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Where is it?

The MakerSpace in NUI Galway is located inside the library and is open as long as the library is open. View the library Opening Hours

What is it?

The MakerSpace in the library is 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! 

What's Available?

Maker PCs

Our PCs have a higher specification than those available in most of the PC suites on campus. We have included Autodesk Inventor®, Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver etc.), Sketchup Pro, Anime Studio Pro, Blender, Clip Studio Paint, and Cura. 

3D Printing

Open to both staff and students of NUI Galway. We print in PLA (and resin by request) and have three 3D printers in use: Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker 2 Extended, and Form2. Learn how to use the free service and submit a design for printing here

Arduino Prototyping Boards

The Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects. More information is available on the arduino website Arduino.cc

DJI Spark Drone

The DJI Spark is a high quality entry-level drone with the ability to record HD video. Sessions are available in the MakerSpace on drone safety and flying basics. These must be completed before you will be permitted to check out the drone. 

Insta360 Air Panoramic Camera

Use this tiny clip-on sphere to turn your Android phone into a 360 degree 4k VR camera. It can also be connected to a computer. Learn more on Insta360.com

Oculus Quest

A completely wireless virtual reality headset with Google Tilt Brush, YouTube VR, and Wander installed. 

 

Osmo 2 Mobile Phone Gimbal

A handheld phone gimbal for stabilising video shots, the Osmo 2 has advanced features like active track, motion lapse, and zoom control.

RaspberryPi

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects. More information is available on the Raspberry Pi website RaspberryPi.org.

 

Volunteer with the MakerSpace

We are always looking for volunteers to facilitate workshops and help maintain the equipment and the space. If you're interested in helping us out please email the MakerSpace or see our volunteer page on StudentVolunteer.ie.

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.