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Makerspace Offers Tools and Support for Creativity

The University of Houston community is invited to check out the UH Libraries Makerspace. Located on the first floor of the MD Anderson Library within the South Computer Lab, the Makerspace offers tools and support for anyone working on projects, making objects, or building electronic devices. All students on the UH campus, regardless of major, are encouraged to explore the space and the opportunities it presents for discovery and collaboration.

Makerspace Workshops

In-person workshops are happening this semester on topics such as Arduino and sewing. Have an idea for other Makerspace workshop topics? If you represent a student or faculty organization that is interested in collaborating to create a workshop, contact us.

The Makerspace is seeking volunteer instructors or sponsors on the following workshop topics:

  • Introduction to AI on PyTorch
  • Introduction to Machine Vision on OpenCV
  • Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming
  • Introduction to Soldering
  • Making Origami with a Laser Cutter
  • Beginning Embroidery
  • Using a Oscilloscope 101

Kit Check-Out

Kit check-out is a popular service available for all UH students and faculty. The Makerspace provides educational kits for learning electronics and microprocessors, including Ardunio, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison, Beaglebone Black, and most Texas Instruments microprocessors. The kits are perfect for building prototypes and applying electronics concepts. View kit inventory

Equipment

Makerspace equipment

Makerspace equipment

The UH community has access to Makerspace equipment and technical expertise in fabricating components. One-hour reservations are available for:

  • Glowforge laser cutter station
  • Electronics workstation
  • Sewing/serger station

Project Spotlight

Bernard Li teaches an Arduino workshop.

Bernard Li teaches an Arduino workshop.

Spiderbot is an Arduino-controlled autonomous robot that wanders around the MD Anderson Library. Throughout the month of October, Spiderbot is filled with the Halloween spirit and features a pumpkin stuffed with candy for students to enjoy. 

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on October 11th, 2021 and filed under Announcements, Featured, Spaces, Student Success