Maker Multiplex

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. 

Maker Multiplex labs


ENA 04

Join workshops in 3D modelling, design and printing; electronics and circuits; logic controllers and robotics.

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3D Printer Room

 ENC 01

Learn the joys of rapid prototyping and 3D printing as you bring your design ideas and creations to life. 

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Machine Shop

ENC 09

Develop metal working with hands-on experience using lathes, mills, drill presses and saws.

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Sound Lab

ENA 106

Experiment with sound, instruments, software and mixing boards in a soundproof recording studio.

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Membership with the Maker Multiplex

Become a member

Enjoy our makerspaces and workshops.

  • Do an orientation session (sign up in ENA 04)
  • Sign the M2 Membership Agreement
  • Sign a waiver
  • Complete learning for Tier 1 Tools on D2L
  • Complete your registration (ENA 02)

Use advanced equipment

Choose more advanced experiences with a broader range of tools.

  • Complete learning for Tier 2 Tools on D2L
  • Complete safety orientations for specific labs
  • Access Tier 2 equipment in specialized labs

Use expert equipment

Choose to develop and apply expert skills.

  • Pass ENMF 417 (or equivalent)
  • Complete learning for Tier 3 Tools on D2L
  • Pass a one-on-one Tier 3 Tool Assessment
  • Complete safety orientations for specific labs
  • Access Tier 3 equipment in expert labs

Upcoming events



Short sessions designed to spark your interest. Also a great way to get up to speed on safety requirements.


60 to 120-minute workshops where you can learn a skill and complete a small project.


Pursue longer projects on your own with support from design coaches during drop-in hours.

Just for fun

Interactive experiences that highlight how engineering, making and technology integrate themselves into everyday life.