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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 Skill Shares

We learn best when we learn together!

Join your like-minded makers at our new weekly “Skill Shares ” two-hour blocks, led by one of our community members to share a useful skill or work together on a project.

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.


students working in the maker hub

Print Making with Noah: Wednesdays 6-8pm. Learn traditional book binding, thermal binding, poster printing, pamphlet stitching, adobe suite, paper folding, and other advanced paper craft. Maker Hub community member Noah Martin makes it fun and easy! Make your own hard-bound book!


Computer Vision with Jose: Thursdays 5-7pm. Ever wanted to teach a robot to sort LEGOs? Or recognize your cat? New software tools for computer vision make this easier than you might think? Maker Hub community member Jose Andrade is working on his own computer vision projects, and each Thursday will be sharing his progress and helping us integrate computer vision into our own projects.

Laser Cutting with Jess: Mondays 2-4pm. The Maker Hub's 40-watt laser cutter is a powerful tool for making precise cuts and high-resolution engravings on wood, acrylic, leather, and even iPhones and Macbooks! Maker Hub community member Jesse Flores will help you create designs suitable for the laser cutter, understand materials, and develop fun projects.


Do you have a skill you want to share? Please contact us at if you'd like to set up your own weekly skillshare or one-time workshop!


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.

The Maker Hub is currently not planning any workshops for the summer session. However, if there's a skill you'd like to learn, contact us at and we can gladly set up a one-on-one or small group session.

Map of the World

Presentation by the AltFin Lab

2:00pm - 4:00pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Murray Room, Fifth Floor, Lauinger Library

Join the Library for a special presentation and reception with the UN Development Programme's Alternative Finance Lab, from UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub. 

Word Cloud with Finance Terms

Introduction to Blockchain

4:30pm - 6:00pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Idea Lab, First Floor, Lauinger Library

What is "Blockchain" and how does it work? In this hands-on workshop presented by the UN Development Programme's AltFin Lab, we'll not only explain how blockchain works, but help you get started with your first digital currency wallet.