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Using the Space

The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is located in Prospect Hall. Everyone is welcome during open hours. For tours or to find out more about our space attend an orientation (check the campus events calendar for dates) or take this virtual tour of the Fimbel Lab. For training on specific equipment or for access when the Fimbel Lab is closed, begin by signing up for a skill badge and agree to our values and waiver. To find out more about what’s happening in the Fimbel Lab, sign up for the mailing list.

Are you ready to Make–Hack–Create?!

The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab enables all members of the Mount Holyoke community to follow their creativity, curiosity and passions in a safe and supportive environment that encourages exploration.

To keep the space welcoming to novices and experts alike, please adhere to our values:

All are welcome in the space, regardless of skill level, background or project.  This is a judgment-free space.

A shared space must be an organized space, with tools in their places and surfaces ready for the next person to work.

  • Ask if you are uncertain.  
  • Speak up if you see others being unsafe.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.  
  • Many of our tools require training or require supervision for access. See policies and equipment in the Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab Handbook for more information. Do not use any tool if you have not been trained on it.

  • The staff is here to help you learn.
  • Help those around you who have questions.

Getting Started

There are many ways to get started in the Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab. Before using the space for the first time: All users must agree to act according to our shared values and sign the waiver for non-academic use.

Check out our frequently asked questions.

To learn about upcoming orientations, workshops and events, check the campus events calendar.

The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab supports walk-ins.

The Fimbel Lab is open and available to everyone in the Mount Holyoke College community. During the semester, the Lab is open 9am-10pm M-Th, 9am-8pm Fr, and 2-10 Su. Regular student-staffed hours during the semester are 5-10 M-Th, 4-8 Fr, and 2-10 Su.

When the space is in use by a class, workshop or event, restrictions to certain equipment may apply.

Attending a 30-minute orientation is a great way to find out what is in the space and how to get started using the equipment. To find the schedule and sign up, check the campus events calendar.

Interested in using the equipment in the Fimbel Lab or in reserving tools and kits? Don’t know how to use the equipment? Checkout our upcoming workshops on the campus events calendar or head to the corresponding link to reserve the equipment:

To reserve the laser cutters:

To reserve the 3d printers:

To reserve Available Kits or Tools:


Attending a workshop is a great way to get started. Our introductory workshops provide a step-by-step guide on using the equipment. To register and see what workshops are coming up, check the campus events calendar.

To be one of the first to find out what events the Fimbel Lab is hosting, and for other news, sign up to be on the mailing list.