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MakerSpace at Alkek One

Do you have the inherent need to create things but don’t know where to start? Come learn how to build and fabricate using the MakerSpace’s new equipment in Alkek One on the first floor of the Alkek Library. Training is completely free!

The MakerSpace is a fabrication shop where you can create almost anything. Learn how to use digital fabrication tools to create physical objects in new ways. We have 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics workbenches, embroidery and sewing machines, and even a waterjet that can cut ANYTHING. The only cost to you is the cost of material that you use, and there is never a charge for time.

Rules of Operation:

  • Patrons must attend specific trainings prior to using the MakerSpace and any equipment therein. 
  • Patrons must check out equipment from MakerSpace Staff prior to use. 
  • Patrons must surrender TXSTATE ID to MakerSpace Staff to check out equipment. 
  • Patrons may only check out one piece of equipment at one time. 
  • Patrons can only use hand tools within the MakerSpace. 
  • Patrons must pay for consumable materials prior to leaving the MakerSpace. 
  • Patrons cannot create any weapons, parts of weapons, or weapon-like items. 
  • Patrons cannot create any items for malicious intent. 
  • Patrons cannot use MakerSpace equipment to manufacture or mass produce items for resale. 
  • Patrons must abide by all University Libraries and Texas State University Policies as well as local, state, and federal laws where applicable. 

Safety Regulations:

  • ALWAYS ask for assistance when needed. 
  • Closed toed shoes are REQUIRED at all times. 
  • Safety glasses are REQUIRED in 102A around designated equipment. 
  • NEVER leave a piece of equipment unattended while in use. 
  • ALWAYS power down equipment after use. 
  • REMOVE all jewelry, SECURE loose-fitting clothing, and TIE BACK long hair while using equipment. 
  • NO open food or drink allowed. 
  • REPORT any broken or misplaced equipment and tools to MakerSpace Staff. 
  • IMMEDIATELY REPORT any accidents or injuries to MakerSpace Staff or Library Staff. Call 911 if needed. 

Equipment:

3D Printers 

(8) Ultimaker S5 Pros 

Electronics 
(3) Soldering Stations 
(3) Benchtop Power Supplies 
(3) Multimeters 
(1) Voltera V-One PCB Printer 
(5) Raspberry Pi kits 
(5) Arduino kits 

Fibers 
(1) Brother PR670 Embroidery Machine 
(4) Brother PS100 Sewing Machines
(1) Brother PS3734T Serger 
(1) Roland BT-12 Direct to Garment Printer

Cutters
Vinyl Cutter (Roland GS-24) 
Substrate Cutter (Fletcher 3100) 
Waterjet (OMAX ProtoMAX) 
CNC Router (ShopBot Desktop MAX ATC) 
CNC Mill (Pocket NC)  

Painting/Finishing 
Spraybooth 
Airbrush 
(2) Paint guns 

Laser Cutters 
Epilog Fusion Pro 48 (80W CO2, 50W Fiber) 
Trotec Speedy 400 (120W CO2) 

Hand working 
6” disc/belt sander 
Hydraulic press w/bender
Small metal/wood bandsaw 
Drill press 
Acrylic heat bender
Vacuum Former (Formech 508FS)

MakerSpace Store

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MakerSpace Training

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