Spark Innovation Studio
Tuesday, 2 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, 2- 9 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Spark Innovation Studio is a hands-on, multipurpose makerspace where users can meet to learn, collaborate, design and create. Spark provides access to innovative equipment, engaging programs and knowledgeable staff. Users are trained on the operation of makerspace equipment, from 3D printing to laser cutting and CNC routing.
The makerspace is a node of the Design Innovation ecosystem at Kent State. Spark works closely with LaunchNET and the Student Multimedia Studio at Kent State, and is under the direction of University Libraries. For further information about Spark contact KentStateSpark@gmail.com or call 330-672-3679.
What is a Makerspace?
There are many interpretations of what constitutes a makerspace. A general definition is that a makerspace, sometimes referred to as a hackerspace or fablab, is a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent and learn. Makerspaces can exist in many forms and be equipped with a variety of tools and equipment, but the general intent is to be a space that encourages making, collaborating and sharing knowledge.
The makerspace in Spark Innovation Studio is open to the Kent State students, faculty and staff as well as the local community. For more information view the Visit Spark page.
- Jobs for students at University Libraries (including Spark)
- Student Multimedia Studio
- LaunchNET Kent State
- CAED Digital Fabrication and Print Center
- Kent State Mini Maker Faire
- Design Innovation at Kent State
Equipment, Features and Services
- Flashforge Dreamer dual color FDM 3D printer
- Form Labs Form 2 SLA 3D printer
- US Cutter Titan 28" vinyl cutter
- Full Spectrum P-Series 20x12" CO2 laser cutter
- DTG Viper 2 garment printer
- Inventables X-Carve CNC router