Maker Monday Orientation

Maker Monday is MIT MakerWorkshop’s orientation for students, faculty, and staff to become members. After attending, members are allowed to use the space. To gain access to machines, users need to attend that Machine’s Specific Training.

Time & Location:

Maker Monday occurs on Mondays (see side bar for time and location) except on institute and federal holidays.  Please check Announcements the day of before attending.

User Eligibility:

*Please note that due to covid-19 precautions and restrictions there are new requirements on who is able to use MakerWorkshop*

To be eligible to access the MakerWorkshop’s physical space you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be someone who is allowed back on campus and given allocated hours by your PI to access campus
  • Be an active member of the MIT covidpass system
  • Be allowed to access Building 35 through the covidpass system (often this is through adding MW as a core facility on your access paperwork)
  • Be able to guarantee that you will follow MIT’s covid-19 rules and MakerWorkshop’s specific covid-19 rules
  • Be a mentor or member in the MakerWorkshop system
  • Be able to guarantee that you will only be using the shop for work critical to the progress of your research

To be eligible to become a member of the shop, students, faculty, and staff must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

*Please note that you can be a member of the MakerWorkshop community and take part in virtual events even if you are not able to access the physical space.

  • Be a mentor of the MIT MakerWorkshop
  • Be affiliated with Course 2 (Mechanical Engineering) or in a Course 2 class
  • Be affiliated with Course 16 (AeroAstro) or in a Course 16 class
  • Be a member of our sister shop, MIT ProtoWorks at the Martin Trust Center
  • Be a member of D-Lab or in a D-Lab class
  • Be a freshman in MIT MakerLodge who has filled out this application and been accepted

     If you do not meet these requirements, consider:

    • Becoming a mentor (applications for a mentor position occur twice a year),
    • Joining MIT ProtoWorks or D-Lab.


Maker Monday covers the following material:

  • The MIT MakerWorkshop philosophy: Model, Make, and Measure
  • Expectations & Safety: shop rules, member conduct, and safety training specific to MIT MakerWorkshop
  • Community: meet mentors on duty and fellow users

Contact Us

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