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Makerspace

The RDC Makerspace is a place to learn through exploration, innovation, and creation.

Makerspace Tours

Are you interested in knowing more about what the RDC Makerspace has to offer? 

Located in room 2006F on the second floor of the RDC Library Information Common, the Makerspace is home to a variety of low-tech and high-tech software and equipment including crafts, a button maker, 3D printers, a laser machine, computers, a Cricut Explore Air (vinyl cutter), a sewing machine, a soundproof studio equipped a green screen, and more. 

Tours of the Makerspace can last from 30 to 90 minutes and include an overview that provides participants a general idea of some of the projects that can be created in the space, who can use the space, and requirements to use specific equipment. If there is a specific topic or area that your group would like us to focus on, please indicate that in the form and we will try to accommodate this request.  

Please note that the Makerspace remains open during your tour and there may be students working on projects. The maximum occupancy of the Makerspace is 40 people. 

Tours are available weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm. We may consider weekend or evening bookings on a case-by-case basis.   

  • RDC Faculty

To book a tour for your class or colleagues please fill out the Instructor Tour form or email Sona Macnaughton at Sona.Macnaughton@rdc.ab.ca

  • RDC Students

RDC students can request a tour by emailing Makerspace@rdc.ab.ca.

  • RDC Departments

RDC departments, Schools, or staff can request a tour by emailing Makerspace@rdc.ab.ca.

  • Red Deer and Central Alberta Community Groups

Community groups or associations, please fill out the Community Associations Tour form. 

  • Minimum 8 participants
  • Fees apply - see below
  • School Tours

K-12 schools or homeschoolers, please fill out the School Tour form. 

  • Minimum 8 participants
  • Fees apply - see below

Once you submit your request, expect to be contacted within two business days. Tours are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation notice. 

Tour Fee: Schools and Community Groups

The RDC Makerspace offers tours to schools and community groups for a fee of $30 per hour or portion thereof. There may be additional material and supply costs for certain activities.