Our Wendt building houses collaborative classrooms, study space and a makerspace.
The makerspace is located on the second (main) floor of Wendt.
The makerspace includes designated spaces for a variety of activities.
Areas of the makerspace are designed for interaction and collaboration across various tools.
Electronics benches with exhaust hoods (shown). This area will allow students to measure, prototype and build electronics 20 feet from where other team members could be 3D-printing mechanical components or enclosures.
Near the electronics benches, there also are design work areas.
A 150-watt laser cutter will enable students to rapidly prototype projects with a very accessible tool.
The laser cutter is capable of producing complex 2D parts.
The wood and metal workshop will include band saws, drill presses, sanders, a 4’x8’ CNC router and workbenches. There also is a tool check-out window were students can access other hand and machine tools.
One important facet of the makerspace is 3D printing. The space has several printers with different capabilities.
Among the makerspace's 3D printing capabilities is the ability to print objects that contain carbon fiber.
A bank of 3D printers.
The 3D printer area will start with nine consumer grade 3D printers and one professional-grade printer. Students will be able to realize their 3D design in various materials and processes, including flexible rubber and carbon fiber.
The makerspace includes several tables and monitors that allow students to brainstorm.
The makerspace offers regular workshops that introduce students to its capabilities and help them feel comfortable and confident using the equipment.
In the Kohler Visualization Lab, students can collaborate using interactive touchscreens.
The new third-floor space includes unique seating areas, including fold-down seating in wide hallways.
The third-floor renovation project includes flexible classroom spaces.
The building renovation takes advantage of some of Wendt's quirky angles.
This large classroom is among several on the third floor of the Wendt building.
The Wendt renovation includes several classrooms that are set up for collaboration and technology use.
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