October 17, 2021

Making Circuits

Apart from the soldering and electronics stations in the Small Hall Makerspace Center, did you know we also have the capability to mill custom printed circuit boards (PCB). Below is a time lapse made of a student producing their custom simplified synthesizer board.

From Trash to Treasure

This sign was made in about 20 minutes (manufacturing time) by a faculty member at the School of Education learning the fantastic world of digital design and manufacturing! The wood with which it was produced was actually pulled from the rubbish bin, and is an old pine shelf reinvigorated. Learn CNC and digital design; come spend some time with the makerspaces, our student engineers, and learn how to turn your own trash to treasure.

Build out your research

One of the many goals of the Makerspaces at William & Mary is to help faculty, staff & students expand and develop their research paths. To this end we have already helped many faculty and staff prototype initial equipment, use our existing equipment for initial data collection, or borrow equipment for their own labs. For instance, did you know that we have a Flir handheld infrared imaging camera that faculty & staff (and students with an advisors’ permission) can reserve for use? Let us know how we can help.

CNC Machining Fridays!

We’re back at it again! Every Friday from 3-5pm come join us in the Makerspace Engineering Center in Small Hall to learn, practice, and talk about milling, routing, and lathes!

Relocated Sewing Station for Summer ’21

We’ve relocated the sewing equipment that was stashed in the Swem Makerspace to the Small Hall Makerspace Engineering Center for the summer. Come on over and lets make something! 😀

Open for Summer ’21!

We’re here (albeit at very limited capacity) and are training, learning and building things! Our standard (walk-in) hours are 1-3pm, M-F, in Small Hall 224 (Makerspace Engineering & Applied Design Lab). We’re also ready to help you at most other times, put in a request through our online service desk and we’ll figure out what works for everyone!

Here we are going over toolpath generation & CNC machining!

An end-of-semester Uke!

One of our great makerspace student engineers just finished building this uke from plywood and 3D printed bits using the Laguna CNC router and Airwolf 3D Evo printers; check it out!

A 2-Wire CNC Whiteboard Bot

We put together a simple 2-wire CNC robot in the Small Hall Makerspace Center that draws on the whiteboard! This is version 0.2; future versions will have pen retract among other features. This project will be added to the open source projects listing soon.