UNHInnovation recently added a state-of-the art DATRON neo CNC milling machine to the Makerspace at the UNH ECenter. The new machine, which can mill materials like metal, wood, foam, and acrylic, allows UNH students, faculty, and staff to build real working prototypes of their ideas.
Through a VentureWell faculty grant received in 2016, UNHInnovation was offering a limited number of $500 sub-awards for materials and supplies that allowed faculty from across the university to integrate the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) Makerspace into their course programming.
Thanks to an outpouring of support from students, faculty, staff, and alumni alike, the first few months of 2016 brought the early stage implementation and soft opening of the new Makerspace at the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter). For those not familiar with the concept, a makerspace is both a community center outfitted with fabrication tools and equipment, and a community of “makers.” The maker movement represents the democratization of engineering, design, fabrication, and education.