NOTICE: Makerspace hours will be limited during finals weeks and the makerspaces will close on May 18th until the end of the planned pause on June 7th. If you require 3D printing services, training or other appointments, please make sure to submit your requests as early as possible to ensure they are met.
Makerspaces Fac/Staff Discussion: If you’re William & Mary faculty or staff, join us in the Makerspace Center in Small Hall, room 224, on Tuesday May 18th at 11am to discuss what resources you would like to see and engage with in the Makerspaces at William & Mary for the ’21-’22 academic year. This could be requests for curricular engagement, training opportunities, new equipment, or simply to have more practice and project materials available. We’d love to hear from you!
If you’ve never been here before and are looking for where to start, start with the service desk. If you’re just here to find out when a makerspace student engineer (MSE) is on duty or when a makerspace program is taking place check out the calendar. Otherwise, take a look around and see what’s been going on in our image gallery, our video gallery & at our resources page (all of which is in the menu above ).
About the Makerspaces
What is a Makerspace?
A makerspace is a community within which people with diverse interests come together to collaborate and work towards productive goals. Makerspaces can be viewed as community prototyping, fabrication and engineering centers incorporating elements of machine shops, research labs, workshops and art studios where makers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and prototype their ideas. A makerspace is where people with vastly different experiences collide on common interests, resulting in an output of innovative thinking, doing, and making.
The mission of the Makerspaces at William & Mary is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration alongside tools and resources of the modern age in an effort to amplify the community’s productive, innovative and entrepreneurial efforts & spirit.
Everyone. Everyone in the William & Mary community is welcome at all of the makerspaces on campus regardless of skill level or training. If you haven’t yet learned how to use tools of the modern day such as laser cutters, CNC mills or 3D printers; take a look at our calendar to discover the right training opportunity or group for you.