Makerspace Equipment

The Makerspace offers a wide range of new and transformative technologies. Free for use by University of Edinburgh staff and students. Sign up for our loans service here.

Events and Workshops

Book your place at an upcoming event or take part in one of our workshops.

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Check out our knowledge base for in-depth advice on using our equipment, a great refresher for those who have already completed our equipment training.

News and updates

University Strike Action

We are expecting disruptions to the uCreate service over the course of the upcoming strikes. It is possible that room 1.12 will be closed and room 1.11 unstaffed for all planned strike dates and users should plan accordingly. Training on these days may also be cancelled.

This includes the following dates:

February: 1st, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 27th and 28th
March: 1st, 2nd, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st and 22nd

Upcoming opening hours changes

Due to staff shortages, we unfortunately must limit access to uCreate spaces in the Main Library this term while we hire and train new staff. While we hope to be able to return to our regular hours as soon as possible; please see below for the updates on when the spaces will be open and/or staffed. We also apologise for the delay in getting equipment repaired.

  • uCreate staffed hours are now reduced to 10:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. We hope to be able to return to staffed hours from 10am - 8pm early in 2023.
  • The laser cutter is currently unavailable, awaiting repair.
  • Ultimaker 3 B + G are currently unavailable, awaiting repair.
  • Raise 3D is currently unavailable, awaiting repair.


uCreate Makerspace with a Times Higher Education Award!

We're delighted to have won the THE Award for Outstanding Library Team for our work in the 2019/20 academic year!

Makerspace Times Higher Ed Awards Team


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