Training & Workshops

Training at the Makerspace is required to access certain tools and areas and are designed for both new and experienced users.

We introduce the basic usage principles of our tools and important safety protocols that keep you safe.

Training is presented in two portions:

  • Online Safety & Basic Use portion hosted in Canvas
  • In-person assessment with a Makerspace staff member 


Once the in-person assessment is complete, you will be able to access the tool/area by tapping your Rutgers NetID to the appropriate panel.

Click on the links below to get started (NetID sign-in required).

Safety & Basic Use Training

Training Prerequisite Estimated Time to Complete
Online Hands-On
Woodshop 1: Safety & Basic Use
Basic Woodshop Tools & Equipment
N/A 40-60 minutes 30 minutes
Woodshop 2: Advanced Tools
Jointer, Planer, Shaper, Hand Router
Woodshop 1 30-45 minutes 30 minutes
Woodshop 3: Shopbot CNC
Shopbot CNCs - 2'x4' & 8'x4'
Woodshop 1 60-90 minutes 45 minutes*
Laser Cutting & Engraving
Universal PLS 6.75
N/A 15-45 minutes 30 minutes*
UV Printing
Roland LEF-12i
N/A 30-45 minutes 30 minutes*

*includes machining time


3D Printing: Introduction & Design Workshop


  • Digital Embroidery
  • Electronics & Bantam Tools CNC
  • Tormach CNC
  • 3D Printing: Safety & Basic Use
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Metal Marking Laser
  • Vinyl Cutting
  • Virtual Welding Training
  • Mat Cutter

If you'd like to be auto-enrolled in any of the upcoming courses once they're released, please let us know here.


  • Access to the equipment will be granted via your Rutgers ID card that hold your training record and credentials.
  • Access is provided on an individual basis - sharing ID cards, swiping in friends, etc. is strictly prohibited.
  • Safety and basic use training is required regardless of prior usage or completion of prior one-on-one training. Once a training course is made available, machine use will be restricted to only those who have completed the required safety training.


If your ID card was issued prior to March 2018, you will need to obtain a new ID card to manage your training completion at the Makerspace.

New ID Card Info
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