A Look Inside a Student-run Makerspace

Eric Weinhoffer

Eric is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Other Machine Co., where he designs and builds CNC machines for the masses. When not building things, Eric enjoys skiing, cycling, and climbing.

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By Eric Weinhoffer

Eric is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Other Machine Co., where he designs and builds CNC machines for the masses. When not building things, Eric enjoys skiing, cycling, and climbing.

77 Articles

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While in Atlanta a few weeks ago for the third annual Atlanta Mini Maker Faire, I had the opportunity to return to the Invention Studio, a student-run makerspace where I spent a few years honing my skills and meeting other makers. The Studio is a five-room space full of tools, parts, and students working on academic or personal projects. The space and the 60+ students who run it are providing a service to the school that’s invaluable – the ability to create and learn how to work with your hands.

While I was there, I talked to a lot of current students about their projects and snapped some photos of the space: