1050: The Shack

The Science Hardware Hackerspace, AKA The Shack, is an open-access facility providing undergraduate students with a variety of design and manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printers, milling machines and electronics. Established in 2015 by the Department of Physics, the hackerspace has provided a communal space for hands-on, experiential learning  which is hard to come by in lecture halls and libraries.

This is Yolanda Becool, one of several 3D printers available for booking at The Shack. Jonah Angeles
Jonah Angeles
“This is a collection of resistors, capacitors of various characteristics, transistors. Then we have several sensors that might be usable for various projects, which students can use to start learning and building projects.” – Clayton Coutu Jonah Angeles
Jonah Angeles
Sometimes Shack users 3D print their own equipment. This is a simple measuring tool. Jonah Angeles
This is a DIY-microscope, with three separate knobs to adjust focus. Jonah Angeles
This project is supposed to be a 3D scanner, which (in theory) uses a collection of lasers and a built-in camera to analyze an object placed on the rotating circular platform. The resulting 3D model can then be used for a 3D printing project, for example. Jonah Angeles
Jonah Angeles
This is a handheld 3D scanner. Jonah Angeles
Jonah Angeles
This demonstrates the use of a soldering tool, melting a piece of metal onto a microchip to relay electricity within its circuits. Jonah Angeles
Jonah Angeles


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