The Makerspace at the CSM Velocity Center is a 1,984 square foot collaborative community work space for making, learning, exploring, and sharing. 

It is equipped with a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers/scanners, laser cutters, soldering irons and other additive and subtractive machines for manufacturing. It also includes hardware and software for cyber/gaming, CAD modeling, simulation, app development, robotics, and prototyping. 

Together, we work–play–improve the community at the MAKERSPACE!

Velocity Center and Makerspace Overview

Take a Video Tour

How to Work in the Makerspace

Become a Member

Enrollment in the initial membership class (TCH-5040 Equipment and Safety) includes the first month's membership. Memberships are perfect for bringing your ideas to life! Your monthly membership provides you access to our spaces, computers, online resources, tools, and equipment, including 3D printers/ scanners, a CNC router, laser cutters, electronic equipment, and other additive and subtractive machines for making.

Become a member

View and Complete Waiver

Current Fee Schedule

Makerspace Member Handbook

Make a Payment

Take a Class

You don't need to be a member to take a class!
  •   Create a prototype for a product.
  •   Produce components for your artwork.
  •   Fabricate custom parts for machinery.
  •   Make a gift for a friend.

Browse Our Classes

View and Complete Waiver

Make a Payment

Hours and Contact Information

Contact Us


Note: First time CSM users, contact us to get started.

New community patrons, who are not CSM students or employees, enroll in the Makerspace Initial Membership class to get started.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m., by appointment only

Tuesday through Thursday:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. by appointment only
12 - 6 p.m., open to everyone

View the Makerspace Calendar

 *Hours subject to change. Please view our calendar for specific information. 


Physical Address:
4465 Indian Head Highway
Indian Head, MD 20640

Mailing Address:
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Available Equipment

  • Formlabs 3D Printers –Highly accurate, high-resolution prints using high-performance materials.
  • Stratasys F370 3D Printer –Pro grade 3D printer offers a higher level of consistency, reliability, and accuracy.
  • MakerBot Replicator+
  • MakerBot MethodX

  • Universal Ultra R5000 Laser Cutter – Provides the highest level of accuracy and throughput. Features a large bed and dual laser configuration.
  • GlowForge Plus – This powerful machine makes it simple to cut, score, and engrave hundreds of materials up to ½” thick like wood, acrylic, leather, fabric, etc.

  • Denford Compact 1000 - This compact 3 axis CNC Router features a totally enclosed interlocking guard, is ideal for cutting a range of resistant materials such as hard and soft wood, plastic, modeling foam, acrylic and prototyping materials, as well as non-ferrous metals.
  • Penta Pocket NC V2 - 5 Axis desktop milling machine

Suited for Posters, CAD Drawings, Banners, Large Photographs, Car Wraps, Wall / Door / Floor Signs, T-Shirts / Clothing via Transfer Paper and heat press, customized fundraising items

  • Roland VersaStudio BN-20A – Create, print and cut high-quality graphics at highly affordable pricing.
  • Roland VersaStudio BT-12 Direct-to-Garment Printer

  • HandyScan 700 - Designed for research and commercial applications, this ultrafast handheld 3D scanner is easy to use and generates highly accurate and repeatable results.

  • Soldering Stations
  • A variety of electronics equipment such as Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, signal generators, digital oscilloscopes, etc.

  • Manual handtools are available for finishing projects.

Equipment Reservation Forms

All equipment is on a first come first served basis unless the equipment is reserved. To guarantee usage of the equipment, fill out a form. 

Roland BN-20A Vinyl Cutter / Printer

Roland BT-12 Direct to Garment Printer

Universal Systems Laser Cutter

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