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Curiosum Makerspace

Visit our workshop where anyone can create (almost) anything with digital and traditional tools on Wednesdays 5-9 PM. Bring your own idea or participate in one of our workshops! No previous knowledge is required. In the rest of the house you can enjoy exciting filmadventures, play games and explore our exhibitions.

During week 10, Curiosum Makerspace is closed for the sports break. Welcome back on Wednesday 13 March.

 

Secure your spot

Age limit: From grade 7 (or 13 years). Free for everyone up to 19 years old!

Workshops: Do you want to participate in a workshop? Book your spot here.

Makerspace: Do you want to visit Makerspace with your own project or idea? Book your spot here before each event. Drop-in applies due to availability.

Limited number of seats. If you can't attend a booked event, it's important to cancel your booking so that someone else has the chance to get the spot.

Workshops

During the spring, we offer several workshops in the Makerspace where you get the opportunity to try and create with different techniques and materials. The workshops are led by our staff and are suitable for everyone, regardless of previous knowledge. Read more about upcoming events in the calendar below. (Events will be published continuously.)

Good to Know

About Makerspace

Curiosum Makerspace is a prototyping workshop equipped with both digital and traditional tools. The workshop offers great opportunities to explore new materials or give something worn out new life. Come and brainstorm ideas and inspire and be inspired by staff and other visitors. 

The workshop is staffed by personnel with different expertise and backgrounds. Every Wednesday during school terms, the workshop is open for you, your creativity and ideas.

Makerspace on Wednesdays gives an opportunity to brainstorm ideas on the spot and to be inspired by both our staff - as well as other visitors. The staff will help you getting started with digital tools such as laser cutter, 3D printer and digital embroidery machine, and support you while you are here.

No previous knowledge is required. Bring materials with you or buy on site. 

Available techniques

The Makerspace is equipped with a range of different tools, digital production and prototyping machines, as well as software and programs. Below follows a list.


NOTE. It is very popular to use our laser cutter, thus we cannot guarantee that everyone will have time to cut. When queuing, we limit time/person to a maximum of 30 minutes at the machine. Cutting is much faster than etching. While waiting for your turn you can prepare your file for laser cutting. Or do it in advance, at home. 

Equipment

  • Software for drawing in 3D and 2D
  • 3D printer
  • Laser cutter (depending on availability)
  • Sewing machines
  • Industrial machine for overlock, straight stitch, and leather
  • Embroidery machine
  • Software for creating your own embroidery for the embroidery machine
  • Cutting plotter and heat press machine for labels and t-shirt prints
  • Soldering stations
  • Steam station
  • Band loom
  • Sewing machine for sewing wiring paths and building electronics in soft materials
  • Microcontrollers and Single Circuit Computers

We work here

Magnus Lindgren is a research engineer at Curiosum and responsible for  the workshop for manufacturing with digital technology.

Catharina Carlsson has a master's degree in graphic design and companion letter as a hat designer, and is responsible for the workshop with mainly a textile and electronic focus.

Visitor Hosts

Mika Sinclairis a newly graduated Industrial Designer and is currently doing a Master's in Interaction Design at Umeå School of Design. The training focuses on creative creation, digital design, human-machine interface and much more. Through a far-reaching interest in technology, IT and democracy, she has been active in local association and grassroots culture.

Simon Einemo is a musician, graphic artist and sound artist, who, with a background in public education and non-profit association work, has gathered a wide range of knowledge in mixing media, materials and exploratory methods.

Curiosum Makerspace - part of the global Maker movement

Curiosum Makerspace is a place to learn, share, and create and also a part of the global Maker movement.

Manufacturing is being digitized and democratized. Digitally controlled machines are getting cheaper, the open source software to control the machines is getting better and more people are learning to use these technologies. All this means that we can talk about a kind of revolution - where more and more people have knowledge and access to manufacturing machines and thereby have the opportunity to create things themselves.

Two important components that make this possible are meeting places and sharing culture. Meeting places are important for connecting people with the same interests, it can be a physical place such as Curiosum Makerspace or a digital arena on the internet. The Internet makes it possible to connect people all over the globe with odd, unusual or special interests in different forums where you can learn from each other, together.

All these physical and digital places are permeated by the sharing culture that the Maker movement is made up of. We live in an exciting time where you can only dream about what will be invented and created and it can become a reality tomorrow…

What exactly would you like to create?


 

Find us on Facebook!

Curiosum Makerspace - We are on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/curiosummakerspace

Feel free to tag us on social media if you publish something you have done in Curiosum Makerspace. Use the tag #madeatcuriosum


Calendar

There are currently no upcoming events for this area. Do you want to see upcoming events for the entire university? Go to our calendar.


 
 
 
 

For more information, please contact:

Catharina Carlsson
Graphic designer
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Latest update: 2024-03-01