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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. Technology, art, and entrepreneurship come together in our highly collaborative spaces where you can find the tools and expertise to help you turn your ideas into into functioning designs.

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

For questions or more information about getting involved in Makerspaces, please contact the Maker Program Coordinator at


Makerspace Locations

Miller Information Commons

Miller Information Commons (campus library)

The Miller Information Commons now houses a 3D printer for entry level use. The printer will be used for workshops, events, and individual print requests for active students, faculty, and staff who want to submit a digital model for printing. 

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Generator is a community makerspace — an experiential learning environment where people from across disciplines and interests can create and collaborate on projects that combine art, technology, and entrepreneurship in varying degrees. Generator is located across from the Miller Center at Lakeside.


Generator/Champlain Partnership

The Generator/Champlain partnership gives free memberships to Generator available through an application process. Memberships last for half a year and will be prioritized for community members working on complex or long term academic-centered projects.

Makerspace also maintains a small studio space, staffed by our student employee Maker Technicians who provide support with the tools and tool operation assistance to non-members during Open Lab Hours.

Tools available for no cost to Champlain members (after training) and Open Hours guests:

  • 3D printers
  • Laser engravers
  • Vinyl cutter
  • Sewing machines

Tools available through fee-based training only (10% discount with Champlain membership):

  • Woodshop tools
  • Metal shop tools
  • Jewelry studio equipment
  • Electronics lab equipment


Be a part of the experience.

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  Exploratory Making

Are you or your group new to maker technology? No problem! We can introduce you or your academic class, club, or group to the spaces through a tour, workshop or other Maker event hosted at Generator or on the main campus.

These workshops and events are great for faculty to introduce a class to maker technology or for a fun extracurricular club activity. Choose from a number of different workshops:

  • Vinyl Stickers from Adobe Illustrator
  • Heat-Transfer Vinyl T Shirt from Adobe Illustrator
  • Laser Etching from Adobe Illustrator
  • 3D Printer Workshop
  • Laser Engraved Woodblock Printmaking Workshop

Please schedule at least 3 weeks in advance.

Sign up to explore our technology!

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  Guided Making

Need some assistance? We've got you covered. This level of involvement is for any student, faculty, or staff member of the College looking to make with a little help — no need to have extensive knowledge!

Find tech hours at the MIC Campus Library and Generator Makerspace for an opportunity to work on a project with help from a trained student employee.

At Miller Information Commons :

  • Submit a .stl or .obj file in person (during tech hours found in the Library lib guide) to be printed by a trained student technician on the 3D printer.

At Generator:

  • Sign up to attend Open Lab Hours at Generator to work with a trained student technician on a tool or project (membership not required). 

Open Lab Hours at Generator    Read the Library Lib Guide

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  Integrated Making

Ready to dive in? This level of making is for anyone looking to work often and independently with maker technology.

Students, faculty, and staff may apply for membership at Generator! After new member orientation and training classes, you'll be allowed to operate tools and use the space independently. Memberships are semester-length and can be renewed each semester.

Classes on laser cutters, 3D printers, the vinyl cutter, and sewing machines are available to members for free. Other classes at Generator are available for a 10% discount with membership.

Apply for membership at Generator


Become a Maker Technician

Students only may apply for open Maker Technician positions (part-time & work-study) to be trained on all rapid prototyping tools.

  • Help members troubleshoot during tool use,
  • Assist non-members/Open Hours guests operate tools,
  • Work on projects assigned by the College or Generator, and
  • Promote accurate use of the space to the Champlain College community.

Apply for open Maker Technician positions


  Contact Us

Email Us:

Phone: (802) 383-6650

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