MIT Makersystem

Makerspaces at MIT (and many universities) are usually one of three types. They all have similar maker tools, but their community elements differ, and they are purposed and managed in a different way: • Machine shops – Spaces that specialize in training/mentoring/making on the creation of complex systems and/or fine-detailed …

MIT Maker Survey

In a place like MIT, where making happens all the time, it is useful to pause periodically and check in on the ‘state of making.’ To inform the design of the MET makerspace, MIT students were asked about the state of making at MIT. The results were illuminating and we …

Our Network

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Innovation Initiative Higher Education Makerspaces Initiative The Martin Trust Center MIT for Entrepreneurship MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Our Mission

Project Manus is MIT’s effort to upgrade campus makerspaces and foster maker communities. MIT has long been a leading example of how to integrate ‘making’ on campus. Maintaining this leadership requires adaptation of new technology, tools, training and means of improving access for students. Project Manus is leading MIT’s efforts to: …

Announcing Makerspace Technology Professional Course

March 27-31, 2017 – Makerspace Technology: Selection, Use and Installation of Softare, Tools and Technologies for Academic Makerspaces Excellent to provide makerspace operators and managers with a solid foundation of the most common maker’s equipment. Participants will get an in-depth examination into the entire process of equipment selection and purchase, installation, staffing, …