This guide is for students, staff and faculty to learn about our Collaboratory located in Room 212 of Katz Library. The Collaboratory houses a MakerBot Replicator Z18, Makerbot Method, an Othermill, a Roland Versacamm Printer/Cutter, and VR.

Hours of Operation


Summer Hours Coming Soon

To make an appointment or ask questions, contact:
(207) 621-3050

Students with work study funds, or those who would like to volunteer, please contact Nate LaClaire at the email address above to advise him of your interest. We need students to assist in the UMA Collaboratory.

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Veronica Nargi
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Katz Library
University of Maine at Augusta
Augusta, ME

Printed from MakerBot Replicator Z18


What is a Collaboratory?

A Collaboratory, as defined by William Wulf in 1989, is a “center without walls, in which the nation’s researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries” (Wulf, 1989).

A Collaboratory is a space for students, staff and faculty to engage in hands-on learning, from concept through to the development of a physical object.

It is our desire at UMA, that the Collaboratory engages students to be design thinkers, constructionists, and collaborators in order to create the best inventions for the best of intentions.

"...genius may be inspiration + perspiration, but collaboration is integral to the equation as well."

- Moos, D., Miller, K., Fontecchio, A. 2017.

Scholarly Articles on Makerspaces

Faculty and Staff Pedagogical Ideas

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Accessibility Statement
The University provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for a workshop should contact UMA Libraries at to submit a request. Due to the lead-time needed to arrange certain accommodations, individuals should submit their request no later 1 week before the event.