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Makerspace

Located in the Faculty of Information, at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, the KMDI-Semaphore Makerspace provides faculty and students from across the Tri-Campus with a creative space where they can explore different technologies, be creative, and make things within a collaborative and safe environment.

The KMDI-Semaphore Makerspace has a variety of equipment available for members of the UofT community to use for research projects and related activities, including: 3D printers and scanners, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, MakeyMakeys, knitting, sewing, and embroidery machines (and materials), soldering irons, HTC Vive headsets, adaptive gaming controllers, and more.

Part of the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMD) and Semaphore Lab, our Makerspace provides a place for people to learn, interact, and create with technology. The goal of the KMDI-Semaphore Makerspace is to critique and enhance the relationship between technology, media and society at large, all with the hope of creating and making things that improve the lives and enjoyment of others.

Currently, the Makerspace has open hours for students are:

Tuesday 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Room BL307 (3rd floor), Bissell Building


Makerspace Events


Intro to Arduino Workshop
September 26, 4:15-7:15pm in BL307. Led by Lee Wilkins

Description:
This workshop is an introduction to setting up and getting started with your Arduino. If you’ve never set up an Arduino, or are just curious about what they can do, this workshop is for you! Register at https://makerspacearduino.eventbrite.com


3D Printing Workshop
September 21, 10am-1pm in BL307. Led by Jose Guzman

Description:
In this workshop you will learn how to operate the 3D printers in the KMDI-Semaphore Makerspace Lab. Everyone will make a small test print, and we will cover basics of 3D printers and how to troubleshoot. No experience required. Register at https://makerspace3d.eventbrite.com


Digital Embroidery Lesson
July 17, 12-1pm in BL307. Led by Lee Wilkins

Description:
Curious about digital embroidery? Come by the Makerspace lab for a demonstration and brief introduction to our new digital embroidery machine!


Bio Sonification
March 7, 5-7pm in BL307. Led by Toscan Teran.

Description:
“Bio-sonification,” basically means using technology to turn the bio-rhythms of natural objects into sound. Collaborate sonically with the non-human organisms around you. Next time you go on a picnic bring along your Bio-sonification Module & listen to the sounds of the forest, how it responds to your presence then, place the electrodes onto your friends or hook up your houseplant and see how it really feels! Students receive step by step guidance putting together a Bio-Sonification Module kits and help in understanding how the device works.

Raspberry Pi
March 3, 5-8pm in BL307. Led by Alex Leitch.

Description:
This workshop is an introduction to setting up and getting started with your Raspberry Pi. If you’ve never set up a Pi, or are just curious about what they can do, this workshop is for you!

3D Modelling in TinkerCAD
February 28, 5-7pm in BL307. Led by Lee Wilkins.

Description:
In this workshop we’ll learn the basics of TinkerCAD, a browser based, easy to use 3D modeling software. No previous experience required.

Introduction to Soft Circuits
February 14, 5-8pm in BL307. Led by Lee Wilkins.

Description:
In this workshop we’ll learn about how to create soft circuits using conductive thread and sewable electronics, We’ll also explore samples of smart materials.

Alternative Controller Workshop
January 31, 5-8pm in BL307. Led by Ken Cho, Hand Eye Society/Game Curious).

Description:
The goal is to showcase that games can be controlled with more than just the typical controller/joystick setup that most people are used to. We will be learning about alternatives controllers from the past, present and future, playing with alternative controllers as a group, and creating our own games and/or controllers using Makey Makey’s. 
 

3D Printer Training
January 26, 1-3pm in BL307. Led by Lee Wilkins.

Description:
In this workshop you will learn how to operate the 3D printers in BL307. Everyone will make a small test print, and we will cover basics of 3D printers and how to troubleshoot. No experience required.  

3D Printer Training
January 17, 5-7pm in BL307. Led by Lee Wilkins.

Description:
In this workshop you will learn how to operate the 3D printers in BL307. Everyone will make a small test print, and we will cover basics of 3D printers and how to troubleshoot. No experience required.