Where ideas click.

Open to all students, faculty and staff, the WKU Makerspace is a unique, supportive learning environment where diverse people across disciplines can come together to create, invent, build, and explore.

We empower students through attractive technologies often reserved for specific disciplines, and use those technologies to create pathways into STEM and other disciplines.

Our students work with enthusiastic, like-minded inventive peers, faculty and staff to build self-confidence and develop marketable skills.

WKU Main Campus
EBS Room 1122

Spring 2019 hours:
TBA

N/A

makerspace@wku.edu

What we offer

Tools and Materials: Filled with CNC machines and laptops, the WKU Makerspace boasts 2 Qidi Tech 3D printers, US Cutter 31.5” vinyl cutter, vinyl heat press, graphics tablets, sewing & embroidery machine, cutting mats, and more. We have a wide selection of hand and power tools, work benches, soldering stations, X-Carve (CNC router), vise, Dremel drill press, and a wide inventory of pieces and parts for making.

2 QIDI Tech 3D printers
Glowforge Laser Cutter
US Cutter 31.5" vinyl cutter
Clamshell T-shirt heat press
X-Carve CNC router

SUS 215: Makerspace Literacies

In Spring 2018, we taught the first-ever makerspace class to a brave set of 10 students. Through teamwork, we taught entry-level topics on safety and diversity, design thinking, vinyl cutting, T-shirt design, basic competency in software such as Inkscape and Blender, 3D design, programming with Arduinos, and more.

Our collaborators & friends

  • WKU Energy Systems Lab
  • Gatton Academy
  • Kentucky Museum
  • SKyTeach
  • WKU League of Sculptors
  • WKU Maker Student Group
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Green River Regional Educational Cooperative
  • School of Teacher Education
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Engineering
  • Art
  • Small Business Accelerator
  • Center for Gifted Studies
  • ACM Robotics student group
  • Kentucky Forge Council
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Ogden College Science Outreach
  • Advantage Kentucky Alliance
  • YellowBerri Media
  • and more every day.