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Garage Physics

The Garage Physics lab in B613 Sterling Hall is a makerspace for student-driven interdisciplinary innovation. Garage offers UW-Madison students an unstructured safe environment to explore technologies and to develop creative ideas through project-oriented just-in-time learning. Want to make something or make something happen? You have come to the right place.

Garage Physics is described in the UW-Madison communications story http://news.wisc.edu/24040, the WKOW news story http://www.wkow.com/story/30139090/2015/09/29/students-create-inventions-of-the-future-in-uw-madison-garage , and the Badger Herald story https://badgerherald.com/news/2015/10/13/tinker-away-garage-physics-helps-realize-student-inventions/. Also in the news, receipt reduction: http://news.wisc.edu/24056?utm_source=iUW&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=iUW2015-10-01 and https://badgerherald.com/news/2015/10/02/university-dining-halls-go-paperless/.

Attention entrepreneurial students

Garage Physics and Venturewell (formerly National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Association, NCIIA) offer a program of support for UW-Madison entrepreneurial teams to conduct R&D in Garage Physics leading to participation in local and national business plan competitions including the Venturewell programs. See http://venturewell.org/. Contact Prof. Duncan Carlsmith (Duncan@hep.wisc.edu) for more information. Apply at the following link: https://www.physics.wisc.edu//GaragePhysicsVenturewellSupportApplication .


For further information or questions about access to the Garage or accessibility, please contact Professor Duncan Carlsmith, duncan@hep.wisc.edu , or Instructional Lab Manager Brett Unks, unks@wisc.edu .

  • About Garage Physics - General information for students about joining and working in Garage Physics

  • Safety - Important safety information

  • Office Hours - Need a hand? Looking for a meeting to get involved?

  • Projects - What are you working on? Look here for on-going and suggested projects.

  • Equipment - What do we have? What would you like?

  • Classes - Learn something. Teach something!

  • Software - Collaboration, design tools, and more

  • Makerspace links - Makerspace and innovation center links

  • Entrepreneurship clinic - Entrepreneurship inspiration, education, and local and national resources

  • Sustainability - WI Make Sustain resources and sustainability related suggested projects

  • MadisonTech - Madison community tech group links

  • Campus connections - UW connections

  • Conferences - Outreach, conferences and other news

  • Research funding - Resources for undergraduate and graduate research, internships, and careers

  • Publish - Opportunities to publish and present your findings

  • Awards - Garage students in the news

  • Readings - Quiet time inspiration

  • History - B613 Sterling History


Links and information on this website are for education purposes and do not constitute an endorsement of any product, company, or cause.

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