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Mountie MakerSpace

A 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. 

Students may use the Mountie MakerSpace as a benefit of their normal Mt. SAC fees and tuition. Faculty and staff may also sign up for free. Community members must sign up through Mt. SAC Community Education to become a Mountie MakerSpace member.

Campus Events
Create, Construct, Plan, Consult

Members may use hand tools, 3D printers, vinyl cutter, heat transfer machines, laser cutter etc. after joining. 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.

    • Membership - Mt. SAC students, faculty, staff

      Mt. SAC students, faculty, staff and administrators may join the Mountie MakerSpace as a benefit of their normal Mt. SAC fees, tuition or employment. 

      To join, please come to the MakerSpace during open hours, find a MakerSpace employee and ask to join the MakerSpace. There will be a membership form to fill out, you will put your information into our database, then you will get a safety tour, total about 20-30 minutes.

      What you need:
      * your A#
      * closed-toe shoes on your feet
      * an open attitude

    • Membership - Community members, students/ faculty/ staff from other schools
      Non- Mt. SAC persons are welcome to become MakerSpace members by first signing up for a non-credit MakerSpace class, which provides open access (anytime during our open hours) for either a semester or a one-week period beginning Monday and ending Saturday night.

      Sign up here: https://mtsanantonio.augusoft.net/
      First  create or login to your community ed account, search for "makerspace" using the search bar at the top, choose either the semester class or the one week class, check out and pay. Then print your receipt including your community ed ID# (in parentheses after your name) and bring it to the MakerSpace, or email to mountie.makerspace@mtsac.edu

      Then come into the MakerSpace as above and complete the same steps.
    •  Membership Levels
       The Mountie MakerSpace has several membership levels. 

      * New members are at the Green Level, which authorizes them to use the equipment in the Digital Fabrication Room, plus hand tools

      * A member who is familiar with woodworking equipment may ask the Tech on duty for a Safety Check for the Yellow Level. No reservation is needed to receive a Safety Check for the Yellow Level. The check will cover all of the machines in the woodworking area, asking the member to talk through or demonstrate how they would setup a job on that machine, after checking that it is safe to use.  The member should be familiar with 2/3 to 3/4 of the machines, and the overall focus should be on using the equipment safely.

      * After a member has passed their Yellow Safety Check and they have worked on projects in the MakerSpace for 10 hours so staff can get to know them, they may ask for a Safety Check on any one of the Red Level machines. Again, no reservation is needed.  
  • wood pieces cut with laser cutter
  • Plasma cutter work

Tools Available

Woodworking Area
  • CNC Router
  • Band Saw
  • Sanders
  • Drill Press
Metalworking Area
  • Manual Lathe
  • Manual Mill
  • Band Saw
  • CNC Mill
Welding Area
  • TIG Welder
  • Other Welders
  • Grinders
  • Tube Bender
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Arbor Press
  • Plasma Cutter
Clean Room
  • 3D Printers
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Heat Transfer
  • Electronics/Soldering
  • Laser Cutter

Reserving Equipment

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

Mountie MakerSpace

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?

A student project on displayMountie MakerSpace managers and technicians can meet with faculty individually or in groups (based on department or subject matter) to discuss potential projects, assignments or components of instruction. Please contact us to schedule a meeting or series of meetings.

If faculty, staff or community members have ideas for tools, supplies, inter-disciplinary collaboration or anything that seems like a good fit, please join a meeting of our Mountie MakerSpace Management Team.

Student members are welcome to apply to become members of our MakerSpace Advisory Committee. Members of the teams will be knowledgeable about many areas of making and will be very involved in the use of the space.

MakerSpace Staff

Name Title
Professor Martin Mason Faculty Lead
Mala Arthur Project Manager
Ben Roslof MakerSpace Technician
Trent Wilson MakerSpace Technician
Marie Galvan MakerSpace Financial Wizard
   
Contact MakerSpace


M-Th- 4 pm - 9 pm
Fr-  3 pm - 9 pm
Sat- 12 pm - 7 pm

Building F7
(909) 274-5316
@mtsac.edu
www.mtsac.edu/makerspace

The Mountie MakerSpace is in Building F7 on the eastern edge of the Mt. SAC campus, between the equine facilities and parking lot F, and just east of Building 40.