The Corner Makery is located within the Segal Design Institute and gives makers access to essential equipment that necessary for creation and discovery. Use of equipment in this facility is community guided, with instruction primarily taking place on a peer-to-peer basis and self-directed learning. Information sessions are currently scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Users must attend an info session before using any of the equipment.
Equipment & Services
Use of equipment is available on a first come, first served basis, and available 24/7 to anyone with access to the building who has attended an information session and agreed to the code of conduct. Filament for the 3D Printers is free and available in a range of colors. Users should bring their own materials to mill for Carvey or are welcome to the scrap materials in the bin under the mill
The Corner Makery offers the following equipment:
3D Printing Equipment
- Ultimaker V2+ (3 machines available)
2D Cutting Equipment
- Carvey - desktop milling machine (enclosed CNC) (2 machines available)
All users must comply with the code of conduct to maintain access to the space.
Information sessions are currently conducted Wednesdays and Thursday at 4 PM and run for about an hour (Note that these times are subject to change. For the latest information, stop by the Corner Makery and see what times are posted on the chalkboard). Learning is expected to be community-driven and self-directed. Many resources are available online and by engaging with fellow makers in the space. Useful links for getting started:
- Easel is the web-based software which powers Carvey.
- Cura is the "slicing" software which prepares an STL file (the standard format for 3D object) to be printed using the Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer.
- You might enjoy browsing Thingiverse if you're just getting started with 3D printing.
Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
2133 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Il, 60208
Ground Floor, South Lobby
Hours of Operation
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. (subject to change)