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

Welcome to the RDC Makerspace!

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

We provide access to high-tech and low-tech maker equipment. We also provide access to individual work spaces, a collaboration room, and a high-tech recording studio.

The Makerspace is open September to June during Library hours. It is accessible to RDC students, staff, and faculty. Members of the wider Central Alberta community may use some areas and equipment. Call 403.356.4916 for more information.

We are proud to recognize Wheels On Ltd. who have sponsored the safety training for our Makerspace Technicians. 


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Terms and Conditions

The Red Deer College Makerspace offers RDC students, faculty, and staff, and the general public, access to new and emerging technologies.  By using the Makerspace, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions which govern the acceptable use of the space and equipment, including agreeing not to hold RDC responsible for any consequences arising from using the space or equipment.

RDC reserves the right to revise the terms and conditions at any time. Continued use of the Makerspace by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to these terms and conditions.


Use of the RDC Makerspace and equipment is free and requires presentation of either a;

  1. Current RDC student, faculty, or staff icard; or,
  2. Community Membership and you are 18 years of age or older. 
    • Those under the age of 18 years require permission from a caregiver/parent and must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult guardian at all times. Staff will not supervise children.

Use of the 3D printers, laser engraver, sewing machine or soldering irons requires you to complete an orientation and sign a user agreement.

Materials Costs

The Makerspace and all equipment are available to be used for free. However, there is a cost for consumables associated with some pieces of equipment. Payment may be made at the Library Desk on the main floor.

Button Maker Supplies    
1.5" pinback buttons per button, quantity = 1-99 $0.10
1.5" pinback buttons per button, quantity = 100+ $0.09
1.5" keychain and parts per keychain $3.00
1.5" magnet per magnet $1.00
Laser Engraver Supplies    
3 mm Baltic birch per 12x24 sheet $2.00
3 mm acrylic sheet per 12x24 sheet $9.50