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The Makerspace is located at the Fennell Campus at Mohawk College.The goals of the Makerspace are to provide students and faculty with access to creator technology without cost for student projects and with cost recovery for personal projects. New technology is being added regularly!

Contact Information – Digital Technical Support

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Virtual Services

Visit the Virtual DCC Virtual Drop-In (Gather)

Chat live with a DST: Chat Link

Email: digitalskills@mohawkcollege.ca

On Campus Support

Digital Creativity Centre

Fennell Campus, Joyce Centre

Room EA312

Mon to Thur: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Phone: 1.905.575.2244

Maker Space

Fennell Campus, Room E029

Mon to Thur: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Stoney Creek Campus

Room 211

Mon to Wed: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Makerspace Overview

The Makerspace located in E029 at the Fennell campus is a space that is open to all students, staff, and faculty. This space is meant for students to engage technology that they might otherwise not have access to. The Makerspace is meant to provide a risk free environment that will allow for visitors to try and learn different technology solutions in a safe and fun atmosphere. This space will be host to not only creator activities but also workshops, events, certifications, clubs, and academic program activities. Come by and join us on our journey to create!


The Makerspace is open to all students, however certain tools can only be used by trained staff members. It is required that project submissions are not last minute as we might not be able to facilitate your project. Depending on the scope of the project providing as much lead time as possible is required.

The Makerspace is not a place to simply put in an order and walk away – the intent of the Makerspace is for students, staff and faculty to engage the technology and learn new techniques. This means that our staff can aid in your project, but we will not carry it out for you. That is the requesters responsibility.

Equipment in the Makerspace

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Extrusion 3D printers use roll filament to achieve their piece. Similar to a hot glue gun the printer keeps building layer upon layer to create the desigered object. There are various types filament including: PLA (Polylactic Acid), ABS, Nylon, and others in all types of sheens and colors.

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Resin printers are different than extrusion printers as the material starts as a liquid and is light sensitive. A screen inside of the printer acts similar to a photocopier and shines light through the screen hardening the resin, building layer upon layer. Resin printers afford a much higher resolution than PLA printers.

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The Laser Engraver is a form of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) which can engrave or cut certain substrates on an X & Y axis. A versitile tool that can also remove certain coatings to reveal bare metal or even etch stone and wood.

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The UV Flatbed printer is a printing machine in which wet ink is applied to a flat substrate and then cures when UV light passes over the ink causing it to harden instantly. Latex printing is applied to roll stock (vinyl, posters, etc). Latex is far more flexible and can also provide the opportunity for Hydro dipping – a process where the ink film can be applied to unusal objects by submerging through the print film into water.

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Adhesive backed vinyl is one of the oldest methods of modern sign making. In the Makerspace we have a Cricut available for student use as well as a Roland cutter for larger projects.

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A press that applies heat and pressure to apply cut heat transfer vinyl (HTV) to a shirt. The Makerspace has additional plans to add additonal T-Shirt processes in the near future.

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A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Router is essentially a flat table with a router bit that is controlled to cut, engrave, or shape a piece of material using a router bit on an X, Y, and Z axis. This versitile tool can create a plethora of outcomes to enhance any project.

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Raspberry PI and Arduino are two seperate solutions that can be programmed and provide computer integration into projects. This could be something as simple as blinking lights to a pattern or a more robust UI experiecnce.

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While not a technology focused tool, creating without finishing doesn’t quite feel as good! This is why the Makerspace will offer airbrushing, acrylic paints and finishing solutions in order to create a proper finished product coming out of the Makerspace.