The Makerspace is dedicated to creative, entrepreneurial and artistic activities.
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.
Available resources include a laser cutter and engraver, woodworking tools, a vinyl printer, industrial sewing machine and embroidery sewing machine.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.