UW Bothell Collaboratory

The UW Bothell Collaboratory (formerly called Makerspace) is a creative environment with the equipment needed for curricular and co-curricular maker endeavors. Located on the first floor of Discovery Hall, the Collaboratory is a free resource for all UW Bothell students, faculty, and staff.* The lab is equipped with tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, a vinyl cutter, sewing machines and more.

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Grand Opening Event

The Collaboratory will be hosting a grand opening of the newly renovated space on February 8th and 9th from 10am - 5pm! Students, staff, and faculty of all skill levels and majors are welcome to join us in this exciting new space. There will be tours, workshops, contests, and other activities throughout the day where you will learn more about fabricating items using the available machines, and get creative with what you make! The event will run identical activities on both days so you will have two chances to participate.

Grand Opening schedule (for both Feb 8th & 9th)

  • 10:00am - 10:30am: Opening tour & Collaboratory Overview presentation
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm: 3D printing workshop
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Laser cutting workshop
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm: Creative contest activity
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: VR experiences showcase

Check back for more details and updates on the Grand Opening.

Collaboratory Remodel - Winter Update

The Collaboratory remodel and upgrades are wrapping up! Construction is on-track to finish soon. We will spend early January installing the equipment and settling in. All Collaboratory services are suspended as we are moving all our equipment into the newly renovated space. 

Renovation Purpose and Plan:

In cooperation with Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Discovery Hall Makerspace/Collaboratory is being reimagined and redesigned to facilitate the following goals:

  • Improve power and ventilation infrastructure for existing Makerspace equipment
  • Support inter/cross disciplinary teams working on impactful projects of various duration with industry/community partners
  • Allow for students engaged in projects for formal courses as well as those engaged in co-curricular experiences to co-exist seamlessly
  • Ensure flexibility for changing initiatives
  • Allow visibility of work being performed while being inviting and welcoming to students of all interest levels

This project involves construction activities to combine Discovery Hall rooms 150 and 152 into one common space.  

Equipment available during renovation - located in other places

List of available equipment

  • 2 Ultimaker S5 3D printers
  • Universal Systems laser cutter (24 x 12 inch max cut size)
  • Button press (2.25 inch only)
  • Vinyl cutter
  • 2 Sewing machines
  • Various VR/AR headsets, controllers, accessories, and VR-ready laptops

Email us if you'd like to use this equipment:

Getting Started

All new users must complete the Collaboratory User Agreement before using any Collaboratory resources. Meetings and consultations are by appointment only. Please see the list below for available services.

  1. If you wish to complete a project using the Collaboratory equipment, please visit the space in-person and talk to a staff member. We will no longer be accepting remote service requests. We do not mail any equipment, materials, or prints.
  2. If you require assistance or consultation for a project, we are available to meet over Zoom or in-person Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Please send us an email to or visit the Truly House on campus to coordinate these times.
  3. There will be several events throughout the quarter we will be participating in and/or hosting. If you are interested in attending, please see the workshop and events calender for details on when, where, and how you can participate.

If you have other questions or requests, please send an email to:

Note: Make sure you use your UW netID email when filling out any online forms. If you see a page saying are not allowed access to a form, please open the form link in a new private window and sign into Google using your UW email where you will then be redirected to the UW sign in page.

Digital Badges

New to the Collaboratory is the addition of Digital Badges! These badges are a form of digital credentialing that you can earn and show off as proof of your knowledge and experience in a specific topic, such as 3D printing. Upon request, a staff member can issue you a badge if you have completed each of the requirements for the badge. See our Digital Badges page for a list of all the current badges we have to offer.

Check out the UW Bothell Badgr page to see all the badges the Collaboratory, Herbarium, and other campus units have on offer. This site is where all your earned badges will be kept, so we recommend creating an account using a personal email so you will have access to your badges after graduating.

Collaboratory Innovation

See inside the Collaboratory and how some students use this space in this great video!

Student Staff and Volunteer opportunities

We are no longer accepting applications for student staff. This space will be updated as soon as the position is open again.

We are not accepting applications for volunteers at the moment, but this opportunity will return sometime after the renovations of the space are completed and operations resume.

Locations & directions

The Collaboratory is located on the 1st floor of Discovery Hall, in room DISC-152. View Discovery Hall 1st floor building map. The Truly House is located directly in front of the West Parking Garage and next to the top surface parking lot of Discovery Hall. View the UW Bothell Campus map.

*We're unable to service Cascadia College students, staff, or faculty at this time.

Social Media

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If you have any questions, email us!


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Hours of Operation:

Winter Quarter


Regular Service Hours:

Monday - Friday:
9:00am - 4:00pm

Collaboratory User Agreement

Please fill out the User Agreement before submitting any requests.
Collaboratory User Agreement


The Collaboratory is located on the 1st floor of Discovery Hall, room  DISC-152. View Discovery Hall 1st floor building map.

Equipment List

  • 8 Flashforge Finder 3D printers
  • 2 Ultimaker S5 3D printers
  • 1 Ultimaker 2 3D printer
  • 1 Fusion 3 3D printer
  • 2 1 Universal Laser Cutter System
  • 2 Carvey CNC machines
  • 1 3D Scanner (Einscan Pro 3.0)
  • Soldering station
  • Button Press
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Sewing Machine and tools
  • Manual Embroidery Machine
  • Laminator
  • Various hand tools & Vice
  • VR/AR Headsets, controllers, and VR-ready laptops

Want us to add something? Send us a note and we’ll add it to the wishlist! We will be adding more equipment as the user community grows.