Makerspace computers & software

Book time on a creative workstation or media workstation in the ideaMILL to bring your design or vision to life.

The ideaMILL makerspace has [eight] high-end computers and a variety of creative, coding and production software available for use. Some of the software needs advanced graphics cards and extra memory to run, so are restricted to a limited number of stations.

Makerspace computers are booked by speaking to staff in-person in the ideaMILL.

Basic maker workstations

All workstations in the ideaMILL are equipped with the following software:

Illustration, Animation, and Video Editing

  • Inkscape
  • GIMP

Audio Production

  • Audacity
  • Tracktion

Utility & Coding

  • Notepad++
  • Filezilla
  • Arduino Developer Tool Kit
  • Handbrake, Video Conversion
  • VideoLAN Player (VLC)

3D Design

  • Blender
  • Cura
  • SketchUp 2017

Game Design

  • Inform 7
  • Twine

Media workstations

In addition to the software listed above, the following software is available on our [ 2?] media workstations.

Illustration, Animation, and Video Editing

  • Clip Studio Paint
  • Adobe Creative Suite (includes:)
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Premiere
    • ...and more
  • Moho Pro Illustration
  • Clip Studio Paint

Audio Production

  • FL Studio Producer Edition

Note: Use of the maker PCs is restricted to the software installed on them, as well as how-to videos or instructional content necessary for learning the software. They cannot be used for recreational purposes, such as checking email or social media sites.

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