New workshops are up for this fall edition!

Register now for the How to Make Almost Anything workshops!

Scroll down below to view all the workshops.

Where Makers Unite

The District 3 Makerspace is place to test, develop and prototype your ideas into concrete projects that could potentially become a viable business model. Open to the community, it is also a place to learn about new technologies, how to use them and think about design decisions through the development of your project.

Project Submission Guideline

If you like to propose a project to work on in the Makerspace, please make sure you can provide those details:

  • Name of Project
  • General Description: Explain clearly what is your project is about.
  • Motivation: Why do you want to do this project?
  • Timeline: How long do you expect to spend working on the project?
  • Complexity: How many skills or disciplines are required to complete the project? How would you rate your ability in each of these skills or disciplines?
  • Connection / Groups you are collaborating with: How many people are working on this project (including yourself).
  • Access: What resources do you need to complete the work? Do you need any specialized tools, equipment, or storage space?
  • Shareability: Are you willing to have your project documented, photographed and displayed online and/or offline?
  • Sustainability: What measures could you take to make the project financially self-sustaining?

available Tools

  • 3D printers
  • Soldering Irons
  • Basic Electronics
  • Oscilloscope
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Calipers
  • Work space
  • Engraver
  • And more...

About the Makerspace

We are not a factory to produce the parts for your projects. The technicians offer their time and support to help you successfully develop your project. This is a peer-to-peer learning environment where each Makerspace visitor is responsible for following the safety rules and respecting each other.

Drop by during the technician hours to get started, or email us at makerspace@d3center.ca.

Hours

FALL 2016 SCHEDULE

Tuesday: 12:00 to 14:00 (Kamal)
Wednesday: 13:00 to 19:00 (Noah and Kamal)
Thursday: 13:00 to 17:00 (Noah and Rachel)
Friday: 13:00 to 17:00 (Kamal)

Makerspace Policy document

Fall Series

How to Make Almost Anything

How to Make Almost Anything class is back this fall with new workshops! Register online now via Eventbrite! Limited spots!

Do Like A Designer

November 11th from 6pm to 10pm

Knowing how to conceptualize, execute and present designs is a skill set that’s not just limited to designers. It’s a way of thinking that builds on creativity, a different perspective and working in a very iterative way.

Intro to 3D Printing

October 17th from 6pm to 9pm

This workshop presents a roadmap for getting started with 3D printing, from choosing a printer to setting up and calibrating it for 3D printing. This is a great course for both 3D printing novices as well as designers with existing modelling skills who want to enter the 3D printing marketplace.

DIY Bamboo Bike

Minimum of participants: 3

This three day workshop will guide you to the full assembly of a bamboo bike frame with eco-friendly epoxy and hemp. The kit include all tools and materials to build the frame. Bike parts not included.

Intro to Electronics / Raspberry Pi

TBD

3D Modelling with Sketchup (Beginner)

October 1st from 11am to 2pm

This workshop series is an intensive, hands-on class covering the key concepts of 3D CAD. We will be using the accessible and user-friendly software, SketchUp.

3D Modeling with Sketchup (Advanced)

October 15th from 11am to 2pm

This workshop touches on the more advanced features of SketchUp to push your 3D modelling skills to the next level!

3D Printer Assembly

Minimum of participants: 3

Learn how to build your own 3D printer from a kit!

Fabrication techniques and Design

TBD