Makerspace

From individual entrepreneurs discovering and implementing new Internet of Things (IoT) applications to industry led automation training programs, MAKE IT Evansville at Innovation Pointe aims to be greater Evansville's resource for connecting (pun intended) and exploring IoT.

“When individuals think of IoT, they tend to think of the ‘smart’ objects in our homes; however, the impact of IoT is much bigger on an industrial level. As a community it’s essential to stay at the forefront of IoT trends and to cultivate a culture of Innovation.”

Stephanie El Tawil
Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Make It Evansville, makerspace Safeguards in place at Innovation Pointe / MAKE IT  (updated: May 2, 2020)

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A Makerspace with an IoT Edge

Powered by the Growth Alliance, MAKE IT Evansville exists to support numerous audiences while strategically connecting businesses through the ever-evolving Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

An annual membership to MAKE IT Evansville includes 24/7 access to connected Cowork Evansville space at Innovation Pointe. Two spaces for the price of one!

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From individual entrepreneurs discovering and implementing new IoT applications to industry led automation training programs, MAKE It Evansville at Innovation Pointe is a resource for connecting and exploring IoT in greater Evansville.  VIEW UPCOMING EVENTS

An annual membership to MAKE IT Evansville includes 24/7 access to connected Cowork Evansville space at Innovation Pointe.

Two spaces for the price of one!

 

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Available Tools / Equipment

Soldering stations (6): Our soldering stations have everything you need to work on printed circuit boards, repair wires, assemble electronics kits, and more. Each station is equipped with a soldering iron, solder, rosin, a cleaning scrub, and located near a fume extractor to keep the air clean while you work.

Desoldering Airwork Station (1): Desolder components from old or broken equipment using our Quick 861DW SMD Rework System.

Basic electronic tools:

  • Three Multimeters for troubleshooting circuits, an oscilloscope for testing more advanced electronics.
  • Breadboards and prototyping boards for laying out components.
  • Two Variable power supplies.
  • Two AM microscopes, one equipped with camera.
  • Two Siglent super phosphor oscilloscopes.
  • The functionality of six instruments in one PicoScope 2000: Logic and spectrum analyzer, function generator, arbitrary waveform generator, serial bus analyzer, and oscilloscope.
  • Plenty of hand tools for assembling hardware.

Flash Forge Creator Pro 3D printer: The FlashForge Creator Pro 3D printer is a highly versatile platform for prototyping. The Creator Pro features a dual extrusion design which allows for parts to be 3D printed using two materials simultaneously. The Creator Pro has a build size of 9 x 5.5 x 5.7 inches (225 x 145 x 150 mm) at a resolution of .1-.3mm (100-300 microns).

gMax 1.5 3D printer: The gMax was designed to be the new standard for affordable industrial large format desktop 3D printing. Tailored to suit the demands of multiple professional industries, the gMax is the premium solution for accurate, consistent 3D printing with a build volume suited for life sized objects. The Gmax has a build size of 16 x 16 x 12 inches (406.4 x 406.4 x 228.6 mm) at a resolution of .05-.4mm (50-400 microns).

31” X-Carve CNC: Our 31-inch X-Carve CNC router/mill (will soon be) perfect for making signs, wooden reliefs, artistic inlays, solder-ready circuit boards, enclosures, and much more. The X-Carve features a 31 x 31 inch (800mm) work area and uses a 300W 24V spindle with a variety of carving and milling bits. The CNC will work with a variety of materials including woods, plastics and acrylics, foam, circuit blanks, MDF, and even anodized metals and aluminum.

Woodworking tools: 10’’ Drill press, belt sanders with 5’’ disc or steel base, circular saw, sawzall, power drills, jigsaws, 4-1/2’’ angle grinder.

Dremel 3000: Can complete a wide range of applications including cutting, grinding, sanding, carving and polishing a variety of materials with a variable speed from 5,000 to 35,000 RPM.

Computer lab:  We have 12 entry-level gaming quality computer workstations with Windows or Linux operating systems for learning programming, Arduino and Raspberry Pi coding, circuit design and electronics, 3D or 2D design and CAD, and much more!

Epson 9800 44” inkjet printer: Our 44 inch inkjet roll printer can print large format imagery such as posters, signage, adhesive decals, designs, and more. We have a variety of papers to print with including matte, photo gloss, adhesive, and heavy-duty reinforced signage stock.

 

An annual membership to MAKE IT Evansville includes 24/7 access to connected Cowork Evansville space at Innovation Pointe. Two spaces for the price of one!