The Spark makerspace is a unique training based lab collection offered to currently enrolled UNT students, faculty and staff. As a makerspace we are a collaborative learning center for building ideas, however, we do not offer production services. Some machines/services/training may expose patron to possible dangers and therefore all users must go through a general safety and specific equipment training. A number of machines are available for in-space use only. Although many items in the makerspace collection are circulating, discoverable in the Library catalog and can be checked out, there are special loan periods, booking procedures, renewal rules and fine rates that apply. Every project request is subject to the Spark’s review/approval process.
Makerspace items can be costly and it is the responsibility of the patron to return items in the same or better condition than they were when checked out.
Equipment that is only available through booking requests. Items that fall under bookable have the following circulating rules
Equipment from the makerspace collection that is available through the catalog and available to leave space are circulating items. Items that fall under circulating equipment have the following circulating rules:
Equipment that is for use within the defined area of the makerspace is considered in-space use. Items that fall under in space have the following circulating rules
Equipment that is for use within the makerspace and requires a trained Maker at every use is the service based equipment. Items that fall under service based equipment require work requests and have the following use rules:
3D printing is a paid service. 3D printing in TheSpark is a paid service with the following procedure: