Makerspace moving to NPC Campus

The Makerspace is currently moving to a new location on campus. The new location is in the first floor of the Gerald Fisher Campus Center.  The Makerspace is closed to the public during this time and will reopen once the move is complete. Once operations resume, you may reference  the campus map or contact us via email to schedule appointments and receive directions.

Upcoming Workshops

Bat Houses

October 8 - 9
9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Cost: $40

Lots of black bats flying through white sky

Learn how to make bat houses in this hands-on workshops. You can be a part of helping to preserve our local bat populations and control the growing mosquito population. You will take your bat house home.

Spookie Stuffies

October 10 - 16
9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Cost: $20

Spools of thread against brown background. Thread is red, green, brown, blue, orange, and cream.

Make your own stuffed plush for Halloween. Come learn how to work with patterns and use a sewing machine to create a plush in a Halloween theme. *Limit two plushes per person.

Loss-Wax Casting

October 22 - 23
9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Cost: $20

Makerspace logo

This workshop will provide the basics for Loss-Wax Casting using pre-printed wax models. The final casting will be completed in pewter.

Workshop Aprons

November 13
12 p.m. to 4 p.m
Cost: $20

Woman pinning pattern on plaid fabric preparing to use sewing machine.

Make your own custom canvas workshop apron. Learn about patterns, sewing and embroidering a name. Take your apron home to use on your next big project or use it in the Makerspace.

Laser Cut Gift Boxes and Ornaments

December 10 - 11
9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Cost: $20

Laser cut wood snowflakes on textured gray background

You'll be amazed how you can use a laser cutter to make boxes and ornaments for your holiday gift giving and decoration needs. Two 1-inch by 2-inch sheets of wood provided for each registered person. 

ITC MakerspaceThe ITC hosts a publicly accessible Makerspace, equipped with tools, equipment, and resources for a wide variety of projects. Visit the Makerspace to work on a project of your own design, one of the projects we have developed, or just hone your skills and expand your knowledge of tools and equipment. Some of the equipment available includes:

  • 3D printers
  • Laser cutter
  • Electronic workstations
  • Extensive woodworking equipment 
  • Oculus Rift VR set
  • Sewing machine
  • Serger / Overlocker
  • Cricut
  • Videography / Streaming / Photography

Open Maker HoursOpen hours provide times for patrons to utilize the space and tools offered at the makerspace to work on and complete personal projects, collaborate with others, and practice or learn new skills. The makerspace is intended for adults 18 and over. We do host one family night a week where minors 12 years of age and up have limited access to equipment with the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Makers of all ages are required to attend an orientation prior to working in the makerspace. Schedule your orientation by emailing makerspace@np.edu.Open Maker Hours are unavailable as the Makerspace moves to the on-campus location.