Digital Makerspace

Makerspace, sometimes called hackerspace, is a workspace where people can get together to inspire, make and create.  The Library’s Digital Makerspace provides hands-on workshops and technical support to encourage students from all disciplines to learn and operate the easy-to-use digital and fabrication tools.

Facilities

Access

All of our Makerspace services and tools are available to all current PolyU/CPCE students, faculty and staff.

Hours

The Digital Makerpaces opens during library opening hours. Consultation services will only be available during office hours from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (exclude public holidays). Makerspace services may offer limited hours and services during revision & examination period, and summer session.

Use of Facilities

  • Use of the equipment in PolyU Library’s Digital Makerspace is free and no experience is required. But first time users must book a consultation session with the Library staff to learn how to use the equipment.
  • You are expected to:
    • Clean up the area after use;
    • Be courteous, helpful, and respectful to other users; and
    • Failure to follow these rules will cause your privilege to be revoked.
  • You are free to test and create prototypes to actualise your ideas and imagination in the Makerspace.
  • Each machine has specific material restrictions and training requirements such as Laser Cutter that you will have to satisfy before using it. If in doubt, please contact the Library staff at Technical Support Desk.
  • Be considerate. Keep discussions at moderate voice levels in order to provide a pleasant co-working environment for other participants.
  • Reserving spaces and IT facilities with unattended personal belongings is NOT allowed.
  • Personal items left unattended for 15 minutes or longer may be removed as ‘Lost and Found’ items to free space and facilities for others

Content and Use Limitations

  • Users are expected to use the Makerspace exclusively for lawful purposes and comply to the intellectual property that the use of the content will not infringe upon any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights. Particularly, the Makerspace we prohibit using Makerspace equipment to create any objects that endanger anyone, including weapons.