Wond'ry Makerspace Hours
Monday - Thursday: 1pm-9pm
* Hours may periodically be variable due to special events, weather and student staffing schedules.
If you want to 3D Print an item or schedule an appointment, please email email@example.com
Learn about Safety Seminars
About the Seminar
For your safety and the safety of those around you, all Wond’ry makerspace users must complete a safety seminar (approximately 1 hour) to gain access to the makerspace resources and equipment.
The purpose of this safety seminar is to:
• Meet the Maker Techs: the student mentors that help run the makerspaces
• Organization: How the makerspace runs and our approach to helping you ‘make’
• Expectations: Rules and member conduct
• Basic Safety: Tour the facilities and participate in tool and equipment safety training
After attending the safety seminar, you will be able to use the makerspaces and most basic tools for your projects. Additional training to gain access to the other machinery (such as the vacuum former, molding and casting bench, and sewing machine) will be available through separate sessions by request.
Dates of Seminar
Safety Seminars will be held Monday – Thursday, at 7:00 PM, or by appointment.
If you have any questions please email the Makerspace Manager, Garrett Thorne.
Maker Tech Team
Our Maker Tech team is here to assist you as you learn to navigate the Wond'ry Makerspaces. Each Makerspace area is assisted by Maker Techs during our open hours. If you have additional questions, want to 3D Print an item, or schedule an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TN Maker Fest
Come and join a celebration of innovation, collaboration, creativity, and curiosity, at the TN Maker Fest, on Saturday, September 28th, from 10 AM to 4 PM. This free and family friendly event, held at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation, will showcase novices and experts of all ages, with one major thing in common: a joy for making and creation.
Click here to learn more, or check out a recap video below!
TN MakerFest Recap Video
2023 Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) Makeathon
The spirit of innovation and compassion took center stage, as Vanderbilt University hosted the annual Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) Makeathon, a culmination of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity. TOM, is a global movement of communities that creates and disseminates affordable solutions to neglected challenges of people living with disabilities. The TOM: Vanderbilt Makeathon is an annual event, held at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation, that pairs teams of Makers with Need-Knowers to build solutions for challenges that have long been neglected. The weekend consisted of an initial session with need-knowers on Friday, followed by a full day of prototyping and a visit from Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Diermeier on Saturday, and finally the public showcase of all projects on Sunday. View the 2023 projects here.