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Makerspace

Hours of Operation

The Makerspace is open to students, faculty, and staff of Temple University, Monday -  Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.

On occasion, staff will not be present and the space will close temporarily.

Patrons are not allowed to be unsupervised in the space under any circumstances.

Reservations

The space and consultations can be reserved by patrons, with priority given to faculty for class assignments and research.

For more information or questions email us at digitalscholarship@temple.edu.

Safety Regulations

Each machine has specific safety rules covered in the training, and printed on signs above the corresponding machine.  These include “Materials to be used in machines”, “Cleaning and Maintenance,” and “Troubleshooting Tips.”

If patrons bring their own materials for subtractive manufacturing on the CNC, staff will double check whether such materials are appropriate for our machines.

Printed materials will provide further guidance for patrons.

Bags must not be placed on the floor unless under a table or bench and walkways must be kept clear at all times. 

After-Hours Policy

Print jobs are allowed to run after hours, as long as they are started at least one hour before closing.

CNC jobs must be paused at closing. They can resume when the space re-opens.

Storage Policy

Ongoing projects will be stored by staff in the storage space.

Projects are stored on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects cannot stay in the publicly accessible areas of the Makerspace if there is no available storage and they are not being actively worked on.

Projects which are not retrieved by the patron after two weeks time will be discarded unless other arrangements were agreed on in writing.

Makerspace Grant

Faculty looking to integrate emerging technologies in their classrooms should consider applying for our Innovative Teaching with Makerspace Technology Grant.