Makerspaces

7th Street Studio & Makerspace, the Maker-E and Mooney Innovation Laboratory

3D printing of a hand

At Bucknell, we support the maker movement across disciplines and through a variety of spaces, resources and experts across campus.

What is the maker movement? It's do-it-yourself, it's craft, it's handmade, plus all the tools the 21st century can offer us. It's sewn, felted, rapid-prototyped, hewn, laser-cut, hand-finished and microchip-controlled.

It's a tangible 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 supply the tools and expertise to empower novice and experienced makers in three dedicated, on-campus makerspaces: the 7th Street Studio & Makerspace, the Maker-E and Mooney Innovation Laboratory. These makerspaces at Bucknell are open to all faculty, staff and students, and all have extended hours to support making day and night.

7th Street Studio & Makerspace 

7th Street Makers Space

The 7th Street Studio offers a wide range of traditional and modern creative tools, from painting and pottery supplies to 3D printers and laser cutters. It hosts regular events and classes to help the Bucknell community learn and develop new creative skills. 

Equipment, location and hours

The Maker-E

Student using a Firefly Circuit Board

The Maker-E is a creative space for learning about and working on electronics, programming and similar projects. Located in the Dana Engineering Building, this makerspace is open on a 24/7 basis to anyone at Bucknell who has registered to use the space.

Equipment, location and hours 

Mooney Innovative Design Laboratory

Professor and students in Mooney Lab

The Richard J. Mooney Innovative Design Laboratory includes a large project development area and a wide variety of traditional and modern woodworking, prototyping and manufacturing tools, including a laser cutter and tools for welding, grinding and brazing.

Equipment, location and hours 

Makerspaces

Location

Attached to 7th Street Cafe