Makerspace

UH Libraries' Makerspace Logo

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the MD Anderson Library at the University of Houston have partnered to offer an exciting new collaborative Makerspace. The Makerspace, located on the first floor of the MD Anderson Library within the Learning Commons, offers a specially equipped space for building objects and electrical devices. All students on the UH campus, regardless of their college or department, are encouraged to explore the space and all that it offers.

Spaces

The UH Libraries’ Makerspace offers five work “bays” that are open to individuals or groups to use when engaged in maker activities. A sixth bay offers access to high-end measurement and testing equipment. Walk-up use and class reservations are available.

Students at work in the Makerspace

Makerspace Kits

The MDA Library offers checkout and use of a variety of low-power, microelectronics kits and supplies for students to work with. These include:

Arduino Uno Starter Kit
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform and suitable for users with no experience in electronics. The kit includes the Arduino board and supplies/accessories to complete beginner-to-intermediate level projects.

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer for electronics and programming projects. The kit includes the Raspberry Pi computer and supplies/accessories to complete beginner-to-intermediate level projects.

TI LaunchPad Kits
The TI LaunchPad kit is a general-purpose microcontroller for electronics and programming projects. Each kit includes the board and supplies for intermediate-to-advanced level projects.

TI LaunchaPad Models Available:

  • MSP430-F5529
  • CC3200
  • MSP432-P401R
  • CC2650
  • Tiva-C Series (TM4C123G)

Makerspace kits are available for 2 week checkout and have $9/day overdue fines. Students are welcome to bring their own materials to the Makerspace.

Makerspace project in progress
Makerspace equipment

Support

Basic assistance is available from staff in the Makerspace Den on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is required. Support staff are available during the following times:

Monday 10am – 2pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10am – 2pm
Thursday 10am – 2pm
Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm
Sunday CLOSED

Additional support resources

Reserve the Makerspace

The UH Libraries’ Makerspace is available for reservation by current UH faculty for use with maker-related classes, programs, or activities. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability and approval. To request use of the library’s Makerspace for your event or program, please complete our Makerspace reservation request form

Tell us what you think

Tell us your how you use the Makerspace or make suggestions for future maker services by filling out the Makerspace feedback form