acadia university's makerspace for everyone
Located in the heart of Acadia University, Steamspace is one of a kind.
Steamspace aims to foster creativity and innovation, and to support all types of making. The space is designed to serve the creative needs of faculty, staff, and students – whether for academic or personal purposes. It will also be one of the first university makerspaces in North America that welcomes members of the surrounding community.
The 2500 ft² space is home to a variety of tools for twenty-first century design, prototyping, and digital creation. It will host course activities such as using 3D printers and laser cutters to produce prototypes for an entrepreneurship class, or a high definition scanner to create models of historical artifacts in a history class. Steamspace will also enable personal interest projects, from making your own drone, designing fantasy figures for a board game, full body scanning to make a ‘mini me’, recording your own podcast, or even screen printing your own custom t-shirt. Your imagination is the only limit!
What is a Makerspace?
A Makerspace is a 21st century workshop that allows for individuals with shared interests and ideas to gather and develop projects, prototypes, and ideas through different means of technology and equipment. Typically, people gain access to a Makerspace by purchasing a membership that best suits their personal interests. With this membership, they will receive access to all of the equipment in the space once they complete the required training. Members purchase the materials they need at the Makerspace.
Located in Raymond House, Steamspace is soon to open as Acadia University’s first campus-wide makerspace.