MAKERSPACE

A student-run space with tools and machines for all your self-started projects and prototyping needs. All ETH students – bachelor, master and doctorate – are welcome.

Getting Started is Easy

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

A short General Introduction is mandatory to use the Makerspace. Just come by during the Open Hour at 16:30 or 18:30 and ask one of our Makerspace Managers.

Remember, Open Hours could change on a weekly basis, so make sure to check timings below before heading over

After the introduction, you're free to use the workbenches, and other tools whenever the SPH buildings are open.

MACHINE INTRODUCTIONS

To use complex machines (3D printers, laser cutters, etc.) you will need a short machine-specific introduction, usually scheduled right before the Makerspace opens. Book a slot below.

After the introductions, you're free to use 3D printers, the embroidery machine and others, whenever the SPH buildings are open.

WORKSHOPS

Our fantastic Makerspace team conducts workshops specially for makers, or to teach you specific skills.

Please check in on the bookings section below from time to time so you don’t miss a valuable session.

Generally, there's no prior knowledge needed for the Makerspace workshops, otherwise it is stated in the course description.

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Choose your Introduction

Introductions - Zentrum

Jul 30, 2024, 16:00 - 16:30
FDM 3D Printing Introduction Zentrum
Book your slot

Introductions - Hönggerberg

Jul 23, 2024, 16:00 - 16:30
DLP 3D Printing Introduction Hönggerberg
Book your slot
Jul 30, 2024, 16:00 - 16:30
Laser Cutter Introduction Hönggerberg
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Makerspace – Workshops

Makerspace Open Hours

ETH Zentrum Makerspace

This week 22.7. - 28.7. 2024

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
ETH Hönggerberg Makerspace

This week 22.7. - 28.7. 2024

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
16:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Tools & Machines



Ready to get your hands dirty? Here’s a list of the tools, machines and materials available in the Makerspace. All ETH students are free to use the machines and only pay for the material.


Not sure about which tool to use or how to use it? Contact us and we can advise you on your project or put you in contact with an expert. And if you visit us during the Open Hours, our Makerspace Managers will be around to help you with your questions.



NOTE:

To use an advanced machine, you’ll need a special introduction course before getting started. Check out their individual pages for more information.

3D Printer FDM

Hönggerberg:

10 of 24 available

Zentrum:

5 of 24 available

Prusa I3 Mk3/Mk3S Filament Printer

  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Volume 250 x 210 x 200 mm
  • Nozzle 0.4 mm
  • Minimum Layer Height 0.05 mm
  • Materials: only PLA and PET.
  • No personal spools allowed.
  • Other materials available only for SPH registered projects.
  • Material costs: PET is 0.06 CHF/g, PLA is 0.05 CHF/g.

30 min introduction required! Book a slot above

Manual: Prusa FDM 3D Printer

3D Printer DLP

Hönggerberg:

1 of 2 available

Zentrum:

0 of 2 available

Prusa SL1

  • Direct Light Printing (DLP)
  • Volume 120 x 68 x 150 mm
  • Layer Height: 0.025 - 0.1 mm
  • Material 405nm Resin in different colors.
  • 2 CHF Base fee and 0.15 CHF/g Print cost

30 min introduction required! Book a slot above

Manual: Prusa SL1 DLP

Lasercutter

Hönggerberg:

2 of 2 available

Zentrum:

4 of 4 available

Trotec Speedy 400

  • 100 W CO2 Lasercutter
  • Table Size 1016 x 610 mm
  • Engraving and cutting up to 7 mm
  • Material MDF, Plywood, Acrylic (bought at the SPH)

30 min introduction required! Book a slot above

Manual: Lasercutter

Handheld CNC Router

Shaper Origin

Cut and engrave wood, foam or plastics with basically free workpiece size.

1.5 h Introductory workshop required!

Manual: Shaper Origin

Water Jet Cutter (Hönggerberg)

Hönggerberg:

0 of 1 available

Hönggerberg: Protomax

  • Work area 300 x 300 mm
  • Max thickness 25 mm
  • Materials Metal, Carbon Fiber, Plastic, etc.

Introductory workshop required!

Manual: Waterjet Cutter

Drillpress (Hönggerberg)

Hönggerberg:

0 of 1 available

Zentrum:

1 of 1 available

Hönggerberg: Optimill Bf 20 Conventional

  • Drillpress with cross table
  • digital read out capable of precisely drilling metals like aluminum etc.

1.5 h Introductory workshop required!

