Step #1:  Gain Access to the Maker-E

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The Maker-E is staffed during normal working hours so if you want a quick tour or if you’re curious about what the Maker-E has to offer please feel free to drop by Dana 111. Additional hours with Maker-E student technicians are are available in the evenings and on weekends during the academic year.

To gain access to the Maker-E facilities, users should complete the following steps:

1. Get your BUID registered to open the Maker-E door by:

2. It will take about one business day to process your request.  After that time, you can use your Bucknell ID card to access the Maker-E and Mooney Lab 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Maker-E is located in room 111 of Dana Engineering.

The Maker-E is located in room 111 of Dana Engineering

Step #2: Read equipment tutorials

Most of our equipment requires training, ranging from basic (such as our vinyl cutter) to more complex (such as our printed circuit board mill).  You must be trained and authorized to use equipment before you are granted equipment access.  Training begins by reading a tutorial on how to use a piece of equipment.  Tutorials can be found on our tutorial website.  Once you have completed the appropriate tutorial you should see the Lab Director or a student technician to become certified on a piece of equipment.

 Step #3: Become certified on Maker-E equipment

Bucknell’s MakerSpaces utilize an equipment authorization tool called a badging box to turn on or enable all of our equipment which requires training.  If you’re new to the MakerSpaces, you should speak with Maker-E staff to receive a blank RFID card (a “badge”). In order to use any of the Maker-E equipment, come by during staffed hours and the Maker-E staff will help you to use the equipment to complete one of the tutorials. Upon completion, you may request access to that equipment by speaking with Maker-E staff.

Step #4:  Start Making!

Alternatively, you can hang out, use the computers, play with electronics using the littleBits kits, or just have a quiet place to study.  Did we mention we have an espresso machine?


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