Maker Lab


Sparked by curiosity, fueled by creativity and collaboration. 

Bring your vision to life in our student-run workshop stocked with tools, supplies, and equipment. A student organization, MakerLab is dedicated to building a community of creators and problem-solvers by fostering skill-sharing and collaboration.

Safety Requirements

Safety is a priority for everyone: All students are trained and safety equipment is required (safety glasses, dust masks, and hearing protection).  For everyone’s safety, a student supervisor must also be present to assist with all projects. 

MakerLab Hours

For most projects, simply stop by during the open lab hours (listed below) to get started.

Open lab hours are available during the academic year while classes are in session. Access to the lab during breaks is limited to supervisor availability (use the form below to inquire about appointments over the summer or during fall, winter, and spring breaks).

  • Mon.–Fri., 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Sat.–Sun., Noon–2:00 p.m.
  • By appointment; fill out the form below (limited availability)

 

Questions?

Reach out to supervisors by emailing MakerLab@bjbbs.net or join the conversation on the MakerLab Discord

A supervisor must be on site to assist with all projects (even if you have previously visited the MakerLab), so be sure a time has been confirmed before coming to CELEB outside of the open lab hours listed above.

No appointment needed during open lab hours (see above) while classes are in session during the academic year.

To inquire about availability outside of lab hours or during academic breaks, fill out the request. A student supervisors will respond as soon as possible (usually within 24-48 hours).

All fields marked with asterisk (*) are required.

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Tell us your first and last name
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Is this project personal or class related?*
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Briefly explain what you want to make. Include instructor’s name, class, and due date if this is an academic project.

Major Equipment

  • Alienware & Microsoft Surface computers with Adobe Creative Suite and Fusion 360 CAD software
  • 3D printers (Ultimaker & Prusa)
  • Desktop CNC (Carbide 3D Nomad)
  • Laser cutters (FSL & Dremel)
  • Mat cutters
  • Paper cutters (rotary & guillotine)
  • Sewing machines
  • Embroidery machine
  • Serger
  • Steam irons
  • 16” x 20” Heat press
  • Electronic soldering equipment
  • Oscilloscope
  • Vinyl cutters (Cricut & Brother)
  • Flex shaft (rotary tool + drill press)
  • Button presses (1.25”, 2.25” & 3”)
  • Cordless drills
  • Scroll saw
  • Air compressor

Hand Tools

  • Pliers & screwdrivers for both traditional projects and electronics
  • Voltage meter
  • Wrenches & sockets (metric & SAE)
  • Claw & soft-face hammers; dead-blow hammer
  • Wire strippers & crimpers
  • Digital micrometers & calipers, dial calipers, electronic scale, 1-2-3 blocks
  • Glue guns
  • Heat-safe soldering mats
  • Self-healing cutting mats
  • Bench vises
  • Sewing templates
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thread, bobbins, needles, seam rippers, pattern marker

Art Supplies

  • Acrylic paints & brushes
  • Airbrush paint gun
  • Drawing supplies (art markers, colored & graphite pencils, sketch pads)

Student learns how to work with the 3D printer in CELEB. Student learns how to work with the 3D printer in CELEB.

A Beloit student designs a project at CELEB. A Beloit student designs a project at CELEB.

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