BBE Makerspace

*Now open and operational!

Two students hard at work in our makerspace

In an effort to provide a safe and productive learning environment for our students, our department renovated an area of one of our laboratories to be used exclusively for student-driven projects. 

This space is now open and operational. Contact the faculty coordinators to gain training and access. 

The BBE Makerspace is located in the Engineering and Fisheries Lab, adjacent to the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Building.

What is a "makerspace"?

Our makerspace is a physical locale on campus where our student makers, hackers, and tinkerers DIY, build, work and create. Students come for the tools, but stay for the community of it all. 

Contact

For additional informaton regarding the opening of this space, contact the following faculty coordinators:

David Schmidt, Research Engineer and Instructor
Pete Marchetto, Assistant Professor

 

Donate

If you would like to financially support the our student makerspace, please consider making a donation.

View this handout for more information:
PDF icon Become a BBE Makerspace Partner

BBE is looking for financial partners for our Makerspace so that improving tools, the quantity of tools and the quality of tools we have in the space can continue. The department is also seeking partners to ensure that the cost of supplies (i.e. screws, plastic panels, 3-D printer filament, etc.) does not keep students from designing, innovating, creating, discovering and learning.

If you or your organization are interested in learning more about the makerspace, or would like to partner with the BBE Makerspace, please contact Shri Ramaswamy, BBE Department Head, at shri@umn.edu.

 

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