Justine Boudreau
Space Manager
makerspace@uottawa.ca 613-562-5800 x1559

STM 107
150 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday (Open to the general public) - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The uOttawa Richard L’Abbé Makerspace is a place that allows everyone, including the community, to collaborate and build their dream projects.

Our Makerspace is part of our maker ecosystem and identity at the Faculty of Engineering. It allows students in design courses to use the equipment and the space to test and prototype their designs, and fosters creativity and innovation by allowing students and community members to work on projects to solve real problems. The space is open to students of all faculties and to the general public to invent, make, build and play.

The Makerspace is open to community members on Sunday as well as students and faculty on weekdays and Sundays. No experience is required to come use the space.

The space is led, organized and managed by students from different fields of studies. To volunteer at the Makerspace, contact us by email.

Free training on the use of the equipment is also available.This training takes place in the Makerlab and is open to all. In addition, we offer customized workshops (for a fee) for organizations and educational institutions. Please contact us by email for more details.

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Useful Links

  • MakerRepo: An open source repository of maker projects.

  • Makerstore: The uOttawa Makerstore sells components supplies to students and members of the community to help them create and finish their projects.

  • Job Orders: It is possible to pay for a 3D printing or Laser Cutting job to be done by the Makerspace staff. 



Row of 3D printers in the makerspace


3D Printing

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a three-dimensional object from a digital model. It works similarly to a regular ink-and-paper printer in that it systematically moves through space to create the desired print.

3D printers - more than 40 3D printers including:

  • Ultimaker 2+

  • Ultimaker 3

  • MakerBot replicator 2

  • Dremel 3D20

  • Markforged Mark Two

  • Raise3D N2 Plus

  • Dimension SST 1200es

3D Scanners

  • NextEngine HD desktop 3D scanner

  • Kinect

Laser Cutters

Laser cutters allow users to engrave and cut out intricate shapes in wood, fibreboard, acrylic, and more!

  • Epilog Laser Mini 24’’×12’’ 50W

  • Epilog Laser Helix 24’’×18’’ 60W

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) replicates an environment that simulates physical presence in places within the globe or imaginary worlds and lets the user interact with that world. Video games by artificial means create sensory experiences, which might embrace sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.

  • HTC Vive

  • Oculus Rift DK2



Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) combines the network of software and hardware components. It allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems.

Electronics station

  • 3 Hakko soldering irons with various tips

  • Helping hands

  • Solder, wire cutters, tweezers, solder suckers, solder wick

  • 2 Tektronix TAS 220 oscilloscope

  • 2 BK Precision 404 20 MHz sweep/function generators

  • Sencore LC102 capacitor-inductor analyzer

  • Instek DM-8034 desktop digital multimeter

  • Topward 1320 desktop digital multimeter

  • Wavetek 4 MHz pulse/function generator

  • Hantek DSO1200 handheld scope meter


Wearables are clothing or accessories that are equipped with microcontrollers. This allows them to control a variety of components; wearables are usually designed with a practical component in mind or to make a desired fashion statement.

Embroidery and sewing

  • Brother HE240 featuring a 4”×4” embroidery hoop attachment

Finishing Station

  • Hammers

  • Pliers

  • Screwdrivers

  • Wrenches

  • Hot glue

  • Allen keys

  • Sandpaper

  • Acrylic paint

  • Paint brushes

  • Nails

  • Clamps

  • and more!