This summer, we built out a new makerspace on campus called The Corner Makery. Making is already a big part of the Northwestern experience for engineers, and as engagement in our design courses grows rapidly across campus amongst all students, we needed to offer more spaces for building to learn and collaborating to create.
The Corner Makery provides access to two types of digital fabrication equipment: 3D printers (the Ultimaker 2+) and desktop milling machines (Carvey). Access to this low-cost, easy-to-operate desktop equipment enables high-fidelity outcomes with a minimum of training.
Located at the end of a hallway on the ground floor of the Ford Building, the space serves as a community gathering place to experiment, play & learn. Makers agree to a code of conduct and get their photos on the wall to further reinforce the community feel.
To date, over one hundred members of the Northwestern community have signed on and become part of the Corner Makery. Take a peek at the maker code of conduct we developed below.