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Garage Physics

The Garage Physics lab in B613 Sterling Hall is a makerspace for student-driven interdisciplinary innovation. Garage offers all UW-Madison undergraduates and graduate students an unstructured safe environment to explore technologies such as 3d-printers and electronic devices 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.

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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 Contact Prof. Duncan Carlsmith ( for more information. Apply at the following link: .


To navigate this site, note that at the top of any page there are hotlinks to nodes in the page tree that you have visited. You can always click on "FrontPage" to return to this page. A link to this WIKI may be found on Garage Physics splash page To learn how to use a wiki, see the help pages and note that Google is your friend.

To learn how to join and use the Garage, see About Garage Physics. For further information or questions about access to the Garage or accessibility, please contact Professor Duncan Carlsmith, , or Instructional Lab Manager Brett Unks, .


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