The NAIT Library Makerspace provides the NAIT community with the space, tools, and support to enhance hands-on education and lifelong learning through experimentation and exploration. You can find the Makerspace in the NAIT Library (U310).
All our equipment is self-serve only, so come explore! You need to be certified in each type of equipment you'd like to use - so head to our Moodle site and take the online certification workshops, or start off by coming for a tour.
Ready to be a Certified Maker? Here's what you need to do:
- Read our policies and determine whether you are an eligible self-serve user.
- Complete our online certification workshop and learn about our 3D printers.
- Once you've completed the workshop, book an appointment for your first print.
- Once you've completed a short, standard test print, you are eligible to sign out material at the Library Service Desk and start printing on your own!
3D printing is the process of making a physical object from a digital model. It is also known as additive manufacturing because the physical model is built up one layer at a time. You can use 3D printing to create prototypes of product designs, complex molecules or cross-sections of organs, replacement parts for machines or just for fun to create toys.
Vinyl Cutting and Engraving
Use our Graphtec CE6000 vinyl cutter to create and design stickers and decals. Running an event or jumping into a startup? Vinyl cutter adhesives are a great way to show off a logo or create eye-catching decorations and signage. We also have a CO2 laser that can cut and engrave on most non-metallic materials! All equipment is free to use. You can purchase materials from us or bring in your own.
Sound and video editing
Our Makerspace has two audio visual sound editing booths. Our smaller booth (U310L) seats up to two people as long as they don't mind being cosy; the larger sound booth (U310K) can fit up to four.
Both AV Sound Editing booths are bookable by students and staff.
Find availability and booking information.
It's important to note, if you are working on a project with a member of the public, it is your responsibility to arrive first and go through the booth checkout process with library staff - we will not be able to give them access to the booth without you.
Robotics and Electronics
We have a wide variety of programmable robotic equipment, from Lego Mindstorm to Brick Pi+ to VEX and Dobot. You have full access to our equipment to utilize in your projects.
We also have several virtual reality platforms, like Oculus Rift.