Makerspace at Waldo Library

Do you learn by doing? Have an idea you want to explore? The Makerspace has the space, equipment and people to help you tinker, test and try out your ideas. No project is too big or too small!

Bring your creative ideas to life

Using the tools and technology available in the Makerspace, you can create something out of nothing, prototype concepts and take your idea to the next level. Don’t have an idea of your own? We have projects you can jump in on and help develop.

The Makerspace is 588 square feet and includes workspaces, tools, technology and a small conference room to help you design and create.

The Makerspace is operated by the Western Michigan University Innovation Club. The Innovation Club is dedicated to providing a free space where people can collaborate, experiment and learn.

Hours and location

  • Hours The Makerspace is currently closed. Watch for fall 2021 hours coming soon.

  • Location The Makerspace is located on the second floor of Waldo Library in Room 2030.

Tools and technology

From high tech to no tech, we have the equipment you need to make your idea a reality.

  • 3D printers

    Two (2) 3D printers

  • Rapid prototyping supplies

    Legos, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, post-its, markers, tape, glue, and other materials like wood, metal and paper

  • Tools

    Screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, drills, multimeter, laser engraver, soldering iron

  • Electronics

    Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, electronic sensors, computers

  • Software

    AutoCAD, CodeWarrior, Eclipse, Inventor, Photoshop, Solid Works

Innovation Club

Join the Innovation Club

The Innovation Club is open to all WMU students. There is no cost to join.