Achives Makers


People come into the lab to print all sorts of amazing things. And every print has its own story. In Shivani Patel’s case, that story involved an octopus and some bowls. Shivani came into the MakerLab for an assignment in her Informatics 490: Makerspace class. For her assignment, Shivani decided […]

Meet The Maker- Shivani Patel


The MakerLab volunteers are a really important part of the lab. They help day-to-day welcoming makers, and assist with workshops and fixing printers.  Today, we will introduce you to one of our volunteers, Will Jones! Will is currently a freshman in the Division of General Studies. He is hoping to […]

Volunteer Spotlight- Will Jones


The MakerLab volunteers are a really important part of the lab. They help day to day welcoming makers, and assist with workshops and fixing printers.  Today, we will introduce you to one of our volunteers, Dash Kosaka!   Dash started working in the MakerLab his freshman year after being recommended […]

Volunteer Spotlight- Dash Kosaka



Our #makeroftheweek is Reese! Reese is currently a freshman here at Illinois studying Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Reese came into the MakerLab to print a micro quadcopter frame. A micro quad copter is a mini helicopter that has four rotor blades instead of the typical one. His plan was to make […]

Meet The Maker – Reese Richardson


Free prints on Wednesdays Free? Did someone say free? Did you know that on Wednesdays in the MakerLab any prints under 1 hour are completely free? One maker, I-Ning Chen, did. I-Ning is a student at Illinois obtaining her Master of Science in Technology Management. She fell in love with 3D printing […]

Meet the Maker: I-Ning Chen


The MakerLab Gurus are an integral part of the lab, helping with day to day functions, completing orders, and running workshops. We’ve decided to showcase some of the personal projects that our Guru’s are able to work on in their spare time. In this post, we will be looking at […]

Guru Spotlight: Jim



The MakerLab Gurus are an integral part of the lab, helping with day to day functions, completing orders, and running workshops. We’ve decided to showcase some of the personal projects that our Guru’s are able to work on in their spare time. In this post, we will be looking at […]

Guru Spotlight: Billy


One of many workshops offered by the Illinois MakerLab over this summer was Project City X, an international education workshop taught by Ron Duncan from University of Illinois Extension, who manages the southern Illinois operations of the Illinois Marketplace and Maker Literacy project (https://immlp.illinois.edu/). The workshop was geared toward students […]

Kids learning design thinking with 3d printing.