Lodge Shop Managers

What is MakerLodge

MakerLodge is a three-part training program to teach several making skills to MIT first-year undergraduate students. The trainings are run by upper-level students and culminate in a short 1-on-1 demonstration of safe operation of all machines.

Part A


Drill Press

Belt/Disc Sander

Part B

Laser Cutter

Hand Tools

FDM 3D Printer


1-on-1 demonstration

of safe use

of all tools

Mobius & Credentials

Students who successfully complete their checkoff receive credentials in Mobius for each tool they’ve been trained on.

Managers of other shops can access these credentials through Mobius at any time.

Access to Other Shops at MIT

With their credentials, first-year MakerLodge graduates are eligible to work in several other shops, or “Lodges”, when there is the capacity for them to do so.

Benefits for Lodge Shops

Project Manus provides Lodges with an annual stipend as well additional compensation per MakerLodge graduate that uses their space.

Contact Us


Angelina Jay is the Technical Instructor in charge of the MakerLodge program.

Please contact her at angiejay@mit.edu with any questions about the program.