Photo gallery Makerspace masks

October 25, 2019

The UW–Madison College of Engineering’s Makerspace in Wendt Commons held a workshop Oct. 24 to teach the basics of thermoforming and mold making by creating Halloween masks.

Largely student-run with 12,000 square feet of shop and flex space, the UW Makerspace strives to empower students by creating a community immersed in emerging technologies, focused on creating innovative products. Makerspace Workshops are geared toward newcomers to help them get over the hurdle of learning something new in a fun and social setting. They are open to all UW–Madison students, faculty, staff and alumni.

PHOTOS BY JEFF MILLER

Photo: Person's hands holding up orange mold with 2 masks on it

A sheet of polystyrene material contains two custom-made masks. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo: Person holding mask over mold

First-year engineering student Will Driessen cuts out a formed mask of a Stormtrooper's face. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Makerspace staff Jake Rymsza, left, and Kirk Mendoza operate a thermoforming machine.

Makerspace staff Jake Rymsza, left, and Kirk Mendoza operate a thermoforming machine. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo: Closeup of the 2 black masks

Can you identify the not-so-scary face on the right? Photo by: Jeff Miller

First-year engineering students Alexander Ratnasamy, left, and Ethan Stelzer cut out their formed masks.

First-year engineering students Alexander Ratnasamy, left, and Ethan Stelzer cut out their formed masks. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo: Closeup of scissors cutting edges of mask

Give up? It's Albert Einstein. Photo by: Jeff Miller

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