Student Shops
  • At work in the Edgerton Student Shop.jpg
  • Welding in the Area 51 Shop

Student Shops

We embrace learning by doing. With the Provost's support, we provide machine-shop training for MIT students in the Edgerton Student Shop. We also run the Area 51 CNC Shop, a robust fabrication facility.

Along with these shops, other opportunities are included below:  

Edgerton Student Shop
Build almost anything—for class, for research, or for your own use—in the Edgerton Student Shop.

MIT students using Area 51 machine shopArea 51 Shop
A fabrication facility with injection molding and water jet cutting machines and CNC milling machines.

Edgerton Student Project Lab
Home to a community of students who meet to tinker, experiment, design, and build.

MIT Hobby Shop
The Hobby Shop is a fully equipped wood and metal shop that teaches students the art of thoughtful design.

Other resources
Looking for specific tools and equipment? Get in touch with Edgerton staff.