Frequently Asked Questions

In response to the COVID-19 situation the Brock Makerspace is doing all it can to assist the Niagara Region’s medical professionals. LEARN MORE.

Due to COVID-19, some of these answers may vary. Email makerspace@brocku.ca for any further questions you may have.

What's On Your Mind?

Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills, nurtured by a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation. This space gives the Brock community hands-on access to emerging technologies and provides a space for all to play, learn and invent.

Anyone in the Brock or general Niagara community, this space is for you! If you are interested in learning more about emerging technology and love to tinker, create and collaborate, come to the Library Makerspace.  Visit us during operating hours or sign up for a workshop on Experience BU.

The Makerspace is located in Brock University’s St. Catharines campus. The entrance is the glass-enclosed space to the left in the main area of the Rankin Family Pavilion at the front of Brock.

We’re open 10-7 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Fri, and 12-5 Sat/Sun to the Brock community.

For first time users, we recommend visiting ExperienceBU and join the Library Makerspace organization and reserve a spot in one of our workshops on the topic of interest. For following visits, when you are relatively familiar with the printing process, if a 3D printer is not occupied, one of our staff can assist with setting up your print.

We are open 10-7 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Fri, and 12-5 Sat/Sun. 

Due to our growth, we now offer a pay for print service for our 3D printers, which allows users more flexibility in producing designs regardless of the quality. It also allows us to recover cost of filament and equipment repairs.  See our Services page for pricing.

Here are some Benefits

  • Less limitations to the size or quality
  • More choices of material

You can use any of the material in the space, for a full list of the hardware and software in the space see equipment descriptions.  You can also use your own materials, just check with us first to make sure they are suitable for the machine you intend to use.

We encourage creativity however the Makerspace does not allow the production of weapons, objects with sexual nature or anything that conflicts with the Brock Human Ethics Code.

Get Credit

Swipe your student cards during drop-In hours and earn credit in the Innovation or Personal Growth domain in the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum (CWC).

Students who swipe when attending a workshops in the Makerspace can have it noted on your Experience Plus transcript AND you will earn credit in the Innovation or Personal Growth domain of the CWC.

What is Experience Plus

Experience Plus is Brock’s official co-curricular transcript that tracks students’ on-campus jobs, volunteer placements, professional development and workshops. It acts much like an academic transcript, recording all the co-curricular experiences a student has in those categories.  It is offered out of Career Education.

What is Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum

In the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum students are working towards completing a number of items within domains, in order to achieve their Certificate of Engagement. Once they have completed items, the system no longer tracks their activity or experiences – it acts more like the checklist.

Questions?

If you have more questions contact us in-person in the Makerspace, by telephone at 905-688-5550 x 6438, or by email at makerspace@brocku.ca

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