The Makerspace fosters a dynamic environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds can converge to collaborate, innovate, learn, and experiment. Our facility is well-equipped with a comprehensive array of tools, including 3D printers, laser cutters, electronic equipment, and more. Our goal is to furnish the resources necessary to transform concepts into tangible projects. We serve as a hub for inventors, artists, engineers, and hobbyists, offering a platform for innovative projects and creative exploration.

LOCATION

The Makerspace is located on the first floor of the Gerald Fisher Campus Center (CC). Parking is available in the Mid-America Parking Lot, across from the Gerald Fisher building. Additional parking can be found in the West Parking Lot, next to the Student Commons. View the for directions.

OPEN MAKER HOURS

  • Monday - Thursday from 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday 8-5 p.m.

Note: If you require assistance beyond our regular hours, or if you have specific needs that necessitate an extended period of support from a particular individual, please .

SCHEDULING AND TOUR INFORMATION

to visit the Makerspace in person or watch the virtual tour below.

Contact us at makerspace@np.edu or call 501.760.4314 if you have questions.

EQUIPMENT

The NPC Makerspace is a publicly accessible workshop, equipped with tools, equipment, and resources for a wide variety of projects. Visit the Makerspace to work on a project of your own design, one of the projects we have developed, or just hone your skills and expand your knowledge of tools and equipment. Some of the equipment available includes:

  • 3D printers / scanner
  • Laser cutter
  • Electronic workstations
  • Extensive woodworking equipment 
  • Oculus Rift VR set
  • Sewing machine
  • Serger / Overlocker
  • Cricut Cutter
  • Videography / Streaming / Photography
  • Many other items...

Open maker hours provide times for patrons to utilize the space and tools offered at the Makerspace to work on and complete school and personal projects, collaborate with others, and practice or learn new skills. The Makerspace is intended for adults 18 and over. However, minors 12 years of age and up can have limited access to equipment with supervision by a parent or legal guardian. Makers of all ages are required to attend an orientation prior to working in the Makerspace.

MAKERSPACE MEMBERSHIP

Makerspace memberships are free to NPC students, faculty and staff.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Becoming a member of the Makerspace includes:

  • Free access to the Makerspace during membership hours
  • Discounts on classes and programs (some exclusions apply)
  • Special networking events with other members
  • Short term storage (as space permits)
  • Free reservations of Makerspace areas for events and meetings (based upon availability)

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship Price Description
Tinkerer $500 Includes one annual membership ($250 value) plus logo/name on the Makerspace website, and recognition on the Makerspace Visionaries Wall.
Inventor $2500 Includes three annual memberships ($750 value) plus maker swag, logo/name on the Makerspace website, and recognition on the Makerspace Visionaries Wall.
Innovator $5000 Includes six annual memberships ($1500 value) plus maker swag, logo/name on the Makerspace website, recognition on the Makerspace Visionaries Wall, acknowledgment at Makerspace events, and two tickets to an exclusive annual recognition event.
Customized Sponsorship Varies For companies that are interested in providing memberships for employees or individuals who seek unique membership opportunities, we have options customized to fit your needs. Contact us to find out more.

EQUIPMENT DONATIONS

Recognition for equipment donations is dependent on the valuation and function of the equipment. Donation benefits could include promotion of organization’s donation, free/reduced class costs, annual memberships, testimonials from the Makerspace members, and other negotiated promotion.