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Makerspace

Makerspace

The Makerspace is dedicated to creative, entrepreneurial and artistic activities.

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The Makerspace welcomes artist, makers, entrepreneurs and innovators.

About the Makerspace

The Makerspace is part of a joint venture between the UWF Department of Art & Design, the Department of Engineering's CNC lab and the Haas Center's Sea3D lab. It integrates elements of design, engineering, and art to support a creative and innovative multidisciplinary community.

The technologies support interdisciplinary collaborations to invent, construct and design using a variety of processes spanning handcraft to digital fabrication. 

Housed in Downtown Pensacola's Museum of Commerce, 201 Zaragoza St., the Makerspace works synergistically with the other labs in the building to provide a wide-range of production possibilities.

History of the Makerspace

In 2017, the Makerspace project proposal was awarded a $250,000 grant. Faculty in the The UWF Department of Art & Design and the Reubin O'D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies worked together to develop the existing space. 

 

Resources 

Available resources include a laser cutter and engraver, woodworking tools, a vinyl printer, industrial sewing machine and embroidery sewing machine. 

Availability 

Phase 1 welcomes UWF staff, faculty and students to utilize the space’s resources. Introductory training will be required. 

Those interested in using the space may contact Thomas Asmuth at tasmuth@uwf.edu

Collaborators

Collaborators on the Makerspace include the UWF Department of Art & Design, the Historic Trust, and the Reubin O'D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies, as well as the Haas Center Sea3D lab and the Department of Engineering's CNC lab. 
 

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UWF Department of Art and Design

Haas Center Sea3D lab

Reubin O’D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies