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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. 



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!


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.



Intro to 3D Modeling and Printing

05:00pm, Thursday, September 5, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

In this hands-on workshops, we will cover everything you need to know to conceptualize, download, design, and print objects on the MakerHub's 3D printers. Topics to be covered include: using thingiverse.com to find models to print; modifying models and creating new designs using TinkerCAD; and printing models on the Ultimaker, MakerBot, and Monoprice Select 3D printers.

Hands pressing a journal

Bookbinding: From Journals to Hardcovers

05:00pm-07:00pm, Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

Did you know you can make your own books in the Maker Hub? It's easy!

In this drop-in workshop, we'll be demonstrating saddle-stitch binding, a classic technique for making professional-looking soft-cover journals. Also, if you have been bookbinding before, take your skills to the next level and learn how to make hardcover books and more!

Visitors will be able to leave with their own journals either blank or with their own content, with quality covers.

Making Things with 35mm Art Slides

05:00pm-07:00pm, Thursday, September 12, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

The Art and Art History Department has generously donated its massive 35mm slide library to the Maker Hub, for use in creative projects! There are about 150,000 slides, covering the entire history of art and architecture! In this session we’ll introduce you to the collection, share some project kits we’ve developed, and brainstorm new ideas for using these amazing objects.


Dorm Decoration

1:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, September 13, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

Are you settling into your new place, and realizing the walls look a little bare? Could your space use some sprucing up? Come to the Dorm Decoration workshop and learn how to make custom objects and decorations to personalize your pad! We’ll try our hand at:

  • Custom stickers from the Vinyl Cutter

  • Lamp-making with found objects

  • 3D Designing and printing objects that fit your fixtures (bring measurements and pictures)

Woodshop Tools Level 1 Authorization Workshop

05:00pm-07:00pm, Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

This workshop is required for people who want to get authorized to use our LEVEL 1 Woodworking tools.

Level 1 Woodshop tools are our NON-powered sharp hand tools, including:

  • Saws

  • Chisels

  • Power Drills

We will be covering safe use of these tools, woodshop organization, and project planning.

Maker Hub/Theatre Department Halloween Costume Workshop

1:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, October 25, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

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 and 4pm to make spooky halloween decorations, work on your costume, or learn how to make frightful interactive installations!