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.

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Bucknell's growing maker movement shines during the White House's National Week of Making.

Bucknell's growing maker movement shines during the White House's National Week of Making.

Making Changes

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#NationOfMakers

Maker Movement

More than 150 universities endorsed this letter to President Barack Obama in support of the maker movement and encouraging "Americans to become producers of things, not just consumers of things."

Read the full letter

Maker Spaces


DISCLAIMER:

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.

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7th Street Studio promotes creative opportunities for Bucknell students, faculty, and staff by providing a range of art and craft related programming throughout the academic year.

7th Street Studio 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
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In the fall of 2014, the Samek Art Museum teamed up with 7th Street Studio to host a knitting circle in conjunction with its special exhibition, Country Living.

In the fall of 2014, the Samek Art Museum teamed up with 7th Street Studio to host a knitting circle in conjunction with its special exhibition, Country Living.

Samek Knitting Circle Scarf
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The Mooney Lab is a 2,200-square-foot space that includes a large project development area, laser cutter, design studio and manufacturing space for welding, grinding and brazing.

Mooney Lab

The Mooney Lab is a 2,200-square-foot space that includes a large project development area, laser cutter, design studio and manufacturing space for welding, grinding and brazing.

Pam Mooney and family
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The Bucknell University SBDC provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to start and grow successful businesses.

Small Business Development Center

The Bucknell University SBDC provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to start and grow successful businesses.

Small Business Development Center
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The Digital Scholarship center is a public-facing space dedicated to digital collaboration, innovation, teaching and research.

The Digital Scholarship Center

The Digital Scholarship center is a public-facing space dedicated to digital collaboration, innovation, teaching and research.

Small Business Development Center
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The renovated Art Building on west campus offers a dark room, digital imaging lab and new Shopbot, as well as student critique space. 

The Art Barn

The renovated Art Building on west campus offers a dark room, digital imaging lab and new Shopbot, as well as student critique space. 

Meet Our Bucknell Makers 2015


Sam Pratt
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Bucknell Makes: Baby City

Bucknell Makes: Baby City

Baby City
Nadia Vedder
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Bucknell Makes: Suspend Bender

Bucknell Makes: Suspend Bender

Suspend Bender
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Bucknell Makes: Modular RC Cars

Bucknell Makes: Modular RC Cars

Modular RC Cars
Trivia Risk
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Bucknell Makes: Trivia Risk

Bucknell Makes: Trivia Risk

Trivia Risk
Stomp Rocket Astronaut
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Bucknell Makes: Stomp Rocket Astronaut

Bucknell Makes: Stomp Rocket Astronaut

Stomp Rocket Astronaut
Fold-a-Dollhouse
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Bucknell Makes: Fold-a-Dollhouse

Bucknell Makes: Fold-a-Dollhouse

Fold-a-Dollhouse

Meet Our Bucknell Makers 2014


Sam Pratt
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Bucknell Makes: Lost Wax Method

Bucknell Makes: Lost Wax Method

Lost Wax Method
Eric Kennedy
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Bucknell Makes: Cube of Knowledge

Bucknell Makes: Cube of Knowledge

Cube of Knowledge
Alan Cheville
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Bucknell Makes: A Google Glass App

Bucknell Makes: A Google Glass App

TellMeMore
USA Science Catapult
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Bucknell Makes: An Engineering Design Experience With Catapults

Bucknell Makes: An Engineering Design Experience With Catapults

USA Science Catalpult
Solar Dish
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Bucknell Makes: A Solar Dish

Bucknell Makes: A Solar Dish

Solar Dish
Kyle Montgomery
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Bucknell Makes: An AeroCam

Bucknell Makes: An AeroCam

AeroCam
Some of the Pumpkin Trebuchet Makers
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Bucknell Makes: A Pumpkin Trebuchet

Bucknell Makes: A Pumpkin Trebuchet

Pumpkin Trebuchet
Tyler Moore
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Bucknell Makes: A Working Forge

Bucknell Makes: A Working Forge

The Forge Project
Son Pham
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Bucknell Makes: 3-D Artisic Explorations

Bucknell Makes: 3-D Artisic Explorations

3D Artistic Exploration
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