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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 Policies and Procedures page for more details.

Weekly Skill Shares

We learn best when we learn together!

Depending on availability of experienced leaders, we sometimes run Weekly Skill Shares on topics of interest to our community. In the past we've held weekly sessions on Book Binding, 3D Printing, and Electronics. Weekly Skill Shares are less structured than a workshop, and more of a way for people with similar interests to get together to help each other with their projects and exchange ideas. Keep an eye on the Public Events Calendar for Weekly Skill Shares, or contact makerhub@georgetown.edu to set up your own. 

Schedule

 

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

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. Take a look at our Skills Calendar to see what skills available to be taught during our open hours.

 

Maker Hub Public Events Calendar 

This is the Maker Hub Public Events Calendar, where we share upcoming workshops, presentations, open club meetings, weekly skill shares, and other activities open to the public. We will also display our open hours and those rare occasions when the Maker Hub is closed to everyone.

"It's Your Maker Hub"

You are welcome to use the Maker Hub to share a skill or show off a project. If you'd like to host an event or run a workshop in the Maker Hub, please contact makerhub@georgetown.edu to make arrangements. Please bear in mind that the Maker Hub cannot be reserved for private events, though the adjacent Idea Lab can be reserved.

 

 

Maker Hub Tools on a table

Maker Hub Anniversary Expo 2018


2:00pm - 4:00pm, Friday, October 19, 2018
Maker Hub, First Floor, Lauinger Library

Celebrate the Maker Hub’s second birthday on October 19 during Parent and Family Weekend with our First Annual Maker Hub Anniversary Expo!

Spools of Thread Photo

Halloween Costume Projects!


1:00-4:00pm, Friday, October 26, 2018
Maker Hub

Halloween is coming, do you have a costume ready? The MakerHub and Department of Performing Arts are teaming up to host an informal, drop-in all-day workshop to help you get ready for a spooktacular weekend! Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm to make spooky halloween decorations, work on your costume, or learn how to make frightful interactive installations! Register for this workshop.

 

A graphic map of people connected through a network

Occupy.HERE & RACHEL-Pi: “Off the Grid” Network Devices for Social Justice, Activism and Education


3:30pm - 5:00pm, Friday, November 2, 2018
Maker Hub, First Floor, Lauinger Library

In this Center for Social Justice workshop we will get hands-on with off the grid network devices, look at customization opportunities, and discuss the benefits and risks of accessing a “hyper local” intranet when internet access is unavailable or inadvisable.