Project Manus is MIT’s effort to upgrade campus makerspaces and foster student maker communities.


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Making at MIT

In a makersystem, local makerspaces network together to offer specialized capabilities to a larger community.

For Students

We are working hard to make sure MIT students have access to the tools, spaces and information they need to make, create and innovate.


Mobius connects students, faculty and researchers with nearby resources they can use to make, measure and innovate.

About Mobius

The MIT Mobius system contains a catalog of most makerspaces at MIT along with a tool inventory for each. It also lets you pay for maker supplies with credit card, MakerBucks, or TechCash, and it stores your training credentials earned in MIT makerspaces.

All MIT community members can use Mobius to find equipment and facilities, check equipment status and pay for materials and machine time. 

Project Manus works with facility managers to catalog and categorize their equipment and facilities. Then, facility managers can use Mobius to update information about their facility, policies, equipment and users.

Find equipment

Across MIT's campus, there are more than 40 major makerspaces with more than 300 different kinds of equipment. Mobius saves students time by allowing them to easily search for the equipment they need, find where it is located and ensure it is available at the time they need it. Learn more about Finding Equipment and Makerspaces…

Pay for equipment

Students can pay for materials and machine time directly through their TechCash account or with a credit card. Students paying through their TechCash account can use MakerBucks earned  through MakerLodgeTraining as well. Learn more about Paying for Materials and Machines…

Verify training credentials

Mobius allows students to display, and facility managers to check training credentials, including safety training, training on specific machines and authority to mentor/train others. Facility managers can verify where and when training was completed and who approved the credentials. Learn more about Training Credentials…

Mobius Web Portal

MIT students, faculty, staff, and community members with MIT Touchstone accounts can use the Mobius web portal to locate all of the equipment, makerspaces, and facilities in the Mobius database, check the status of equipment, and pay for materials and machine time. Facility managers can use the web portal to modify information pertaining to their facility, policies, equipment, and users.

The Mobius web portal is available to all members of MIT’s community. Its features and capabilities are constantly evolving, and it currently provides users the ability to:

Discover machines and makerspaces

Search the database of machines at MIT and around the world based on:

  • Materials you need to work with
  • Machine type
  • Machine capabilities
  • Access via a location aware mobile friendly site
  • Get Machine and Shop Details including location, status and contact information
  • Earn training and safety credentials from participating makerspaces
  • Earn MakerBucks from participating makerspaces
  • Purchase materials from participating makerspaces with MakerBucks, TechCash, or credit card

Have additional ideas or feedback about Mobius? Let us know by contacting us.

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