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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. Mt. SAC Faculty, Staff , Managers and all community members who are at least 18 years of age may also sign up for free. 

WHERE: Mt. SAC Building F7 (South East corner of campus)
HOURS:  3:30-9:30PM
                 Monday through Friday, except holidays

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 credit students

      Mt. SAC credit students may join the Mountie MakerSpace as a benefit of their normal Mt. SAC fees. 

      To join, please come to the MakerSpace during open hours, find a MakerSpace employee and ask to join the MakerSpace. There will be a MakerSpace 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. You will also need to go to your portal on a phone or computer to add a zero unit, free non-credit Makerspace class. Adding this class enables the Mountie MakerSpace to receive money from California for your time spent here, which allows the doors to stay open.

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

    • Membership - Mt. SAC non-credit students

      Mt. SAC non-credit students who are at least 18 years old may join the Mountie MakerSpace as a benefit of their Mt. SAC enrollment. 

      To join, please come to the MakerSpace during open hours, find a MakerSpace employee and ask to join the MakerSpace. There will be a MakerSpace 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. You will also need to go to your portal on a phone or computer to add a zero unit, free non-credit Makerspace class. Adding this class enables the Mountie MakerSpace to receive money from California for your time spent here, which allows the doors to stay open.

      What you need:
      * your A# (if you have one) or community ed # and portal password
      * closed-toe shoes on your feet
      * an open attitude

       

    • Membership - Mt. SAC faculty, staff and administrators

       Mt. SAC faculty, staff and administrators may join the Mountie MakerSpace as a benefit of their Mt. SAC 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 MakerSpace 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. You will also need to enroll as a non-credit student (online application) and add a zero unit, free non-credit Makerspace class. Adding this class enables the Mountie MakerSpace to receive money from California for your time spent here, which allows the doors to stay open.

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

       

    • Membership - community members, students and  employees at other schools
      Community members and employees/students of other schools who are 18 years or older may join the Mountie MakerSpace for free. 

      To join, please come to the MakerSpace during open hours, find a MakerSpace employee and ask to join the MakerSpace. There will be a MakerSpace 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. You will also need to enroll as a non-credit Mt. SAC student (online application) and add a zero unit, free non-credit Makerspace class. Adding this class enables the Mountie MakerSpace to receive money from California for your time spent here, which allows the doors to stay open.

      What you need:
      * time to complete the forms and procedures
      * closed-toe shoes on your feet
      * an open attitude
    •  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.  Red Level machines are generally metalworking machines such as the plasma cutter, welding equipment or lathe.
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  • wood pieces cut with laser cutter
  • Plasma cutter work

Tools Available

Woodworking Area
  • CNC Router
  • Shaper
  • Planar
  • Band Saws
  • Belt Sanders
  • Drum Sander
  • Drill Presses
  • Table Saw
Metalworking Area
  • Manual Lathes
  • Manual Mills
  • Band Saws
  • CNC Mill
  • Sandblast Cabinet
Welding Area
  • TIG, MIG and Stick Welders
  • Forge
  • Sheet Metal Bender
  • Grinders
  • Notcher and Punch
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Arbor Press
  • Plasma Cutter

Tool Carts

  • Corded and Battery Drills
  • Screwdrivers, Chisels, Pry Bars, Punches
  • Hammers, Mallets
  • Hand Saws
  • Clamps
  • 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
  • Cutting Oil and other Lubricants
  • Tape, String, Foil, Butcher Paper, Scissors
  • Box cutters, Utility Knives
  • Sockets and Drivers
  • Much, Much More

 

Digital Room
  • 3D Printers (6)
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Heat Transfer Presses
  • Electronics/Soldering
  • Laser Cutter
  • Sewing and Serging Machines
  • Button Makers (1.5" and 2.25")

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 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.

 

MakerSpace Staff

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


After Labor Day, M-F 3:30-9:30 except holidays

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.

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.

We believe that the Mountie MakerSpace has changed people’s lives, activities, interests and connections. 
The Mountie MakerSpace has made connections between students, Mt. SAC staff and faculty members, and community members including the Cal Poly Pomona family.
We believe that when people try working on a project with their hands and minds, the process of deciding what steps to take, progressing through them, overcoming mistakes or adversity and pushing through to success, benefits everyone. 
 
We are excited to see people who have never used any tool before, learn and become confident and comfortable while using tools.
We are excited to see people at Mountie MakerSpace creating furniture, welded items, art work and other items for their businesses.
We love seeing our members helping each other and exploring new ideas.
We are so happy to have you as our member!
 
If you feel that the Mountie MakerSpace has made a difference in your life, here are two ways that you can give back, so the Mountie MakerSpace can continue to operate at the level you have been used to.
  • 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://mtsac.thankyou4caring.org/GiveNow, then click on the amount you would like to give, at the bottom of that list of amounts is a pull-down menu, click on that and choose “Mt. SAC Makerspace Fund”. 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.
Thank you so much for working on projects at the Mountie MakerSpace and for talking about it with your professors, friends and family.
Thank you for helping us to keep the MakerSpace clean and safe.
Thank you for asking lots of great questions.
 
We will see you next time, at the Mountie MakerSpace!