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Makerspaces

Make your way to our makerspaces, and bring your inspirations and ideas to life. Whether you're working in textiles, robotics, gaming, electronics, digital fabrication, or something else, we can help you with advice, training, and hands-on learning.

Mix it up at the MIX — the Mason Innovation eXchange — which has two locations on the Fairfax Campus. The spaces are open to innovators from all disciplines.

The MIX provides such resources as:

  • Hand and power tools.
  • A virtual reality room with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
  • Screen printing, vinyl cutter, and heat press.
  • Sewing and embroidery machines.
  • CNC Laser cutter and engraver.
  • Soldering station.
  • Micro-electronics.
  • AR/VR consoles.
  • Electronics prototyping tools, including breadboards, jumpers, multi-meters, and oscilloscopes.

Both sites are open to students, faculty, staff, and recent Mason alumni. Come be a part of a community of innovators. You might help each other find the next great idea.

Two Ladies @ The Mix

In addition to being a makerspace, the MIX@Fenwick also hosts events such as the Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator.

MIX@Fenwick

Our newest MIX site, created in the Fenwick Library's former location, features 1,400 square feet of space. The site provides areas for co-working and experiential learning, and serves as a makerspace. The facility, which was funded by organizations and individual donors, is home to the Mason Innovation Lab, and hosts Startup Mason events, Mason Changemaker events, hackathons, and guest speakers.

The Mix @ Innovation Hall

Tools available at the Mix@Innovation include 3-D printers, so you can create a prototype of your idea.

MIX@Innovation

This facility, the first of its kind on Mason's campus, has 1,400 square feet of space in Room 318 on the third floor of Innovation Hall. The student-run makerspace is open to innovators from all disciplines. You can get free training and certification on the equipment. MIX@Innovation also provides free workshops on a variety of topics.