Maker Lab and OT on ARN

Occupational Therapy graduate students and Maker Lab were featured on front cover of our local newspaper Abilene Reporter New. The students 3D-printed prosthetic hands as a project for their class, and they did an amazing job! Congrats to everyone who worked hard and...

KRBC covers story on Maker Lab

KRBC’s Isaac Ramirez visited the Maker Lab last year, and run a short story on recent projects being developed, as well as the great potential for growth and expansion. Watch video...

Make Stuff Up with Nil Santana

Announcing the return of our Make Stuff Up series! The first one of the semester will be September 17 (time TBA)! It will be a laser cutter demo taught by Nil Santana. He will be instructing those who attend on the basics of laser cutting, including planning, design,...

Maker Academy ’15

The ACU Maker Lab is offering its second Maker Academy this summer. Classes combine problem-solving activities with technology, and the basics of rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. In this fun and informative camp, participants engage in challenging and...

Nil’s trike project

Here’s a shot of my most recent trike project. This has been a fun project to work on. The frame was hacked from an Outback mountain board I’ve had for about five years (used for windsurfing on parking lots during winter). The electric motor kit for rear...

Maker Academy 2014

The ACU Maker Lab is offering its first Maker Academy this summer. Classes combine problem-solving activities, technology, with contemporary maker movement. Students will learn design thinking, the basics of rapid prototyping and digital fabrication, and how to...

ACU Maker Lab Open for Business

We’re a month out from the opening but I want to acknowledge all the work done to get us to where we are today. We’ve come a long way from an empty shell in late August to our open house Oct. 18. The amount of work done both by employees of the Maker Lab and...

Epilog Laser Cutter

Our Epilog laser cutter came in on Thursday and Nil Santana, Lyndell Lee and I have been burning it up all weekend. Here’s a shot of partial results from a day of tinkering:   We started off using cardboard boxes left over from recent equipment shipments....