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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 Skill Shares 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: Tuesdays 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!

Laser Cutting with Jesse: Thursdays 6-8pm. 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.

Using the Vinyl Cutter

5:30 - 7:00pm, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger Library

A vinyl cutter is an easy-to-use, versatile tool for creating complex sticker designs that will look awesome on your laptop, car, dorm room, or anywhere else you want to express your creativity. In this workshop, will show you the basics of the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter, the ins and outs of the design software, and techniques for getting your design smoothly applied to the target surface.