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the sandbox. Technology and Spaces

Information about workshops, technology, and resources offered in McWherter Library's the sandbox.

How can I use the creatorspace?

Anyone can visit the sandbox. 1st floor creatorspace in McWherter Library on the main campus! At this time, equipment and computers are restricted to UofM users. We are working on a membership plan for approved community members.

What's in the creatorspace?

The creatorspace is divided into several modular spaces:

Tech Pods: Each piece of permanent technology has a reservable computer and workspace. See below for more details.
Workshop/Demo Space: 12 computers and a large presenter-computer reservable for hosting workshops. 
Film Screening Corner: a reservable TV and comfy seating to screen films.
Video Game Corner: First-come, first-served TV and comfy seating to play video games and a designated video game design Tech Pod.
Reserve these spaces.

Collaboration Space: Open tables and chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Creatorspace Tech Pods

Tech Pods in the sandbox. creatorspace can be used, at this time, only by UofM students, faculty, and staff. All reservable technology may be used for up to 4 hours at a time.

Tech Pods in the sandbox. creatorspace:

3D Printer Three 3D printers (2 Makerbot Replicator+, 1 Makerbot Mini) connected to Lenovo desktop computers. Filament is available, or you can bring in your own. Must complete orientation prior to use/reservation.
Check out an extruder to use.
Reserve a 3D printer.
Coming Soon - Digital Art Tablets

One Wacom Intuos Pro digital graphic drawing tablet is attached to a Dell desktop computer and available to reserve.
Check out the stylus to use. 

Reserve the art tablet.
Coming Soon - Cricut One Cricut paper/vinyl cutter is available to reserve. Materials are not provided. Materials you can use.
Check out the mats and toolkit to use.
Reserve the Cricut.
MIDI Piano Keyboard One Alesis 49-key piano keyboard controller is attached to a Dell desktop computer.
Check out the cord and headphones to use.
Reserve the keyboard.
Sewing Machine One Brother ST371HD sewing machine is available to reserve. Materials are not provided.
Check out the pedal to use.
Reserve the sewing machine.
Video Games

Video games for the Wii U and Xbox One. One game, controller, and headset per Student ID.
(Note: Halo and Super Mario 3D World are loaded onto their respective consoles and cannot be checked out.)

Video game selection.

Check out more technology.