The TIMARA makerspace provides students with the tools and space to learn about electronics and interactive media, to tinker, and to design and fabricate whatever they can imagine.

Work benches, bins, and makerspace equipment including a 3D printer, mill, embroidery machine, sewing machine, knitting machine, and laser cutter pictured in the TIMARA makerspace.
The TIMARA makerspace.

Courses taught in the makerspace touch on themes including computer aided design, digital fabrication, electronics, electronic textiles, sound art installation, new interfaces for musical expression, and human cyborgs, among others.

Students gathered around work benches in the TIMARA makerspace working on a sound installation featuring solar powered raindrop circuits on clear umbrellas.
Students enrolled in Abby Aresty’s Sonic Arts in Society Winter Term prepared for planned spring semester projects engaging Elyria Medical Center hospital system populations in creative arts-based workshops.

The makerspace is home to a craft cutter which we use to make flexible circuits and vinyl stickers, a desktop mill for making your own circuit boards, a 3D printer, an embroidery machine, a sewing machine, and a laser cutter.

Close up of TIMARA makerspace equipment and supplies including a craft cutter, iMac, desktop mill, 3D printer, embroidery machine, and sewing machine.

You can stop by the makerspace for a soldering or Cricut craft cutter workshop, to learn a new skill, or to work on a project for a lesson, a class, or just for fun.

Students gathered around a purple piece of vinyl that one student is weeding while other document in the TIMARA makerspace.
Crafting Sound Lab members learn to use the vinyl cutter and practice documentation skills as part of their training.

The space is also home to the department’s undergraduate research lab, the Crafting Sound Lab, directed by TIMARA’s technical director Abby Aresty.

Students gathered around mesh work benches, various projects in progress, inlcuding an acrylic octopus.
Crafting Sound Lab Members make novel pushbuttons and toggle switches as part of their training.