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.
Check out the previous entries and learn how to submit your own projects for Maker of the Month.
Maker Lab Calendar- Training Times and Open Hours
Haven't been through Maker Lab training yet? Check the calendar below for training times and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. We add trainings on a weekly basis throughout the academic year. If none of the training times work for you, please complete our Maker Lab Training Request Form and we will do our best to arrange a training that fits your schedule.
Been through training but not sure when the Lab is open? Check the calendar for Open Hours. We are regularly adding more hours so be sure to check back often for updates! You can also contact us to request times and we will do our best to accommodate you. You must have completed at least Basic Training in order to come into the Lab during Open Hours.
We now have a Maker Lab Alumni Program. Check the calendar for "Open Hours- Alumni" to find times SCU alumni may be working in the Lab as well. It's a great chance to network while working on projects.
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.