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Makerspace: Let's Get Making!

What's the Makerspace?

Think ♦ Play ♦ Learn!

The Learning Commons Makerspace gives you the space and tools to engage with your coursework, your career aspirations, and your personal goals in new, exciting, and meaningful ways. It’s a place for creating, learning, brainstorming, innovating, and playing! Collaborate with your classmates on projects and assignments, or create materials for presentations or personal enrichment, while simultaneously enhancing and refining your problem-solving and critical thinking skills to promote innovation!

Besides being a space to think and learn, the Makerspace is a perfect place to play – really! Research shows there is a connection between busy hands and brain chemistry. When we use our hands in ways that don’t require much cognitive effort, we give our brains an opportunity to process and consolidate information behind the scenes.

So, if you’re in the Learning Commons studying for an exam, reading a chapter in your textbook, or trying to learn a new concept, take a break and visit the Makerspace to explore the Multisensory Collection. Create with Legos, dig into kinetic sand, pull and squeeze some thinking putty, or twirl a magnetic fidget spinner. Learning has never felt so fun!

Location and Hours

Visit us on the Pendleton campus! Find us in the Student Success Center on the 3rd Floor! The Makerspace is open all hours the rest of the Learning Commons is:

 

Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-6:00pm

Fri: 7:30am-2:00pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

 

Our Campus LCs in Easley, Oconee, and Anderson have Makerspaces too! Visit them during each LC's open hours:

 

Campus Makerspaces
Easley Oconee Anderson
Staffed: M-F: 9:00am-2:00pm.
The Easley LC is staffed M-F 9 AM - 2PM, but students are welcome to use low-tech items any time.
Staffed: M and W: 8:00 am-1:00 pm; T and Th: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm; F: 8:00 am - 1:00pm.
The facility is available for use until 5:00pm, M-TH and until 2:00pm on Fridays
Pending...check back soon!

All of the Campus Makerspaces have:

  • A 3-D printer
  • A Cricut cutter for paper or vinyl
  • A buttonmaker
  • A laminator

and various "low-tech" project supports and supplies that can be used when the space is unstaffed. Stop in any time the LC is open!

 

Makerspace Events

Policies and Procedures

  • Open to all TCTC students, faculty, and staff
  • Please be considerate of the shared space, including but not limited to cleaning up when you're done.
  • Need help? Just ask! All LC staff are here to lend a hand!
  • Feel free to suggest additions to the collection!

Makerspace Calendar webpage

See the full Makerspace calendar here!

Updated throughout the semester, this page gives details for each event. Unless noted, RSVPs aren't required...just drop in!