Welcome to the Prototyping Club Website! We are an interdisciplinary student org of volunteers who manage the makerspace at UWM and help students bring their ideas to reality! Check out our About page for more about us!




The Prototyping Club is a group of students at UW-Milwaukee who like to build, invent, tinker, hack, and learn new skills. We have a wide range of skill sets in our membership and you’re likely to find someone who can talk about almost any technical concept with you in a meaningful way. We also are a physical space where you can come to and have access to a wide array of equipment that you are not likely to have at home.

We aim to foster a community of makers by providing an environment in terms of people, equipment, and space, that supports the creative process and personal growth.

In our space you will find students of all majors and disciplines, with a wide range of interests. You’ll find people who are into electronics, robotics, software, music, art, video, photography, and so much more. We’ve found that having such people pursuing their interests in close proximity to one another leads to a lot of productivity, personal satisfaction, and some amazing collaborative projects. We hope you’ll become a part of it.

If you think you might like to join the Prototyping Club, you should come to one of our Wednesday night meetings and check us out. If you’re simply interested in using the makerspace, come in during staffed “office hours”.


Prototyping Club Receives Special Recognition

The Prototyping Club was recently recognized at the 2019 UWM CEAS Student Research Poster Competition. Prototyping Club members Ryan Confer, Easton Dobson, Bobby Erickson (President), Ray Greco,  Andrew Krill (Vice President), Alexa Miller (Secretary),  Ryan Severson (President-Elect), Lucas Smith, and Will Marshall worked on the project over the course of nine weeks.  Together they created …

New Makerspace: Available for ALL UWM students, opening OCTOBER 2018!

In case you haven’t heard, UWM has a makerspace available for use by students of ALL disciplines! Our newly renovated space will open some time this October, so keep an eye on our blog for when the official grand opening is! So what is a makerspace anyway? A makerspace, at its heart, is a place …


The new Makerspace is opening THIS OCTOBER!!! Come visit a prototyping club meeting for more information, and keep tuned to our site for updates and announcements regarding the grand opening of the 2.0 space!