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Maker Commons

Where creativity meets innovation

The Maker Commons, located in the Pattee Library, is home to many cutting-edge technological resources. From our 3D printing farm to the Invention Studio, we are here to serve students, faculty, and staff in transforming education. Our staff of Makers are dedicated to helping you utilize technology inside and out of the classroom.

3D Prints per Semester

3D Printing Service Status

Online: Current submission-to-completion time is 3 business days.

 

Some Maker Commons resources may be available with limited access during the Spring semester. Please be sure to check here first to learn about availability and best practices:

 

3D printing is available for courses with registered projects.
 3D printing is available for personal projects (library pickup only).
 Several new options are available for picking up prints.

Learn more about 3D Printing

Flexible Support for Spring

Maker Commons offers resources to support you while working on making projects in any of the Flexible Instructional Modes. Our team can offer faculty or student consultations, tailored workshops, open office hours, project review sessions, and more whether your class is taking advantage of:

 In-Person
 Remote Synchronous
• Remote Asynchronous
 Mixed Mode instruction

Do you have a media project for your class and are not sure where to begin?
Contact us for support with your class. 

Students

Faculty

Getting Started
Work in Progress
Submitting Work
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Ensure Success
Assess + Grade

Students

Getting Started
Work in Progress
Submitting Work

Faculty

Get Inspired
R
Ensure Success
Assess + Grade

I’ve been assigned a making project in class, how do I get started?

Find Assignment Specific Resources

Book a Consultation Appointment

I’ve started my project but I think I need some help.

Book a Consultation Appointment

Talk with a Consultant

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Software + App Tutorials

TinkerCad
SketchUp
3DPrinterOS
Thingiverse
littleBits
 

I’m ready to turn in planning documents, a draft or my final project, what now?

Talk with a Consultant

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Share a Rough or Final Draft

Upload to Box
Upload to Canvas

I would like to assign a making project in my course, how do I get started?

Get Inspired

3D Printing Stories
3D Scanning Stories

Learn About our Services

Review Maker Challenges

Review Faculty Resources
See Class Activity Ideas

Learn About our Services

Review Faculty Resources

Talk with a Consultant

See Class Activity Ideas

Talk with a Consultant

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Connect with our Hotline

I’ve assigned a making project: How can I ensure my students’ success?

Assign Deliverables

Add a Group Contract
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Add a Group Project Plan

Check-In with a Consultant

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My students are turning in their assignments, how should I assess them?

Make Use of Our Assessment Materials

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Get Grading Advice from a Consultant

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