Become an Elon Maker

The Maker Hub is a place with tools, supplies, and people to help you explore ideas, learn how things work, and make stuff. Free and open to all Elon students, faculty, and staff. We have two locations on campus and we’re always staffed by a student Consultant who’s ready to help you learn tools and talk about ideas. Stop by during our open hours and learn more!

Summer in the HubPalm tree made from plywood

On campus this summer? Join us for Summer in the Hub this May and June! Stop by our Downtown location and discuss your project with our helpful student consultants.

Maker Takeover ’23Maker Takeover Thank You

Is in the books! Thanks to everyone who visited and supported Maker Takeover 2023! Learn more about Maker Takeover 2023.

New to the Maker Hub?Laser cut cup holding sharpies

Great! Grab a friend and visit a Maker Hub location. And if you need something to make, we have a few ideas for quick, fun projects to get you started.

And if you want to get trained on our advanced tools like laser engraver, sewing machines, and 3D printers, visit the Maker Hub’s Moodle site.

We’re staffed by students who love helping people make things. Have a question? Stop by and ask or email us.

See you in the Hub!

Icon for Maker CredEarn Maker Cred

Earn rewards for sharing what you make! Get free materials like leather and metal by sharing photos of your projects and completing online training. Learn more about Maker Cred on our Training site on Moodle. 

Teaching this Fall?

See how the Maker Hub has worked with classes from Arts & Sciences, Communications, Business, and Elon 101 to meet their learning objectives on our new Making in the Classroom pages. Hear directly from faculty, read a selection of research about Maker Ed and learn more about how to start a conversation with an instructional technologist about options for introducing the Maker Hub to your class. Learn more about Making in the Classroom.  

Explore Our Creative Community

See for yourself how students and faculty use the Maker Hub for class assignments, research and to explore their own curiosity.

We promote a Maker Mindset, which includes you taking ownership of your learning, developing intrinsic motivation, and embracing failure as an essential component of the learning process.

We offer two convenient campus locations, in addition to partnerships with other facilities in the community. Learn more about each site, how to access them and available equipment.