Duncan Lam discusses the EPICentre Makers Base with an open house visitor on March 8, 2018.Duncan Lam discusses the EPICentre Makers Base with an open house visitor on March 8, 2018.

EPICentre’s Makers' Base officially open for tinkering

UWindsor students, recent alumni, and staff are now welcome to get a free membership to the EPICentre Makers' Base.

Research Associate Duncan Lam is busily recruiting members for the new program and gleams with excitement now that the doors and the possibilities of a tinkering network are open for business. EPIC Makers' Base is located in the EPIC Industrial Hub (Centre for Engineering Innovation Room 1133) and is a place for people from all academic and technical backgrounds to undertake experiential learning through hands-on activities.

You can feel the enthusiasm when you enter the space.

The hum of the 3D printer sings a tune of progress, while the CO2 laser cutter is busily redefining the term ‘cutting edge’.

Visitors who attended the open house came to satisfy their curiosities, see the new tools, have a coffee, and imagine the possibilities.

Lam proposes that the Makers' Base is a chance to build that widget, gadget or "doodad." 

When you enter the space it is easy to imagine how new members will stretch their creativity, build prototypes, and make new parts for broken items that were previously unfixable. 

To apply for a membership you can complete the application form and submit to Wen Teoh at wteoh@uwindsor.ca.

Contact Wen Teoh at wteoh@uwindsor.ca for further information.

Tim Brunet

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