Welcome to the UMD Physics Makerspace! We seek to encourage learning, investigation, and collaboration through practical projects in electronics, fabrication, coding, and more. We focus on skills that are useful to a physics major in their career, but are not taught in any courses at UMD. While we are built around UMD physics, the same skills are useful in a range of fields, and all are welcome!
You can get involved through our frequent hour-long workshops where we teach you a basic skill with no prior knowledge assumed. Or come drop on by any time (as long as we’re open) and chat with a shop manager about a project you are interested in working on in the space, and what resources we can offer you (make sure to check the shop manager schedule to find someone who is interested in the same topics as you!).
Make sure to join our slack to keep up to date on opportunities to get involved: https://umdphysicsmakers.slack.com/
Here’s a link to a diamondback article about us: http://www.dbknews.com/2017/11/03/makerspace-umd-physics-welding-shop/
We are located in the former physics welding shop (building 111), tucked between the physics and chemistry buildings. Our official address is:
Physics Welding Shop, 8124 Chemistry Ln, College Park, MD 20740
and you can get to us directly from the courtyard between the physics, chemistry, and physics buildings. When we are open, the door remains unlocked and you can come on in!