Holiday Hours:

We will be on regular hours through Friday, December 15. After that, we’ll be open on select days for limited hours during the holidays.

closed: December 16-17

MondayDecember 189am-4pm
Tuesday, December 199am-4pm
Wednesday, December 209am-4pm
Thursday, December 219am-4pm
Friday, December 229am-4pm

closed: December 23 – January 1

TuesdayJanuary 29am-4pm
Wednesday, January 39am-4pm
Thursday, January 49am-4pm
Friday, January 59am-4pm

closed: January 6-7

Monday, January 8, 9am-4pm
Tuesday, January 99am-4pm
Wednesday, January 109am-4pm
Thursday, January 119am-4pm
Friday, January 129am-4pm

closed:, January 13-15

Beginning on Tuesday, January 16, we’ll be back to regular hours. Have a wonderful holiday season and we’ll look forward to seeing you back in soon.

The Maker Lab is a place on the ACU campus where students, faculty, and staff give form to their ideas. The significant opportunity the Maker Lab brings to students is the opportunity to develop skills in ideation, design, creativity, prototyping, and collaboration that allow them to fully participate in shaping the world around them. The Maker Lab is an ideation studio and prototyping shop that reflects a broader concept called “Maker Movement”—a global sub-culture that is focused on rapid fabrication of innovative products that address personal interests and sometimes broader societal problems.

Maker Lab Spotlight

Watch Molly and Kati talk about a group project they worked on as part of a course taught in the Maker Lab for Occupational Therapy graduate students. The short video is a perfect example of how creativity combined with making and applied to problem solving can be helpful in any discipline. They were able to fully grasp the process from ideation to prototyping, and apply it to a very specific issue.

Meet the Makers:

Alma

Haley

Sam

Darren – Coordinator

Austin

Janine

Virginia

Brad

Korbin

Laura – Staff

Byron

Meredith

Nil – Director

Safety & Training

We know you don’t want to wait to start your project, but safety and training is our top priority in the Maker Lab. Please watch all required training and safety videos for the tool(s) you want to use. After you have finished the training sessions, you’ll be asked to perform a few safety procedures for one of our supervisors (we call them Maker On Duty, or MODs for short). If all goes well, only then you’ll be able to enjoy our tools and facilities on your own.

TOOL RESERVATION

We ask that everyone to use the reservation system when working with our 3D Printers, Laser Cutter and CNC Router. This ensures that all Makers have equal access to see what tools are available at any given moment.

Reserve Tool

OUR EQUIPMENT

Combining digital fabrication and rapid prototyping with traditional tools, the Maker Lab is here to facilitate ideation and prototyping process.

VIEW EQUIPMENT LIST

Maker Lab welcomes Dr. Brent Reeves

Professor Reeves has been granted a Faculty Fellowship to develop an Honors Colloquium using drones in collaboration with the Maker Lab. He’s using creativity and making while developing quad-copter projects with a few students this semester. They are exploring various materials, aircraft designs, and flying FPV.
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