Welcome to the Ground Floor Makerspace + Microfactory. Membership eligibility is open to all current UC students, faculty, staff, and our 1819 partners. There is no fee for membership however certain services such as 3d printing and machining are billed at modest hourly rates.

The Ground Floor is a space for research, exploration, and creation of new ideas, objects, and products. We support making of all kinds including industry partnerships, academics, research, and engagement with maker-oriented student groups. Our mission is twofold: to empower the transformation of ideas into the material world; and to support innovation through the prototyping phase.

To activate your membership, login to our member portal using your UC credentials. From here you can access our orientation, consent to our user agreement and explore the opportunities available to you as a member of the UC community.

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1819 Innovation Hub, suite 150
2900 Reading Rd.
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45206