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Maker Spaces

What is the Maker Program?

Take your vision from ideation to creation!

You're invited to connect with the Champlain campus community to prototype, build and deliver anything you can imagine.

The Champlain College Maker Program provides students, faculty and staff access to maker tools and processes. Technology, art, and entrepreneurship come together in our highly collaborative spaces where people can find the tools and expertise to help turn their ideas into functioning designs. Available tools currently include laser engravers, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, and more.

Located on and off-campus, our fabrication spaces are ideal for creating prototypes and small-scale production runs.

Join our email list to receive newsletters and updates about events and membership application windows.


Where are the Maker Spaces?

Miller Information Commons

Miller Information Commons, Main Campus

The Miller Information Commons currently houses a small Laser cutter (12" x 24" bed size) and a 3D printer. The Maker Program has student technicians who will print your files for you. 

two students walk up to the Generator building

Generator Makerspace, Lakeside Campus

Champlain College maintains a partnership with Generator, a local makerspace (open to the public), to give Champlain College students and employees access to a broader selection of maker tools and tech and a larger maker community. Here, you can get more hands-on experience with tools, at all levels from beginner to expert.

Ways to Get Involved

Miller Information Commons Printing Services

Submit a digital .stl or .obj model to be 3D printed or an Adobe Illustrator file to be laser cut/engraved into wood. Student technicians will print your request and objects will be available for pickup in 1-2 weeks.

Find pricing, policies, and submit your file

Open Lab Hours at Generator

Anyone from the Champlain community can sign up for an Open Lab Hours appointment at Generator to get help from a trained student employee Maker Technician in using the sewing machines, vinyl cutter, 3D printers, or laser cutters. No experience required!

Find more info and sign up

Group Tours/Workshops at Generator

Faculty, staff, and student club leaders can bring an academic class or College group to Generator for a tour and/or small workshop with the laser cutters, sewing machines, vinyl cutter, or 3D printers.

Request a group activity

Semester-Long Memberships to Generator

Through Champlain's partnership with Generator, Champlain students and employees also have access to free, semester-length Generator memberships. There are two membership application windows each semester. More information will be sent via email newsletter to those who have signed up.

Membership applications are available to active students, staff, and faculty after an initial visit to Generator, either through a group visit or open hours appointment. Members can take free training classes in laser cutting, vinyl cutter, sewing, and 3D printing at Generator and will have access to the space 9 am - 9 pm everyday. Classes in woodworking, metal working, jewelry, and electronics are also available for a fee.

Student Employment Opportunities

The Maker Program employs a number of students every semester to work as Library Services Maker Technicians or Lead Maker Technicians at Generator. Updated postings are available to current students on Handshake.

Events and Updates

The Maker Program often hosts events in collaboration with other groups/departments on campus. Keep your eye out for workshops/art days in screen printing, upcycling, and more!

  Contact Us

Email Us:

Phone: (802) 383-6650

Mailing Address:
Maker Program
Champlain College
375 Maple Street
Burlington, VT 05401