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'''Week of March 19:'''  We will shut off laser cutter projects at 6PM to allow the Engineering Physics students access to the laser cutters for the bridge truss project.  Use of the other tools is OK until the regular closing time on the matrix below.
'''Spring Break Schedule:'''   
'''Spring Break Schedule:'''   

Revision as of 10:31, 19 March 2018


We're on Engineering Road, along the boundary between the Tulane and Loyola campuses


(source: Google Earth)

The rear door, with the Splash card reader, is locked but provides access to our staff.

Our what3words grid is parts.leaps.darkest

Our entrance, shown on this Google Map, is at latitude 29.9370740, longitude -90.1210170



Email: makerspace@tulane.edu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakerSpace.Tulane/


Spring Break Schedule:

March 26 - March 30, and April 2: Open from noon to 2PM

April 3 - May 1: Normal operating schedule, see below

After May 2, our student workers will be studying for final exams and our operating hours will be limited. There will be a student worker here for a couple of hours each day during the summer, but the schedule is not yet finalized.

The operating schedule when classes are in session during the Spring '18 semester appears below. On days when there are no classes there will be a reduced schedule to allow our student workers to take time off.

Ninja schedule S18 v5.bmp

The Maker Ninjas (student workers) and faculty members responsible for the operation of the MakerSpace are listed under People, and users with special requests are encouraged to contact them.

Users with special need to access the Maker Space should get in touch with the Director or one of the Advisors, who are listed under People

We use a LISTSERV mailing list for contacting MakerSpace users, all users are added to it automatically. Instructions to send mail, read archives, or unsubscribe from the LISTSERV are here.


Preventing injury to people (and equipment) is our first priority. To do this, users must demonstrate knowledge and competence. Users can earn a "badge" that certifies their competence. The various badges, and the equipment authorized by that badge, can be found under the Safety and Manuals section.

Along with the badge, the user's RFID card will be recognized to turn on power to equipment. For example, a user who's completed the requirements for the Metal-1 badge will be allowed to use the drill press, vertical band saw, and some of the portable tools. See Machine Access System for more information on how the system works.

For Grant Writers

The School of Science and Engineering is home to the state-of-the-art, 4100-square-foot Tulane MakerSpace, located on Engineering Road in the heart of the School's complex. This facility is open and free of charge to all Tulane students, staff, and faculty, and provides access to and training for rapid prototyping machines, including 9 3-D filament printers, 3 high-resolution 3-D resin printers, 2 laser cutters, a 4-axis CNC milling machine, a CNC lathe, a CNC router, and a fully-equipped machine shop, wood shop, and electronics laboratory. Multiple staff members are on-hand up to 50 hours per week to assist in training and project design, and computers and design software are available on-site for project design and development.