The Wayne College Makerspace is a group of people, tools, services, and educational opportunities that encourage a community of discovering and making things.  3D design and digital fabrication via 3D printing and scanning technology is the focus of the makerspace.

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Within the first semester of receiving digital fabrication equipment (3D printer technology), the makerspace has exploded with excitement and creativity.  Students design their own objects for class, personal projects, and fixing/improving things at Wayne College.  Instructors request objects to enhance class delivery and departmental use.  Businesses receive word that Wayne College has fabrication equipment available and are requesting services.  There is a continual bustle of students around this technology.

intro-slideThe new 3D printer technology has springboarded current engineering classes, enabling students to learn computer aided design for coursework and personal projects.  A variety of objects have been created to repair equipment, improve activities for ADA students & staff, and printed as prototype objects for local businesses.

Wayne College desires to expand this program well beyond its introduction.  From an educational standpoint, we wish to excite students through interdisciplinary collaboration within the college, collaborations with local schools, community organizations, and businesses.  From a business standpoint, we wish to offer design services to local businesses.  It is important to coordinate our efforts with similar makerspace areas in the surrounding regions, encouraging community awareness through ties with local organizations.



Schantz MakerSpace

Employees at Schantz Organ Company believe sound craftsmanship is more than just a company goal. It is a passion and a desire to create what few people can even imagine, in an environment that has encouraged this approach for over 142 years.

Schantz MakerSpace was created for people who share this belief, have a desire to learn or improve their skills, and wish to see the knowledge of craftsmanship survive into the future. Our community is filled with enthusiastic makers who want to bring their creative ideas to life, but lack the necessary tools or experience. We strive to provide educational opportunities and experiences for people who like to build, invent, tinker, and/or learn new skills.

Maker Monday

This roundtable discussion at the Schantz MakerSpace gives makers a chance to learn more about the Maker Movement, ‘Show & Tell’ some of their product drawings and real life examples, and get feedback from their fellow makers on how to either improve or expand upon their ideas. We meet on the third Monday of every month. No Admission Fee! Come join us for our next session:

Next Maker Monday:

September 18th, 7:00-9:00pm @ Schantz Organ Company

626 S Walnut Street, Orrville, OH 44667


Wayne County Mini Maker Faire


Mark your calendar for May 20, 2017 for the Wayne County Mini Maker Faire!  More information coming soon.  Please click here for the flyer.


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