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
Kyle Takeuchi 3D printed the individual components for the prosthetic hand using the MakerBot Replicator 2X. The parts were designed and printed to connect together and still have the flexibility to have movement at the joints. Once the hand was assembled, cords were run through the hand allowing the user to extend and contract the fingers.
Check out some of our past Maker of the Month profiles.
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 Mobile Maker Lab website. This Mobile Maker Trailer outreach program is made possible by Makers 4 Good, makers4good.org.