The Makerspace – Where Ideas Come To Life

Got a creative idea? 

Bring it to reality at the JHU Makerspace, located on the 2nd floor of the FastForward U building (320 W 29th St, Suite 220, Baltimore, MD 21211) across the street from R House. Whether it is to explore a personal interest, create a prototype, or elevate a current school project, you can virtually do anything you can think of in this space. Equipment such as 3D printers, vinyl cutter, spray paint booth, laser cutters, wood shop, CNC router, and more are here to serve the endless creativity and curiosity of Hopkins affiliates. 

Whether you are from Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Education, to School of Nursing, all Johns Hopkins students are welcomed at the Makerspace.

“Makerspace is open and can be utilized by any student, staff, or faculty. For example, students from Peabody can utilize the equipment to build interactive tech. We also have workshops for Carey Business School students to make business cards using laser equipment. They can also utilize the technology to make their presentation more elevated.” – Luke Ikard.

The space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can simply walk in to receive training or look for upcoming tool training and workshops on Hopkins Groups. Prior to using the space, you need to attend to general shop safety. After that, the space is yours to use from 9 am to 9 pm on the weekdays and 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturdays. If you want to learn more about the space or schedule a tool training for access, contact Luke Ikard the Makerspace Manager, at

For more information or to explore the endless possibilities at the JHU Makerspace, visit its website.

By Belle To
Belle To