The central tasks of a library, building, structuring and passing on knowledge, following the motto "Leading Knowledge" are lived at SLUB Makerspace, as well, and are extended further by making hands-on experience with machines and manufacturing processes and techniques possible. Because "Knowledge comes from...making!". The connection of the library and of novel technology offers interesting chances for new cooperations and activities. Knowledge transfer and exchange are at the centre of the creative work at SLUB Makerspace. Users learn from other users and share their know-how.
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FAQs - Makerspace
Makerspace M1 is a creative space at SLUB. Here you can find machines such as laser cutters, 3D printers as well as smaller devices and tools such as a saw, a drill and many more. Makerspace M1 is situated at the Departmental Library DrePunct/ Makerspace.
Makerspace M2 is a room for groups who work on concepts and projects related to Makerspace. Makerspace M2 also hosts workshops and community-events as well as presentations. The room is open during the opening hours of the Departmental Library DrePunct/ Makerspace. Please find more information on bookings and available technology here.
You can find more information on machines, small electrical devices and tools and on their use on the Dresden concept webpage. Please note the information specific to certain machines, electrical devices and tools.
All registered users of SLUB are allowed to use machines, electrical devices and tools. In order to use small electrical devices users must hold a valid certificate for safety at work instructions. Our machines are operated by SLUB Makerspace staff. For users who want to realize their DIY projects independently, we developed a program of Device Licences. These usually consist of an e-tutorial and an on-site-tutorial. For further information, please see here.
In order to use machines that require previous instructions or a device licence, it is necessary to make a reservation. Please follow the information given in our booking procedure on the page Booking Devices to ensure a well-organised processing of your request. Detailed information on your project will help the Makerspace team and yourself to avoid problems in the realization of your project.
Entrance to the Makerspace, as well as using desks, small electronic devices and tools are free of charge for all SLUB users. However, there are fees for using certain machines such as the laser cutter and 3D printers. The fees are based on the running time of the respective machines. The fees are recorded in your user account and can be payed at the service desks or at the payment machine at the Central Library. You can find an overview over machines and fees on our webpage Makerspace Service Fees.
No. The consumables (filament, gypsum, binder) for the 3D printers are provided by SLUB Makerspace. You need to bring any other material you might need for your project (e.g. material for the thermoforming machine, for laser cutters, styrofoam, eletronical elements).
The Open Factory is meant for creating small laser-projects (up to 10 minutes), making appointments for larger projects, as well as getting tipps for laser and 3D projects. We recommend booking the respective device for the realization of larger projects.
Your finished 3D print will be available at the pick-up-shelf at Makerspace. You will receive a notification that your print is ready to be collected. You can alternatively ask in person at any time during the opening hours of SLUB Makerspace, or send us en e-mail asking about the status of your 3D print.