What’s in the Space?
The Makerspace is open to SGEI students, staff and members of the community. It’s a place to explore your creative ideas and make them a reality.
Ideas are always best explored together
If you have an idea for a project, feel free to bring it to us to help you explore the possibilities. Our equipment may help you get it to life in ways you never thought before!
Available technology & tools
- HP Sprout, digital conversion tools, Adobe Software
- Computer programming
- Ozobots, Makey Makey, Microbits and Dot and Dash – programming skills
- Video green screen and editing equipment
- Audio Lab
- Augmented and virtual reality headsets and technology
- Sewing machines and notions
- Ribbon skirt and ribbon shirt making
- Cricut machines and supplies
- Beading and medicine bag making
Bringing your ideas to life with…
- 3D Printers
- Laser Engraver/CNC Cutter
- Printing projects (Book Making)
- And more!
How do I get started
The machines and equipment in the Makerspace come with some elements of risk. We want to ensure everyone in the space is properly training on safe practices, procedures and proper operation of our tools. Each person using the Makerspace must be trained on the equipment before they can use it. If you don’t know how to use it, don’t touch it until you do.
Here are the Makerspace rules and regulations. You must read these before you get started.
Sign up for training & Book time
After reading the rules, it’s time to take a tour and get training. Choose training options on the booking form button below.
Makers who are already in the system and trained can use our booking tool to book available time to create their projects. Using the booking calendar on the button link below, you can choose your equipment, see if it’s available and book your time. Can’t wait to see you in the Makerspace!
Cultural Creativity for all
About the SGEI Makerspace
The SGEI Makerspace is a collaborative space open to everyone. Our space offers a wide range of technology and cultural crafts for creating, inventing, sharing, and enjoying a hands-on experience. SGEI provides the training for the equipment, and you create the innovation. This is an encouraging, positive environment for everyone to explore something new!
Foster your interests
If you’ve always been interested and wanted to learn cultural-based crafting and attire but don’t have the tools to do it, we likely have it right here for you in our Makerspace. Here at SGEI, we can help guide you by offering workshops and hands-on learning opportunities. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected with our current activities.
In our Makerspace, we often provide DIY kits for crafting opportunities. These are fun, culturally-based crafting kits the whole family can enjoy and create together.
What if it’s going to take a while?
Short-term or long-term?
If you have a small project or a larger goal in mind, that’s great! Explore our space and put your ideas into motion. Want to work on a big creation, video project, audio production, video game coding or sewing endeavour you are free to work in our space. Booking your time is up to you and our Makerspace assistant who can help with space management to enable everyone the opportunity to create.
Send in a query
Fill out this Google Form to help us get an idea of your project idea if you have questions or are just not sure where to begin. (THIS IS AN IDEA)
Our Makerspace assistant Maggie LeMesurier can be emailed here.