January 24, 2022

End of Semester Hours

Expect the Makerspaces to be open our normal hours until Sunday, December 12th. After that, we will be running at partial hours as needed by students. Make sure to get your requests in soon if you’d like to have them completed before winter break!

Up, Up, and Away!

Interested in flying drones? Join Henry’s Drone Design user group Tuesdays at 2:00pm in Small Hall to work on designing a drone. Or head to the Martin Family Stadium Friday mornings from 8:00am-11:00am to learn UAV maneuvers with Jonathan. Whether you’re into designing drones or flying them, the Makerspaces at William & Mary have what you need to get started!

DnD Character Embroidery

  • Join Mikayla in the Small Hall Makerspace Wednesdays at 1:00pm for her DnD & Cosplay user group! Whether you’re an expert or just interested in learning something new, this user group can help you get started on a fun new project. Here’s an example of a DnD mini embroidery the group made last week.

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.

Interested in Cosplay or Dnd?

Join Mikayla’s user group in the Small Hall Makerspace (Wednesdays at 1:00pm) to explore cosplay and make DnD minis.

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.

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!

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.