Clarkson University recently installed a new makerspace to facilitate student,
faculty, and staff projects. Given that it was a new space, and various decisions about organization,
open hours, and equipment purchasing had to be made, we sought to provide administrators with quantitative
data about utilization patterns. The system provides a heatmap visualization demonstrating the frequency of
utilization over a period of time. This will be presented in an easy-to-use website, to make the data easily
accessible. This work won the 2019 Clarkson University President's Challenge, for a grand prize of $7,000. Code is released under the GPL-3 licence on
GitHub. Additional content from the contest can be found here:
Demo Website .