The UWT Library makerspace is a high-and-low-tech environment that features a 3-D printer, a laser cutter, a poster printer, a vinyl cutter, art and design tools such as an advanced sewing machine, small tools, and workspace for interactive electronic objects work and IOT device development.

The makerspace provides UWT students, staff, and faculty with the tools and resources to build and prototype their next great idea! Come to the makerspace and make the most of a social, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment that connects you with UW’s creative community.


All users must be accompanied by Makerspace staff at all times. Users will be asked to leave the space if Makerspace staff are not available.


Report ALL accidents, problems, or even near accidents to the Makerspace staff immediately.

All users must complete The Makerspace User Agreement and pass an online safety quiz for each item that they want to use in the Makerspace

Makerspace staff will ask you your name to verify that you have completed the safety quiz and signed the waiver.

All equipment is for UW Tacoma Students. Only the Vinyl Cutter, knitting, crochet, and Laminator are available for UW Tacoma staff and faculty.

The UW Tacoma Makerspace is an inclusive space, anyone engaging in discriminatory language or behavior will be asked to leave.

Clean up after yourself.

Maker Ethos

To make stuff, you have to make mistakes! No one is going to get angry and you aren’t going to be charged for it if something got broken. Report all accidents or near accidents to Makerspace staff immediately.

This is a learning environment: all questions are welcome, all forms of making are welcome, and we are all here to learn from each other.

Discriminatory language and/or behavior will not be tolerated.

All UWT members can use this space to learn, teach, or just hang out, however, some equipment is reserved for UW Tacoma Student use only. It’s a funding thing.

Examples of professional-grade equipment and tools

  • Brother LB7000 Embroidery and Sewing Machine (available for students only)
  • Tons of wool, knitting needles, and crochet hooks (available for all UWT members)
  • Roland CAMM1 GS-2 Vinyl Cutter (available for all UWT Members)
  • HP DesignJet T630 Poster Printer (available for students only)
  • Prusa i3 MK3 3D Printer (available for students only)
  • Raspberry Pi with Grove Pi hat and sensors (available for students only)
  • Laser cutter (coming soon!)