The CSM Library Makerspace welcomes you to our free, drop-in crafting and tinkering workshops.  Join us for hands-on projects and skill-sharing in electronics, crafts, media, and more!  Drop-ins are welcome -- no sign up required.  We hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Check out our Makerspace Tool Lending Library resource guide to find out how you can complete maker projects at home.

Upcoming Events for Spring Semester Coming Soon!

Want to Join the Club?
The CSM Makerspace Club is for students interested in making, crafting, creating and building things. Anyone interested in joining can come to a meeting: 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 11:30am in the CSM Library, Building 9. For more information on the Makerspace Club, see the CSM webpage on Student Clubs and Organizations. Hope to see you there!
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PAST EVENTS: 2014

Build A Gingerbread House
Date: Friday, December 12th, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Roll up your sleeves and show off your design skills.
Co-sponsored with the CSM Architecture Club.

Makerspace Open Studio: Holiday Crafting
Date: Wednesday, December 3rd & Friday, December 5th, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Unwind before finals with holiday crafting!

Makerspace + Family Science & Astronomy Festival
Date: Friday, October 4th, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Activities throughout the day at CSM Library.
Full event schedule available as a PDF

Lei Making
Date: Friday, May 9th, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Make a lei at CSM Library

Ductivities
Date: Thursday, May 8th, 2:00pm - 6:15pm
Learn how to make everything from flowers to keychains to wallets with that most versatile of materials: duct tape! At CSM Library.

Origami
Date: Wednesday, May 7th, 2:00pm - 6:15pm
The art of Japanese paper folding is a low-stress, low-skill, high-reward activity. Origami papers provided. At CSM Library.

Knit/Crochet
Date: Tuesday, May 6th, 2:00pm - 6:15pm
Knit one, purl YOU! Use our skeins, needles, and our space to kick back and show off your knitting and crocheting skills. At CSM Library

Creative Collage
Date: Thursday, May 1st and Monday, May 5th, 2:00pm - 6:15pm
Relax and unwind before finals with some creative collaging! Come to the CSM Library Makerspace and get creative! Magazines, scissors, glue, and project examples provided.

READ Poster Selfies
Date: Monday, April 14th, 9:00am - 7:00pm
Snap and share a photo of yourself with your favorite book! Open all day at the CSM library.

Makerspace: MakerBot 3-D Printing Demo / Project Kits (Engineering Club)
Date: Tuesday, April 15th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Hosted by: CSM Library and Engineering Club
Come try out our new project kits (Arduino, solar cars, and more!) at the CSM Library Makerspace, and watch the Engineering Club's new Makerbot 3D Printer in action!

Makerspace: Tetrahedron Kites (Makerspace Club)
Date: Wednesday, April 16th, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Hosted by: CSM Library and Makerspace Club
Location: College Center Plaza (Building 10)
Learn to make a remarkably good kite with straws, tissue paper, and string! Co-hosted by the CSM Makerspace Club.

Makerspace: Solar Cars (Makerspace Club)
Date: Wednesday, April 16th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hosted by: CSM Library and Makerspace Club
Come to the CSM Library and show off your building and engineering skills by assembling a mini car that runs on the sun! No previous experience or special skills required.

Makerspace: Arduino Basics / Soldering
Date: Thursday, April 17th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Come celebrate National Library Week with a double-shot of DIY electronics for beginners.  Learn the basics of soldering LEDs, and explore the basics of the beginner-friendly Arduino microcontroller. No experience required!

Makerspace: Deconstructed T-Shirt / Upcycle Event (Fashion Club)
Date: Friday, April 18th, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Hosted by: CSM Library and Fashion Club
Celebrate National Library Week with us, and join us for a t-shirt makeover! Transform and glamorize an old t-shirt into something fun, funky, and fashionable. Bring a t-shirt if you have one.

Makerspace Open Studio
Date: Friday, March 21st, 1:00pm - 5:00pm; Friday April 18th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
What do you want to make? Come and use our space and materials to work on your own project, or check out what other people are working on to get inspired!

Mold-Making Workshop
Date: Thursday, March 20th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn how to make your own molds for chocolate, soap and other fun projects. Bring a small object or toy to make your mold from.

Smartphone AstroPhotography - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Date: Friday, February 28th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hosted by: Professors Mohsen Janatpour and Darryl Stanford
Learn to use your smartphone's camera to snap some unique photographs of Jupiter and other astronomical objects. Be sure to dress warmly and check the weather!

Black History Month: African Inspired Masks
Date: Friday, February 28th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us in honoring Black History Month and make your own interpretation of a traditional African mask. All supplies provided!