Manual: Drillpress

Drillpress (Zentrum)

Zentrum: Alduro BM-14

  • up to Ø 16 mm drilling in steel
  • 490 - 2510 rpm

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 10 min introduction.

Manual: Drillpress Zentrum

Metal Band Saw (Hönggerberg)

Hönggerberg:

0 of 1 available

Hönggerberg: Promac Metal band saw

  • For cutting all kinds of metal
  • Max piece size 125 x 125 mm
  • Including a stop for repeated cuts

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 10 min introduction.

Manual: Metal Bandsaw

Bandsaw for Wood

Hönggerberg:

1 of 1 available

Zentrum:

0 of 1 available

Holzkraft Bandsaw

  • For cutting wood, plastics and foam
  • Max height of parts 20cm

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 10 min introduction.

Manual: Bandsaw


Miter Saw for Wood

Hönggerberg:

1 of 1 available

Zentrum:

1 of 1 available

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 10 min introduction.

Manual: Miter Saw

Belt Sander for Wood

Big belt sander for sanding down wood

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 10 min introduction.

Manual: Belt Sander

PCB Mill (Hönggerberg)

Hönggerberg:

1 of 1 available

Hönggerberg: Bantam PCB Mill

  • Work Area 139.7 x 114.3 x 40.64 mm
  • Single or couble sided PCBs (bought at SPH)

Design and test your protoype PCB right here at the Makerspace

30 min introduction required! Book a slot above

Manual: PCB Mill

Reflow Oven (Hönggerberg)

Hönggerberg:

1 of 1 available

Hönggerberg: ZB2520HL

For SMD soldering

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour if you have questions how to use it.

Manual: Reflow Oven

Soldering equipment

Ersa soldering station with the necessary consumables is available for building electronic circuits. The consumables include cables, desoldering wick, heat-shrink tubing and more. All of those are for free. In addition the Makerspace is equipped with an oscilloscope, a signal generator and lab power supplies.

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour if you have questions how to use it.

Cutting Plotter

Hönggerberg:

1 of 1 available

Zentrum:

1 of 1 available

Fenta SL1300 Cutting Plotter

  • Cuts Vinyl and Textile Foils (bought at SPH)
  • Max cutting width 132 cm
  • Max cutting length unlimited

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 10 min introduction.

Manual: Cutting Plotter

Textile Printing Press

Textile Printing Press to transfer textile foil onto your fabric.

  • Working Area 38x38 cm

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 5 min introduction.

Manual: Printing Press

Embroidery Machine

Hönggerberg:

1 of 1 available

Zentrum:

0 of 1 available

Elna Expressive 830

  • Computer controlled
  • Max embroidery area 200 x 200 mm
  • Mono or Multichromatic designs

30 min introduction required! Book a slot above

Manual: Embroidery Machine

Industrial Sewing Machine (Hönggerberg)

Hönggerberg:

1 of 1 available

Hönggerberg: Pfaff 1183

Straight sticht only but through thick materials and very fast.

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 10 min introduction.

Manual: Sewing Station

Sewing Machine Bernina B485

Hönggerberg:

1 of 1 available

Zentrum:

0 of 1 available

Bernina B485

Modern sewing machine with many different stitches.

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 10 min introduction.

Manual: Bernina B485

Tabeltop 3D scanner (Zentrum)

Zentrum:

0 of 1 available

EinScan-SP

  • Multi-functional 3D scanner
  • Min scan volume: 30×30×30 mm
  • Max scan volume: 700×700×700 mm

30 min introduction required! Book a slot above

Manual: EinScan SP

Vacuum Thermo Former

Hönggerberg:

0 of 1 available

Zentrum:

1 of 1 available

FormBox

  • For prototyping, molds, packaging, ...
  • Bed size 200 x 200 mm
  • Material PETG and HIPS (bought at SPH)

Ask a Manager during an Open Hour for a 15 min introduction.

Manual: FormBox

Small power tools
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Power sander
  • Jigsaw
  • Dremel tool
  • Drilling machine
  • Small circular saw
  • Multi Cutter

General Introduction is required to use the tools.

Hand tools
  • Screwdrivers Wrenches
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Saws
  • Sanding tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Cutting instruments


General Introduction is required to use the tools.

Other Equipment

Did not find what you are looking for? We collaborate with other machine shops at ETH to give students access to more advanced equipment. If you are interested to use a lathe or a CNC-Drill for metal, please let us know a bit more about your needs and we can see how we can help you. Come by the Makerspace during our open hours to discuss it further.

