The Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria (UP) is home to the first Library MakerSpace in South Africa. A MakerSpace is a creative laboratory where people with ideas can get together with people who have the technical ability to make these ideas become a reality. A MakerSpace is often associated with fields such as engineering, computer science, graphic design and digital art. Although the physical space is important, it is the collaboration between individuals with various and distinct areas of knowledge that is fundamental to fostering this creative environment.
This space is open to all UP students and staff, whether be it for assignments or your own personal interest. It gives students access to some of the latest and most current technology trends such as 3D printing, 3D scanning, electronics and 3D design software. Access to the space is free and there are a handful of MakerSpace assistants waiting to help you. Lecturers are also welcome to contact the MakerSpace for assistance and guidance for enhanced teaching and learning.