Discover Your Inner Maker in a makerspace!
This upcoming fall, Carmichael Residence Hall will be opening a makerspace! Some of you guys may still be kind of unsure about what exactly a makerspace is, so I decided to dedicate this blog post to makerspaces! Some really cool things are happening at UNC…
What is a makerspace?
Makerspaces are communities under BeAM@CAROLINA. These areas are where students can participate in open studios, training sessions, workshops, and more. Makerspaces have cool emerging tools that can be used for making prototypes to art- the possibilities are endless!
Exactly what technology is in a makerspace?
The exact items vary from makerspace to makerspace. However, throughout the makerspaces on campus you may find woodworking stations, a 3D printer, a sewing machine, and more. A full list of tools and capabilities can be found here.
Who can use these makerspaces?
Students, faculty, and staff members can use here makers can participate in designing and creating physical objects. Anyone can participate- regardless of field of interest. You don’t have to be an engineer to make something amazing from a 3D Printer.
- Murray Hall
- Hanes Art Center
- Kenan Science Library
- Carmichael Hall (In progress, will be finished by Fall 2017)
UNC is a vibrant community that prides itself in its ingenuity. Why not try the makerspace and see what you can create?