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Makerspace at Puget Sound: Collins Library Makerspace

Learn about the Puget Sound Makerspace: a design studio, makerspace, and creativity zone located in the basement of Collins Memorial Library.


Laser Cutter Available!

The laser cutter is now available for use by appointment.

 For more information on the laser cutter and to make an appointment, please visit the laser cutter page:






3D printing update:

There is now a charge for 3D printing.

Printing from the Makerbot printer will be charged at a rate of $0.06 per gram of material used plus a $2.00 service fee.

Printing from the Markforged printer will be charged the cost of material used as indicated in the printer software plus a $2.00 service fee.

Charges must be paid in full before the item will be printed.

The Makerspace at Puget Sound

The Makerspace is a collaborative creative space for  Puget Sound  students, faculty and staff interested in doing hands-on  projects in an informal  setting at the Collins Library.  It’s a collaborative work space  for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. It’s a place to develop and create something out of nothing and explore.

The 2017-2018 year will serve as our pilot year to determine what the interests of the community are. Our goals for the pilot project include:

1. Foster a culture of creating

2 Encourage informal learning 

3. Support peer-to-peer learning and sharing

For the fall semester, many pilot projects using the Makerspace will be integrated into specific class projects.  We will also host a number of drop-in sessions so you can learn more about the equipment and potential for use.  In addition, we will schedule workshops so that you can make and create!

We encourage your input about how this space might develop and invite you to share your thoughts and ideas by emailing

Spring Semester 2019 Hours




2pm - 5pm

6pm - 7pm


11am - 9pm


10am - 7pm


1pm - 9pm


10am - 2pm

3pm - 6pm

Saturday Closed
Sunday 12pm - 8pm


Upcoming Events at the Makerspace

Needlecraft Club  

Thursdays        6-7pm




What is a makerspace?

Students using the Puget Sound Makerspace

Do you learn by doing? Are you an explorer? Do you have a project that you need to get your hands on in order to wrap your head

 around? Then the makerspace is the place for you!  

Makerspaces are defined by the makers who use them, but typically they provide the tools and space for individuals to explore, design, create, and modify physical objects in the name of art, research, or creativity. 

Often associated with 3D printing and other emerging technologies, makerspaces at their heart are about a supportive, collaborative environment where creativity and investigation can thrive. 

Makerspace Spotlight: NIH 3D Print Exchange

 Looking for a ready-to-use 3D printable model of Phineas Gage's skull, complete with the iron rod that went right through it? How about a 3D printable model of the molecular structure of the antibiotic amoxicillin? Perhaps you are looking to find free, open-source customizable prosthetic devices?  

The NIH 3D Print Exchange is the resource you've looking for! 

This online repository provides resources, tutorials, and curated collections of existing 3D printable models to assist biomedical researchers.

Watch the video below to learn more about this extremely useful repository!