Scot Ackerman MakerSpace at Tulane University Wiki

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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. A discussion of the history and possible future of maker spaces can be found here

Breaking news

Through the generosity of two Tulane alumni, the Maker Space is proud to present competitive cash awards this year. Inspired by the work of John Riddell and J. Lawrence Smith, Professors of Chemistry at Tulane before the Civil War, this gift was made to encourage students to explore their creativity in designing and innovating technology. Riddell and Smith are credited with inventing the first practical microscope to enable binocular viewing as well as the inverted microscope. In an effort to recognize the next innovative breakthrough on campus, these cash awards will be given for a student project completed in the Maker Space. See complete specs: 2016_Maker_Space_Awards

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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.

Power 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.

Other Resources

Information about suppliers and other online resources.

Project Guides and Tutorials

Samples of projects and instructions for doing them yourself.


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

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

IDIYA, the community MakerSpace
The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire
The Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball