Maker Hub

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Maker Hub

Welcome to the George Fox University Maker Hub Wiki!

The Maker Hub is a makerspace open to all George Fox University students for innovating, designing, and creating. It is a 16,000 square foot space located in the Klages Center that comprises several design areas including technical shops, a central tool room, a computer lab, meeting rooms, and general work spaces. The Maker Hub was designed to facilitate learning, encourage entrepreneurship, and add value to the GFU student's educational experience. It's a collaborative environment that is home to senior design and servant engineering teams, guest lectures and community events, design competitions, project exhibitions, and training classes.

The Maker Hub has a limited number of staff and student employees. It is largely run by student volunteers who help with training and overseeing various technical shops. Our students are encouraged to "own" the space. In any public space, there has to be some set of rules that govern the activity in the space. Ideally, we would just use the clever “Rule 0: Don’t make me make a rule.” But, we felt it was better to come up with some overall guiding principles rather than a list of rules. Clearly, there are some obvious “rules” that get implied from these principles, but, we believe that if you embrace the principles, the rules will take care of themselves. These principles we like to call, the 3 commandments: Safety First, Reset the Space, Be Professional. Please explore the 3 commandments page for a deeper explanation. Many of these Wiki pages will have their own "3 commandments" section to cover unique details for equipment and tools.

There is a 6,000 square foot central room known simply as "The Hub" which provides a large work area with benches and tools for general making activities.

Take a look at our Getting Started page.

To successfully complete the Maker Hub Introduction Foxtale quiz, you will need information from this page, The Hub, and 3 commandments. Scroll down to find the link to the quiz under the "Certification" header.