What is the IC Makerspace?

The IC Makerspace is a collaborative work space used for making, learning, exploring and sharing while utilizing a range of high tech to no tech tools.

Empowering personal creativity

cross stitched maker space hoop

The Makerspace provides a range of materials and machinery in a space that is staffed with student design and instructional support.

Makerspaces provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. 

The space is equipped with a laser cutter, sewing machines and various hand crafting tools, which can be leveraged for projects related to a variety of disciplines including art, computer science, graphic design, animation, game design, robotics, and more. 

Hours and Location

Friends 102

Monday-Friday 11am-7pm 
Saturday 12pm-6pm 
Closed Tuesday noon hour for staff meeting 

Available Stations

These are some of the things you can do in the makerspace

The Makerspace is equipped with a Dremel LC40 laser cutter. The machine works by uploading a compatible digital file that can be etched into your material with the laser. Due to the limitations of our current space, the laser cutter in the Makerspace will be used solely for work with natural wood materials to limit potential harmful toxins. Laser cutting can be a great tool for classroom projects or other use around campus, such as creating signage.

The Cricut Maker handles fabrics, leather, paper, and balsa wood with effortless precision. Cricut Maker quickly and accurately cuts 300+ materials, from the most delicate paper and fabric to the tough stuff like matboard, leather, and basswood.  Explore potential project ideas with the Cricut Blog.

Design your own or digitize an existing design and translate it onto a tshirt, hat, mug, sweatshirt, or more!

Cricut Tools Available:

  • 2 Cricut Makers
    • Foil transfer kit
    • Deep point blade
    • Fine point blade
    • Knife blade
    • Rotary blade
    • Calligraphy, Fine point, and Gel pens
  • 1 Hat Press
  • 1 Mug Press
  • 1 Heat Press
  • 1 Heat Press Mini

Learn how to hand stamp a bracelet or necklace or wrap your favorite trinket into a ring to wear. Other supplies include: earring hooks, ring sizing tools, keychain rings.

Two Bernina Sewing machines are available for a range of simple to complex sewing projects. Other materials available include knitting, crochet, and embroidery supplies.

We have a collection of donated clothes and fabrics that are free to use, and we accept donations on a case-by case basis. 

The Brother SE1900 embroidery machine offers an intelligent but simple to use single-needle computerized embroidery machine experience complete with an auto-threader, bobbin thread runout detection, and built in fonts for quick designs on the machine's touchscreen interface. Work with a Creative Technology Specialist to digitize any graphic you want to embroider and learn the process of computerized embroidery.

We have a variety of paper, glue, tape, paints, markers, colored pencils, a laminator, and more that are free to use. 

We also accept donations!

  • Any fabric donations must be clean and in usable condition
  • Electronics do not need to be functioning but should not have any potentially harmful components
  • Miscellaneous craft supplies must be in working order

The Makerspace maintains two Flashforge Adventurer 4 3D Printers. We use PLA 1.75 mm filament to print a variety of personal and academic projects. We offer a limited amount of Makerspace filament use per semester, or clients can bring their own filament. Our Makerspace Technology Specialists can help clients find or model 3D files, slice them using FlashPrint, and learn how to load filament and start a 3D print. 

Stay up to date with the Makerspace

For day to day updates, announcements and events, follow us on Instagram.

For upcoming events and workshops, check us out on IC Engage

For questions and inquiries, email us at makerspace@ithaca.edu