Makerspace Scheduling and Tour information

The Makerspace is located on the first floor of the Gerald Fisher building. Parking is available in the Mid-America Parking Lot, across from the Gerald Fisher building. Additional parking can be found in the West Parking Lot, next to the Student Commons. View our Campus Map for directions.

Schedule a tour to visit the Makerspace in person or watch the virtual tour below.

Contact us at makerspace@np.edu if you have questions about memberships or sponsorships.

 

 

 

Makerspace Membership

Full-Time Student Membership $0

Annual Membership $250

Semester Membership $100

Monthly Membership $30

You may view other membership options in our Continuing Education Catalog.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Becoming a member of the Makerspace includes:

  • Free access to the Makerspace during membership hours
  • Discounts on classes and programs (some exclusions apply)
  • Special networking events with other members
  • Short term storage (as space permits)
  • Free reservations of Makerspace areas for events and meetings (based upon availability)

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Price Description
Tinkerer $500 Includes one annual membership ($250 value) plus logo/name on the Makerspace website, and recognition on the Makerspace Visionaries Wall.
Inventor $2500 Includes three annual memberships ($750 value) plus maker swag, logo/name on the Makerspace website, and recognition on the Makerspace Visionaries Wall.
Innovator $5000 Includes six annual memberships ($1500 value) plus maker swag, logo/name on the Makerspace website, recognition on the Makerspace Visionaries Wall, acknowledgment at Makerspace events, and two tickets to an exclusive annual recognition event.
Customized Sponsorship Varies For companies that are interested in providing memberships for employees or individuals who seek unique membership opportunities, we have options customized to fit your needs. Contact us to find out more.

EQUIPMENT DONATIONS

Recognition for equipment donations is dependent on the valuation and function of the equipment. Donation benefits could include promotion of organization’s donation, free/reduced class costs, annual memberships, testimonials from the Makerspace members, and other negotiated promotion. 

Upcoming

Herb Garden Boxes

March 18, 19, and 20
Cost: $30

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Learn to build small garden boxes to grow some starter herbs in! You will construct boxes form materials that are safe for you and your plants, and will cover the basics to plant care for the seeds that will be provided.

Weather Stations

April 22, 23, and 24
Cost: $75

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Build and program a small weather station powered by Arduino! This weather station will be capable of measuring barometric pressure, humidity, temperature, a well as light intensity and duration. Perfect to pair with your garden box to make sure your plants are getting enough sunlight! Kits included in price of workshop. 

RetroPie

May 20, 21, and 22
Cost: $75

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Build and program a small RetroPie to enjoy the games of yesteryears. Learn how to customize and upgrade it so that you can build your own gaming machine to meet your needs! 

Open Maker Hours

The NPC Makerspace is a publicly accessible workshop, 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 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 and open maker time by emailing makerspace@np.edu.

HOURS

Tuesday - Friday by appointment

Saturday - Coming Soon

Due to social distancing and ongoing concern regarding COVID-19, there is a maximum of 10 users in the Makerspace at a time.