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Makerspace

Visit the Library Makerspace on the second floor!

What's the Makerspace?

The Cal Poly Humboldt Library Makerspace is a place where you can create and learn about digital and physical projects with other makers and resources to support you. We're located on the second floor of the Library (room 205) across from the whiteboard study spaces. Drop by to get help with a project, hang out with other makers, use our equipment, and so much more!

Makerspace Hours

Spring 2024 Hours: Monday-Friday, 1-7pm

Stations outside the Makerspace (Room 205) and the Makerspace Studio (1st floor, room 120) are available during Library open hours throughout the week.

The Makerspace will be closed for Spring Break (March 11-15th, 2024) and for Finals Week.

Makerspace Meetup Hours

Click the title links for full details. All Meetups happen weekly but do not meet during campus holidays, Fall, Winter, & Spring Break, or Finals Week.

24/7 Makerspace Services

Around the Makerspace

The library isn't exactly open 24 hours a day, but some of the Makerspace is available whenever the library is open. Outside the Makerspace you’ll also find the Anatomage digital dissection table, Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox, flight simulator, Virtual Reality (VR) Station, and creativity stations.

24/7 Resources

Online Tutorials & SkillShops

Our Makerspace online tutorials are often updated, so keep an eye out for what's coming next. You may also find our Online SkillShops helpful- learn at your own pace with the Canvas tutorials (restricted to Cal Poly Humboldt students, staff and faculty).

Equipment to Borrow

The Makerspace Take n' Make equipment is available to students, faculty, and staff in any discipline or at any level of experience. We have all sorts of gear: cameras, microphones, digital recorders, 360-degree cameras, VR headsets, tripods, iPads, laptops, and so much more! Everything is available to borrow for 3 days (or more in some cases) at no cost to you! Ask at the Checkout Desk in the library lobby.

Monthly Design Challenge

Design Challenge Theme

Now through February the Design Challenge is to make a representation of what “Fashion” is to you in any modality.

Suggestions on ways to make or share what you made: 

  • Audio (song, sound clip, narration, etc.) 
  • Photo
  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Zines
  • Video (animation, documentary, TikTok, Reels, etc.) 
  • 3D physical or virtual object (LEGOⓇ, crochet, origami, pop up book, 3D model, etc.) 

Do a photoshoot, make a “Get Ready With Me” video, draft a pattern, sew something, create accessories, upcycle materials, sketch an idea, tell us about your process or aesthetic, critique the concept…What else can you think of making or how could you represent what you think about it? 

Email your designs to makerspace@humboldt.edu or share with us in our submission form at hum.link/makerprojectshare

Did you miss out on making for the past themes?  We encourage you to make for any of the design challenges at any time.  Feel free to share them with us even after the theme has ended. 

Where are we?

The Makerspace is located in Library 205, on the west side of the second floor next to the Children's Collection.

Feedback

Connecting with our Team

Librarians Consultations.  Have a class project where you need to create using digital tools, or something more hands on?  Meet with a librarian to talk through your project and ideas.  Email us at makerspace@humboldt.edu if you want to make an appointment.

Makerspace Student Assistants will be available during the MeetUp hours and regular open hours to assist with projects, help find answers to maker questions, and show of different tools and equipment you can use in the space and check out! They can refer you to a librarian for more support if needed.