Makerspace invites students, faculty and staff to harness creativity

The Makerspace had its grand opening last Friday

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The Makerspace Grand Opening invited students, faculty and staff to explore the new space and available tools.

UW-Eau Claire’s Makerspace had its grand opening on Friday, where students, faculty and staff were invited to explore what the new space has to offer.

The space, located in the basement of McIntyre Library, comes with a sewing machine, 3D printer, soldering station, paint brushes and paints, coloring tools, yarn and more materials.

Davy Sumner, a UW-Eau Claire graduate, was a guest speaker at the event. He showed attendees how he uses everyday items to assist him with his music composition.

Guests were able to create their own pins, see how a 3D printer works, and even participate in a workshop to create their own robots.

The Makerspace is open Monday through Thursday. Hours can be found on the Makerspace website.

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