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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.

Paying for Things

Paying on Mobius

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 MakerLodge Training as well. 


MakerBucks may be used to purchase materials, components, and to pay for machine time. MakerBucks may only be spent within MIT makerspaces via the Mobius web app.

Where students can spend their MakerBucks:

  • Stock materials such as aluminum and acrylic in MakerWorkshop
  • Machine time such as the abrasive waterjet in the Hobby Shop and MakerWorkshop
  • 3D printing at the Hobby Shop, MakerWorkshop and the 3D Printing Service in CopyTech

How MakerBucks work

MakerBucks are a special pool of TechCash in your account. If you are paying from the Mobius app, your MakerBucks balance will be added to your TechCash balance, and payments will be taken out of your MakerBucks balance before they are taken from  your regular TechCash balance.

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