Inspire Maker Lab

Makerspace 3D Printing area

The Inspire Maker Lab be open Monday - Thursday 2pm-6pm by appointment only starting August 17th.

The 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. Check out our full guide for the Inspire Maker Lab.

Monday-Thursday: 2pm to 6pm

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.


3D Design and Printing

Design your own box using Tinkercad and learn how to 3D print it!

January 28th at 2pm

March 3rd at 3pm

April 3rd at 2pm

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Laser Cut Your Own Business Card

Design a business card using Adobe Illustrator for the Glowforge laser cutter.

February 11th at 2pm

March 19th at 3pm

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Electronics and Soldering

Create your own led light up pin.

February 17th at 3pm

March 30th at 2pm

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We have the following tools, machines, and materials available for use. Click on a machine for more information!

          3D printing                   electronics image                    laser cutter          
           robotics                     vinyl cutter            sewing machines


The use of the machines will be free to all students, faculty, and staff.

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. We are happy to help you through email or to meet in person for a consultation.

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