Support in Studio

Due to winter break, Maker Commons will have very limited hours. Starting on Saturday 12/16, weekend staffed hours will be suspended until the Spring Semester begins. We will be staffed Mon. 12/18 – Thursday 12/21, 9am – 5pm, and then closed from Friday 12/22 until Tuesday 01/02.

Our hours on Monday 01/02 and Tuesday 01/03 will be from 1pm – 9pm. Normal semester hours will resume on Monday 01/08. Thank you!

Maker Commons Hotline

Working on a 3D printing or rapid prototyping project for your class and not sure where to begin? Call or email the Maker Commons hotline for help with project planning, finding resources, submitting prints, publishing results – or anything in between.


Hours: Mon-Thu 9a-9p, Fri 9a-5p, Sa 10a-6p, Su 1p-9p


Note: Consultants will make every effort to respond within one business day.


Note: University Park students, faculty and staff only.


Talkus Chat IconLive, web-based chat support is available here and on every other page of the Maker Commons website. Just click the icon in the lower right hand corner and a consultant will assist you.

Availability: Chat is open during regular hotline support hours listed above.

Tailored Resources

Maker Commons has created guides that target the unique learning
goals and needs of both student and faculty clients.

More Support Options

Maker Commons provides tailored training for your classes upon request as well as
tutorials and modules that cover all of the services that we support.


Need tailored training on technologies that Maker Commons supports?

Maker Commons offers on-demand workshops for small or large groups who cannot attend the regular scheduled workshops. At University Park these workshops are held in the multimedia classroom located in the Pattee Library Media Commons. At Commonwealth campuses they can be held at your location or online. If your group requires consultation on any of our topics, please contact


Looking for information on how to use the software and hardware resources that Maker Commons provides? From modeling in TinkerCad to printing objects using our MakerBot printers to sharing your working in the Invention Studio, we’ve got you covered in our Tutorials library.