Maker Lodges

We’ve compiled a list of some of the shops on campus where firstyears can gain access without joining a specific subject or department. Each has their own mission and focus, so reach out to the shop leadership or ask mentors for advice on which might be the best fit for you!

MIT Library Tool Lending Program

The Tool Lending Program at the Rotch library, co-sponsored by MIT MakerWorkshop and the MIT Libraries is a useful resource for tool loans.

MIT 3D Printing Service

Do you need a 3D part or object printed, but don’t have access to a 3D printer or don’t want to wait for a 3D printer in the lab to become available? Try the updated MIT 3D Printing Service!
Project Manus, in collaboration with Copytech, runs a service where members of the MIT community can submit 3D print jobs online using the cloud-based printing dashboard 3DPrinterOS. We then 3D print your objects for you and let you know when your job is ready for pickup at Copytech (11-004). The cost for the service is a per-job $4.00 setup charge, $2.50 per hour of print time, and a $0.06 per gram material charge. How long a job takes to print varies.

Find out more about the MIT 3D Printing Service.

Sources for Materials

Vendors who make things for you