Services in the Makerspace

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.

Everyone is welcome to use the Brock Makerspace.  If you are apart of the Niagara or Brock community you have access to use the space and equipment.  Active Brock students, faculty and staff have additional access to borrowing equipment and reserving creative labs.

Makerspace Stats – January 7 – January 30th, 2020

Visitors to the Makerspace (Brock Students or Staff)

Completed Print/CNC Jobs

Audio Lab Bookings

In the Makerspace we have great technology to help you make prototypes, gifts, or functional objects and tools.  We offer friendly introduction workshops to help you get started with the basics. We will explore the software used to design for our 3D printers and CNC machines.  See our next scheduled events on Experience BU.

Once you are ready create your 3D model or CNC project, speak with any of our Makerspace staff so we can submit your design to our printing queue.

All printing and carving jobs have a turnaround of 3-5 business days.

MaterialCost Per g/ml
Resin$ 0.25
Specialty$ 0.15
PLA$ 0.10

We have a variety of 3D printers in the Makerspace that provide a range of quality models for prototyping.

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is used far and wide in modeling and for producing larger parts. A string of plastic called a filament is melted through a hotend and deposited on the build plate. The next layer is then placed on top of the previous layer.

Printers: Dremel 3D45 and Ultimaker S5

Stereolithography/Dark light projection (SLA/DLP) printers are, essentially, 3D printers that print using light to cure liquid resin into layers.

Printers: Form 2 and Form 3B

Our turnaround time for all jobs will be 3 – 5 business days.

MaterialDescriptionDimensionsCost
PCB Board1/16"6 x 6$3.00
HDPE1/4"6 x 6$3.00
HDPE1/4"4 x 12$3.00
HDPE1/4"6 x 12$3.00
HDPE1/4"8 x 12$6.00
HDPE1/4"8 x 12$6.00
HDPE1/4"8 x 12$6.00
Acrylic1/4"8 x 12$7.50
MDF1/4"8 x 12$2.00
MDF1/2"8 x 12$2.00
MDF1/4"8 x 12$2.00
Maple3/4"6 x 12$8.00

Computational Numeric Control combines digital software with physical machine to create a project. Where the program feeds data of a design to the device, etching the design into a chosen material, using an array of drill bits for precision and versatility.

If you would like to bring in your own material here is a link to a list of acceptable materials for the Carvey by Inventables.

Our turnaround time for all jobs will be 3 – 5 business days.

MaterialWidthDimensionsCost
Birch1/8"12" x 20"$10.00
Birch1/8"8" x 12"$6.00
Birch1/8"6" x 6"$1.00
Acrylic1/8"12 x 20"$15.00
Acrylic1/8"8" x 12"$7.50
Acrylic1/8"6" x 6"$1.50

Much like the Carvey, Laser Cutting has an online digital program feeding data of a design to a physical device to engrave or cut into a material, instead in this instance using laser technology reflected by small circular lenses.

Laser cuts cost $0.25 per minute.  Below is an example of a laser cut and the cost.

If you would like to bring in your own material here is a link to a list of acceptable materials for the Dremel LC40 Laser Cutter.

Our turnaround time for all jobs will be 3 – 5 business days.

Come into the Makerspace to make a reservation for the Audio Lab.

All first time reservations will be accompanied by a Makerspace staff member who will provide a general overview of how to use the tools in the Audio Lab.

Current Workshops

Curious about 3D printing? Let us tell you more. Do you want to learn how to design 3D models? It’s easier than you think. Join us to discover what 3D models you can design and print in the Makerspace. 

Producing your own podcast is easier than you think, spend 30 minutes with us and we’ll show you!  

Design your custom creation using Easel, a free and easy to use web-based software. 

Ready to express yourself? Take advantage of our Makerspace music production tools, software and expertise.

Attend a brief 30-minute workshop to learn the basics of the Cricut Design Space, a free, easy-to-learn, cloud-based design software. 

Attend this workshop and discover the range of loanable equipment made available to you by the Makerspace.  

Join us on a tour of our Makerspace! Learn all there is to know about what technology we have and how you can get started.

You’ve captured your raw footage and it’s time to hit the editing room. Let us walk you through how to get started by demonstrating some the basic tools you will use to turn your footage into a film. 

Learn the basic considerations for taking good pictures and enjoy a friendly introduction to the power of DSLR cameras. 

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