Makerspace Workshops

Join any of our guided workshops covering a variety of subjects on Experience BU. We’re happy to introduce you to any of our emerging technologies and walk you through how these systems work and what you can create with them. Below we’ve listed the subjects of our workshops to give you a better idea of what to expect before signing up.

Community members or alumni can register for our workshops by emailing us at Simply let us know the date, time, and name of the workshop you want to attend and we’ll reply with the workshop link.

Here’s a taste of the types of workshops we offer.  Everyone is welcome.

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. Discover what 3D models you can design and produce with our printers.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is used far and wide for producing larger parts. A string of plastic called filament is melted through a hot metal piece called an extruder onto a platform called a build plate. The next layer is then placed on top of the previous layer over and over until the model is complete. 

Stereolithography/Dark Light Projection (SLA/DLP) uses light to turn liquid resin into polymers, and layer-by-layer transform into a solid 3D object that is then dried with ultraviolet light. 

Nominal fee for materials.

Let your voice be heard! Broadcast your ideas to the masses! From conception to publishing, we’ll walk you through the basics to get your own audio podcast up and running. 

Explore different recording tools and equipment. Try out editing tools like Audacity to refine and boost your sound with effects where necessary. Browse hosting services to spread your ideas across the web!

Take woodworking to the next level! Design your custom creation using Easel, a free and easy to use web-based software. 

Combining digital software with physical device, Computational Numeric Control feeds a design’s data to a machine via software, which cuts or engraves it into a chosen material, using an array of tools for precision and versatility.

Nominal fee for materials.

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

Nominal fee for materials.

Have an Idea for a Workshop?

At the Makerspace, we believe two heads are better than one, make that, a community of heads (now that’s an image for you!) Send us your ideas, or topics you’d like the Makerspace to offer more support and guidance on.  We’ll look into how we can support you better.

Earn a Credit

The Makerspace has partnered with the Centre Digital Humanities to offer students a makerspace focused course.  Every year students have an opportunity to take IASC 1P03 – Makerspace Foundations and learn about the history, technology and current impact making and DIY culture have on higher education and various communities.  This course also provides ways to gain technology and digital literacy through project-based learning.  This course is taught by our very own Tabitha Lewis, the lead conceptual designer and coordinator of the Brock University Library Makerspace and a Brock graduate.

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