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Guide with resources for The Makery in Rose and Carrier Libraries

The Makery Locations and Hours

Spring and Fall Hours

Monday - Thursday: Noon - 9:00 pm
Friday:  Noon - 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Noon - 9:00 pm

Summer and Alternate Schedule Hours

Phone: (540) 568-7061

Email: innovation@jmu.edu

Located on the first floor of Rose and in the basement of Carrier, these makerspaces offer tools, supplies, and guidance for the JMU community to learn, tinker, craft, invent and discover.  

We provide access to virtual reality systems, 3D printers, CNC routers, a laser cutter, an electronics workbench, textile arts workstations (including sewing machines and sewing and knitting supplies), an embroidery machine, a garment printer, audio/video production systems, and light handicraft supplies, and hold regular workshops on how to work with all of these resources.

All of our services and supplies are available free-of-charge to all students, faculty and staff, for both academic and personal projects.

The Makery at Carrier and Rose Libraries

Workshops

Textile Tuesdays, Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm @ Rose

Learn how to make a drawstring bag or pillowcase using the Makery’s Bernina 1008 sewing machines in this make-and-take workshop. Participants of all experience levels are welcome. 

Introduction to Electronics, Every other Thursday 5:30-6:30pm @ Rose

Get hands-on experience designing and building your own circuits, programming microprocessors (like the Arduino), and troubleshooting and fixing broken electronics.

After completing this workshop you’ll be granted access to the electronics workbench during the Rose Makery’s regular hours.

Introduction to Podcasting, Every other Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm @ Carrier

In this workshop we will learn the basics of audio recording, podcast content creation, and editing. Using the Narration room and other equipment from the Makery, we will teach you everything you need to know to get started making your own podcast.  

Machine Embroidery 101, Every other Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm @ Carrier

Learn how to create your own monogram or patch with The Makery’s new Brother Dream Machine 2! Become familiar with the software involved in embroidery design creation as well as the machine itself. 

Laser Time, Mondays 2:30-3:30pm @ Carrier

Did you know you can use lasers to cut and etch wood, plastic, leather, and more?! During this workshop, you will learn about laser cutters, how to operate them safely, and how to create/convert simple project-ready files.