The Tormach 15L Slant PRo Lathe is the latest addition to our Robotics Program Open Lab from PSU’s $1M Robotics Grant. It is housed in the CNC Paddock on the first floor of the Draper & Maynard. Tormach 15L Slant Pro Cut Sheet:


Extraordinary first cuts made with the new Torchmate 4800 plasma table in the Draper & Maynard Makerspace. The plasma torch is used to cut materials, such as steel plate, up to 1″ in thickness. Using an electrical arc, compressed air is sent through to the tip where the atmosphere itself is ignited, creating plasma. Generating temperatures five times the heat of the surface of the sun,

Welcoming Iron Irwini (IRON) and Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish (JAMMY). Our recommended Ubuntu Linux workstation build, featuring ROS (Robotics Operating System) and Gazebo simulator for this academic year. You can use these systems to program robots, Arduinos, Pis, for your projects and test your ideas. “Iron” Release Information: ROS 2 Documentation:

Welcoming Iron Irwini (IRON) “Iron” Release Information: ROS 2 Documentation:

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW] The Draper & Maynard Makerspace at Plymouth State University maintains a current facility layout in a browser-accessible 3D file. By clicking “Properties” and then on any piece of equipment, you will see a description and link to the equipment manufacturer’s information page.

The first CnC files were run for an external project partner on December 20th, 2019. This was the first job run on the new ShopBot PRSAlpha 9660, since its assembly was completed. Their mural, a pro-bono project for a school district, will be featured on this site soon.

David J. Glass writes about the four elements of experiment design: the framework, the system, the experiment, and the model. Based on his course, the work is very concise. A part of our on-site lending library. Just ask! Here is a review at the NIH:

Required Safety Orientations are starting up again. If you would like to do work in the space, please take a look at the EVENTS schedule. Orientation for a large group can be scheduled.

Available as a part of our on-site library, this short book helps orient the individual to the hows and whys of crafting with computer controlled platforms. A part of our on-site lending library. Just ask!

Interested in robots? Our Turtlebot3 is here to try out, and does not require enrollment in any particular class! As one of the many cross-cluster features of the space, you can discover your interests with this kit. Available for all skill levels for on-site use!

Have an idea and not sure where to start? Want to go from spectator to participant? David Lang’s book outlines resources and materials for learning about the tools and skills you’ll want to do your project. A part of our on-site lending library. Just ask!