Michigan State University

Selma D. and Stanley C. Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace

Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace is an alternative learning environment and gathering space that encourages cross-discipline collaboration, experimentation and learning. All students, staff, faculty and community members can use the space for maker projects and activities. Our space encourages hands-on and social learning about new technologies and techniques.

MakeCentral makerspace room


All students, faculty, staff and non-MSU affiliated patrons can submit files to be 3D printed, laser, or vinyl cut using Hollander MakeCentral 3D machinery. Fill out the submission form related to your request and staff will consult with you about pricing and completion date. All prints and cuts will be performed in the order they are received and may take a few days depending on order volume. Items printed from the Library 3D printer not picked up within 14 days after being printed become the property of the Library.

If you have questions, you can email MakeCentral: Makerspace Staff or call (517) 884-0844.

Spring 2018 Workshops and Events

Knit In!

Description: Learn to knit with librarians! We will teach you the basic steps (casting on, knit, purl, casting off) to make a square. Our librarians will knit the squares together into an afghan to donate to a local social service agency to warm up a family this winter. All materials provided. Tea and cookies will be served.

Location: Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 16, 12:00-1:00PM

Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3816963

3D Printing Demystified

Description: Curious about how 3D printing can meet your needs? Join us to explore the history of 3D printing, basics of hardware, software and materials, and resources available for design and production in Hollander MakeCentral. In this hands-on session, participants will design a model using beginner level cloud based software. 3D models can then be printed for a nominal fee in the Library's Makerspace.

A vaild email address required to create an account to use 3D modeling software.

Location: Instruction Room – Beaumont West

Date & Time: 

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2:00-3:00PM 
  • Tuesday, February 20, 6:00-7:00PM 
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2:00-3:00PM 

Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/

3D Scanning Open House

Description: This hands on open house will showcase the basics of digitizing physical objects using 3D scanning methods. Visitors will do hands on 3D scanning, model manipulation, and editing. The focus will be on the NextEngine 3D scanner and the Structure 3D sensors available for checkout.

Location: Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 7, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Registration: Drop in event

3D Printing Terrain Models

Description: This workshop will teach two methods of creating 3D printable models of terrain, one using a simple web application and the other using ArcScene and a Digital Elevation Model. Modeling complex real world data, such as terrain elevation can allow for unique observations and understanding of landscapes. There will be a hands-on activity using the web application and simple app based editing tools such as Meshmixer. This exercise would be suitable to engage students in understanding maps and elevation, as well as building tactile models of landscape.

Location: Instruction Room – Beaumont West

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 9, 3:00-4:00PM

Registration: https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3784590

Getting Started with Photogrammetry

Description: Learn the process of photogrammetry (structure from motion) for creating a 3D models from real life objects using a camera and software. We will photograph an object, process photos using Agisoft PhotoScan software, and edit the resulting model to prepare it for 3D printing.

Location: Digital Scholarship Lab

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 13, 2:00-4:00PM

Registration: https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3817791

Japanese Paper Marbling

Description: Learn the art of paper marbling! Create your own hand-marbled papers for stationary, origami, and decorations. Using the Japanese technique of Suminagashi, participants will learn how to manipulate inks in water to create one of a kind prints.

Location: Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 10, 12:00-1:00PM

Registration: https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3819202

What’s a Makerspace?! - MSU Science Festival Open House

Description: In this open house, Hollander MakeCentral will open its doors and open minds, showing how to use cutting-edge technologies to go from idea to invention. 3D Printing and Scanning, Programmable Circuitry, and Play-Do and Legos (yup!) will all be showcased at this drop-in all ages event.

Location: Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace

Date & Time: Sunday, April 15, 11:00AM-4:00PM

Registration: https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3817909


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