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What is the Makerspace?

The Makerspace@Paterson is a do-it-yourself place for students, faculty and staff to explore, learn, create and collaborate using the equipment and software available. It is located on the main floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library in LI-1005 and LI-1006.

Drop in to learn about the space, watch a demo, discuss with us how you might use the equipment for your assignments, research, etc.

Since it's opening in June 2018, the Makerspace@Paterson has seen a lot of activity. Over 200 Nursing students spent lab sessions exploring the human heart in virtual reality, Biochemistry students created 3D designs of protein molecules and then printed them on the 3D printers, and Visual Arts students and faculty created art projects using the 3D scanner, the 3D printer and a virtual reality application (Gravity Sketch) on the Oculus Rift.

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Project Gallery

Visual Arts Project

Created by Gary Chi Pang Ho, Connor Robinson and Instructor Roly Martin. The tiny buildings on the sculpture's head were 3D printed and then painted.

Engineering Project

A hydroponic garden created by Alexey Babich using 3D printing.

Stencils for Special Olympics

Stencils created by the Makerspace for Special Olympics athletes to create art boards. The stencil files were created from digital images using a software application called Matter Control