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==News and Updates==
==News and Updates==
===Fall Schedule===
===We are open!===
[[File:2016_Fall_Calendar_initial.jpg|center|frame|Temporary entrance, Fall 2016 (source: Google Earth)]]
[[File:2016_Fall_Calendar_initial.jpg|center|frame|Temporary entrance, Fall 2016 (source: Google Earth)]]
'''Construction is almost finished, and we'll have an Open House on October 28 at 2PM. It's likely that some tools will be available earlier in October, on a scheduled basisIn the meantime, users with urgent needs should get in touch with Dr. Walker.'''
'''During the first two weeks, the MakerSpace will be open as shown above. There will be two Maker Ninjas on duty -- one experienced, and one in trainingPlease stop by and check out the new space'''
=== Maker of the Year ===
=== Maker of the Year ===

Revision as of 17:20, 29 October 2016

A MakerSpace has been described as new amalgam of art, craft, and technology. Our goal is to serve all makers, and potential makers, in the Tulane Community. We do so by providing tools, assistance, and ideas. A discussion of the history and possible future of maker spaces can be found here

News and Updates

We are open!

Temporary entrance, Fall 2016 (source: Google Earth)

During the first two weeks, the MakerSpace will be open as shown above. There will be two Maker Ninjas on duty -- one experienced, and one in training. Please stop by and check out the new space

Maker of the Year

The Maker of the Year Award, funded by a generous gift from Lary Walker (G ’76, ’79) was presented to Afsheen Sajjadi (SSE'19) on 4/22/16. His independently designed truss, fabricated on the Maker Space laser cutter, impressed the Award judges, and also Prof. Raymond, his instructor in ENGP1410. Afsheen will be helping as a Maker Ninja in the Maker Space when we re-open in Fall 2016.

  • bridge ready for testing
  • parts layout
  • Award

Main Categories

MakerSpace Access

Hours, location, and contact information.


A list of software programs that are available to students, with notes on their use.

Rapid Prototyping Tools

Links and information concerning the available rapid prototyping tools, including information on training and safety.

Machine Tools

Information and links to training documents concerning fixed (not handheld) power tools and processes.


The Department of Art's Sculpture Studio makes their tools available to MakerSpace users.

Hand Tools

A list of handheld tools(including some handheld power tools) that Makers can expect to find in the workshops. The list is a general snapshot and will not be a detailed/comprehensive inventory.

Other Resources

Information about suppliers and other online resources.

Project Guides and Tutorials

Samples of projects and instructions for doing them yourself.

MakerSpace Digital Library

Access the digital library for MakerSpace books and resources


Examples of projects built in the Tulane MakerSpace.


Information on those involved in building, managing, and improving the Tulane MakerSpace.

Support & Contribute

Methods for supporting the Tulane MakerSpace


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The New Orleans Maker Community

New Orleans has a long history of artistic creation, and that creativity is now expressed in a vibrant maker community. The Tulane MakerSpace is proud to be a part of this community. Other members include