Michigan State University

Selma D. and Stanley C. Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace

Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace is an alternative learning environment and gathering space that encourages cross-discipline collaboration, experimentation and learning. All students, staff, faculty and community members can use the space for maker projects and activities. Our space encourages hands-on and social learning about new technologies and techniques.

MakeCentral makerspace room


All students, faculty, staff and non-MSU affiliated patrons can submit files to be 3D printed, laser, or vinyl cut using Hollander MakeCentral 3D machinery. Fill out the submission form related to your request and staff will consult with you about pricing and completion date. All prints and cuts will be performed in the order they are received and may take a few days depending on order volume. Items printed from the Library 3D printer not picked up within 14 days after being printed become the property of the Library.

If you have questions, you can email MakeCentral: Makerspace Staff or call (517) 884-0844.


Fall 2017 Workshops and Events

3D Printing Demystified

Description: Curious about how 3D printing can meet your needs? Join us to explore the history of 3D printing, basics of hardware, software and materials, and resources available for design and production in Hollander MakeCentral. In this hands-on session, participants will design a model using beginner level cloud based software. 3D models can then be printed for a nominal fee in the Library's Makerspace.

A vaild email address required to create an account to use 3D modeling software.

Location: Instruction Room – Beaumont West

Date & Time: 

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2:00-3:00PM 
  • Tuesday, October 3, 6:00-7:00PM 
  • Tuesday, October 17, 6:00-7:00PM 
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2:00-3:00PM 
  • Wednesday, November 15, 6:00-7:00PM

Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/

Getting Started with Arduino

Description: Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware making it ideal for beginners, yet it is flexible enough for advanced users. Arduino boards work as the brain of thousands of projects, from everyday objects to complex scientific instruments. In this workshop participants will learn how to make Arduino boards read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online.

Location: Instruction Room – Beaumont West

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 19, 6:00-7:00PM

Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3485764

Halloween Décor & More – Design for Vinyl and Laser Cutting

Description: Interested in creating laser cut objects or vinyl decals?  We will help you get started with simple to customize designs perfectly themed for Halloween. This workshop covers the basics of vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator to create and modify designs to use with Hollander MakeCentral's on the laser and vinyl cutting resources. 

Location: Instruction Room – Beaumont West

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 24, 6:00-7:00PM

Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3485759

Getting Started with 3D Scanning

Description: This workshop covers the basics of digitizing physical objects using 3D scanning methods. We will discuss how 3D scans can be used and look at some methods for viewing, editing, and sharing 3D scanned models. The focus will be on the NextEngine 3D scanner and the Structure 3d sensors available for checkout.

Location: Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 7, 2:00-3:00PM

Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3508436


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