Mobile Maker Lab
Welcome to the Mobile Maker Lab
Our Maker outreach effort has two components. The first consists of our new Mobile Maker Lab, a trailer filled with maker equipment, such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, and a variety of other tools. The trailer is available for visits to local schools and after school programs as a way to enhance their educational activities. SCU staff and students operate the trailer and teach a variety of hands-on curricular modules that excite students and expose them to a variety of STEM topics.
The second element of the outreach program involves working with students to fabricate parts. SCU students serve as mentors in order to consult on designs and manufacturability issues. Approved design files are then uploaded to the Lab for fabrication. Students may also watch parts being made on a 3D printer via a live web stream.
Teachers interested in learning more about these opportunities should contact us at SCUMakerLab@gmail.com
The Mobile Maker Lab is sponsored by Makers 4 Good.
Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Kainalu Palaualelo, a home-schooled fourth grader in Hawaii, submitted a design for 3D printing to our SCU Maker Lab, consulted remotely with SCU students on improvements, and then watched it being fabricated here in Santa Clara via livestream broadcast! Read more about how the SCU Maker Lab is expanding its reach through its Makers For Good Program.
SCU’s Mobile Maker Lab hit the road, visiting junior high and high school students in Fremont, who created their own laser-cut balsa wood gliders and catapults and learned about the Lab’s 3D printers, vinyl plotter, laser cutter, and other tools.