Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit and ignite your inner innovator—build, invent, and test your own creations in our hands-on prototyping space.
Hand tools, power tools, and a whole suite of machines that are part of a new wave of “personal making”—3D printers, laser cutters, and circuit board fabricators—are all at your disposal. The Maker Lab is the only place on campus where any SCU student, faculty, or staff member can be quickly trained to use the tools and a team of students from multiple departments can easily work together.
More than 800 students, faculty, and staff from disciplines ranging from engineering to studio art use the School of Engineering's Maker Lab. Recent creations run the gamut from keychains, robots, water purity testers, and devices to process DNA, to a fully-functional prosthetic arm! Whether you're working on your own personal invention just for the fun of it or on an assignment for class, this space is yours. Come in and play!
Maker of the Month
Students in the ENGR2 Design & Prototyping course showcased the skills they learned in the Maker Lab during the quarter in their final projects. Each student chose what to make for their project and had to use at least 3 different tools. Students used 3D printers, laser cutters, Carvey (CNC Mill), power tools, and basic tools (including vinyl plotter for stickers). Throughout the course students had to make a variety of projects. If you are interested in learning more about design & prototyping and using the the equipment in the Maker Lab, be sure to sign up for ENGR2 for Spring Quarter!
Check out the previous entries and learn how to submit your own projects for Maker of the Month.
The Maker Lab has started an outreach program for K-12 schools. We have been developing a Mobile Maker Trailer to take to local schools to teach students about new technologies and inspire the maker spirit. You can learn more about this program on our website. This Mobile Maker Trailer outreach program is made possible by Makers 4 Good, makers4good.org.