Makerspace

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!

Booking equipment or scheduling a consultation

For some of our large pieces of equipment, you’ll want to book time on them to make sure that they are available. If you have not used that equipment before, be sure to also book time with a student maker so that they can help you get set up. Also make sure to come down a bit early if you haven’t been to the Makerspace before. View a complete list of the Makerspace equipment and supplies.

Makerspace classes

The Makerspace offers monthly classes which give you an opportunity to create fun projects while learning how to operate specific pieces of equipment. We teach classes on a range of subjects from sewing to CNC manufacturing. Classes change every month so watch our event calendar or sign-up for the Innevation Center mailing list to be notified of new classes!

To join a class, visit or call our front desk at (775) 682-8612. Class fees must be paid at the time of the reservation to hold your spot.

New classes are added every month. If there are any classes you would like to see offered, email danielrsmith@unr.edu.