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Maker Lab

Maker Lab

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.

Congratulations to the winners of the Annual Design- Make- Sell challenge!

This year's challenge was to design a compelling product relating to SCU’s annual Vintage Santa Clara [VSC] event. Participating teams had to submit a proposal/pitch of their product for Phase A. Four teams were then selected to move to Phase B, which consisted of production of their product in the Maker Lab and sales of their product in the Campus Bookstore.

Teams used a variety of tools in the Maker Lab including, the ShopBot, miter saw, laser cutters, and 3D printers.

Congratulations to the winning team of Brian Wiebe, Rachel Lee, Leo Morris, Jilliene Torres-Rivera, Matthew Becker, and Lauren Torres-Rivera for their Charcuterie board design.

Honorable mentions were awarded to Sean Wu, Jonathan Felix, Jessica Simmons, Ryan Pool, and Paul Li for their SCU inspired picture frame; to Elise Murugasu, Harumy Miura, Oliver Goodall, and Yaying Lin for their wine coaster; and Max Kaufmann, Sam Anderson, and Hannah Hoeptner for their shot glass.

Click the photo below to take a virtual tour!

Innovation Zone Photo

Here are the required steps in order to start working in the Maker Lab: 


  • Enroll in the Maker Lab Camino course. Click here for access. 
  • Read through and familiarize yourself with the homepage of the Maker Lab Camino Site. The Maker Lab Calendar, featuring walk-in Open Hours and appointment-only Training sessions, is available on this page. 
  • Complete the Basic Training Module, then schedule an in-person tour. Once you have completed Basic Training, you are able to use the Maker Lab Open Hours for your projects! 
    • Our appointment scheduling service recently made changes so we are experiencing some technical difficulties. If you are unable to book an appointment for training using the link on Camino, email us at to sign up.


Note that more training sessions are required in order to use other equipment (3D printers, Laser Cutters, etc.). If you are experiencing any troubles with access to the Maker Lab Camino course, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you!

The Maker Lab calendar is the best way to find up-to-date information about the weekly hours and can be found on the Maker Lab Camino Page here.

There are occasionally closed sessions by individual or class appointments that fall outside of our open hours.

Contact Us

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

Sobrato Discovery, Bldg. 402