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The McDonough Makerspace and adjacent Fitzgerald Prototype Lab offer the tools, technology, resources, and support to help current undergraduate and graduate students imagine, design, model, and tinker while they explore new ideas in a collaborative space.

State-of-the-art equipment––which includes hand tools, a printed circuit board machine, a 48” x 36” laser cutter, and several fused deposition modeling printers––can be used for everything from coursework to academic projects to personal projects and can help take an idea from concept to prototype.

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Makerspace NEW course offering!

If you’re curious about how to make things, this course is for you!   

Would you like to learn more about the basics of digital fabrication and “Maker” technologies including 3D printing, laser cutting, vacuum forming, Arduino programming, etc., and leveraging technology to create change in the world?



Training is required before accessing and using Makerspace resources. Information about training opportunities, requirements, and certifications can be found by logging in to Canvas (WPI students only).


Not sure where to start on a project? Know what you need, but not where or how to access resources on campus? Visit the Information Desk and Makerspace staff will help you navigate resources both on campus and beyond.


Have a project in process that needs a temporary home? Limited storage is available in the Makerspace on a first-come, first-served basis for up to a complete 7-week term.

Additional information––including policies and training schedules––can be found on Canvas (WPI login required).


August 26, 2022
Curtis and Dudley Carlson Value Creation Initiative
April 20, 2022
Curtis and Dudley Carlson Value Creation Initiative, Innovation & Entrepreneurship , The Business School

Take a Look Inside the Makerspace

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Students working on their project in the prototype lab
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3D Printers
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Laser printer training in prototyping lab
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Makerspace projects
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