ECST Makerspace

Design Space

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The Makerspace was built to provide students at Cal State LA a place to get trained and be able to build things. It was designed and built with many hours of hard work by students. The Makerspace is located in Engineering and Technology B-111 and has space and basic hand tools for all students to be able to design and build. Students may consult the staff to get parts cut by laser or waterjet. 3D printing will be coming soon. There are also open-use hours in the machine shop for students who have completed the training and safety for using machine tools.

To access the design space with hand tools you will need to review the Makerspace rules and sign a training form the first time you come.

To access the machine shop there are two routes. The first is to sign up for workshops that are posted in B-111, and by completing the workshops you will be certified to work with certain equipment during open-use hours. The second is for those who have already taken TECH 1600, ME 1140, ME 2030, or have taken a comparable course or have comparable experience. Those students can come to the Makerspace on Wednesdays at 5 pm and receive a safety refresher and sign the training forms, and they will then have access to the open-use hours.


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Makerspace hours

Monday-Friday (Machine shop is closed finals week. Makerspace is closed when campus is closed 12/24-1/1)

10-5 pm