Key Info

Current status: 
Open Mon - Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Available at: 
Located on the Lower Level
Available to: 
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff

Welcome to the Makerspace

This space is a combination of the IMC's Idea Factory and the former Inspire Maker Lab. Featuring a workshop area, multiple work tables, and additional equipment including all of the machines that you have come to know and love. Even more 3D printers, laser cutters, and tools are available, along with crafting supplies, 800+ Ellison Diecuts, laminating machines, a comb binder, and more.

The Makerspace is located in the center of the Lower Level. If you need help locating the makerspace, ask the Tech Desk. Check out our full guide for the Makerspace.

Review our Makerspace Policies and FAQs before using the space, and find your way around using our interactive Makerspace Map.

3D printers Vinyl cutters and mug presses Student work stations and Ellison die cut collection Instruction area with screens and whiteboard Work tables

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

Ultimaker 3D printerelectronics imagevinyl cutter sewing machines 

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.

Instruction and Tours

Faculty can request tours or workshops for their students on 3D printing, laser cutting, robotics, and electronics. Workshops can be tailored to specific assignments. To request a tour, instruction session, or consultation, use the Technology Instruction Request form.

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