Igniting innovation, discovery and learning
Engineers are designers, builders and makers.
The Maker Multiplex (M2) has just what you need to bring your ideas to life.
M2 was launched in 2018 to help grow the maker community on campus. We welcome a diverse community to use our labs, grow their skills with new technologies and experience the process of taking an idea to innovation.
These open labs create a welcoming environment where you can have positive experiences, gain wisdom, develop new technical skills, build confidence, learn collaboration skills and unlock your creativity.
M2 is open to all UCalgary students, faculty and staff.
How to become a member and grow your skills
General Access Training
Complete online training to enjoy access to our Maker Multiplex Headquarters and Zetta Digital Design Lab.
Advanced skills and training
After that, choose your next module and complete the appropriate training to gain access to our other spaces.
Maker Multiplex labs
Get started with making in our general-purpose build space where you can join workshops on 3D modelling, design, 3D printing and electronics.
Robotics and Mechatronics Lab
Learn to build, test and compete in robotics and mechatronics. Tie together your skills in electronics, micro-controllers, programming and more.
Art and Textiles Room
Experiment with a variety of arts and textiles materials. Learn basic sewing techniques, use unique fabrics, and create designs with our cutting plotter.
Music and Sound Lab
Experiment with sound, instruments, software and mixing boards. Use as a jam space or practice room and enjoy spending time in a fully-equipped recording studio.
Student Machine Shop
Develop metalworking skills with hands-on experience using lathes, mills, drill presses and saws.
Access a range of hot works equipment. Learn how to use a plasma cutter, welders, grinders, a sandblaster and more of the tools you need for metals fabrication.
Our Spray-Tech/Junair paint booth is a large-scale facility for students using the makerspace to develop projects requiring painting. The booth is 27'x14' in size and is equipped with temperature controls for optimization.
3D Scanner Lab
Digitize real-world objects. This space is dedicated to high-fidelity 3D data capture with a state-of-the-art 3D scanning arm.