Makerspace

Formerly known as the Maker Station at Innovation Pointe, the space has relaunched activity as Make It Evansville; a makerspace with an IoT Edge. Join us!

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Building a Maker Community

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. From individual entrepreneurs discovering and implementing new IoT applications to industry led automation training programs, MAKE It Evansville aims to be the resource for connecting and exploring IoT in greater Evansville.

Makerspace Evansville Events

Join us

Many of the upcoming activities in the makerspace are free, open to the public and offer hands-on educational learning. Scheduled topics inlcude Automation, Android app building and introduction to 3D design. A class on Saturday January 11th will explore microcontroller basics for coding and application design using the versatile open-source Arduino microcontroller board. A $20 fee to cover the cost of parts will be charged with the 2-hour course. Register here

Popularity of event activity will direct future events and equipment purchases for the space. View the Innovation Pointe event calendar for a full list of scheduled Make It Evansville events.

 

 

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.

 

Interested in learning more? Contact us!

Stephanie El Tawil, Dir of Entrepreneurship & Innovation – 812.401.4243 or email