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The MakerSpace in the library is a space for engaged teaching and learning. It's a space where students can be creative, collaborate, share, develop ideas, innovate, and generally just ‘make stuff’. The space is available for staff and students to use at any time while the library is open. There is no need to book the space if you are using it for either individual or group work. Just drop in at any time that suits you to use the equipment.

MakerSpace in the Library Video

This video explains what a MakerSpace is and describes some of the main benefits for higher education.

Maker PCs

Maker PCs

The computers available in the MakerSpace have a higher specification than those available in most of the PC suites on campus. We have included Autodesk Inventor, Adobe creative suite as well as some other design and animation software. Our design software installed - Autodesk Inventor, Sketchup Pro, Blender

3D Printing Service

3D Printing Service

The library MakerSpace offers a 3D printing service to both staff and students of NUI Galway.

We print in PLA and have three 3D printers in use:

  • Ultimaker 2 - Standard ultimaker 3D printer. Use 2.85 mm filament.
  • Ultimaker 2 Ex
  • RepRapPro Mendel 3

Read about how to use the service.

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite

Our MakerSpace PCs have Adobe Creative Suite installed - Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere
Animation Sofware

Animation Sofware

For users interested in animation we have Anime Studio Pro
Arduino Genuino Boards

Arduino Genuino Boards

We have prototyping boards from Arduino. The starter kits in the MakerSpace are a great way of getting to know what can be done.
Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

Our 5 raspberry pi kits come with cameras

Sponsorship

If you think you could help our work or work with us on a partnership, please contact us.
The MakerSpace's initial seed funding was generously part funded by the NUI Galway Student Projects' Fund.

Maker Space gallery


MakerSpace Facebook stream