If you see unsafe conditions in the Makerspace, immediately report them to Library Staff!
The Makerspace is open to Lone Star College Students, Faculty, and Staff, as well as local community members. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free and open to the public.
While you can make almost anything with our Makerspace equipment, there are some restrictions and considerations to keep in mind:
Poster printing is restricted to class related, student projects only.
For LSC Students, Faculty, and Staff: If the project you are working on is class or instruction related, we will do our best to print it as large as you need. For personal projects, we may limit the size depending on availability of filament and availability of printers.
For Community Members: Projects will be limited in size to 70mm x 70mm x 70mm, and 50g or 15m of filament, once a month. Community members may bring in their own filament if they would like to print larger objects. Before purchasing filament, check with library staff to make sure it's compatible with our printers. We may delay your project if there are student projects that need to be printed.
For LSC Students, Faculty, and Staff: If the project you are working on is class or instruction related, we will do our best to complete it with the resources available to us. For personal projects, we may limit the size depending on availability of materials, staff availability, and availability of equipment.
For Community Members: We may limit the size depending on availability of materials, staff availability, and availability of equipment. We may delay your project if there are student projects that need to be completed.
Makerspace equipment is safe so long as it's used as intended. If you are unsure of how to use equipment, please ask library staff. Before using equipment, familiarize yourself with the location of the first aid kit, eye wash station, and fire extinguisher.
The resin used in the SLA Resin Printer is toxic until fully cured. The resin may also leave residue on tools used during the printing process. While using the SLA Printer you must wear gloves. Keep all food and drink away from the SLA Printer.
You must remain with the laser cutter while in use. While the laser cutter has a fire suppression system, materials being cut may still catch fire and damage the machine. If you are going to be away from the laser cutter for a few minutes, pause the job until you get back. If you are going to be gone longer than a few minutes, tell library staff so they can monitor the machine.
Before using the wood irons, make sure to secure any objects that might hang into the work area: necklaces, lanyard, or loose clothing. If you have long hair, secure it so it will not hang into the work area. If you have a long beard, consider tucking it into your shirt. Do not touch the metal portion of the iron as it can get very hot and will burn you. When not using the wood iron, place it back on it's stand. Ask for assistance from library staff if you need to change the tip.
You must remain with the OtherMill while in operation. Before use, locate and test the emergency stop button located on the side of the machine. Do not put your hand into the closed space while any part of the machine is moving.
The studios may be booked a maximum of 3 hours each day, up to 1 week in advance. Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance. Studios may only be checked out by current LSC Students, Faculty, and Staff.