FAQs

Who can use the Makerspace?

The Makerspace is open to ETH students over the age of 18 (with a valid ETH student card).

Post Docs, ETH staff, EPFL & UZH students and other external users without a student ETH card are not allowed to use the Makerspace.

What do I need to do to make something in the Makerspace?

You need to be an ETH student, have your student ID with you and have completed the General Introduction. Depending on the machine, you need to book an Introduction or ask for one during the open hours of the Makerspace.

Do I need a course to use tools and machinery?

For each machine we have in the Makerspace an introduction is required. Visit the Makerspace section of the website to see more details about how to sign up for the introductions. Tools, instead, do not need an introduction to be used, but if you need help with them please come along during Makerspace opening hours and ask a Makerspace Manager for support.

What are the Makerspace Rules?

User Declaration

The general rules and procedures of the Makerspace.

General Introduction

A general introduction to the Makerspace.

Is the Makerspace open today?

Check the Makerspace Open Hours on our website.

What are the opening hours of the Makerspace during the breaks?

This varies. The Makerspace is closed during Christmas and some other public holidays. Opening hours during the summer and winter holidays vary.

Please check the website for updated opening days and hours.

How can I get a Machine Introduction.

Some machines require a sign up based introduction (eg. 3D printers, laser cutters). Other machines have spontaneous introductions you can ask a Makerspace Manager for during Open Hours.

To see which machines require which introduction and to register yourself to them, you can refer to the “Tools and Machines availability” page of our website.

Can I use the machines at SPH Zentrum after the introduction in SPH Hönggerberg?

Yes, all introductions are valid for both locations.

Where can I find materials to use in the Makerspace?

You can find a list of our material here: Materials

Otherwise just come by the Makerspace to get more information about what materials we have in stock for you to use.

Do you have more materials than those listed on the website?

No, all available materials are listed on the website.

Why is there no ... material in the Makerspace shop yet?

The Makerspace team do their best to have materials in stock, however demand is sometimes unpredictable as are delivery times and suppliers due to our price and quality requirements. Please don't hesitate to contact the Makerspace if you would like to specifically find out about particular items and materials.

Can I use the machines in the Makerspace outside opening hours?

All resources available in the Open Studio area are accessible when the building is open (8:00 to 20:00). Access to items and machines in the closed rooms is restricted to the designated open hours (see website for times).

Can I/do I need to reserve a machine?

No, machine reservations are not accepted. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I use my own personal filament on the printers?

The use of personal filament on our printers is not permitted. This restriction is in place to ensure proper maintenance of the equipment. Only the filament provided by the Makerspace may be used.

Can I cut my own material on the laser cutters?

No, only materials provided by the Makerspace can be used on the laser cutters. This policy is in place to maintain the functionality and safety standards of the equipment. If you wish to cut personal material, you can do so with the assistance of an expert for a fee of CHF 40.– (credits per hour). Booking for personal material cutting is available via our chatbot on the bottom left of our website.

When is the next launch of the waterjet cutter?

The Waterjet Cutter is not available in its current location due to technical problems. We will schedule the next introductions when the Metal Workshop opens.

Will there be a tutorial for the embroidery machine soon?

Please check the Machine Introduction section of the website for updates on upcoming tutorials for the Embroidery Machine.

When is the next "..." workshop?

Please check the Workshop section above for updates on upcoming workshops.

Can I borrow a tool?

No, tools are not allowed to leave the Makerspace premises.

My 3D print will be completed after 20:00 - when can I pick it up?

Our buildings are open Monday to Friday and occasionally on Saturdays when there are Makerspace Open Hours. You can collect your print at any time when you are in the building.

Check the building opening hours.

The Makerspace screen tells me I have "no access", I've done the General Introduction, what's going on?

Use the large screen terminals to check why you cannot access the Makerspace system. If you have a negative balance on your Makerspace account, you will need to pay before you can use anything again. Please ask a Makerspace Manager or the Welcome Desk for assistance.

How much credit do I need to buy for 3D printing?

With regard to our pricing, take a look at the estimated filament usage of which the Prusa Slicer provides an estimation. As this is an approximate figure, it is recommended that you add a little more than the amount shown.

I have received an invoice from SPH by email, how can I pay?

The amount has been deducted from your Makerspace account (LEGI / Student ID). If you didn't have any money on it, you'll need to top it up at one of our locations before you can use any part of the Makerspace again. A negative balance will prevent you from using any of our machines.