Maker Space

There are several locations on the MIT campus where students can find space and tools to work on creative projects.

 

Start Studio
MIT Building W20-424

Offers a range of tools, from 3D printers to a ceramics kiln. Open to all MIT students by application.

For more information, write to sammagee@mit.edu

 

MIT Museum Studio
MIT Building 10-150

The MIT Museum Studio offers courses within the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Generally offered in the Spring semester, STS.035 Exhibiting Science fulfills the HASS-A requirement.

For more information, write to mitmuseumstudio@mit.edu

 

ACT Dark Room
MIT Building E15-068

The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) has a darkroom in the basement of E15 in room 068. There is a variety of photographic equipment designed for black and white, 35mm, medium- and large-format film development and print enlargement. The photography lab is only accessible to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in ACT photography classes. Introduction to the Visual Arts (4.301) fullfills the HASS-A requirement.

For more information, write to act@mit.edu

 

Hobby Shop
MIT Building W31-031

The MIT Hobby Shop is a fully equipped wood and metal shop that teaches students the art of thoughtful design. It has been fostering MIT’s spirit of learning by doing for over 70 years by providing tools, training and assistance to all MIT students, faculty, staff and alums interested in turning their ideas into reality.

For more information, write to hayami@mit.edu

 

Mars Lab
MIT Building E14-151

The Mars Lab is the main ACT workshop and general assembly area. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in ACT classes with a fabrication component for the production of class projects.

For more information, write to sethcim@mit.edu

 

Interform Editing Lab (IEL)
MIT Building E15-095

The IEL is a networked, Macintosh-based computer lab centered around video editing and digital photography. Resources include video editing stations, scanners and small and large format digital printers. Use of the IEL is granted only to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in specific classes offered by the MIT program in Art, Culture and Technology.

For more information, write to madgala@mit.edu