The University Library’s makerspace is a place where any members of the CSUSM community can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, discover and learn new skills using a variety of tools and materials. This space will house tools, equipment and supplies that will be available for use by staff, faculty and students.
Monthly workshops and weekly drop-in hours will be held on Wednesdays from 12pm–3pm in the University Library, in room 4400.
Any experience level will be welcome – mistake-making and experimentation is inherent to the making process. Whether you’ve been making things all your life or don’t know a bobbin from a brayer, if you want to make something then CSUSM’s makerspace is the place to make it!
Equipment and Tools Currently Available
Reserve time for a learning session. Learn to make 1” buttons with pre-printed and pre-cut images, design your own buttons, or make buttons with hand-drawn art! Once you have completed the learning session, feel free to make new reservations to use the button maker on your own.
Electronic die cutter
The Cameo can be used to cut a wide variety of materials under 3mm think, including paper, cardstock, chipboard, craft foam, vinyl, felt, and other fabrics. The Cameo can be used for projects such as card-making, heat transferring vinyl onto textiles and creating decals. The capabilities of the Cameo can also easily be combined with other equipment or be used to complete portions of larger mixed-media projects.
Reserve time for a learning session. Learn to use the Cameo cutter to cut paper and vinyl by making a mini 3D paper house and a decal sticker, and get to know more about what you can make using an electronic die cutter while you’re at it! Once you have completed the learning session, feel free to make new reservations to use the Cameo to create whatever you’d like.
Reservations coming soon
Please contact Kodie!