This fall, Cornell University Library and Academic Technologies are debuting a makerspace in the 112 Mann computing lab right off the lobby. This new facility will be a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Over the summer, the existing desktop computers were rearranged to make room for making equipment and a flexible workspace in the back half of the lab.
While classes can still book 112 Mann lab for sessions, at certain points the lab will be reserved for making events and open making times. During these times, anyone can come in and use the 3D printers and scanner, Arduino and Littlebits microelectronics kits, craft supplies for button making, basic hardware tools, and more. Everyone, regardless of department or experience level, is welcome to drop in, hang out, mess around and geek out! Check out our complete schedule. Want to keep up on events and chat with others about making things at Cornell? Join email@example.com by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with join in the subject line of a blank message.
During the fall semester, students in DEA 3590/6500 (Problem-Seeking Through Programming) will work on the programming and design of the space. Partners for student projects like these, interested instructors, or anyone wanting a consultation outside regular making times can contact email@example.com for more information. Staff are also surveying students, staff, and faculty at Cornell about what they make or would like to make in these spaces. Take the survey today!
Finally, we need your help naming the new makerspace in Mann! Put in your suggestion or vote, and we’ll consider not just the names with the most votes but also our favorites. If we pick yours, you can win a $25 Manndible gift card. Think outside the box (NOT Boaty McBoatface!) and be creative. This is your space to play and it should have a name as cool as your ideas. Keep it clean and have fun!