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A MakerSpace has been [https://placesjournal.org/article/makerspace-towards-a-new-civic-infrastructure/ described]
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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.   
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.   

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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.

News and Updates

Fall 2016 Hours

The last day of operation this semester was the last day of classes, 12/9/16. Our Ninjas are studying for their final exams.

The School of Architecture has made their laser cutters available to MakerSpace users. Currently they charge $10/hour ($3 minimum) for machine time; payable with Splash card or check. They have extended operating hours. Go to http://architecture.tulane.edu/dol/reserve-laser to schedule time on one of their three 36"x18" laser cutters. File formats are PDF or Illustrator. As with the Epilog laser cutters, use a line width of 0.001" to vector cut. Be sure to set your document size to their bed size of 36"x18" which is different from the bed size of the Epilogs. Bring your material and files (on a USB drive) to room 104 of Richardson Memorial Hall; student workers are there to help you get set up.

Users with urgent needs for MakerSpace access during the Winter Break should contact Prof. Walker cfw@tulane.edu or Prof. Schuler tschule@tulane.edu. Click on "MakerSpace Access" at left to see the location of our entrance. A new door to Engineering Road will be installed in early January, and there will be no access at all available during the installation.

New Tools

We just installed third Lulzbot Taz 5, and an Autodesk Ember SLA printer will be here at the start of Spring '17. During Winter break, a Jet horizontal band saw and a 36" Eastwood blast cabinet with glass bead media will be installed.

Maker of the Year

The Maker of the Year Award, funded by a generous gift from Lary Walker (G ’76, ’79) will be presented in Spring '17. If you've designed and built something awesome, please take lots of photos and hold them until we announce the entry process.

The inaugural Spring '16 award was presented to Afsheen Sajjadi (SSE'19). His independently designed truss, fabricated on the Maker Space laser cutter, impressed the Award judges, and also Prof. Raymond, his instructor in ENGP1410. Afsheen is now a Maker Ninja in the Maker Space.

  • bridge ready for testing
  • parts layout
  • Award

Links on this Wiki

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.

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.

Testing and Measurement

Tools and equipment for measurement of various properties.


Supplies on hand at the MakerSpace, and where to find them.

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