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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.

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!

Are you new to the Maker Lab? Read here to get started!

The Maker Lab in the Bird Innovation Zone is now open to the SCU community! This space is located at Room 1124 within the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation building. 

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

  1. Enroll in the Maker Lab Camino course. Click here for access. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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! 

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 our Lab Manager, Nicole Borgaard, at scumakerlab@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Maker of the Month

Final projects created in ENGR2 Course 

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.

Outreach

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.

Are you new to the Maker Lab? Read here to get started!

The Maker Lab in the Bird Innovation Zone is now open to the SCU community! This space is located at Room 1124 within the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation building. 

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

  1. Enroll in the Maker Lab Camino course. Click here for access. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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! 

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 our Lab Manager, Nicole Borgaard, at scumakerlab@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Contact Us

Lab Manager: Nicole Borgaard
Lab Email: nborgaard@scu.edu

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

Discovery and Innovation, Bldg. 402