Material Donations Needed for Rice's New Makerspace

Mike Mazzella, Science Department
What is a Makerspace?  Watch this video to learn more and click on Read More if you can donate materials such as velcro, pool noodles, old bicycle wheels and more to help with the GoBabyGo! project.

Rice opened a new Makerspace Lab this fall to give students an opportunity to share ideas and solve real-world problems, while developing critical thinking and engineering skills.

Their first project was in response to UVM’s Aiken Engineering Challenge earlier this month. Students will next work on test-case scenarios inspired by St. Michael’s College’s chapter of GoBabyGo!, a University of Delaware program that modifies ride-on toy cars to fit the individual needs of young children with mobility issues.

To get started, the Rice Makerspace needs materials, including:
  • Velcro
  • Old Power Wheels cars with chargers and batteries
  • Pool noodles
  • Furniture padding and or cushions
  • Old bicycle wheels 
  • PVC piping of various sizes especially 1/2" and 3/4" 
  • PVC piping connectors 
  • Cardboard
  • Kneeboards
Please contact Mike Mazzella at if you have materials to donate.