What are Maker Groups?
Maker Groups are a series of workshops where you’ll learn new maker skills while completing a hands-on project. Each group is lead by several Makerspace staff members over several weeks. At the end of the project you’ll keep whatever you make.
Who is it for?
All UW-Madison students currently enrolled in an engineering program or course (SP 21). Each Maker Group has a member limit. Check the individual workshops below for details.
Is there a cost?
The CoE Shops materials fee ($50) will cover your shop use, but each group may have additional costs for parts and supplies. Check the individual workshops below for details.
When will it happen?
Once a week, your team will meet virtually or in-person to work on your project. Each group has different start dates and meeting times, check the individual workshops below for dates and details.
Where will it take place?
Depending on content that week, sessions will be hosed virtually or in-person. Group members will have access to the Makerspace to work on the Maker Group project outside of group meeting times.
I’d like to be in a Maker Group, what do I do next?
Fill out the interest form here, and please read the Maker Group details to insure you are available to participate.
Spring 2021 Maker Groups
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Electric Heating Jacket
In this Maker Group we’ll design a custom electric jacket to keep you warm in the winter!
Approximate Cost (not including Materials fee) : $30-60 (depending on your design)
Meets Tuesday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 pm, March 2-16.
In this Maker Group we’ll design a desktop lamp and fabricate the parts on a 3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC router.
Approximate Cost (not including Materials fee) : $15
Meets Friday afternoons from 3:30-4:30, February 26
Check out the Ugly Lamp page for more details.
Build Your Own Arduino
In this Maker Group you’ll learn to build your own Arduino.
Approximate Cost (not including Materials fee) : Free!!! Thanks to DigiKey for an awesome donation.
Meets Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:00, March 4 – April 1st
Check out the Build Your Own Arduino page for more details.
In this Maker Group we’ll design and route a chair. (Chair cushion optional)
Approximate Cost (not including Materials fee) : $40
Optional Cushion Cost: $10
Meets Monday afternoons from 3:00-4:00pm, March 1st – April 2nd
Optional Office Hours: March 4th, 11am-12pm
Check out the CNC Chair page for more details.