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:
Laura – Staff
Darren – Coordinator
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.