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The School of Science and Engineering also houses the 4100 square foot Tulane MakerSpace, located in the heart of the Science and Engineering Complex. This
The School of Science and Engineering also houses the 4100squarefoot Tulane MakerSpace, located in the heart of the Science and Engineering Complex. This is open to all University members, and provides access and training for rapid prototyping machinesas printers, laser cutters, a 4-axis CNC milling machine, a fully-equipped machine shop, wood shop, and electronics laboratory. Multiple staffmembers are on-hand up to 50 hours per week to assist in training and project design.
Revision as of 19:22, 13 June 2017
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, will be locked but it will continue to provide access to our staff.
We're open Monday through Friday when classes are in session. Our last day of operation in Spring 2017 was May 2. File:Ninja schedule 2017 Fall v1.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
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 here: PPE
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.
Information on basic training, and on the badges that can be earned to use power tools, can be found at Badges and Training
The School of Science and Engineering also houses the brand new, state-of-the-art, 4100-square-foot Tulane MakerSpace, located in the heart of the Science and Engineering Complex. This facility is open and free of charge to all University members, and provides access to and training for rapid prototyping machines, including as 8 3-D printers, 2 high-resolution 3-D printers, 2 laser cutters, a 4-axis CNC milling machine, 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.