You do not have to use the lab tools – it’s reasonable to build a carved styrofoam or popsicle stick or fabric prototype. It’s also fine to work with the tools you have on your personal computer if that suits you and your project. That said, these resources are available for those who would like to use them.

Please respect these spaces and the equipment therein – food and drink should be kept away from sensitive equipment and students are responsible for the equipment they are working with.

The FabLab is located just at the end of the hall outside of our classroom.

Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Th and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri

What’s available: Sticker machine, vinyl cutter, laser cutters and 3D printer. Unless you are familiar with 3D printing, please stick to the first three. Please plan to use the lowest cost materials possible, for the the laser cutter that means cardboard and equal to or smaller than 24 x 18.

Tutors/Guides: Yes; they suggest coming in with an Illustrator or PDF file of what you’re hoping to cut.

Appointments: Yes.

Other info: during busy times cuts may be limited to 30 minutes and the last cut is 1/2 before close of the lab.

The Media Lab is B135 – just around the corner from our classroom.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. M-F and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat

What’s available: computing stations with most of the software you could hope for, laptops available for check out with same software, digital cameras for both still and video, projectors, microphones, kinect for motion capture, lighting + more.

Tutors/Guides: in the lounge during tutoring hours (check the door outside of B102)

Appointments: no – all use is first come, first served and there are no timeouts.