What is the maker movement? It's do-it-yourself, it's craft, it's hand-made, plus all the tools the 21st century can offer us. It's sewn, felted, rapid-prototyped, hewn, laser-cut, hand-finished and micro-chip controlled. It's an expression of the liberal arts at Bucknell — taking technology, culture, environment and aesthetics, and bringing it all together to create something of value uniquely your own.
"We see making as one path to integrate students, faculty and staff...as well as capitalize on our residential living environment."Read the full letter from President John C. Bravman to President Obama
Use of all Bucknell maker spaces requires safety training for machines and tools, and is currently restricted to members of the Bucknell campus community. Local small businesses may propose projects to the Bucknell Small Business Development Center.
The Craft Center promotes creative opportunities for Bucknell students, faculty, and staff by providing a range of art and craft related programming throughout the academic year.See Inside the Craft Center
The recently renovated Art Building offers a new dark room and digital imaging lab, as well as student critique space.
Bucknell Makes: 3-D-printed Prosthetic HandA 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand
Bucknell Makes: Lost Wax MethodLost Wax Method
Bucknell Makes: Steampunk-styled "Doctor Who" TARDIS CoatSteampunk-styled Doctor Who TARDIS Coat
Bucknell Makes: Cube of KnowledgeA 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand
Bucknell Makes: A Google Glass App
Bucknell Makes: An Engineering Design Experience With CatapultsUSA Science Catalpult
Bucknell Makes: LoudspeakersMaking Loudspeakers
Bucknell Makes: A Solar Dish
Bucknell Makes: An AeroCamAeroCam
Bucknell Makes: A Custom Home Theater SystemCustom Home Theater System
Bucknell Makes: A Pumpkin TrebuchetPumpkin Trebuchet
Bucknell Makes: A Working ForgeThe Forge Project
Bucknell Makes: 3-D Artisic Explorations3D Artistic Exploration