EPIC Makers’ Base

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Our makerspace, the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers’ Base, was established to provide students from all faculties and registered members with a workspace to explore, learn and make cool stuff. The Maker’s Base workshop has a variety of equipment and tools available that allow its members to tinker on projects, to learn new skills, and create prototypes to bring their ideas to life.

EPIC Makers’ Base is equipped with various digital manufacturing equipment and hand tools. The following is the list of current equipment and tools available (subject to change):

  • 3D printers – Ultimaker 3 Extended, Stratasys Uprint SE, Stratasys Dimension 1200 ES
    • Materials for 3D printers include ABS Plus, PLA, PETG, Nylon
  • Laser cutter – Epilog Mini 40W
    • Materials for laser cutter include acrylic, plywood, TroLase
  • Sewing machine
  • Soldering and heat gun station
  • Cordless drill and bit set
  • Dremel and accessories
  • Hot glue gun
  • Screwdriver set (standard and electronic sized bits)
  • Arduino Uno boards (for purchase?)
  • Various electronic components (resistors, capacitors, wire, etc)
  • Large work benches and breakout spaces.

Access to 3D printers and laser cutter is facilitated through onsite staff. Just bring in your completed digital design file and they take care of the rest. Our staff are also available to provide advice on how to prep your digital file before printing or cutting.

Machine use and their materials are subject to a fee. Payment is accepted via credit card only and must be provided before the start of the project. For fee estimation, please contact makerspace@uwindsor.ca.

3D printers will only be used with filament stocked in the space. Don’t worry, we have a wide selection of compounds and colours on hand. If you require a printer material not listed, come talk to us and we may be able to facilitate that depending on the demand. You are responsible to provide the material to be cut for the laser cutter. If you don’t have them, we have a small selection of materials on hand that are optimized for the machine for purchase.

Membership to the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers’ Base is free. Members will have access to the space to use its equipment and tools during hours of operation. Supervision may be required.

To apply for the membership, complete the application and drop off at the makerspace or email to makerspace@uwindsor.ca. You can also pick up the application package at the makerspace.

Click here to read the member handbook.

Makerspace 3D Printer

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Resources

Looking to learn a new skill? Brush up on an existing one? We’ve got you covered! The Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers’ Base has gone virtual. Check out webinars, tutorials, and other resources to help you learn, tinker, and of course – create!

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Intro to 3D Modelling: Autodesk Fusion 360
Fusion 360 is a program available for free for startups, hobbyists, creators, and students! In this webinar, we will be looking at how to download and install the program, system requirements (Most people will be able to run basic models without issue), and most importantly, basic concepts in 3D design (sketches, constraints, extrudes and cuts).
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An Introductory Guide to EasyEDA
This basic guide of EasyEDA software will help you to create professional schematic of any circuit, prepare PCB and order it online from JLCPCB.
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LEARN HOW TO USE TINKERCAD
Tinkercad is a free and easy-to-use application for 3D design, electronics, and coding.
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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

To apply for the membership, complete the application and drop off at the makerspace or email to makerspace@uwindsor.ca. You can also pick up the application package at the makerspace.

MAKERSPACE HOURS

The Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers’ Base is currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon or follow us on our social media for updates. Follow us on Facebook page for updates regarding the space.

LOCATION

Room 1133, Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI), 2285 Wyandotte St W.