Maker Space

The Maker Space is an open access area where students can come to test, learn or experiment with a variety of hand tools.

Sandwiched between the 3D Print and Laser Cutting rooms within the 3D Factory, the maker space is equipped with benches, soldering irons, and hand tools that are available for academic and personal use.

There is always a member of staff available when the area is open to help with queries, assist where possible, and give training on the machines.


  • Soldering stations × 2
  • Air benches × 2
  • Work benches with woodworking and metal working vice
  • A selection of hand tools

The space is used for personal projects as well as studies

Students get to grips with the equipment

One of many classes making use of our Maker Space

Woodwork projects in progress

Tools and tables in the Maker Space

Maker Space, the first floor of The Smart Zone

Maker Space Tools

Soldering irons and electronics

Simple robotics




Photo of Maker Space


Opening Times

9am to 5pm moving to 9am to 8pm during busy periods.

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