Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 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 Library at the St. Catharines campus. The entrance to the Makerspace is room 211 on the main floor right elevators.  We’re open 10-7 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Fri, 12-5 Sat/Sun.  to the Brock community.

To book a tour contact us at makerspace@brocku.ca

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 of print
  • More choices of material such as quality or type
  • The ability to submit a print job without an SD Card

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.

For first time users we recommend to visit ExperienceBU and join the Library Makerspace organization and reserve a workshop on the topic of interest. For the following visits, once we’ve seen you can handle the printing process without too much assistance, if the 3D printer  is not occupied you can make use of it.

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

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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