Inspire Maker Lab

Makerspace 3D Printing areaThe Belk Library and Information Commons has a makerspace! The Inspire Maker Lab is located on the Lower Level behind the Digital Media Studio in the former location of the Writing Center. If you need help locating the makerspace, ask the Tech Desk.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 1pm-10pm, Sunday 12:30pm - 10pm

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a place where users of all skill levels can come together to bring their ideas to life by “making” things. Students, faculty and staff at Appalachian State University will be able to use the space to access tools, learn new skills, and create things both for academic and personal use. A variety of workshops will be provided for those who want to learn more about our maker options.

We will have a variety of tools, machines, and materials available for use, including:

  • 3D Printers
  • Electronics such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, e-textiles and a soldering iron
  • Robotics
  • Vinyl Cutters
  • Sewing Machine
  • Shopbot CNC Router

We will also be adding a laser cutter and basic tools in the future. The use of the machines will be free to all students, faculty, and staff.

More Information

If you would like more information about some of the tools that will be available in the makerspace, check out our guides:

Need help?

A student worker will be in the makerspace to help with immediate needs. If you have a more complex project or a detailed question, please feel free to email Hannah Pope or Karl Moretz. We are happy to help you through email or to meet in person for a consultation.