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Maker Multiplex & Zetta: General Access Training

Introduction

Both the Maker Multiplex and Zetta are composed of multiple sub-spaces.

The Maker Multiplex consists of 7 main spaces:

  • HQ (ENA 03)
  • Arts & Textiles Makerspace (ENG 29)
  • Music & Sound Makerspaces (ENG 23 and ENG 25)
  • Student Machine Shop (ENC 09)
  • Paint Booth (ENC 37)
  • Welding Makerspace (ENC 18A)
  • 3D Scanner Lab (ENG 27)

Zetta consists of 3 main spaces:

  • Digital Design Lab (ICT 216)
  • Robotics/Internet of Things (IoT) Lab (ICT 215)
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Lab (ICT 224)

By completing this general access training, you will have access to the Maker Multiplex HQ and the Zetta Digital Design Lab during open hours.

Maker Multiplex HQ (ENA 03)

HQ (ENA 03) is the main hub of the Maker Multiplex. Here you will find workspaces and a variety of tools and equipment needed for building hands-on projects, such as:

  • basic hand tools
  • soldering irons
  • electronics equipment
  • entry-level 3D printers
  • a desktop CNC machine
  • computers equipped with software such as SolidWorks

Location: ENA 03 (basement)

Current hours of operation:

New! Members of M2Z can apply for locker space within ENA 03 for storing ongoing makerspace-related projects on a semester basis. Find out more:

Digital Design Lab (ICT 216)

This space is the main hub of Zetta. Here you will find a large, flexible workspace with plenty of drop-down power for working on activities related to our digital engineering framework. Some examples of relevant topics include:

  • Edge, fog, cloud computing
  • Data engineering, data science
  • Decision, control and autonomous systems
  • Machine learning, AI, deep learning, reinforcement learning
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Visualization (including AR, VR, MR)
  • Sensors and data acquisition
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Software engineering, software skills, programming skills

If you are interested in doing computing-intensive development, there are also some gaming-grade laptops available for borrowing within the space.

Location: ICT 216 (second floor)

Current hours of operation:

 

Breakout rooms

There are two breakout rooms within the Digital Design Lab. The usage expectations are the same as the entire Digital Design Lab, i.e., your work should be related to digital engineering in some way. These rooms can be booked ahead of time but are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, any bookings will supersede walk-ins.

Server room (ICT 216C)

This is a sub-space of the Digital Design Lab; however, additional training is required prior to accessing this equipment. Here you will find a small set of servers which can be thought of as a server "sandbox". After passing the appropriate training, these may be used for various purposes. Some examples of relevant activities include:

  • Large-scale data processing
  • Networking
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data center management

Other spaces

The rest of the sub-pages in this section provide an overview of each of the other spaces. Note that each room has certain requirements for access, typically in the form of an additional room access training. For example, to access the Music & Sound Makerspaces, you must take the Music & Sound Access Training. Furthermore, as you gain access to different spaces, you should only use equipment that you know how to operate safely. Some equipment requires additional training before you can use it.

You are not required to know about the details of the rest of the spaces for the quiz, but we provide information about them here so that you can learn about them if you're interested. Further details can also be found on our Facilities page:

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