The Makerspace is an exciting cutting-edge facility, supporting our students and researchers with mechanical and electrical engineering expertise.

Students are able to utilise the space to develop their problem-solving, creativity and practical skills in a complementary manner to their academic knowledge, enhancing their employability and wider engineering knowledge.

Our researchers also benefit greatly from the Makerspace, as the facility allows them to design and develop bespoke devices and equipment required to conduct their world-class leading research. We have a team of highly skilled technicians, who are ready to help you learn, develop and manufacture your projects, all without leaving the Department.

Areas in Makerspace

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Electronics Makerspace

The Electronics Makerspace provides a facility to design and create printed circuit boards (PCBs), program and implement Arduinos and Raspberry Pi's, solder and create circuits and assemble and diagnose electronic parts and projects.

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Mechanical Makerspace

The Mechanical Makerspace houses all of our larger machinery. Here you will be able to design and make a wide range of mechanical components and projects. You will also be able to learn about different materials and manufacturing methods and operate some of our advanced machines and technologies.

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3D Printing

Here you can 3D print using a range of materials, employing FDM, SLA and SLS technologies.

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CNC Capabilities

We have a wide range of CNC (computer numerical control) machines, ranging from Milling machines and lathes to high-powered fibre optic laser cutters and water jets.

Opening Hours

We are open on weekdays from 10:00 - 16:00

Equipment can only be used when trained staff are on hand. You can book equipment time, training or technician services using our app.

The Makerspace App

The app allows you to book equipment for your own use or to schedule a project for a technician to work on.

You will be able to utilise our Makerspace app, allowing you to book in and manage project requests, book training and inductions, pre-book usable equipment, sign up to Makerspace events, and join the Makerspace community.

Makerspace Capabilities

What can you do in the Makerspace?

Undergraduates have full access to Makerspace at no cost. Our range of facilities includes:

  • CAD Design
  • CNC machining and turning
  • 3D Printing (FDM, SLS & SLA)
  • Laser cutting (plastics and metals)
  • Printed circuit board design and manufacture
  • Welding
  • Arduino & Raspberry Pi programming
  • Workbenches for project assemblies
  • Sheet metal tooling
  • Much more - your creativity is the limit

Contact us

If you have any questions, you can reach us.  

Makerspace tours are conducted during open days, so make sure you join us at the next one.

If you have any Makerspace-specific questions, you can reach us via email at:

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