As of Jan. 31, the Swarthmore MakerSpace has moved to Whittier Hall Rooms 109-113. Originally launched in 2018, the MakerSpace was previously located on the ground floor of Beardsley Hall.
“We just moved into a space that we will probably permanently inhabit in Whittier Hall,” said MakerSpace director Mike Jones, “The Building Whittier was designed in such a way that the space is flexible, and none of the walls are structural. So the plan is, the summer after, to do a renovation and reconfigure some of the spaces for MakerSpace use.”
The new MakerSpace features a Digital Fabrication Lab and a Wood Shop. Current equipment includes 3D printers, laser cutters/engravers, sewing machines, waterjet cutters, drill press, sliding compound miter saw, bandsaws, combination sander, and more.
The MakerSpace sees use from a variety of students and faculty, for…