SKIL as hands-on practical workshop

SKIL as hands-on practical workshop

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The SKIL is a workshop located on the EPFL campus in Lausanne near the EPFL metro stop. This space is used as a workshop primarily for EPFL Bachelor and Master students. To access it, the student undergoes mandatory theoretical training before receiving access. The temporary SKIL building consists of 15 white portacabins divided into 3 levels: the Machine Workshop (Ground floor), the Maker space (1st floor) and the Ideation space (2nd floor). Anyone is welcome to visit the SKIL during opening hours (Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm). For this purpose, a bell is located on the front door.

Trainings and security

Safety is at the heart of SKIL’s operation. The rules as well as the proposed training courses are summarized on this page.

The building and the machines

The SKIL is composed of 3 floors: the meeting/ideation, the makerspace and the workshop. All the machines, their location and their degree of security are summarized here.

Available material

SKIL charges students for consumables. You can find the list of available materials (laser, electronic,…) here. Special materials could also be ordered to the SKIL’s suppliers, don’t hesitate to ask.