The Makerspace is currently closed to both Innevation Center members and the public. If you have office space in the Makerspace, you will still be able the access the Makerspace for essential work only. There will be no staff to assist with trainings or equipment. At this time, we are also no longer taking 3D prints.
Welcome to the Makerspace at the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch! We believe that everyone is a maker and that making should be accessible to all. In the Makerspace, we support that vision by providing equipment, knowledge, and collaboration space to Innevation Center members, University students and employees, and the community.
Using the Makerspace
All of our equipment is available for use by our makers, except for our industrial grade 3D printers that are run by Makerspace staff members. In your first visit we’ll get your contact information, have you review and sign a liability waiver, review safety protocols of the Makerspace, and give you either a temporary or permanent safety badge, depending on your needs. Please give yourself an extra 30 minutes on your first visit to complete the new maker orientation. If you are not a University student/faculty or a member, you can access the Makerspace with a day pass purchased at the front desk of the Innevation Center.
There are typically two student makers on shift at any given time who are knowledgeable of the equipment in the space. They’re available to answer questions and provide assistance in any way possible. Our student makers all have their own projects in the space, so ask them what they’re up to!