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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.


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



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!