The Boilermakery

Table of Contents

What is the Boilermakery

Boilermakery Usage Rules

How to Use the Boilermakery

Boilermakery Machine Resources

What is the Boilermakery

Created to excite all Purdue students about making  by providing a space to enjoy self-guided learning experiences.

Funded by the Purdue Student Fee Advisory Board and built by Bechtel Center student Peer Mentors, The Boilermakery is an interactive makerspace for Purdue students situated on the ground floor of the Bechtel Innovation Design Center. Whether you want to explore usage of simple manufacturing machines, work through the space’s overarching interaction project, or just need access to some simple hand tools, The Boilermakery is a free to use, functional makerspace for all Purdue students regardless of college or major.

Boilermakery Usage Rules

Note: By using the Boilermakery, you are agreeing to follow the Rules listed below, the Boilermakery usage procedures, and the machine standard operating procedures (SOPs). Failure to follow these procedures can result in an immediate revocation of the ability to use the Boilermakery and possibly the Bechtel Center at the Center’s discretion.

  1. Respect the equipment- this equipment is for all students and, as a shared resource, we ask that you respect the equipment by following the correct check in/out procedures, using it the way it was intended, and returning it when done.
  2. Use machines during working hours only- while the equipment in the Boilermakery is free to use without a reservation, we ask that you use the equipment only during Bechtel’s open hours (M-F, 9am-5pm) for your safety. Any Boilermakery users still working at 4:50pm will be asked to stop work and remove their project from the space.
  3. Check in and out with the front desk before and after use- while there is no need to make a reservation or complete a Passport badge to use the Boilermakery, we are required to track usage, so please check in with the front desk staff before and after use and return any borrowed items.
  4. Wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and use the equipment safely- be sure to wear safety glasses and other PPE necessary when using the equipment in addition to following the equipment SOP.
  5. Don’t abandon your work- any unattended prints, equipment, or jobs will be stopped and disposed of immediately.
  6. Clean up after yourself- we ask that you vacuum and brush up any messes you may have created.

If you find something broken/missing in the Boilermakery or there’s equipment we don’t have that you would like to request, please fill out the Boilermakery Repair or Request form.

How to use the Boilermakery

Boilermakery Machine Resources

Bantam Mill

General Resources

Safety

Software

Setup

Projects

3D Printers

Introduction to 3D Printing

Filament Guide

Changing Filament

Projects

3D Pens

3DSismo

Getting Started

Project Ideas

3Doodler

Getting Started

Project Ideas