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From May 13-15, we'll be closed for maintenance.  If you need to use the 3D printers or laser cutters and you know what you're doing, we'll have staff on site. Call us at 865 5866 before coming over.  Starting on May 16 that we'll be open on a limited basis, 2 hours per day, during the Summer.
Starting on May 16 that we'll be open on a limited basis, 2 hours per day, during the Summer.
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Revision as of 11:49, 13 August 2019


We're on Engineering Road, along the boundary between the Tulane and Loyola campuses. Look for the yellow I-beam.


(source: Google Earth)

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

Our Maidenhead grid locator is EL49WW54LV

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/


Starting on May 16 that we'll be open on a limited basis, 2 hours per day, during the Summer.

Dates Time Ninja
5/16 - 5/17 9AM - noon Kaleb
week of 5/20 5PM - 7PM Kaleb
week of 5/27 10AM - noon Robert CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAY 5/27
week of 6/3 1PM - 3PM Robert
week of 6/10 4PM - 6PM Robert
week of 6/17 4PM - 6PM Robert
week of 6/24 4PM - 6PM Robert
week of 7/1 4PM - 6PM Robert CLOSED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY 7/4
7/8 - 7/9 4PM - 6PM Robert
7/10 - 7/12 5PM - 7PM Kaleb
week of 7/15 5PM - 7PM Kaleb
week of 7/22 5PM - 7PM Kaleb
week of 7/29 5PM - 7PM Kaleb
week of 8/5 4PM - 6PM Robert
week of 8/12 4PM - 6PM Robert
week of 8/19 2PM - 4PM Robert
week of 8/26 TBA TBA

We're closed whenever classes are not in session. The Maker Ninjas (student workers) and faculty members responsible for the operation of the MakerSpace are listed under People, and users 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.

Software skills are needed to operate the CNC tools, the laser cutters, and the 3D printers. We offer Training Courses during the academic year.

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 hosts the University's state-of-the-art Scot Ackerman 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 wood shop, and electronics laboratory.

The main floor (2,896 square feet) houses 13 3-D filament printers, 2 laser cutters, a 4-axis CNC milling machine, a CNC lathe, a CNC router, a surface grinder, a fully-equipped machine shop, and a supply storage area.

The wood shop (730 square feet) has a table saw, radial arm saw, miter saw, power sanders, band saws, and a drill press in addition to assembly space. A closet holds 3 high-resolution 3-D resin printers.

The Gallery for Ideas, Design and Strategies on the mezzanine (923 square feet) has design and conference space and an electronics fabrication studio.

The Product Development and Innovation Room (1,026 square feet) has dedicated benches for in-progress projects, a classroom area for tutorials, training and communication, and a demonstration area with a Clausing lathe and Bridgeport milling machine.

Multiple staff members are on-hand for 45 hours per week to assist in training and project design, and computers and design software are available on-site for project design and development.