Meet the Maker: Jake Holland – A.k.a Iron Man

Join us for the first in a bi-weekly series of  “Meet the Maker” evenings at the Lab, with Jake Holland of Iron Man fame. In each such session, the maker will share how he/she made the project and just answer questions you may have about the project. These are not formal workshops, but just way […]


3D Printing Research Experiment

The lab is reserved for a research study on 3D printing. In this study, we will be examining how people react to objects that they create for themselves using 3D printing.This is one among the many studies that have been conducted at the lab. Have a look at other research studies.


Lab Closed for Repairs

The lab will be closed for repairs this Friday November 21st all day. We will reopen after the thanksgiving break. Happy thanksgiving.


Printer repair Workshop

We will be hosting our partners for the Marketplace and MakerLiteracy grant, to give them training on repairing the printers. This is a private event and the lab will be closed.


Meet the Maker: Katie Kinley

The International Sustainable Electronics Competition is one which urges the industrialized world to move towards more green initiatives and develop a more sustainable system for the development, use and management of electronic devices. Katie Kinley entered this competition as a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After talking a friend whose job was […]

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3D Printing Workshop- Makers UIUC RSO

We are pleased to have members of the Makers UIUC RSO join us for a workshop on 3D printing. The lab will close early at 4:30 pm. If your RSO is interested in a talk or a workshop, drop us a line at UIMakerLab AT illinois DOT edu.


Meet the Maker: Boyu Ji

3D printing allows us to create, limited only by our own imagination and creativity. Boyu Ji is a prime example of this. He took advantage of an opportunity during his Agricultural and Biology Engineering course, ABE 498 on Environmental Control of Buildings and decided to print a Solar Angle Module. ABE 498, currently taught by […]

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Project Pitch teams workshop

Teams participating in the Illinois Project Pitch Startup Bootcamp, an 8 week startup accelerator at the University of Illinois. Their goal is to help student startups build their companies and get ready to pitch to investors. The MakerLab will equip the teams with the basics of 3D modeling and printing, so that they can create […]


Illinois Ranked in Top 5 3D Printing Universities

An article recently posted in Inside 3D Printing recognizes the Illinois MakerLab as one of the Top 5 3D Printing facilities in a US University. This article notes that the MakerLab is “the world’s fist Business School 3D Printing Lab.” The other universities in this list include Alabama, Cornell, Indiana, and Michigan. Join the Making […]

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Serving Makers Across Campus

Although the MakerLab resides in the College of Business, we are proud to serve our entire campus. Our Lab provides a unique space for majors from across campus to come Learn, Make, and Share. The graphic below provides a visual portrayal of our cross-campus impact. This graphic, which is based on an analysis of our […]