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

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

New users must request Orientation to use the makerspace. RSVP for an available Orientation at this link.

Orientations will briefly pause for Summer. Reach out to us directly to schedule an appointment: makerspace@qc.cuny.edu

#QCMakers GOOD LUCK with your FINALS!

Current members these are our weekly hours:

Hours for May 22 – May 26:

Monday May 22: 10AM – 5:45PM

Tuesday May 23: 10AM – 6:15PM

Wednesday May 24: 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Thursday May 25: 2PM – 5PM

Friday May 26: CLOSED

Hours for May 29 – June 2:

Monday May 29: CLOSED for Memorial Day

Tuesday May 30: 12PM – 3PM

Wednesday May 31: 12PM – 3PM

Thursday June 1: 12PM – 3PM

Friday June 2: 1:30PM – 3PM

Hours are subject to change last-minute due to summer schedules and staff availability.

Open hours are posted weekly. We are closed on weekends.

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

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!

General lab inquiries & requests can be directed to makerspace@qc.cuny.edu – Please do not email individual staff to schedule requests or appointments.

Always email from your CUNY-approved institutional email account.

the Makerspace staff is:

Nick Normal

Nick Normal

Head of QC Makerspace

Aran Barton

Aran Barton

Makerspace Assistant

Safawana Hossain

Safawana Hossain

Makerspace Assistant

Elizabeth Simkhayeva

Elizabeth Simkhayeva

Makerspace Assistant

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

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.

#QCmakers: during the pandemic & lockdown we shared a number of online/remote access resources. Below are the best ones & the ones most requested by students. Let us know how else we can advise in your maker pursuits.

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).

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.

One of the best guides around on the subject, “What is 3D printing?” by hubs.com will introduce you to many concepts and workflows to go from idea to material reality.

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



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