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MakerSpace is in Building F7
Students working with wood

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. 

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 fill out a form 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 #
      * 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 fill out a form to enroll as a non-credit student 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/ faculty/ staff from other schools

      Non- Mt. SAC persons who are at least 18 years old are welcome to become MakerSpace members. 

      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 fill out a form to enroll as a Mt. SAC non-credit student and then 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:
      * 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.
  • 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 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.



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
Trent Wilson MakerSpace Technician
Marie Galvan MakerSpace Financial Wizard
   
Contact MakerSpace


We are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation. We will notify on all channels when we can open again.

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.