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The Spark

Igniting the imagination through cooperative learning

A Look at The Spark @ DP

Access

The Spark is open to all UNT community members, however being in a shared location with the Pettinger Center does include strict access guidelines. We ask all individuals entering the location to check in with the Spark Service Desk by swiping in with your UNT ID. The Pettinger Center floor area is restricted to senior design students and makerspace users will be required to work within the designated makerspace areas. In order to use any Spark location, a patron must have a signed liability waiver on file. Circulating materials are available from the service desk and a UNT ID is required in order to check out. In space equipment requires training which can be scheduled at your convenience. 

The Hours of Operation for each Spark group is listed in the Library calendar. Please note the Makerspace has three locations, one in Willis 150 and one in Discovery Park M152, and one in Frisco Landing 150. 

Uniquely, in this location The Spark is partnering with the Mechanical Engineering department and will also have ME resources for checkout by ME students. The ME resources will be available for checkout from the service desk during Spark hours of operation.

Feel free to contact us via Chat on our page here or call our Discovery Park Desk at  940-565-3175.

 
Training

Training is the foundation for use of equipment in the Makerspace. The equipment available does inherently have some risk and it is important the equipment is used properly. The primary focus of our trainings is on Makerspace guidelines, rules, regulations, safety protocols, and general overview of specific equipment or tools you wish to learn. Safety is the responsibility of the user, and the trainings are designed to insure you understand the proper use of the resource. Individuals can schedule training appointments through our online booking process outlined here 

Resources

Our Discovery Park location offers many resources to support UNT students. The collection is comprised of in space equipment, as well as kits available for check out.  The circulating materials housed in this location are those that have been in higher demand at Discovery Park. However, all Spark circulating items can be transferred to Discovery Park for pick up as needed. 
 

For a total list of all resources within The Spark Collection please review pages linked in the side menu. Below is a list of the resources that are located in Discovery Park:

 


Electronics/Programming/Prototyping

 

Arduino
  Raspberry Pi
  Virtual Reality* Coming Soon

Printing/Cutting/Replicating

3D Printing
  3D Scanning
  Laser 
  Milling

Tools

Hand & Electric Tools
 

Soldering

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