Below you can find a list of the tools, machines and materials available in the Makerspace. In general, ETH students are free to use the machines and only pay for the material.

If you know what you want to make but don’t know how or with which tools, contact us! We can advise you on your project or put you in contact with an expert. During the Open Hours there is always a Makerspace Manager around to help you with your questions!

In order to use advanced machines you need to visit a special introduction course. Check out the individual pages for those machines for more information.

List of Tools & Machines

Tools Handtools are available:
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wrenches
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Saws
  • Sanding tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Cutting instruments
Small Powertools
Tools Small powertools are available:
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Power sander
  • Jigsaw
  • Dremel tools
  • Drilling machine
Soldering equipment
Tools A 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.
CNC Milling Machine: Roland MDX-540
Tools Specs:
  • Volume 305 x 305 x 105 mm
  • Workpiece Weight 4 kg
  • Resolution 0.002 mm/step
  • XY-axis 0.1 to 50 mm/s
  • Z-axis 0.1 to 30 mm/sec
Material: Wood, Modeling Wax, Plastic Specific introduction required!
3D Printer: Prusa i3 MK2 filament printer
Tools Specs:
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Volume 25 x 21 x 20 cm
  • Nozzle 0.4 mm
  • Layer Height 0.05 mm
Material: PLA and ABS. Special filaments on request. Material costs are roughly CHF 0,03 per gram printed Specific introduction required!
Epilog 36EXT Lasercutter
Tools Specs:
  • 75W CO2 Lasercutter
  • 914x609 mm Bedsize
  • Engraving and cutting up to 7mm
MDF, Plywood, Acrylic (Have to be bought at the SPH)

Specific introduction required!
Optimill BF 20 conventional milling machine

Drillpress with cross table and digital read out capable of milling metals like aluminum etc.

A list of available materials can be found here
Other equipment
No, the bagger 288 is not a part of our repository, unfortunately. 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: makerspace@sph.ethz.ch