Edgerton Student Shop
  • Graduate student Mitchell Hsing fabricates aluminum components for the Schmidt Research Group.
    Graduate student Mitchell Hsing fabricates aluminum components.
  • Graduate student Arolyn Conwill fabricating a copper part for use in a research experiment
    Graduate student Arolyn Conwill fabricating a copper part for use in a research experiment
  • Students at the Edgerton Student Shop learn the basics of metal working
    Learning the basics of metal working
    Christopher Harting

The Edgerton Center Student Shop is now in 6C

Fall 2020 Access Information

The Edgerton Center Student Shop is now open by appointment only for faculty-led research use. 

All users must have authorized access via the COVID Access system and COVID Pass. 

Students seeking to use the Edgerton Center Student Shop to conduct faculty-led research should email Mark Belanger, Student Shop Manager, mdbelang@mit.edu and copy their research principal investigator (PI). 

Please include your first and last name, your MIT ID number, and your MIT email address. The PI will check eligibility for research-approved access to campus.

There is a one-time approval process for each student. Once approval is granted, students may sign up for access time. Mark Belanger will schedule accordingly via Doodle. 

Please note that requests need to be made in advance as the process for shop access due to Covid precautions can take a week or more. 


Our new home is now in the basement of 6C, just off the Infinite Corridor (Campus Map). The MakerLodge Metropolis Shop is next door.

The Edgerton Center Student Shop provides students with training and access to a wide range of fabrication tools from milling machines to lathes and a 3-D printer.  

Funded by MIT, with capital-equipment acquisitions covered by an endowed gift from the Lemelson Foundation, the shop offers intensive training classes of 12 hours per student. With nothing but raw materials, students learn to build machines from scratch. While mainly a metalworking shop, we also offer 3-D printing facilities on site.

Students have fabricated parts for the VERTIGO experiment, now installed in the International Space Station, and parts for a dark-matter detector installed 2,000 feet underground in New Mexico.