A: At this time, you must be a currently-enrolled Mt. SAC credit or non-credit student to use the MakerSpace. This means that you have applied to Mt SAC, been accepted
and are enrolled in at least one credit or non-credit class, which you are actively attending.
Please note that only credit and non-credit classes count, these are accessed from the main Mt. SAC web page by scrolling down halfway and clicking on "class schedule" or go directly using this link: https://www.mtsac.edu/schedule/
Other classes do not count in this situation.
We are actively working with our division and Continuing Education to find a route for community members to rejoin the MakerSpace, but cannot serve them at this time except in giving tours to new community members.
The Mt. SAC Mountie MakerSpace drives student success and innovation by creating an
environment where everyone can collaborate about the creation of both tangible items
and entrepreneurial ideas. We serve as a hub for project-based learning across instructional
areas by providing the tools, mentors and space to complete practical and artistic
projects that emphasize the skills required for employment. The MakerSpace provides
standard and 21st century tools, and guidance in their use, available to all Mt SAC
students in order to facilitate planning and creation.
The underlying culture of MakerSpaces is one of collaboration, sharing, and additive innovation. Sharing one’s work with others creates an open community and collaborative culture in which students are excited to assist one another and willingly exchange design knowledge. The diversity of users creates opportunities to work with and learn from others who have unique experiences and skills.
WHERE: Mt. SAC Building F7 (South East corner of campus)
HOURS: Fall hours are Monday through Friday, 3:30 - 9:30 PM
FALL CRN: 24678
Members may use hand tools, 3D printers, vinyl cutter, heat transfer machines, laser
cutter and more as soon as they've joined. MakerSpace employees can provide support
for those .
Safety Certification is required for use of some corded tools, and further Certification is required to use large-scale machinery.
We can recommend classes to learn how to use machines.
If you would like to do some of the membership preparation before coming to the MakerSpace, please review the documents here:
(note: Fall CRN is 24678)
- CNC Router
- Band Saws
- Belt Sanders
- Scroll Saw
- Drum Sander
- Drill Presses
- Table Saw
- Manual Lathes
- Manual Mills
- Band Saws
- CNC Mill
- Sandblast Cabinet
- TIG, MIG and Stick Welders
- Sheet Metal Bender
- Notcher and Punch
- Hydraulic Press
- Arbor Press
- Plasma Cutter
- NEW! Forge
- Corded and Battery Drills
- Screwdrivers, Chisels, Pry Bars, Punches
- Hammers, Mallets
- Hand Saws
- Levels, T-Squares, Triangles etc
- Calipers, Rulers, Measuring Tapes
- Allen Wrenches, Hex Keys, Crescent Wrenches, all Wrenches
- Pliers, Wire Cutters
- Files, Sandpaper, Sanding Blocks
- Glue Guns, Glue (many types)
- Cutting Oil and other Lubricants
- Tape, String, Foil, Butcher Paper, Scissors
- Box cutters, Utility Knives
- Sockets and Drivers
- Much, Much More
- Pad Sander
- Rock Tumbler
- Handheld Band Saw
- Skill Saw
- Miter Box
- Pneumatic Nail Gun
- Pneumatic Stapler
- Digital Height Gauge
- Air Compressors
- Metal Punch
- Tap and Die Sets
- Pipe Threader
- Hot Air Gun
- Die Grinder
- Handheld Belt Sander
- Handheld Polisher
- Rotary Rasp
- Oscillating Multi Tool
- Fabric Punch and Gromet
- Work Lights
- Vacuum Pot
- Hydraulic Kit
- Powder Coating System
- Leatherworking Tools
- Nuts, Bolts, Washers and Screws
- Biscuit Joiner and Biscuits
- Temperature Sensor
- Staple Gun (manual)
- Juki Industrial Sewing Machine
- Etching Press
- Much more
- 3D Printers (6), Filament
- Vinyl Cutter, Vinyl
- Heat Transfer Presses, Vinyl, Shirts
- Electronics/Soldering, solder, flux, components
- Laser Cutter, wood, acrylic
- Sewing and Serging Machines, Fabric
- Button Makers (1.5" and 2.25")
NOTE: you must already be a MakerSpace member before you may reserve any equipment.
You also may not reserve more than one piece of equipment during any time period.
Many machines are very popular. A reservation system is currently in place for
the following machines (NOT required)
CraftBot 3D printers, Laser Cutter/Engraver, Sewing/Embroidery Machine, Vinyl Cutter, Band Saw, Lathe, CNC Router, CNC Mill and Plasma Cutter
Create a reservation to use a specific MakerSpace tool
- You may reserve a machine from the Dashboard page (linked in blue box above)
- The login is your student A number
- The password is the word "password" without the quotation marks, all lower case
- View Calendar: Schedule > Bookings
- Time is limited to 4 Hrs for 3D Printers & 2 Hours for all others
- Reservations must be made at least 12 hours in advance
- You may not reserve a piece of equipment that you are not qualified to use
You must be signed in on the sign in computer of the MakerSpace at least 5 minutes before your reservation
MakerSpace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, share ideas, and build; like a community center with tools.
Have an Idea?
Mountie MakerSpace faculty and staff can meet with faculty individually or in groups to discuss potential projects, assignments or components of instruction. Please contact us to schedule a meeting or series of meetings. We appreciate at least a few days' notice.
Classes and clubs may be able to schedule visits or activities in the Mountie MakerSpace, depending on staff availability.
Businesses and community groups may be able to schedule visits or activities in the Mountie MakerSpace, depending on staff availability.
Individuals interested in conducting workshops about making at the Mountie MakerSpace may contact us to make arrangements.
|Professor Brandon Saller||Faculty Lead|
|Lexa Loperena-Beattie||Project Manager|
|Ben Roslof||MakerSpace Technician|
|Ryan Lau||MakerSpace Technician|
|Marie Galvan||MakerSpace Technician|
|Professor Elizabeth Lawlor||MakerSpace Faculty|
|David Lee||MakerSpace Faculty|
|Professor Andrew Hernandez||MakerSpace Faculty|
|Professor Jennifer Chen||MakerSpace Faculty|
|Professor Martin Mason||Co-Founder MakerSpace|
|Mala Arthur||Co-Founder MakerSpace|
If you would like to donate, we would appreciate that very much!
As you know, the Mountie MakerSpace is more than just a machine shop.
Our MakerSpace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, share ideas, and build; like a community center with tools.
- to donate some funds, which will be used for materials, supplies, small repairs and food items for our meetups, donate here (or go to the Mt. SAC webpage, click over to the Foundation page and follow along): https://mtsacfoundation.org/donation-pages/natural-sciences-division , use the pull-down menu to select "Mt SAC Makerspace Fund", then click on the amount you would like to give. Then fill out the rest of the form and hit “Donate Now” at the bottom left of the form (scroll down).
- send us a story about how the Mountie MakerSpace has changed your life or made a difference, or about a particular project that you worked on at the MakerSpace, which was difficult, interesting or productive. Photos or diagrams are a plus, if you have them, but they are not required. Having interesting stories helps us to show potential funding sources that we take care of our members, that everyone is welcome, that people push through failures to get to success, and that we are making a difference in people’s lives.