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Update: 3/31 :Students had great fun at the event. Some photos from the event below, and some coverage on the Daily Illini as well.   Join the #DigitalMaking 2016 students as they build a 3D Printer from an ultimaker original kit right in front of you. The event is sponsored […]

Watch a 3D Printer being built in the BIF Atrium


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This CU Makeathon is a 30 hour make-a-thon where participants work together to build physical prototypes and mockups centered around a given theme.  This year the them was designing for the body/wearable technology. CU Makeathon was a very interesting experience as it was an event open up to a wide […]

CU Makeathon envisions wearable future.


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WANT TO CELEBRATE WITH US? Our premium birthday party packages include: A 2 hour weekend Basic 3D Printing workshop specially designed for kids A full head to torso 3D scan and print of the birthday child A personalized key chain for every attendee of the birthday party A break in […]

Celebrate your next birthday party with us!



Setup at HackIllinois
On February 19th-21st the Illinois MakerLab supported HackIllinois by providing our 3D-Printers and Guru’s to help students rapid prototype their ideas. In the span of 36 hours, hackers were challenged to innovate, design and achieve.  HackIllinois was an exciting, non-traditional experience for students. This year, three initiatives were introduced at HackIllinois: […]

Illinois MakerLab Supports Student Hackers


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The Illinois MakerLab was present at Relay for Life, a cancer awareness fundraising event, on March 12th-13th. We set up a booth that consisted of two poster boards, two Ultimaker 2Go’s, and some example prints. One poster advertised the MakerLab, and the other detailed how 3D printing is being utilized […]

Illinois MakerLab supports Relay for Life


The Flyer for the annual CU-Makeathon
CU Make is a 30-hour make-a-thon that brings together the wider Champaign-Urbana and University design/maker communities to build physical prototypes. This year’s theme is “designing for the body”/wearables, and various mentors and specialists will be present to interview, get feedback and test your design on. Workshops available range from an […]

The Annual CU-Makeathon!



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Join us and help the Makergirls reach for the stars. Kickstart their #3dprinting Mobile for Summer 2016 It gives us great pleasure to support the MakerGirls at the Lab. The video below says it all They have been featured in an interview with WCIA news as well. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/makergirl-emphasizes-stem-for-girls   They […]

Join us in KickStarting the #3dPrinting Mobile for the Makergirls


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Guest Post from Lois Holman in the DigitalMaking 2016 class at the MakerLab. Following through from inspiration in class, I want to look at physically rendering mathematical equations, and the beauty of these shapes before moving onto posts on practical applications and innovative creations possible with 3D-printing. So many forms […]

Beauty in Equations


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Approximately three years ago, the Illinois MakerLab opened as the world’s first 3D Printing Lab in a Business School. It was great being first but, over time, we began to get a bit lonely. Well, we are no longer alone. Over the past few months, several other business schools have […]

We are no Longer Alone!



All new Ultimaker 2 printers in the Makerlab
As a service focused towards makers who are new to the world of 3D printing, we are happy to announce Free Print Wednesdays sponsored by Ultimaker, who have just provided all new printers at the lab. Every Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm, all prints that print in one […]

Free Print Wednesdays Sponsored by Ultimaker