a place for all to tinker, craft, make, design, & learn

a hands-on learning lab serving the community of Queens College, CUNY

a place for all to tinker, craft, make, design, & learn

The QC Makerspace is currently CLOSED for the Summer.

We hope to see you again in the Fall. (But stay tuned should we have any announcements ☺️)

#QCmakers we understand this is a daunting time, and you’re looking for a lot of help from places that might not currently be accessible or open. We’ll add resources below to keep you engaged with maker learning, and content, until we can return to daily operations in the lab. GOOD LUCK!

LinkedIn Learning have how-to videos for everything from 3D-printing to electronics and more. For instance they have 84 videos alone with the tag ‘TinkerCAD’! And as a #QCmaker you have free and unrestricted access to their database of videos & webinars (by using your @qc.cuny.edu email address).

The Internet Archive has launched the National Emergency Library, an online collection of nearly 1.4M titles “that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.”

View the collection, or read more at the archive.org blog.

Design Academy from Autodesk is a great place to explore the world of CAD & CAM. With dozens and dozens of courses to choose from, you can filter them by software, complexity, even career path − from simple, beginner-friendly courses like this Introduction to CAD to Generative Design. 

Rosenthal Library staff have compiled an excellent list of Digital and Streaming Resources available to QC (& CUNY) students during this crisis. Check out the full list here.

The QC Makerspace is located in the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Floor 1, Room 101.

Hours for the SPRING’21 semester are:

MONDAY SEE ABOVE to book an appointment

TUESDAY CLOSED

WEDNESDAY SEE ABOVE to book an appointment

THURSDAY CLOSED

FRIDAY SEE ABOVE to book an appointment

We are closed on the weekends.

Inspired by “the maker movement,” our makerspace provides a place to learn new skills as well as a forum for sharing and exchanging ideas with others.

How It Works:

① Request Orientation

Attend a “Safety Guide” Orientation session which grants you access to the makerspace.

Work in the Makerspace

Spend time in the makerspace exploring our resources and equipment.

③ “Make” New Things

Learn new skills and meet your peers along the way!

Now that you know “how it works” you can sign up for one of our “Safety Guide” Orientation sessions via our Calendar of Events.

We do our best to provide daily Orientations, but times will vary.

Our “membership” is growing each week. To date the following number of Queens College students (and faculty/staff) have undergone Orientation and can consider themselves #QCMakers members!

the Makerspace staff is:

Nick Normal

Head of QC Makerspace

the Makerspace is located in the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Floor 1, Room 101


65-30 Kissena Blvd / Flushing, NY 11367
📞 (718) 997-3712 / 📨 makerspace@qc.cuny.edu

   

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