The Makerspace is currently available for use by Innevation Center members. Public users are able to use the Makerspace by appointment only by filling out an appointment request form. To use equipment, reservations are required by both members and the public. There will be no hands-on training of equipment, so you must already be cleared by Makerspace staff on the equipment you wish to use prior to your appointment (the new laser cutter is the one exception to this rule). Hands-on training is estimated to resume July 15, 2020.
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!