Welcome to the George Fox University Maker Hub Wiki!
The Maker Hub is the GFU College of Engineering space for engineering and design. It is a 15,000 square foot space located in Klages, and it consists of several design areas including work spaces, meeting rooms, technical shops, and a central toolroom. 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. The Maker Hub was designed to serve the needs of the engineering program, including senior design, servant engineering, engineering principles, and other engineering courses and projects. The potential exists to service a broader set of projects for other majors at the university.
The Maker Hub has very limited staff and hired student employees. It is largely student run, with student volunteers on hand to train you and help you utilize the space effectively. 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 three commandments.
The 3 commandments are the following:
- Safety First
- Reset the Space
- Be Professional.
The Maker Hub is comprised of the following facilities. These links describe each area and the resources within those areas.
- Computer Lab
- Finishing Room
- Machine Shop
- Meeting Rooms
- PCB Lab
- Prototype Lab
- The Hub
- The Vault
- Tool Room
- Welding Shop
- Wood Shop
The Maker Hub equipment is located across the facilities and covers various "domains" of activity, from wood, metal, and plastic to electronics, sewing, and crafts. Use the links below to find equipment for each domain of activity.
Tools (both hand tools and power tools) are stored at various locations in the Maker Hub.
Supplies include everything from special tooling to parts and materials. Most supplies are kept either in the Tool Room, or generally co-located with the equipment that they service. However, they can also be found at various locations throughout the Maker Hub.
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