Georgetown University Library logo
Search Google Scholar

or browse databases: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

You are here

Search

Research

Services

Libraries & Spaces

About

Information for:

You are here

Maker Hub Workshops and Events

Orientation Sessions

Students wishing to make use of the Maker Hub must first attend a brief introductory session to familiarize themselves with the basic safety rules of the space, and sign our Release Waiver.

Some pieces of equipment also require their own safety orientation session before students can use them. 

Orientation sessions can be delivered any time during our open hours.

Classes, clubs, or other school groups are encouraged to contact us to schedule an orientation session or a tour.

See our Safety Page for more details. 

 

Weekly Jam Sessions

We learn best when we learn together!

Join your like-minded makers at our new weekly “Jam Sessions, ” two-hour blocks set aside for focusing on a particular aspect of making.

While we may sometimes run structured workshops in this time period, usually Jam Sessions are casual, peer-to-peer learning events. You can get an introduction to the topic, learn a new skill, get help on a project, and connect with fellow makers to come up with new ideas and bring them to life in the Maker Hub. Makers of all skill levels are welcome; Jam Sessions work best when the group has beginners, journeymen, and experts all hanging out together.

Note: During Jam sessions, the Maker Hub remains open to all other activity. You can still sew during Arduino Thursday, or 3D print on Woodshop Wednesday.

Schedule

Print Making: Mondays 12-2pm. Learn traditional book binding, thermal binding, poster printing, pamphlet stitching, adobe suite, paper folding, and other advanced paper craft. 

 

CNC Fabrication: Tuesdays 5-7pm. Work with Vinyl cutters, the laser cutter and 3D printers. Share techniques for designing with software like Tinkercad, Adobe Illustrator, Fusion 360, and more. Show off your work and brainstorm new ideas with other CNC enthusiasts.

 

 

 

Woodshop: Wednesdays 5-7pm.Learn how to use the Maker Hub’s power tools and hand tools. Learn and share techniques for working with wood and other traditional construction materials. Get help on your projects, partner with other makers, and come up with new ideas. 

 

 

 

Arduinos, Pis, and Electronics: Thursday 5-7pm. Dive into the world of physical computing with platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Learn the basics of electronics and how to connect analog and digital worlds together. Get help with your projects, or get an introduction to a new tool or technology.

 

 

 

Textiles: Fridays 3-5pm. Learn how to knit, crochet, sew, weave, and more. Bring some jeans to repair, a pattern to make from scratch, or work with others to come up with new designs.

 

 

 

Workshops

Introductory workshops are optional, but recommended for first-time users. Though workshops tend to fill up, please remember that you're always welcome to drop by the Maker Hub during our open hours to learn from our talented staff and volunteer community.

 

Sorry, there are no workshops scheduled at this time. Please check back later!