (~$5) for more involved workshops, but that’s usually because you get to take something cool home with you.
  • Last 1 to 2 hours
  • Don’t require an RSVP (though it’s recommended to ensure there’s space)
  • Are meant to help through the initial hurdle of learning something new in a fun and social setting. We encourage students to come back often after the workshop on their own to deepen their knowledge through self-study and collaboration with others.

Drop-In Tutoring

Head up to the stairs from the Makerspace for Undergraduate Learning Center’s drop-in tutoring! More info on their page.

InterEgr 477: Tools for Prototyping and Manufacturing

The Makerspace + TEAM-Lab staff offer a 1-, 2- and 3-credit course that is open to all majors at UW-Madison (not just engineers): InterEgr 477: Tools for prototyping and manufacturing physical objects along with some of the underlying theory for how the tools work. Tools include 3D printers, 3D scanners, thermoformers, CNC routers, welders, wood saws, mills, lathes, laser cutters, waterjets, machine tools, general electronics, microcontrollers and Virtual Reality. More Information here.