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Mobile Maker Lab

Mobile Maker Lab

Welcome to the Mobile Maker Lab

Our Maker outreach effort has two components.  The first consists of our 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 or complete the Interest Form.


The Mobile Maker Lab is sponsored by Makers 4 Good.

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Contact Us

Lab Manager: Nicole Borgaard
Lab Email:

Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

  • Kainalu Palaualelo, home school student in Hawaii image link to article

    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.